Step 2: Install Adblock Plus

Now that popups are taken care of, we need to install Adblock plus. This will keep Firefox from ever opening the flash ads, images, or even stop the script that loads ads. Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865 and install the extension. It will warn you about installing unsigned code, etc. but it's from the Mozilla website, so you know it's clean. I've been using it for quite a while now.

So, it should have installed and asked you to restart Firefox. If you restart Firefox, it will keep the pages you were viewing and history and such. But, it needs some definition files to know what to block and work properly. This is covered in step 3.
ABP sucks, it is a rip off and bogs down performance. get the original made by Michael Macdonald, and get the filter set g updater for it, much quicker, and blocks the same ads, without performance bogging
I love how he thinks this sucks SO much and wants us to use something else, yet doesn't even give us the name of the "original" or maybe a link. Honestly, I would try it if you would tell me a little more about it.
<a rel="nofollow" href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10">here is the link</a> are ya happy now 'OH SUPERIOR ACTING ONE!' Dont mess with the best. To make it work with firefox 3, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.akm24.de/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=50&Itemid=1">click here</a> and plz, i think you can do an easy yahoo search for the filterset g updater<br/>
I thought everyone knew this, i haven't seen ads in literally, years...
I don't think you understand what messenger popups are. Messenger popups are popups sent through the Messenger service designed for administrators to send network related messages to computer workstations. Advertisers used this service to popup a message if a user was connected to the Internet. The state of the web browser was unimportant. The messenger service was disabled by default with SP2 for Windows XP, which would make an instructable about the messenger service virtually useless. Your instructable should be titled "How to block ads with Firefox". It doesn't relate to popups. All modern web browsers have built in functionality to block popups (IE, Opera, Firefox). Adblock doesn't block popups. Firefox is what blocks the popups.
oh...... ok... better go change the name then. so much for free t-shirt.. <cry> </cry>
i have this program, best program. i was sad at first that it would not show the pop ups and ads for instructables.com store. but it still shows and i love this program :)
Hopefully this should get me a free t-shirt cause it's in the burning questions group. hopefully....

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