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  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    I have google chrome and IE9 but recently have been plagued with ads appearing and a block of 4 icons, gmail,facebook, twitter and g+ following me around the page getting in the way of me clicking to copy or cut or pasting etc especially on google maps.
    I have adblock installed and have pop ups blocked so I was wondering if installing a new browser would stop all this, any tech experts out there?
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    I would not use either of them. IE because it is plagued by security problems and chrome because its from Google.

    I use Firefox as I have done for years without problem. I would certainly uninstall chrome before downloading Firefox using IE and when installing check that you are not installing any extra bits with it.
     
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    Same here

    Peter
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Possibly you not the browser to blame. It looks like you have accepted, or failed to un-tick and offer for a toolbar. No matter what browser you have they are out to get you.

    Look in "settings" for addons or similar and see if there is anything labelled toolbar that you can zap.

    Firefox is good and free, I use it all the time. If you install it it will at least be free of these pests at first and I could point you to where to look if you go buy yourself a toolbar in future.
     
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  5. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    Trouble is with uninstalling google is I have an android phone with mail and calender synced to my google email, I have looked at toolbars and add ons and nothing is there that I dont want to be there EXCEPT a search engine coming up that I cannot see anywhere nor get rid of called sweetim.com where on earth did that come from?
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Try this....

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5920366_remove-sweetim-toolbar.html


    PS.....

    I use Google Calendar on my PC, just search for "google calendar".

    I'm using BING for searching because Google spies on us too much.
     
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  7. JeanLuc

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    And you think Microsoft does not? Well, perhaps not as much but I'm pretty sure they are out there watching!

    You might care to try this search engine. I have been using it for a few weeks now - seems pretty good:
    https://duckduckgo.com/

    To the OP - Trish, you might care to search for Sweetim - it's a smileys and fun add-on for social media - also installs a toolbar if you're not looking. Apparently not malicious, but others have reported that it is a b**ger to get rid of.
     
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    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    Just downloaded Firefox and I cannot get to my calender or my mail from google, any idea's please?
    Oh and I found the toolbar (sorry search enine) sweetim and I uninstalled it, thanks Brian
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Google are so shameless about it.

    You can hit a keyword on here, go into ebay or Amazon and you get the same products offered. It really pisses me off.

    That ducky site has to be good to survive with a name like that, I'll have a look.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    www.google.co.uk

    Try the sign in at top right. Ignore the Chrome offer.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I use Firefox with my Google account ...

    On the Google home screen, www.google.co.uk the tool bar is along the top.. you sign into Google in the box on the top right
     

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    I use FF with tracking disabled (options-->privacy-->tracking-->tell web sites I do not wish to be tracked) Also have ghostery installed as an add-on and this seems to do the job for me. No problems accessing google.
     
  13. Philcott

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    I've a load of bookmarks listed on my 'Chrome' browser - is there anyway I can 'migrate/copy' them into Firefox?
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    yes..

    just from memory.. go to the Chrome bookmarks and export them (in csv format), as a file and save in your documents.

    In Firefox, go to bookmarks and import the file.
     
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    That simple! thank you! :thumb:
     
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    Can only export them as a html file?:Eeek:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    my mistake.. said it was from memory ... :Laughing:

    Firefox will import an html file
     
  18. Philcott

    Philcott Read Only Funster

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    thanks Jim - sorry didn't mean to put your advice down in any way :Smile: Thought I must be doing something wrong! :BigGrin: I'm a little dim when it comes to computers sometimes.
     
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    I can highly recommend some free software 'Do Not Track Plus'. Saves a lot of hassle and being plagued with purchasing suggestions once you have visited a website. Very easy to find on Google, it basically stops sites tracking you.

    It's blocked over 5,000 tracking attempts in around nine months. Excellent considering it didn't cost me a penny!
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    not at all.. it was me who made a mistook.. haven't used Chrome in a while..
     
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