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Facebook garbage

By learninmypc
Sep 19, 2013
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  1. Is there any way to get rid of this crap?
    FB Garbage.JPG
    It hasn't done any good to x them out, they reappear.
    They appear on the right under the Home, Find Friends, & your name area? :mad:
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    You can disable 3rd party applications in your preferences. I do it all the time.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,473   +244

    How to get there? Please. :)
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    Click on the gear wheel (settings). Then select blocking from the menu. Choose what aps you want to block.
     
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  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,473   +244

    Thanks, I'll give it a shot. :)
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    I dont get those since I have Adblock. I guess those are considered Ads lol.
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,473   +244

    I too have adblock. How do you block them?
     
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    I dont know, they dont come up for me. I also have an app called Disconnect which blocks tracking items like the recommended pages. You could also ad the EasyPrivacy filter to Adblock. Disconnect seems to block the recommended BS you are talking about since those track you and recommend from what you look at.
     
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  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,473   +244

    Thanks JC713, I'll try to give it a shot:)
     
  10. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    No problem :).
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,473   +244

    Ok, problem. I've installed Disconnect, but will need your patient help on configuring it.:)
     
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    All you need to do is install it and exit the Window that asks you to donate. That is all. You can hide the button since it is not necessary. If web pages appear broken, it is most likely because of disconnect. It happens rarely though. If a web page comes up corrupted or broken, press the menu button on chrome --> Tools --> Extensions --> Uncheck Adblock and Disconnect --> refresh page --> do what you need --> go back and re-enable them. Good luck :).
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,473   +244

    Ok, I've installed it on Firefox & Comodo Ice Dragon but still see
    FB CRAP.JPG :confused:
     
  14. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    When I disable my extensions, I get back the "Sponsored" section on FB. I dont think that is the same as what you have. I cannot find a clear answer online. Some people say install something called "FB Purity". Not sure how safe it is though.
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,473   +244

    JC713, here is a google search for FB Purity. All the results I see have a green wot circle which tells me they're safe. If I have to live with it, which I have been doing, I will. I just thought I'd ask the experts in here & I thank you for your help.
     
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,473   +244

    JC713, thank you for your help. I even installed it on my Google Chrome but to no avail. I'll live with it.
    Tedster, thank you also. I guess I'll live with it till ??? :)
     


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