1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How to block / deactivate annoying Flash Ads in IE?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Marc, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Marc

    Marc Flightless Bird

    I get asked the question more and more (I do (User)trainings for
    MS-/SW-Products) "How to block all those stupid / annoying, flashing, moving
    flash Ads in Internet Explorer?"

    The alternative for them (or anybody) is switching to another browser (like
    Orca for example, where this is easily possible) so I need a IE solution to
    keep them with MS Products, but I do not know a way to solve this.

    Can anybody help me with advice or at least refer to an external program, if
    there is no IE-internal way to switch of flash? (but I guess/hope there is
    one)

    Thanks, Marc
     
  2. Helroy

    Helroy Flightless Bird

    "Marc" <Marc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:EFBBADC9-79DB-4A71-B651-03EDCB970A20@microsoft.com...
    > I get asked the question more and more (I do (User)trainings for
    > MS-/SW-Products) "How to block all those stupid / annoying, flashing,
    > moving
    > flash Ads in Internet Explorer?"
    >
    > The alternative for them (or anybody) is switching to another browser
    > (like
    > Orca for example, where this is easily possible) so I need a IE solution
    > to
    > keep them with MS Products, but I do not know a way to solve this.
    >
    > Can anybody help me with advice or at least refer to an external program,
    > if
    > there is no IE-internal way to switch of flash? (but I guess/hope there is
    > one)
    >
    > Thanks, Marc



    http://www.ie7pro.com/

    --
    Hëlröy
    =====
     
  3. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    The ads do not come from Internet Explorer...or any browser. The ads
    come from the web pages your users are visiting.

    Ad blocking software is widely available and included on many security
    suites. No ad-blocking application will block every ad -- there's no
    standard definition of what constitutes an ad -- and such software will
    occasionally blocking valid content it mistakes as an ad.

    There's nothing that Microsoft or Mozilla or Opera or Apple can do to
    prevent third-parties from creating annoying advertising.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Marc wrote:
    > I get asked the question more and more (I do (User)trainings for
    > MS-/SW-Products) "How to block all those stupid / annoying, flashing, moving
    > flash Ads in Internet Explorer?"
    >
    > The alternative for them (or anybody) is switching to another browser (like
    > Orca for example, where this is easily possible) so I need a IE solution to
    > keep them with MS Products, but I do not know a way to solve this.
    >
    > Can anybody help me with advice or at least refer to an external program, if
    > there is no IE-internal way to switch of flash? (but I guess/hope there is
    > one)
    >
    > Thanks, Marc
     
  4. Jean Rosenfeld

    Jean Rosenfeld Flightless Bird

    If IE8, see item 6 in

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2346892,00.asp

    "Marc" <Marc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:EFBBADC9-79DB-4A71-B651-03EDCB970A20@microsoft.com...
    >I get asked the question more and more (I do (User)trainings for
    > MS-/SW-Products) "How to block all those stupid / annoying, flashing,
    > moving
    > flash Ads in Internet Explorer?"
    >
    > The alternative for them (or anybody) is switching to another browser
    > (like
    > Orca for example, where this is easily possible) so I need a IE solution
    > to
    > keep them with MS Products, but I do not know a way to solve this.
    >
    > Can anybody help me with advice or at least refer to an external program,
    > if
    > there is no IE-internal way to switch of flash? (but I guess/hope there is
    > one)
    >
    > Thanks, Marc
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...ow-to-disable-and-enable-in-ie-7-or-ie-8.aspx

    Marc wrote:
    > I get asked the question more and more (I do (User)trainings for
    > MS-/SW-Products) "How to block all those stupid / annoying, flashing,
    > moving
    > flash Ads in Internet Explorer?"
    >
    > The alternative for them (or anybody) is switching to another browser
    > (like
    > Orca for example, where this is easily possible) so I need a IE solution
    > to
    > keep them with MS Products, but I do not know a way to solve this.
    >
    > Can anybody help me with advice or at least refer to an external program,
    > if
    > there is no IE-internal way to switch of flash? (but I guess/hope there is
    > one)
    >
    > Thanks, Marc
     
  6. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Marc wrote:

    > The alternative for them (or anybody) is switching to another browser (like
    > Orca for example, where this is easily possible) so I need a IE solution to
    > keep them with MS Products, but I do not know a way to solve this.
    >
    > Can anybody help me with advice or at least refer to an external program, if
    > there is no IE-internal way to switch of flash? (but I guess/hope there is
    > one)


    So why did these users install Adobe's ActiveX control for Flash if they
    don't want to see Flash content? DUH!
     
  7. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    It comes pre-installed on some machines (OEM added?) and does not appear in
    the Downloaded Controls list in the Addons Manager.

