You come to some blog or news site for information. But instead you get a nice advertisement:
The picture is annoying as the guy in the PuG with 1000DPS and the uncontrollable need to be funny and nice on chat? Not just that. It's not placed there by trolls. They are created by professionals to make you do waste your money on crap. The biggest enemy of having money (besides wasting it on social events to show off) is impulse buying crap.
You are not without protection. Greedy goblin Inc proudly presents you the simple method to make them leave. Since 52% of you are already visiting this site on Mozilla Firefox, and since I use it too, I show you the method to cleanse these pesky ads using this browser. There are similar methods to all browsers, google is your friend.
First, you have to install the addon called "Adblock plus":
Just by installing it you can get rid of lot of ads, by subscribe to adlists (they are like virus lists) and use these lists to filter the most common ads. You can change what adlist to subscribe in the options:
However the disgusting picture in my post stayed. The reason for that is that I placed it in an unusual site for ads, so common filters can't find it. You have to teach your adblocker to get rid of it by rightclicking it:
The server blocking is good if the ads are served by an external server. Most of them are already blocked via the common adlist, however if you are not English speaker, it's quite possible that your native language ad-servers are unknown to the mostly US-maintained adlists.
You can later change or undo these filters on the options page.
If you see someone saying "adblockers rip the well-deserved profit of content providers", well, you just found a "don't undercut me" class moron letter. They just cry for their lost money they made via pushing people into stupid impulse buys. They just get what they deserve!
Note to really big morons: No, I'm not the creator of Mozilla Firefox or Adblock Plus filter, nor they pay me for this. I just increase hits by providing useful tips to users to protect their money.