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    • JohnB47
    • By JohnB47 12th Jul 18, 9:08 AM
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    Windows update has undone my ad blocker
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    • 12th Jul 18, 9:08 AM
    Windows update has undone my ad blocker 12th Jul 18 at 9:08 AM
    Just noticed that I had cumulative update KB4338819 applied today and my Outlook email is showing ads again. I can't actually remember how I stopped them before but presumably the update has undone the blocker.

    Presumably I just need to find out how I did that and reset it?
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 12th Jul 18, 9:13 AM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 9:13 AM
    What browser do you use? (I'm presuming you're meaning the online version of Outlook).
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    • JohnB47
    • By JohnB47 12th Jul 18, 10:21 AM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 10:21 AM
    I'm using Chrome. Yes the online version of Outlook. Now you mention it, perhaps I had something set up in chrome. Must look at that later, when back home.
    • JohnB47
    • By JohnB47 12th Jul 18, 5:14 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 5:14 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 5:14 PM
    OK, I've sorted this. I discovered I'd been using 'AdBlock' as a Chrome extension. This was still installed and turned on, so I turned it off then on again, refreshed my Outlook tab and the ads were gone! Horrah.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 12th Jul 18, 7:54 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 7:54 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 7:54 PM
    A lot of people have become disenchanted with Adblock (possible spyware-type activities? Also uses a lot of PC resources) and have switched to uBlock.
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 12th Jul 18, 10:09 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 10:09 PM
    A lot of people have become disenchanted with Adblock (possible spyware-type activities? Also uses a lot of PC resources) and have switched to uBlock.
    Originally posted by DoaM
    uBlock Origin, not uBlock.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 12th Jul 18, 10:12 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 10:12 PM
    Correct - that's what I meant.
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    • Roland Sausage
    • By Roland Sausage 13th Jul 18, 9:45 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 9:45 AM
    It's a bit more techie, but I prefer Pi-Hole myself.

    Worth a look if you have a spare raspberry pi sitting gather dust, as it blocks junk (malware and phishing sites as well as ads) at the DNS level and isn't limited to a web browser, ie it can block in-app ads on mobiles and tablets.
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