Questions about blocking advertisements in browsers.

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Use AdBlock without being detected

Upon visiting a site today I was rewarded with Comic Sans. Behold it's glory: Sauce Needless to say I can finally understand why so many people loathe this font. However, this does bring up a ...
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Is it possible to apply parts of AdBlock+'s EasyList Adblocking list to the hosts file in any way?

I use AdBlock+ for Firefox, but I was wondering if it would be possible to apply AdBlock+'s EasyList filter to the Windows Host file. I doubt that that is possible because of the rules in the EasyList ...
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How to block JavaScript floater/overlay popups? [duplicate]

I am trying to block this floater/overlay from the PopupTest suite in Firefox: I have installed and enabled AdblockPlus extension but it fails to block it. As a workaround I can completely disable ...
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AdBlock Plus exception filter not working

I have an AdBlock Plus exception filter (shown below) I am using in Firefox 39.0 and it still seems to be blocking the script: As you can see by the green-colored text it should be whitelisting ...
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Reroute direct DNS requests on OpenWRT

On my router with OpenWRT, I use dnsmasq for DNS poisoning to block ads. If the host is on the list, the router replies to the DNS request with 192.168.99.99, which only and always serves a 1x1 ...
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Why do pop-ups not appear on Firefox, even with AdBlock disabled?

I use Windows 8.1. My Mozilla Firefox 39.0 (abbreviated to FF) comprises many add-ons, one of which is AdBlock Plus 2.6.9.1 (abbreviated to ABP). Certain websites contain links such as 'Share on ...
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Is there an AdBlock filter list for Facebook only?

This is not a duplicate of AdBlock rule for blocking facebook.com outside the facebook.com domain. That answer is close, yes, but it's not nearly as thorough as Fanboy's; that one also blocks icons ...
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ISP is inserting ads into web pages

My ISP is inserting ads into web pages randomly (it is like a popup in the bottom right side). I have tried different browsers but same thing happens. I know it is not caused by any virus because ads ...
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How to unblock Pinterest's follow button?

I use adblock on Pinterest and it blocks the follow button. I like to unblock the specific element without allowing other ads. Here are the regex I tried: pinterest.com#@#div.boardButtons ...
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AdblockPlus rule to allow everything within a specific IFrame

I'm playing a browsergame where you can earn ingame-premium-currency by watching various ads/movies/special offers/etc. My Firefox Addon Adblock Plus is doing a pretty good job in blocking all those ...
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How to transfer all filters and exceptions from Adblock Plus to uBlock?

I have collected a bunch of filters, both subscriptions and custom, and set a lot of exceptions and specific rules on ABP on my Firefox. Trying out uBlock, Is there a way to cleanly transfer all those ...
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Element Hiding Helper stopped working today in Firefox

Ever since it came out, I've used Element Hiding Helper with AdBlock Plus in Firefox. I have not installed anything, updated anything, changed any settings, or done anything differently with my ...
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Why does the Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus recommends against binding a rule to every domain?

I'm running Firefox with Adblock Plus and Element Hiding Helper on a Windows 8 laptop. I use Element Hiding Helper to hide all sorts of annoyances and distractions, including the "You Might Also ...
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How to report sites on AdBlock 1.8.8 for Chrome

I'm using: Chrome Version 39.0.2171.71 (64-bit) Adblock Plus 1.8.8 OS X 10.10.2 (14C78c) I found a site that has an ad not blocked by Adblock Plus. According to the FAQ I should be able to report ...
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Enable adblock on newtab

I have an iFrame on a newtab, which contains an ad. If possible, how can I block it? Here is the rule I'm using: https://m.yahoo.com/w/ygo-mail/##DIV#ad-container I'm using Chrome and Adblock on ...
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Is there a way to export my adblock settings from Chrome to Safari?

I am using AdBlock in chrome: https://getadblock.com/gplus/v2.6-released/ and I have several custom div's I have hid in many web pages I use. I want to switch to Safari from Chrome. Is there any ...
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Ad block plus not working

It seems as though Ad block plus has stopped working. I'm using Firefox 32.0.3 and Abp 2.6.4 and Element Hiding Helper 1.3 For example this page seems to have more ads than it should. Here's example ...
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AD Block Plus does not block ads

I was using Forefox 32 and at a time I dont know sth happened and my mozilla crashed. after reopening it again I noticed that it had updated itself to 32.0.2 and all my addons are gone. So I saw no ...
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Adblock Plus list to block social networking elements

I'm looking for an Adblock list that would block all the social network "sharing" links, Facebook Like buttons, Facebook iframes, Twitter counters, etc. Basically, all these social networking elements ...
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How to configure Chrome AdBlock to update every day?

I need to update AdBlock lists every day. Is there a way to configure this to be done automatically instead of going to the AdBlock Options page and pressing "update now" by hand every time?
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How to block ads/pop-ups that gray out screen and show advertisment? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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 filter to block just one ad by URL on an otherwise exempted page?

I use AdBlock 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 good ...
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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 ...