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   StormCnter  I'm not sure how often this Wall is read, but I have a suggestion for anyone who is running into the "Limited Access" notices from the Washington Post, Commentary, Weekly Standard, etc. Those sites offer five free articles per month, then asks for a subscription on the 6th.
There may be other programs who do this, but I like CCleaner from Piriform. They have a free version, but the Business version costs 29.95 and will automacially clean cookies each time you close your browser. With no cookies, the site restrictions don't know you've already read your five articles. I'm a big fan.
http://www.piriform.com/business/ccleaner-business-edition
November 29 at 12:51 EST .

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   Tulsa  Our pc tech told us CCleaner is malware. We had also become sick up a new free version weekly.

If you use IE, go to Internet Options, General and check, 'delete browsing history'. Then exit the web. That's the same thing CCleaner does without the malware.

If you use Firefox, go to Options, scroll to Privacy and select 'never remember history'. That does the same thing as described for IE. Exit the web and use the site again.

How do you think Rand Paul's daddy received a bizillion votes on line when he ran for potus? No internet voting is legit.
December 19 at 17:39 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I have used CCleaner for ever and never a problem
December 21 at 09:55 EST .

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   Tulsa  We had used it for ever too. I'm simply passing on what our tech said. There was a new version available for download every week, sometimes twice a week or every other week and since we delete history, cookies, temp internet files etc. every time we exit the web, CCleaner was redundant.

We haven't missed it.
December 21 at 23:57 EST .

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   Wetenschapper  Just a suggestion, but it'd seem to me that the best option might be "keep cookies until I close the browser", on those browsers that offer it. Some websites, such as shopping sites for instance, use cookies to maintain your "shopping cart" or other information until the full order is placed or you leave the website. Completely eliminating all cookies would keep this feature from working properly. Having them deleted when you close the browser enables this while still preventing sites from tracking you in the manner of the websites discussed above.
May 24 at 09:23 EST .

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   Tulsa  John C. Delete browsing history, ie, temp internet files, history, cookies on exit. In IE go to Internet Options, General, check the box that says the above.

In Firefox when I exit the web, everything is deleted. That pop up you are fighting in saved in your temp. internet files, history, and is triggered when you surf.

I never ever have sites save sign info. That may be deleted when the above is deleted. Just so you know that.
October 19 at 13:55 EST .

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   Summernite  Thank you so Much!! Back to enjoying my morning coffee with Lucianne
November 10 at 08:40 EST .

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   Tulsa  Tip. We use MS windows 7. We use MSSE(MicroSoft Security Essentials ) It's free antivirus protection. Works better and any antivirus protection for which we paid cash money. Malwarebytes will not stop pop ups. It will only detect and remove malware, aka viruses.

Here is where Malwarebytes maybe useful. If you are hit with a bug: Shut down immediately. Then turn your pc back on and hit F8 repeatedly and very quickly (as fast as you can )while powering up. That will put you in safe mode. Go to Malwarebytes (and we use the free version ) and run it. It may be able to remove the bug. If unsuccessful, call a tech. To exit safe mode, simply shut down.
October 19 at 12:45 EST .

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   Tulsa  Install Adblock Plus. Free download. Amazing difference. I do not know why I waited so long. The icon is shaped like a stop sign with the letters ABP inside and appears on the tool bar line. Make certain you click the correct website. I downloaded it for Firefox and for IE. No more ads, pop ups.

Another tip is to surf with your sound off. I don't need no steenking sound effects. It's easy peasy to turn the sound on when needed.

Also NoMoRobo for your phone is a must have. Att (u-verse ) supports it as do others. One ring and the program stops the call. Go to NoMoRobo website and see if your carrier supports it and download it. Free download also. Feds awarded $25,000 to two different individuals who designed programs to stop telemarketers.
October 14 at 11:58 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  Well down loading the latest fix for the invading of my iPad did not fix the problem at all! The moment I opened it up to page the enemy invaded and would not let up. I never got to a page I wanted to.pop ups were worse. I went to cancel JavaScript so that I could see the diff. But then I could not log on here because the area for logging on was not there. So then I turned on Java again so I could log onto here. Sigh! I'm not liking my iPad any more. Paperweight?
September 18 at 21:49 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  My other problem is an LG TracPhone with android. I cannot find a store to take my phone to to help with a problem of my data being eaten away too fast. Had to buy extra data. Secondly, to call for customer service after so many tries you get connected to a country who doesn't understand me and I don't u deer stand them. After longer than an hour or more I just hang up withe my problems unsolved and frustrated. This has happened several times. And I still don't know what is eating away at the data. I need to take my phone into a brick and mortar store to have an expert fix it. Anyone have the same type of phone that I have with problems and have some input into my dilemma? Btw I bought this phone on QVC....no brick and mortar store.

