Questions about blocking advertisements in browsers.

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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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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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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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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="blah"]/table/tr[2] xpath or to use it as additional condition to prevent false positives? ABP ...
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How do I filter certain javascripts from running and not block them all on Drudge Report?

How do I block this particular "auto refresh" script on Drudge Report from running in my Firefox browser on Windows XP? var timer = setInterval("autoRefresh()", 1000 * 60 * 3); function autoRefresh()...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adblock Plus not working after update to Firefox 4.0b6 on Ubuntu

Firefox recently updated itself on my Ubuntu 10.04 from 4.0b5 to 4.0b6. After a browser restart, Adblock Plus 1.2.2 which was installed no longer blocks any ads. The extensions appears as if it is ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Can I get personalized web content if I use AdBlock?

I use AdBlock in Chrome and I'm subscribed to the following lists: Fanboy tracking list, Fanboy annoyance list, Easylist privacy, the main Fanboy list, the main Easylist. Am I still able to receive ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I block this script manually?

I use wireshark to check network traffic made by firefox and discover some lines keep coming up every minutes, some of them are made by facebook, which is totally non-sense to me. I would like to ...