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Dongle gone

mij

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My desk-top that uses W7 with a usb dongle as a network adapter will not open short-cuts to the internet. My W10 laptop seems to be ok though. Can I assume that it needs replacing?
Thanks. Keep safe.
Jim.
 

mij

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Ok, went a bit farther and it went into restore, when it would not open solitaire. After the restore bit it opened solitaire and the dongle network adapter worked :). Hmmmm.........mysteriouser and more mysteriouser........
Jim.
 

KenB

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Hi Jim

Those WiFi dongles are not the most reliable.

Keep us updated :)
 

mij

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Thanks KenB. It seems ok since I ran restore :).
Another problem has popped up though, an advert for apple iphone ( have not watched it through to check its origens) insists on opening whenever I go to youtube. It is always there.
Nothing I do stops it.......Grrrrrr......Addblock has no effect on it :(.
Jim
 

KenB

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Hi Jim,

Glad that you were able to sort your WiFi out.

Your iPhone problem could be one for Starbuck - I will ask him to take a look :)
 

Starbuck

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Hi Jim,

Does the advert pop up on the Win7 and the Win10 systems? (or just the Win7 )
What browser are you using?
 

mij

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I am not sure about W10 as I have only been using W7 for youtube. I'll try youtube on W10 tomorrow. I have been using W10 for reconciling my online banking thingy.
Jim.
 

Starbuck

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Ok Jim,

Don't forget to let me know if you are also using the same browser for the Win7 and Win10 systems.
Just want to find out if this is a browser, software or operating system problem.
 

mij

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Oh d..... I have forgotten the password for W10 and it's gone into an internal spiral and it will not come out of it.
Jim.
It has just come out whilst I was contemplating tea for SWMBO. I'll try youtube again.....if I can get in.
(A few mins later) Yes, BRAVE....
 
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mij

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If I go into adblocker global, and choose 'reload ' inW7, it removes the ad. But it's there if I exit youtube and re-enter.
Jim.
 

Starbuck

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Hi Jim,

If your using Adblocker Global then it must be Google Chrome that you're using.
To be honest I can't find out much about it (no good or bad reviews) and it certainly doesn't come up in any of the best Adblockers for this year.
It's more of an addon than a stand alone program.


A lot of Adblockers do have problems with You Tube adds.
As you say that
If I go into adblocker global, and choose 'reload ' inW7, it removes the ad. But it's there if I exit youtube and re-enter.
Then it seems that the problem is related to the adblocker that you are using.

You need to use a tried and tested Adblocker.
The 2 that I would recommend would be ..........

AdBlock

True to its name, AdBlock not only stops those annoying pop-up ads, but it also blocks other ads you’ll find on websites.

AdBlock is also able to get rid of ads on YouTube and many streaming services, which is something that many ad blockers have trouble with.

AdBlock is very customizable .
The options include preset filters, blocking individual ads, allowing other ads to show, and whitelisting.
By default, Adblock comes with an optional “Acceptable Ads” feature that allows certain safe and non-intrusive ads.
This can be turned off in the settings if you want to block all ads.
I personally use uBlock Origin.
uBlock Origin for Chrome
Click on Add to Chrome

Once installed, I recommend that you update the blocking definitions.

Right click on the uBlock Origin icon (top right of the browser) and select Options.
Now click on 3rd Party Filters >> Update Now.

uBlock Origin is more than an "ad blocker": it is a wide-spectrum blocker -- which happens to be able to function as a mere "ad blocker".
The default behavior of uBlock Origin when newly installed is to block ads, trackers and malware sites
.

Try one of these instead of Adblocker Global and see if that fixes the problem.
Be sure to remove Adblocker Global first.
 
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