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    When I click on a thread title on the VideoHelp.com home page, I frequently get a single small Google ad in the middle of the screen and the rest of the page containing the thread is blurred. The address for the ad is https://www.videohelp.com/#google_vignette

    Is this a bug or a new feature of Google ads or malware? Malwarebytes didn't find anything that might cause this on my computer. I can't use an adblocker or popup blocker at present to see if they might solve my problem because they interfere with one of the covid vaccine scheduling websites that I am using.
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  2. I'm not seeing that. It's not surprising that I don't see it on my main computer which is heavily protected (extensive hosts file blocks most advertising servers, FireFox with enhanced tracking protection, No cross-site cookies, NoScript blocks all javascript except certain sites I allow, uBlock Origin blocks more ads, etc.) but on another unprotected computer with Edge I'm not seeing it either.
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  3. Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    When I click on a thread title on the VideoHelp.com home page, I frequently get a single small Google ad in the middle of the screen and the rest of the page containing the thread is blurred. The address for the ad is https://www.videohelp.com/#google_vignette
    Same stuff here. It started a couple of weeks ago. I think it's something like a cookie, because the ad resurfaces every time i clean the Google chrome cache.
    Maybe is something related to the videohelp site (see this: https://support.google.com/admanager/thread/85569878?hl=en or this: https://support.google.com/adsense/thread/21238559?hl=en)
    Last edited by robertoferrari; 26th Mar 2021 at 18:10.
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  4. I installed Chrome an an old computer and was able to see the vignette ads. Block googleads.g.doubleclick.net in your hosts file to get rid of them (and many other google ads too). Better yet, use the hosts file from this site:

    https://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

    To block nearly 10,000 ad and malware servers.
    Last edited by jagabo; 26th Mar 2021 at 21:01. Reason: typo changed "googel" to "google"
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  5. Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    googelads.g.doubleclick.net

    googleads.g.doubleclick.net

    Yes, it seems to work. Thank you, Jagabo.
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  6. Oops! Thanks for catching the typo, robertoferrari. I fixed the original post so as not to cause confusion.
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    Google Adsense automatically adds new features sometimes.

    But I will disable those ads. Very annoying.


    It should be disabled now. Let me know if they still popups.
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    Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    When I click on a thread title on the VideoHelp.com home page, I frequently get a single small Google ad in the middle of the screen and the rest of the page containing the thread is blurred. The address for the ad is https://www.videohelp.com/#google_vignette

    Is this a bug or a new feature of Google ads or malware? Malwarebytes didn't find anything that might cause this on my computer. I can't use an adblocker or popup blocker at present to see if they might solve my problem because they interfere with one of the covid vaccine scheduling websites that I am using.
    Ive been seeing something similar. For the last 2 days every time anything which was clicked on at Videohelp an annoying Google ad popped up advertising some internet server service or hardware using both my PC or tablet. Wretched Google thinks it owns the Net!
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