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Anyone else getting that annoying Go Compare 'expandable advert' on the top banner on hpc?

Every time I try to go to 'Home' it expands and blocks my path and I have to close it. I used to be able to block this trash with Firefox AdBlock Plus, but this seems to be rendered impotent now.

BTW, Go Compare is rubbish. Moneysupermarket.com all the way for me.

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Nope, never seen it.

I have a simple approach to online ads: anything that moves - be it animated GIF or Flash crap, gets instantly blocked. Inoffensive ads are welcome, and might even get clicked once in a blue moon.

I guess the adserver that's serving what you see has annoyed me sufficiently to get blocked sometime in the past.

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Anyone else getting that annoying Go Compare 'expandable advert' on the top banner on hpc?

Top left hand corner of the add, click 'close' and it reduces back to normal

The only way to stop advertisers getting in your way is to shoot them and then dismember them and be sure to keep the body parts in different jars so they can't re-animate

Kidding ;)

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Would be fine if Firefox Adword Plus would let me block this one, seems those sneaky banner ad programmers have got round the problem of Adblokcing in it's current incarnation.

Not true, I haven't seen the 'go compare' advert. I use firefox 'n' ABP. :huh:

When the adverts on the scrren click on the red ABP icon (top right). Then click on the lower box corresponding to annoying advert.

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I am assuming that it is genius at work. i.e that gocompare's competitors are paying for these ads as they result is people swearing to use anything but gocompare

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Anyone else getting that annoying Go Compare 'expandable advert' on the top banner on hpc?

Every time I try to go to 'Home' it expands and blocks my path and I have to close it. I used to be able to block this trash with Firefox AdBlock Plus, but this seems to be rendered impotent now.

BTW, Go Compare is rubbish. Moneysupermarket.com all the way for me.

If you noticed it even if it p*ssed you off then the ad man has done his job.

Their motto is love it or hate just please don't ignore it.

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"NoScript" - firefox extension prog works!

I'm always highly amused at seeing HPC complaints about "the ads" as i've never seen them!

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Anyone else getting that annoying Go Compare 'expandable advert' on the top banner on hpc?

Every time I try to go to 'Home' it expands and blocks my path and I have to close it. I used to be able to block this trash with Firefox AdBlock Plus, but this seems to be rendered impotent now.

BTW, Go Compare is rubbish. Moneysupermarket.com all the way for me.

How much does it cost gocompare for every click? And do repeat clicks count? If so it may be time well spent to repeatedly click and close this ad for 10 mins.

A large targeted attack by every member on this forum could be just the ticket.

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If you're using XP you could put the adserver address into your hosts file (found at C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts)

It's just a text file so open with notepad or whatever .

If you add (for example)

127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com #[Google AdWords]

then everytime your browser asks for data from that particular google adserver it will redirect to your own pc (127.0.0.1) and nothing will be shown on your screen from that site .

Here are some more inc above .

127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com #[Google AdWords]

# [Google Inc]

127.0.0.1 feeds.feedburner.com #[FBSiteTracker]

127.0.0.1 domains.googlesyndication.com #[Parking Service]

127.0.0.1 pagead.googlesyndication.com

127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com #[Google AdWords]

127.0.0.1 adservices.google.com

127.0.0.1 video-stats.video.google.com

# 127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com #[disabled = Firefox issues]

127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com #[Google Analytics]

127.0.0.1 4.afs.googleadservices.com

127.0.0.1 feedads.googleadservices.com

127.0.0.1 imageads.googleadservices.com #[Ewido.TrackingCookie.Googleadservices]

127.0.0.1 partner.googleadservices.com

127.0.0.1 www.googleadservices.com

127.0.0.1 apps5.oingo.com #[Microsoft.Typo-Patrol]

127.0.0.1 www.appliedsemantics.com

127.0.0.1 service.urchin.com #[urchin Tracking Module]

# [Google via DoubleClick]

127.0.0.1 m1.au.2mdn.net

127.0.0.1 m.de.2mdn.net

127.0.0.1 m1.2mdn.net #[a509.cd.akamai.net]

127.0.0.1 m.fr.2mdn.net

127.0.0.1 m.uk.2mdn.net

127.0.0.1 rmcdn.2mdn.net

127.0.0.1 rmcdn.f.2mdn.net

127.0.0.1 n339.asp-cc.com

127.0.0.1 cc-dt.com

127.0.0.1 ads.cc-dt.com

127.0.0.1 clickserve.cc-dt.com

127.0.0.1 creative.cc-dt.com

127.0.0.1 clickserve.dartsearch.net

127.0.0.1 clickserve.eu.dartsearch.net

127.0.0.1 clickserve.uk.dartsearch.net

127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net #[McAfee.Cookie-Doubleclick]

127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net #[MVPS.Criteria]

127.0.0.1 ad2.doubleclick.net #[Panda.Spyware:Cookie/Doubleclick]

Just restart Firefox or IE after you've added the above to hosts and saved the file .

There are many more addresses you could add .

The more addresses added , the longer the slight delay when first using browser or email prog .

That's what I do anyways .

The whole hosts file I use is around 596kb or find one online .

It's just a text file so no worries .

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Would be fine if Firefox Adword Plus would let me block this one, seems those sneaky banner ad programmers have got round the problem of Adblokcing in it's current incarnation.

Adblock plus works just fine. Dunno what you're doing wrong, but a firefox support forum might help.

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Click on the 'Lo-fi version' link at the bottom of the page - it gives you a stripped down text view which has the bonus of loading much faster.

Also, it's worth running Adblock plus - makes most sites a lot more pleasant.

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he more addresses added , the longer the slight delay when first using browser or email prog .

But once loaded, the response time is better. You aren't waiting for an advertising server, you're just getting "no data" from your local machine, instantly.

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But once loaded, the response time is better. You aren't waiting for an advertising server, you're just getting "no data" from your local machine, instantly.

and using less bandwidth for those on monthly quota's .

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use firefox/noscript and don't allow googleadservices.com

Easier to add

127.0.0.1 googleadservices.com

to the hosts file .

I found noscript a bit annoying after using it for months .

It also cocked up propertybee after one noscript update (of which there are many) .

Just my opinion .

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Anyone else getting that annoying Go Compare 'expandable advert' on the top banner on hpc?

Every time I try to go to 'Home' it expands and blocks my path and I have to close it. I used to be able to block this trash with Firefox AdBlock Plus, but this seems to be rendered impotent now.

BTW, Go Compare is rubbish. Moneysupermarket.com all the way for me.

:lol:

It's driving me nuts too...please HPC - LOSE IT!!

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