how do you get rid of the stupid ads?

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this used to be a very useful site, but now I'm just getting incessant ads and can't actually navigate to anyplace useful.  ideas?
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Glenn Booker

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Is the navigation issue related to the ads? If the ads are effecting the navigation then:

  • There is a problem with the ads that needs fixing.
  • You have malware which is injecting extra ads into the webpage - this has come up a few times on here especially when the ads are not of the sort IMDB would host (porn, for example) or they overly/obscure the content. It'd certainly be worth checking this - I use the free version of Malwarebytes for this kind of thing.

In either case, can you provide a screenshot?

On the ad front: I use an ad blocking browser plugin and haven't seen ads on IMDB for years.
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Glenn Booker

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I can't recreate the problem, but the ad was a full screen ad for a movie (hence probably not malware), on a new tab in my browser.  When I closed the new tab and went back to the original one, the link I was trying to follow hadn't been followed.
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The large ads usually have an X or a close symbol on them in the upper corner
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The ads can be stopped by Ad-Blocker? I have encountered the same pop ads labeled as candlejar and a guide helped me remove them. You can check whether the PC is infected by adware and run some remover tools to solve the problem.
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