Windows 10: Apparently... I am using an Ad Blocker. Except I'm not !

Discus and support Apparently... I am using an Ad Blocker. Except I'm not ! in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; MS Outlook Email (using Edge) on both my PC's (one 32 and one 64 bit) say I am using an Ad Blocker. This is happening more and more recently. Only... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Mooly, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Mooly Win User

    Apparently... I am using an Ad Blocker. Except I'm not !


    MS Outlook Email (using Edge) on both my PC's (one 32 and one 64 bit) say I am using an Ad Blocker. This is happening more and more recently. Only thing is... I am not and never have done.

    Whatever you are doing MS, keep it up *Cool


    Apparently... I am using an Ad Blocker. Except I'm not ! [​IMG]


    :)
     
    Mooly, Jun 9, 2016
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  2. lugor45 Win User

    windows 10 version 1607

    I am using Edge and yes I am using an ad blocker named Ad Guard 6.0.226.1108.
     
    lugor45, Jun 9, 2016
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  3. HannahYA Win User
    I want to turn off Content Blocker

    A site I'm using requests me to turn off my Content Blocker ( that little webpage symbol with a shield in the bottom right hand corner ) because of ads and such, I had windows 7 previously and got no malware or viruses using this site without ad-blockers
    or anything.
     
    HannahYA, Jun 9, 2016
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  4. Apparently... I am using an Ad Blocker. Except I'm not !

    Are you sure, it might be just an advert that keeps coming up as where it is asking you to sign up for Ad-Free Outlook
     
    hTconeM9user, Jun 9, 2016
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  5. Mooly Win User
    Don't think so. I'm on a different PC just now (the 32 bit W10) and at this moment it to is still showing the ad-block message.


    Apparently... I am using an Ad Blocker. Except I'm not ! [​IMG]
     
    Mooly, Jun 9, 2016
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  6. Take a look at your HOSTS file - some AV (Spybot?) place entries in there and some sites complain if they don't get a response from a ad server bc the HOST entry points back to the loopback address of your machine.

    Windows default lets the router or the ISP DNS resolve the addesses or at a minimum only has the loopback address
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    ::1 localhost

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/972034
     
    Slartybart, Jun 9, 2016
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  7. Mooly Win User
    Thanks for the suggestion. Nothing seems to have changed in the hosts file since I installed W10. I'm just using W10 Defender as the sole AV product.

    I did wonder if it could have been anything regional seeing as both PC's did this at the same time today. At the moment the ad's are displaying on both correctly.
     
    Mooly, Jun 9, 2016
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  8. Apparently... I am using an Ad Blocker. Except I'm not !

    It's probably just something on the server side.
    MS is changing the sync protocol, June 16, on Outlook.com so that all of their messaging products use the same mechanism. Sometimes things slip in ahead of time and then get backed out.
     
    Slartybart, Jun 10, 2016
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  9. ARC1020 Win User
    Looking at the screenshot, the OP is already on the new Outlook.com. However, I didn't know about the June 16 date and am still on the old Outlook.com. How did you manage to find out this date?
     
    ARC1020, Jun 12, 2016
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  10. You won't be able to see the change, it's backroom processing.

    In the News forum: Windows Live Mail 2012 will not connect to Outlook.com - Windows 10 Forums

    Some members also made individual posts about receiving an eMail about the change

    The change affects Windows Live Mail users if they sync with Outlook.com. The sync mechanism that WLM uses will no longer be used by Outlook.com - a newer sync mechanism will replace what's there. The Mail App will or already does employ the newer sync technology.

    IMAP and POP3 mail accounts should not be affected - only MS sync is changing so that all MS messaging products use the same technology.
     
    Slartybart, Jun 12, 2016
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  11. Mooly Win User
    Just a quick update to say that the 'issue' continues with both my PC's doing this at the same times. Seems to occur in the mornings here (UK). Its doing it now and has been for the last hour.

    Its quite good not seeing the ad's *Smile Maybe it is an add from MS, as it is promoting 'sign up for an ad free outlook'. Now there's a thought !
     
    Mooly, Apr 5, 2018
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