I would appreciate any and all help anyone can extend. I'm not tech savvy so be gentle....lol.
September 16 at 21:55 EST .

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   MeiDei  By all means tell QVC of your problems & needing an at hand store to help you - comments like yours determine what they sell in the future.
October 4 at 11:31 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  I have an iPad. The things that are invading it make the pad virtually unusable. Apple better come out with a fix for this real soon. It's these adds for some kind of games, etc. tha keep popping up and are very aggressive to the point that I no longer want to use it. What a shame a company as big as Apple let their product be controlled by these invaders. I have put away my iPad till a fix is in.
September 16 at 21:44 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  Help! I"m not tech savvy & need advice. My iPad is an iPad 1, refurbished. It suffices for my needs: browsing, solitaire, etc. Like many LDotters, I've been getting pop-ups. Today was especially bad. All of a sudden, the iPad crashed, reverted to the settings screen, &a message popped up saying I needed to call Apple Tech support at 1-844-691-1054. Tried looking it up, no luck. Called the Apple store, & a robot said unless I had a contract, I couldn't get any support. Question: does anyone know if this is a valid #? Also, How do I restore my iPad?
Thanks for any help!
September 10 at 15:14 EST .

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   Mildred  Tulsa: Thanks for the warning about Win 10 upgrade. The latest twist seems to be an important Win 7 update. If you click on the update KB3035583 in the update window it makes a statement that this will improve the performance of Win 7. I then Googled the KB update and according to the sites I looked at it is actually the Win 10 upgrade. So they are 'forcing' you to upgrade and then install Win 10. So far, I've been able to hide the upgrade per your instructions below. I don't want Win 10. When I hide the update, I am not tempted to install it when I see that 'important update'. Does anyone know if this is what Microsoft is actually doing?
September 3 at 11:35 EST .

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   Tulsa  Mildred, I am so, so sorry I'm just seeing this. I'm being shown a warning that our firewall is down and we're 'leaking' private data. It's a trap! It's hooey, but I have to x out of Lucianne/the web. Never x out the warning box. Too dangerous. You might initiate a virus.

KB3035583 is in fact either the Win. 10 download or acceptance of it for MS to load it. I removed it and hide it. I hide it by right clicking on it and clicking hide. MS has continued to attempt a download of Win. 10, but removing and hiding the above 'update' has prevented the download, so far. I hope that holds.

If it loads, I'd do a system restore and if that doesn't clear it up, I'll all our tech guru who makes house calls.

I do hope this helps.
September 15 at 13:00 EST .

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   Mildred  Thank you Tulsa. I have uninstalled the Win 10 upgrade and hid the update to install Win 10. So far, I haven't seen any upgrades or updates relating to Win 10. Before I automatically install new updates, I check each one to see what it is. No more 'forced' Win 10.
September 17 at 15:30 EST .

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   Mildred  Go Back to Windows 7 or 8.1. I tried Windows 10 and decided I didn't want it at this time. You can go back to your previous version if you've upgraded but did not do a clean install Here is one site that tells you how to do that. http://www.howtogeek.com/220723/how-to-uninstall-windows-10-
and-downgrade-to-windows-7-or-8.1/


It's really simple, takes only a few minutes and you can still get the free Windows 10 as long as you intall it in less than a year.
August 23 at 16:49 EST .

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   Alice  Cincinnati Whig! last October you suggested the Comodo IceDragon browser, and a couple of weeks ago I finally got around to it. My laptop is 2 years old, my husband's is about 5 years old, and we were getting more and more irritated with how hard it can be to just read the news. I remembered and found your post.

It makes reading the news and even watching videos so much easier!! Lucianne and Breitbart seem to be the biggest winners, but even Washington Times and Daily Caller web sites are bearable now.

This household greatly appreciates your sharing the information! I just wish it had not taken so long for the 'nickel to drop.' :- ) Best regards to you!
August 20 at 15:10 EST .

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