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For many years I have blocked popup ads with AdBlock Plus.

But it seems more and more these past couple months there is a "new" kind of popup overtaking the web. They are javascript based "modal" popups which ABP is powerless over. See attached for an example.

Is there a way to kill these ads without breaking the functionality of anything I need?

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Pretty sure you will have to disable javascript to stop those kinds of Ajax modal-style pop-ups. –  bfhd Jun 7 '12 at 0:05
block out jquery ;) –  HackToHell Jun 10 '12 at 14:46

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You might take a look at the NoScript plugin. It is a bit more convenient than global disable of javascript.

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You can also ScriptNo if your using Chrome. –  Dracs Jun 7 '12 at 1:57
Yeah, seems like the only valid option I've found. Not sure I have the patience though to add tons of legit sites to the whitelist. The great thing about ABP were the filter subscriptions. –  The111 Jun 7 '12 at 2:08

Yes, these new AJAX popups are a major pain.

In theory it would be possible to make web sites behave by modifying the AJAX script libraries and intercepting the GET requests that fetches them but unfortunately there are a number of different AJAX library implementations out there.

Maybe that will become a viable option once the AJAX world matures.

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