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Blocking Myspace (and all) trackers is quite simple.

Ever get that feeling that you're being tracked by profiles or pages that you visit? You don't want whoever's myspace profile that you're looking at to know that you're stalking them, right? Not only Myspace, but MANY sites on the internet use trackers. This will tell you in a very easy way, how to stop them from tracking you! As an added plus, it will also block most ads on the internet from showing on your screen. Can't beat that, right?

First you HAVE to be using Firefox. Firefox is a much safer browser. If you do not have Firefox then simply click on the logo and you can download it

Next once you have Firefox then you need to install a addon called "AdBlock Plus". Click on the picture below to install that

Once you're finished installing that you will have to restart your computer. If you haven't restarted it then you need to do that now, and then come back to this page.

Once you've installed both Firefox and AdBlock Plus then you need to subscribe to our blocker list. (Don't worry, it's free). There's no need to have to update them regularly or to have to import any list. Once you subscribe to our list it will auto import it, and it will automatically update daily for you. We stay on top of all trackers, and update frequently, leaving you that peace of mind.

To see our blocking list it is: Here




If you should find a tracker that is not on the list please let us know. Post a comment below so that we may add it to the list and update it. Again you don't need to worry about having to update your list if you are auto-subscribed to it
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Re: How to Block Trackers

How much easier is it to auto subscribe then explain how to import the list and telling them to check back?

Re: How to Block Trackers

Excellent, I love the auto subscribe feature!

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Re: How to Block Trackers

Cool, I love the auto suscribe too!

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Thank you and yeah I just think its much easier not to mention for a new person coming in no 50 steps just a easy button - OMG I should have done it as a staples easy button - Laughing how funny would that have been...hehe Besides no having to check back - click once and your good to go :-)

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Re: How to Block Trackers

the auto subscibe feature is way cool!

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Re: How to Block Trackers

Love the auto-subscribe tracker... this may be a little silly of a question but I installed it all (SUPER EASY!!!) but I'm still nervous about being tracked somehow.... any words of encouragement?? Smile

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Re: How to Block Trackers

No question is ever silly :-) I'm glad you found the instructions easy (I tired) and I can tell you that every tracker that we know of is on that list. Yes from time to time trackers will get new domains and as soon as we find out we add it ASAP. The beauty of being subscribed is you don't have to worry about it if was or was not updated - Firefox will auto update if for you. You can check any time you want to make sure it has auto updated by simply clicking up top (left hand side)

Tools > AdBlock Plus Preferences > then scroll down till you find the subscription

if you look at the date in the pic you will see its the same as todays. Now note I use a Firefox theme so your might not have a blue background.

Do I trust it - well I have it installed on my childrens computers so YES I trust.

Welcome to the drop Watermelon1 - you should introduce yourself in our intro thread (were glad your here): Introduce Yourself! If you have any questions feel free to ask Big Grin

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Re: How to Block Trackers

Thanks SmartMom! So... as long as I pull down the ABP stop sign and it says I stopped the tracking web-site....I'm safe yes?? I hate being so paranoid, but some people can be soooo mean when my purpose isn't stalking... it's info collecting on dirtbags!

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Yes your safe. Again from time to time there will be a new domain but we add them as soon as we find them.
OK yes click on the stop sign for adblock and you will see all the blocked and blockable items. Anything in red is blocked (and look for the X at the end). Here is a blocker that was blocked on a myspace:

I know its hard to read with the blue (which is my theme on my Firefox)

Re: How to Block Trackers

First off, Welcome watermelon1. Secondly, I have used this feature and I love it, I have tested it time and time again, and there is no chance of being tracked, and now with the autosubscribe you are automatically updated so there's no fear of you forgetting to add and being tracked. I think you're pretty safe!

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