How to get rid of banner ads on Firefox?

  PC_HelpMe 17:25 28 Mar 2010

Hi everyone,

I use Firefox and installed an updated version the other day. For some reason I now have banner ads on the pages I look at - and they weren't there before the update. How do I stop the banner ads from appearing on Firefox?

  Technotiger 17:33 28 Mar 2010

I use the Firefox add-ons ABP, RIP and Ghostery, don't get any ads at all.

  VoG II 17:34 28 Mar 2010

Try this click here

  tonyx1302 08:49 29 Mar 2010

Good morning Technotiger. I am interested in your recommended add-on, Ghostery. I have down loaded it but cannot fathom out how to get it working.
Could you point me in the right direction please?


  Andsome 08:53 29 Mar 2010

Personally, I would get rid of Firefox.

  PC_HelpMe 09:15 29 Mar 2010

I am considering getting rid as I've had so many problems with it recently - including it taking me to a totally different site to what I've selected from Google - but I heard Internet Explorer wasn't worth using either.

  Technotiger 09:28 29 Mar 2010

You should have a little Ghost icon bottom/right in FF, left-click on that icon to find all the options.

  tonyx1302 10:33 29 Mar 2010

Just seen it ! Many thanks Technotiger


  Andsome 08:48 30 Mar 2010

IE8 is superb.

  birdface 09:01 30 Mar 2010

I must admit I removed Firefox from my computer 2 or 3 weeks ago.
Pages kept freezing and I had to restart Firefox every time to get it back to normal.
Now IE8 was running fairly slow at the same time but I have put that down to an ISP problem.
IE8 is running really quick again and looks like everything is back to normal.
I would say when it is running like this it is far quicker than Firefox.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Samsung Galaxy S9 review

Artist Helen Friel on designing paper models for everyone to make

What to expect at Apple's 27 March education event

Idées cadeaux pour geeks et tech addicts