Questions about blocking advertisements in browsers.

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Stop browser from announcing AdBlock

Visiting this website tells me that my browser announces that it it using AdBlock. Can I stop my browser from announcing that it uses it?
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How to add an exception to AdBlock in Explorer

I use the AdBlock Plus for IE extension but I can't really configure it. I can only enable or disable it, or see its information panel: Name: Adblock Plus for IE Browser ...
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Adblock Plus: Write rules matching links?

I have a site that has a banner. The banner comes from the own site to circumvent Adblocks, so you can't just block the image tag otherwise all images of that site wouldn't be displayed. The image tag ...
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Chromium went monochrome in Mint 17

The installation of an ad blocker has seriously changed my Chromium (Version 51.0.2704.79 on LinuxMint 17.3 (64-bit)) browser. Now, no pictures show at all, and everything is monochrome. Color appears ...
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Using Chrome to create AdBlock/UBlock rules

I want to learn how to use Chrome devtools to create my own custom adblocking rules according to Ublock/Adblock syntax. Now before I do that I need to figure out how Chrome's dev tools work. Observe ...
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Without using Greasemonkey is there a way to surf Pintrest without the annoying login/sign-up pop-ups with Adblock/Ublock?

I just want to browse Pintrest, not create yet another umpteenth account just so I can browse. Is there a rule to remove the modal pop-ups in Pintrest in Adblock/Ublock without resorting to scripts ...
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Chrome freezes on Connecting

I have blocked some advertisment sites. Unfortunately, this caused lags in Chrome opening some pages. Development tools show this: How to interpret?
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Adblock removed but still ads are blocked

Everyone, can you help with this: I have removed adblock but the ads are still not displayed on that website (www.thefreedictionary.com). Changing browser and restored from 2 weeks ago didn't help. ...
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Disable audio autoplay by blacklist in Chrome?

I want disable audio autoplay on a site, as it's really annoying. I have tried to use an Adblock rule for xxx.com##audio, but that did not work. It just hide the element instead of blocking it. Only ...
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Is there any way to block obnoxious CSS popups and overlays?

These days, I have a hard time browsing any site without being forced to dismiss some stupid delayed CSS popup or overlay asking me to sign up to some newsletter or something else. (see https://www....
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How to block JW Player (ads) in Firefox?

The computer doesn't even have Flash installed yet still gets ads through JW Player. This is really annoying as they have audio. It has Adblock Plus installed but doesn't block JW Player ads, like on ...
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pop-up ads appear even when using ad block [duplicate]

I am using ABP ad-block extension of google chrome on my windows 8.1 laptop. But it doesn't work. Useless pop-ups appear out of no-where. Even if I click anywhere on the screen these pop-up ads appear....
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How to get Chrome Adblock to block all vBulletin user avatars

How may I get Chrome Adblock extension to block all user avatars on a given vBulletin forum? By avatar I mean e.g. this . Using www.vbulletin.org as an example forum, if I block one avatar ...
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Why doesn't `*.syscarewarning.info` work on adblockplus?

I've added a custom filter (*.syscarewarning.info), for example, to adblockplus. It appears to match the syntax guide: https://adblockplus.org/en/filters. Unfortunately, it doesn't work (WARNING ...
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how to block all pop-up DOM elements?

my question is not about pop-up windows. my questions is about those pop-ups that cover the entire page and are just regular DOM elements such as <div> but i don't know the name for that. they ...
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How to remove Offers4U Ads from Chrome on Mac [duplicate]

My browser will fill up with offers4u ads whenever I open any shopping website. I have AdBlocker Plus, I've uninstalled all extensions, but still the ads are coming. Can anyone solve my problem? ...
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Hiding console errors from ad blockers

Using Chrome, I notice this message in devtools using any adblocker (ABP, uBlock, etc): net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT It makes sense why it shows up (the content is blocked by my client), but it ...
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Block all frames for a specific URL

I want to block all iframes for a particular URL(pattern). I tried *^$subdocument,domain=foo.com filter with Adblock, but this blocks all iframes for that domain but I want to block only for specific ...
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A way to stop websites from detecting that you're using an adblocker

Many sites are detecting that we're using an adblocker and making our browsing experience worst by either not displaying the content that we want to see or show us even more ads that the adblocker isn'...
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Firefox adblock plus. How to remove element instead hiding it?

So I have this rule www.foobar.com##div.annotation It hides the div great. But how do I remove <div>? The element is an annoying annotation cookie/whatever on top with CSS attribute position:...
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Does uBlock Origin make Ghostery redundant?

I have uBlock Origin installed in my browser, as well as AdBlock. Does having uBlock Origin mean there is no point to running Ghostery? Will Ghostery find and suppress any scripts that uBlock Origin ...
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how to match similar domains in adblock custom filtering

I am accessing a website which gradually increments its domain name: http://mywebsite100.com/ then http://mywebsite101.com/ and so on... I wrote a rule to block ads on all upcoming domain names ...
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Can you set uBlock to allow Piwik tracking on all sites?

I'd like to reward site owners that use Piwik instead of Google Analytics by allowing Piwik tracking scripts globally. Is there any way to do this with the uBlock extension? So far I only found ...
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Active Adblock Plus shows weird error in Chrome JS Console

Every page i browse with chrome shows this error in the console: extensions::uncaught_exception_handler:8 Error in event handler for (unknown): SyntaxError: Failed to execute 'insertRule' on '...
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How to add new entry to ad blocker lists?

If I find a new tracking script or ad server url, I know how I can add it to my ad blocker but how do I add it to the wider lists used but other people and other ad blockers?
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How to fail fast with iptables?

Inspired by the Pi-hole I set up my own one. What it does: The Pi-hole is configured as a dedicated IP in my local net on a virtual adapter of Raspberry Pi. Get list of known spam / phishing / ad ...
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How do I block ads on startpage.com?

I tried the following, it has no effect: startpage.com##[style*="background-color:#F5F9FF;"] Any idea how to solve this? To reproduce: Go to https://startpage.com/do/search - search for example ...
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Website keeps “complaining” about my using an ad-blocker. What to do?

I'm using Ghostery and AdBlock Edge on my browser (Firefox). Some sites ask you once to maybe white-list them; and I just ignore that. But some sites (specific example: directwonen.nl when you're a ...
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Kaspersky keeps messaging about URL goldenticket.disconnect.me every time I open Chrome. What is it and how to get rid of it?

This is the Kaspersky message that appears every time I start a session in Chrome I press the green button "Disconnect" (don't mistake this with the problematic URL, disconnect.me) and the message ...
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Unblocking at element-level in uBlock Origin

There's one crucial feature from ABP that I haven't found in my (one week of) uBlock0 usage - the “Open blockable items” feature that allows me to allow and disallow at the level of page elements. ...
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Use AdBlock without being detected

Upon visiting a site today I was rewarded with Comic Sans. Behold it's glory: Source 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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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 Like"...
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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 ...