    My list of known Flash CLSID's

    {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}
    {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000}
    {2A202491-F00D-11cf-87CC-0020AFEECF20}
    {233C1507-6A77-46A4-9443-F871F945D258}

    Adobe are supposedly developing a 'silent' update. GHUA

    "VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message
    news:hi0vlk$qps$1@news.albasani.net...
    > Marc wrote:
    >
    >> The alternative for them (or anybody) is switching to another browser
    >> (like
    >> Orca for example, where this is easily possible) so I need a IE solution
    >> to
    >> keep them with MS Products, but I do not know a way to solve this.
    >>
    >> Can anybody help me with advice or at least refer to an external program,
    >> if
    >> there is no IE-internal way to switch of flash? (but I guess/hope there
    >> is
    >> one)

    >
    > So why did these users install Adobe's ActiveX control for Flash if they
    > don't want to see Flash content? DUH!
     
  8. Marc

    Marc Flightless Bird

    Vanguard, guess what: they, like us all, appreciate the good flash-content
    the Want to see, not the one they are Made to see by the ads.

    "VanguardLH" wrote:

    > Marc wrote:
    >
    > > The alternative for them (or anybody) is switching to another browser (like
    > > Orca for example, where this is easily possible) so I need a IE solution to
    > > keep them with MS Products, but I do not know a way to solve this.
    > >
    > > Can anybody help me with advice or at least refer to an external program, if
    > > there is no IE-internal way to switch of flash? (but I guess/hope there is
    > > one)

    >
    > So why did these users install Adobe's ActiveX control for Flash if they
    > don't want to see Flash content? DUH!
    > .
    >
     
  9. Marc

    Marc Flightless Bird

    Thanks to you all, guys! These were really good tips, one good working tool I
    did not know is "toggle Flash", which works fine (it save you the change in
    properties, the author had the same problems I described).

    Additionally I found a fantastic site of a guy who hosts a list of adservers
    to modify your host-file, which I did additionally, and voila, the web gets
    sooo peaceful suddenly :-O) ..it's on pgl.yoyo.org/adservers

    An additional fact beyond annoyance is that those kind of ads decrease
    battery life in laptops due to CPU-load; there are some tests on PC's and
    Mac-Books on the web on that topic. Some measured double(!) battery-time.

    Cheers, Marc

    "Marc" wrote:

    > I get asked the question more and more (I do (User)trainings for
    > MS-/SW-Products) "How to block all those stupid / annoying, flashing, moving
    > flash Ads in Internet Explorer?"
    >
    > The alternative for them (or anybody) is switching to another browser (like
    > Orca for example, where this is easily possible) so I need a IE solution to
    > keep them with MS Products, but I do not know a way to solve this.
    >
    > Can anybody help me with advice or at least refer to an external program, if
    > there is no IE-internal way to switch of flash? (but I guess/hope there is
    > one)
    >
    > Thanks, Marc
     
  10. Viktor Krammer

    Viktor Krammer Flightless Bird

  11. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    I don't think toggle Flash will stop all Flash Marc, but if it does the job
    to your satisfaction, then that's good enough.
    I answered a question from a Flash Developer in another forum and it
    occurred to me that Flash is about 10 years old now. I was tempted to tell
    him he was wasting his time.

    You may notice that some sites are smart enough to detect that you are
    blocking flash and will serve up an animated gif instead. Your hosts file
    blocking of the ad server domains will stop that.

    You are also reducing your Carbon footprint by blocking Flash.

    Psst... you can do the same with Silverlight and Quicktime.

    "Marc" <Marc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6E4F9457-55B7-49CA-9F5E-BD90B7338616@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks to you all, guys! These were really good tips, one good working
    > tool I
    > did not know is "toggle Flash", which works fine (it save you the change
    > in
    > properties, the author had the same problems I described).
    >
    > Additionally I found a fantastic site of a guy who hosts a list of
    > adservers
    > to modify your host-file, which I did additionally, and voila, the web
    > gets
    > sooo peaceful suddenly :-O) ..it's on pgl.yoyo.org/adservers
    >
    > An additional fact beyond annoyance is that those kind of ads decrease
    > battery life in laptops due to CPU-load; there are some tests on PC's and
    > Mac-Books on the web on that topic. Some measured double(!) battery-time.
    >
    > Cheers, Marc
    >
    > "Marc" wrote:
    >
    >> I get asked the question more and more (I do (User)trainings for
    >> MS-/SW-Products) "How to block all those stupid / annoying, flashing,
    >> moving
    >> flash Ads in Internet Explorer?"
    >>
    >> The alternative for them (or anybody) is switching to another browser
    >> (like
    >> Orca for example, where this is easily possible) so I need a IE solution
    >> to
    >> keep them with MS Products, but I do not know a way to solve this.
    >>
    >> Can anybody help me with advice or at least refer to an external program,
    >> if
    >> there is no IE-internal way to switch of flash? (but I guess/hope there
    >> is
    >> one)
    >>
    >> Thanks, Marc
     

Share This Page