Questions about blocking advertisements in browsers.

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Adblock filter not working in Safari

I've added the following filter to Safari (7.0.3 OSX) to block web fonts: .woff| which, if I'm not mistaken, should block all the URLs that end with ".woff". However, this doesn't seem to be ...
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How to block ads/pop-ups that gray out screen and show advertisment?

I've seen quite a few webpages that use obtrusive advertising techniques such as this: How can the signup form be blocked? I found using Adblock plus the form can be blocked, then the grayed out ...
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Adblock Plus losing subscriptions and filters since last update

Adblock Plus recently updated itself (it opened the "Adblock Plus has been installed" tab), and since then it has not been saving filter lists (subscriptions) nor manually entered filters ("add your ...
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How to block a particular pop-up window from opening?

Using Firefox (v.27.0.1) to browse a news site, I have a problem of recurring ad pop-up windows, originating from a specific website (amazing-offers.co.il). The ad pops-up when the news page is ...
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Blocking cross-domain requests to Google form other sites

Is there some kind of Firefox addon which allows blocking cross-domain requests to a website? I want to universally block all requests to *.google.* from any other website unless I explicitly visit ...
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How do I access the additional AdBlock menu items for the IE version?

In ABP for Firefox, I can go to Tools → AdBlock Plus and see additional blocking options. I cannot seem to locate this menu in the IE version of ABP. There is the ABP icon at the lower right of ...
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How to block all gifs on certain domain

I'm looking for a way to block some types of content on some sites using firefox. My specific case is that I want to block all gif type images on google plus, but I am also looking for a solution to ...
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Can this type of URL be blocked by browsers?

This is a certain someone's photo who I'm sick of seeing when I open my email (I scrambled the numbers a bit, for privacy. Can a URL like this be blocked? ...
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How to Block Content in Google Chrome? (not ads)

I browse a forum, where sometimes I require to block viewing of threads by a certain user/member of the forum. I tried Adblock, but it doesn't block correctly. Or maybe I don't know how to block a ...
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Privoxy block image

I have a privoxy adblocker setup on my raspberry pi with the adblock plus lists. It is working perfectly, all the ads are getting blocked perfectly. I have a problem tough. When the ads are blocked, ...
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Block only specified ads on a website, ignoring the patterns in the list

On http://www.marktplaats.nl using the AdBlock extension in Firefox breaks some functionality. Therefore I disabled the extension on that website. Now everything works as it should but obviously ads ...
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Disabling browsing ads using Flash only

I do not want to block all advertisement. However, I do want to get rid of just the ones using Flash. They drain my device’s battery so fast I cannot allow them. Any browser extensions that take care ...
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Youtube Comments on Firefox with Noscript and ABP

All videos display a "Comments currently unavailable" message with the comments frame collapsed. Temporarily allowing Noscript on the entire page doesn't fix it. Disabling ABP on the entire page ...
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Does AdBlock Plus work with Firefox in Ubuntu?

I have AdBlock Plus on my Windows machines running Firefox but I cannot find it in the Firefox add-ons in Ubuntu. Am I missing something or does it not work on Firefox for Ubuntu?
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How to block google logo image in Firefox

I am using Firefox 21.0 in Linux Slackware. I have Adblock Plus addon. Wanted to block this Google logo near the search panel: I found, that this element in located in <a class="gb_ob gb_la". ...
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Configure AdBlock Plus to only block video ads

Ive recently installed AdBlock Plus in my browser, I've noticed now that the ads are gone, I kind of miss them, particularly the remarketing ones, which I find quite useful. I was searching to see ...
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Adblock rule for exclusion URL pattern with query string

I am using Adblock for Chrome. I need to visit number of websites that have same template based urls where AdBlock blocks the content. I want to exclude the url, but I can't white-list each and every ...
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How do I efficiently block advertisements on a Mac?

I'm currently trying to block most advertisements using a combination of AdBlock (for regexes) and the /etc/hosts file. However, trying to bypass the issue where blocked ads just show up as an error ...
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Which leads to faster browsing, an ad blocker or an edited hosts file?

I recently came across the MVPS hosts file and became fascinated with the concept of blocking ads upstream from your browser. I don't know much about how quickly adblockers work, nor how quickly the ...
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Adblock Plus - disabled by default and enable per site

I have Adblock Plus disabled by default at the moment, and I would like to block ads on some sites. Is this possible with Adblock, or do I need another addon?
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Adblock plus not working in Firefox

Quite simply Ad block plus isn't working. It used to work, now it doesn't. I tried disabling and re enabling the extension to no effect. In Google searches I see ads. What should I try? Also a number ...
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Adblock Chrome update frequency- it's letting some ads through

I use Adblock Plus [edit: originally wrote "pro"] for chrome, and occasionally I've noted that some ads will get through. Every time this has happened, updating the filters manually has fixed the ...
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Can I block social share buttons with Privoxy?

A great many pages have these "Like", "Tweet", "G+1", "share" row of buttons all over the place and in each post in threads. Can I block these unwanted context with Privoxy? I am already using ...
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Which Chrome extension is faster/less resource-intensive: Adblock or Adblock Plus?

Just trying to squeeze every drop of performance I can out of Chrome.
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How do I get rid of the (ironic) ad in adblock?

