Can Jamster be stopped?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sol, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Sol macrumors 68000

    Sol

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    I have had enough of that Jamster ring-tone ad that has infected most Mac sites I visit. It is so annoying to be reading something and then to suddenly hear music and sound effects playing because my mouse rolled over a certain part of the screen. This is a problem more annoying than spam and something must be done about it. I am sure that I am not the only person in the world to feel this way.

    So, does anyone have a solution? I know that Flash could be un-installed from my system but too many web-sites use it instead of HTML these days. I could manually right-click on the Jamster ad and select Loop to stop it looping but that is too much work for every page I visit. Any other solutions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    I hear ya, i downgraded my foxtel service so MTV was no longer there to avoid that crap :mad: , if they put it on TV1 and Fox sports i am truly dead
     
  3. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    If you use firefox. there are plugins that will make it so flash content will only display if you click on it. I use it all the time.
     
  4. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    holy ****ing hell

    i mean...

    Link, please?
     
  5. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    I hope this doesn't become more prevalent. Any site that dares to play music or some sound (that doesn't have good reason to) when I access it will likely never finish loading on my computer. Embeded autoplay midi files, for instance, need to be banned from use on novice sites.
     
  6. kineticpast macrumors member

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    I prefer using Adblock myself, and then specify domains I don't want content from, so the ads are completely removed and leave most flash content alone. I don't mind ads on the internet, I just don't like obnoxious ads.

    I haven't seen Ripoff Frog on the net in a long time.
     
  7. Sol thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sol

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    No solution for Safari?

    Thanks for the replies. Firefox used to be my main browser but now I use Safari. If there is no solution for Safari I will switch back to Firefox but I would rather not because I love my Bookmarks Bar the way it is and Safari is better for RSS feeds.
     
  8. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    Check here: http://pimpmysafari.com/plugins/?c=Adblocking
     
  9. Sol thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sol

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