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    It's on the blue page where the "Change Style" shows for me.

    Must be in the ad-blocker, some members & even moderators have seen things that I haven't seen here. No need to rehash deeply, there were a couple who saw ads, & I didn't. I don't doubt that they were there then & possibly still are. Many other forums have elected to use Google ads.

    However with Ad-block Plus, which works with Firefox, Chrome & Opera, few if any ads will show. I don't know how that may affect the rest of the page. It's not the fact that I don't want to see the ads, the fact is, it takes time & bandwidth to download those images, some sites are terrible. That's why I block them.

    It may or may not be your issue, however some users report that web pages look different with installed adblockers.

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    Thank you, Cat.

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    You're right CAT! The do look different without the ad's. Neat, clean and much easier to read!!!

    I belong to an old PC Help forum, that used to be #1 on the net. Then the owner decided to put on the ads and that forum today is nearly DEAD. Many of us objected, but to no avail. Now the forum might sit there for a week without even one post.

    I'd much rather donate my $'s to the upkeep of a forum than have to wade through the ads to see what I want to see. Oh well......

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    It is odd because it is on the white page in red where it says change style but not on the blue.
    It does not bother me either way but I like the white. I appreciate the help in any color.

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    Default Re: Windows Defender on Windows 8

    On the blue page it's at the very top in white.

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    I have a friend in Australia whom is blind (from one of the greatest train wrecks in their history) & decided to create a forum. Though he was running on donations at first, it wasn't enough to maintain the website.

    So he started allowing some banner ads, then seeing money train flowing, he expanded to allowing dating/adult related advertising. Which did accomplish what he wanted, a steady flow of cash, however issues began with members/visitors who visited the site. Many reported becoming infected with various spyware, malware & in a few instances, successful remote code executions (the greatest threat to any computer user).

    He refused to screen the ads that were allowed & eventually, the ad content was far more than what useable articles were. The only thing at that point that he cared about was not disrupting his "cash flow". He also, upon the advice of a couple of his ad customers, removed all security to the site, not only that which protected him, but also his visitors.

    Though once in a while we may exchange a email, I refuse to visit that site again. Not even ad blockers removes all of the content, I will not take the chance of exposing my computers to these type of sites.

    Fortunately, MBAM Pro makes this easy for me, regardless of which type of security I run. It blocks these sites, I never see the content. MBAM Pro is an excellent choice of supplemental protection for those who runs Windows Defender (or MSE on Windows 7, Vista & XP) & is often offered at Newegg for as much as 60% off, around $12 or so for a Lifetime of protection.

    Security must be multi-layered, regardless of the choice used. I've stated this many times & will repeat it, no single solution blocks 100% of all infections encountered. It would be fantastic if there were such an app, however I've yet to find it. Adblockers also plays a part in keeping the user secure, what's not seen can't be clicked on. And it's well known that many ads are malware loaded, waiting to infect the next victim. A split second is all it takes, if not protected.

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