In the new adblock plus for chrome, there's this message when you click the icon: It's a bit ironic and is about the size of the entire options list. Very obtrusive. How do I disable it? I can't ...
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How do I sync ADBlock Plus filters

I use ADBlock Plus at work and in 2 home PCs. Many times I'll block an AD on a page, or create a custom filter, on one machine and then have to block again at the other machines. Is there a way to ...
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Hide elements with similar names in AdBlock Plus

AdBlock Plus is a very popular browser extension for hiding advertisements in web pages. It will block page elements based in certain rules, usually defined in subscription files updated ...
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How do I stop Adblock Plus from intercepting Crtl+Shift+V in Firefox?

Normally, Crtl+Shift+V means "paste text without formatting". When I install Adblock Plus or Adblock Edge in Firefox, it intercepts this keystroke to show some of its UI. There is no configuration ...
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How to write an AdBlock Plus filter to block just one ad by URL on an otherwise exempted page?

I use AdBlock Plus with the default automatic filter subscriptions, but I exempt deserving sites that are not over-the-top with ads, such as most sites in "The Deck" ad network. Let's call one of the ...
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Adblock Plus filter to block youtube 'Popular feed videos ' on homepage?

I don't like the Youtube's popular feed videos on front page, few of them have adult stuff or NSFW thumbnails which i don't like. its a distraction. I added a custom filter i.e. main-feed-content' ...
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Adblock Plus doesn't block Google ads. How to enable?

Recently I've noticed that Adblock Plus doesn't block Google ads anymore. The page is just full of ads. Here's a query for "SSL" with Adblock Plus turned on. I would like to not see Google ads in my ...
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How to Block this Ad with AdBlock on Google Chrome Mac?

When I go to this page, http://www.hkej.com/template/landing11/jsp/main.jsp, I get an ad which is like a "light box" and the rest of the page becomes greyed out. In case you cannot reproduce it, I ...
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trouble adding sub URLs / pages inside a domain to /etc/hosts file

I want the hosts file to block www.url.com/page without blocking www.url.com step 1 ////////////// I've added 127.0.0.1 www.apple.com to my /etc/host file When I do ping www.apple.com I get this ...
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DD-WRT new router firmware block ad serving hostnames

I found an excellent link of hosts serving ads and tracking cookies. I'd like to run a DNS server on my (newly reflashed) router running the DD-WRT firmware, and re-route all connections to any of ...
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Use simple xpath with AdBlock Plus for hiding elements

Is there a way to block elements with their absolute /html/body/table/td[3]tr[2] or relative //div[@id="shit"]/table/tr[2] xpath or to use it as additional condition to prevert false positives? ABP ...
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How to prevent my ISP from putting every website in a frame?

My ISP has a bad habit of putting every page I visit into an iframe so they can overlay it with their commercials etc.. (I'm guessing they are using a transparent proxy to do it) Is there an add-on ...
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How to block loading https server resource on http pages in Firefox?

I wish to block loading of https resources in Firefox on pages that are served via http protocol. Think of these elements to be blocked/filtered: img src="https://*" script src="https://*" iframe ...
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Advertisements blocked on most websites in IE9

On most websites the advertisements are blocked with the message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". How do I fix this so the advertisements are shown?
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How to block ads in win 8 metro apps (e.g., Bing ad) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an OS wide manner for opting out of display advertisements on Windows 8? If a child plays a game in windows 8, some games have ads from most likely Microsoft ad ...
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Does AdBlock Plus use internet bandwidth?

Lately I noticed that after installing the Chrome extension AdBlock Plus, my internet bandwidth was used more than ever before. Does AdBlock Plus use your internet, anonymously? I'm a little ...
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show/hide specific scripts from browsers (adblock)

i'm using AdBlock Plus and Element Hiding Helper to show/hide dom element. But i don't understand how can i show/hide a specific javascript script from page. For example look this page: ...
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How can I block ads for free in IE10 (both modern UI and desktop)?

I am looking for a free way to block ads for IE10. A way which works in both the Modern UI version as well as the desktop version. I have found Simple Adblock but only the trial version is free. ...
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View created rule for AdBlock+ Element Hiding Helper in Chrome

How can I view the list rules that I have created for the AdBlock+ Element Hiding Helper extension in Chrome?
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Can one blacklist zedo (or other ad servers) in the browser?

I HATE those zedo popunder ads that show up all the time when I go to certain sites. Is there any way to tell my browser to ignore anything from zedo? Preferably without using adblock software, ...
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Adblock plus doesn't work in Waterfox

I'm trying to use Waterfox, a 64 bit version of FireFox. I installed Adblock plus and it's enabled but it doesn't do anything. The ads appear and when I right click on them there's no option to block ...
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Get blocklist from ghostery

I am using Luakit as browser, which does not have support for firefox plugins like ghostery. It does have an adblock plugin which can use a textfile with all the urls that needed to be blocked, like ...
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How can I block social share buttons in webpages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to block annoying facebook and other social network widgets A great many pages have these "Like", "Tweet", "G+1", "share" row of buttons all over the place and in ...
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Setting up ad blocking on the router?

Is it possible to block or remove ads (graphical as well as textual like Google text ads) on the level of the router? I have a Cisco Linksys WRT54GL with Tomato Firmware v1.28.1816. Basically I want ...
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Proxy to simplify complex web pages

Web pages are becoming more and more bloated, so that the problem is not only the bandwidth needed to load them but also the processing power needed to render them. I currently use AdBlock with ...
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All computers on network get stuck waiting for some sites indefinetely

This happens across three computers, running windows 7 and Ubuntu, firefox, opera, and chrome (all latest versions). I am connected to the internet through a Verizon wireless usb modem. When I try ...