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    Default Is there any software to stop Flash Rollovers

    Does anybody know of any software or ways to shut down those annoying Flash rollover ad's, Im not interested unistalling Flash yet.
    Last edited by Kurat; 30th March 2008 at 11:06 PM.

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    Default Re: Is there any software to stop Flash Rollovers

    You mean the stupid ads? Not really...
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    Default Re: Is there any software to stop Flash Rollovers

    For Firefox, I recommend Flashblock. It requires you to click on any Flash movie/animation before it will play.

    For IE, I don't know if there's a similar add-on; I haven't looked into it. However, in IE, Flash is an ActiveX control, so you could use IE's security zones to allow ActiveX only on certain sites (like YouTube, etc... you'd have to set up a whitelist) and not on most sites. That would block all other ActiveX controls along with Flash... but I don't think that should be a big problem in practice.
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    Default Re: Is there any software to stop Flash Rollovers

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    You mean the stupid ads? Not really...
    I edited the post added the word ad's.
    I have been looking all over the place on how to stop these dumb ad's, I have to use IE for many things I have to do or Id go with swarmer's idea, the closest solution I have been reading, is that many people are phoning companies who use rollovers and threatening to boycott their products.

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    Default Re: Is there any software to stop Flash Rollovers

    I always disable Javascript in my Browser. It gets rid of those annoying Flash Ads.

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    Default Re: Is there any software to stop Flash Rollovers

    check out ie7pro

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    Default Re: Is there any software to stop Flash Rollovers

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurat View Post
    I edited the post added the word ad's.
    I have been looking all over the place on how to stop these dumb ad's, I have to use IE for many things I have to do or Id go with swarmer's idea, the closest solution I have been reading, is that many people are phoning companies who use rollovers and threatening to boycott their products.
    I recommend his first suggestion. Firefox with Flashblock, but also Adblock Plus to get rid of any and all ads on the net.

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    Default Re: Is there any software to stop Flash Rollovers

    Noscript for Firefox will disable most if not all Java/flash ads.
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    Default Re: Is there any software to stop Flash Rollovers

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    I recommend his first suggestion. Firefox with Flashblock, but also Adblock Plus to get rid of any and all ads on the net.
    ad block plus works amazing. it gets ride of everything. i havnt seen an ad in months

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    Default Re: Is there any software to stop Flash Rollovers

    You can also make a custom hosts file - that will stop quite a bit of junk on the old 'net.
    If you have a problem, do everyone a huge favor: post the exact error message. Don't abbreviate or paraphrase.
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