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    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery instead of ‘I have a question.
    2. Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title.
      I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
      Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
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    • Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
    Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
    • Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
    Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial of your claim?”
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What is the best way to get rid of popup adds?  They have taken over my computer.  The adds that promise to get rid of popups are popups.



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I agree with McRay.  Brave is free.  Its the fastest, most secure browser available in my opinion.  

However, if you like contributing to the wealth of Bill Gates (with Internet Explorer) or the founders or shareholders of Google with Google Chrome, then you can use those instead.  

The idea behind brave is "that our attention (reading an ad)" is valuable, AND, at least a portion of the "ad revenue" generated through brave goes back to the user through BAT (crypto) tokens.  Im not going to predict the future and guess whether or not this will catch on, or if the old school Microsoft or Google can outcompete Brave.  So far, I just use Brave because its faster and more secure.  I may not get a nickel ever, for my own ads viewing, but I still like the security and extra speed "Not loading" ads which are backed up, waiting to load.  

Google and Microsoft dont like Brave browser, its a rather new concept to compensate the user for his or her own ad viewing.  

Ad revenue is the way Microsoft and Google, especially, generate significant portions of their revenue.  

Brave Browser is based on Chrome, minus ads.  Remember, Chrome is "open source" software, so others can use it without a license.  

As many know there are 2 kinds of software:

1. Proprietary:  This software is owned and maintained by the company.  (Microsoft, Apple, etc).  The owners receive ad revenue.  

2.  Open source.  This software is "owned by no one".  Anyone can use it without a license.  Linus Torvalds wrote Linux software, and donated it to the world.  His philosophy was that software should not be a "toll road" where users must pay the toll either through Ad revenue, or by payment up front.  

      To help understand, there are 2 types of roads.  Toll roads, or roads without tolls.  Each time you drive on a toll road you must pay the toll.  However, we can use non toll roads at our will, but, of course, we must obey applicable regulations.  

     I prefer the "non toll roads" (open source software) over "toll roads" (ie, Microsoft, Apple, etc owned software, where we must either pay, or subject ourselves to advertising).  

     Television is similar.  Some shows are free but we view ads.  Other TV is "pay" where we pay to limit ads.  

     With Brave, its a rather new "blockchain technology" (technology similar to bitcoin), which allows the user to share in the ad revenue.  


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Malwarebytes is the best immediate action to try first if your system gets taken over by popus. It's free with optional extras. Even if you try an alternate browser, some browser helper objects could still be associated with your other browser or in your system startup and continue to run. Doing a scan with Malwarebytes, restarting, and repeating until everything usually works quite well.

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I also use Malwarebytes with a popup blocker and have only minor AD issues occasionally on laptop.

Since you made such a strong point about Brave I may try it just for fun as I have now 3 browsers on my laptop including Firefox with DuckDuckGo as search engine IN addition to Google and Edge.  I do see a lot of Ads on my Android phone on certain sites including Hadit.

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I used to use malwarebytes, but now with a new virius program  called Kaspersky, it also prevents ad pop ups.  However if I go  to read something on news sites, I  get a pop up from that sitet asking me to turn of my blocker off, but I really have no options to turn it off unless I shut down the whole program.

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