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How to check a website uses special javascript file and how to prevent that javascript being executed?

Today my Firefox 92 crashed when I entered a website(I do not want to give its name but it is one of the computer language programming tutorial websites). When I inspect the console output of Firefox, ...
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AdBlock filter not working

On some sites I use there is an overlay ad, with an URL like //furied.com/script/ut.js?cb= with random numbers after cb=. If I try to block it with a filter like ||furied.com/script/ut.js^$domain=...
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Is it possible to display only blocks that contain more than three classes on some website?

For example, what I wanted to do is that only blocks containing more than three classes named backlink are displayed, but not less than three on Chrome. Is it possible?
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How to block an URL which has changing numbers with uBlock Origin?

Using uBlock Origin, I want to block variations of the following URL: https://ir.ebaystatic.com/rs/c/desk08052021.js The 8 digit number after "desk" varies. I had the following custom filter ...
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uBlock - rewrite href text

Lets say I have the following link on some page <a href="https://example.com/string?param1=1&param2=2">Title</a> And using uBlock I'd like to rewrite it to: <a href="...
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Cannot delete a file(error: 2 - the system cannot find the file specified)

I wanted to watch my anime in peace and installed an adblocker called "AdLock", but it wouldn't play anything. I decided to delete the adlocker. It is not in my system folders but I found it ...
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How to See Ad without being tracked by Google and others?

I want to know how Google,Facebook,etc.. know I viewed AD? Are they know it by pixels(like in emails) on ADS or any other way? Let Me Clear What I want to Know Take Example- Here I Suppose UMatrix is ...
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How to import Adblock Plus pattern.ini into version 3.10.2

I have a pattern.ini from an old Adblock Plus installation version 2.8.2. As far as I understand, it saved it custom filter rules under adblockplus/pattern.ini I know have upgraded browser, and with ...
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How to block javascript based popups/new tabs in chrome?

I use ublock origin addon on chrome. However, I have problems with sites which are ad lovers. when i enter those , they auto open new tab which is directed to ad site, or even worse new window of ...
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uBlock Origin - Create filter based on href link

I want to create a filter in uBlock for a given website where I know all the ads have an href of the following type containing "referral_story". <a class="_1oem" href="/...
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AdBlock Plus keeps getting enabled again on weather.com

I've been using AdBlock Plus in Chrome for a while. Recently, www.weather.com changed so that it forces me to disable my ad blocker in order to use their site. However, for some reason, no matter how ...
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bypass websites detecting adblocker on AdGuards DNS network

I just set the AdGuards ipv4 DNS servers as the default on my router, Wifi Is now ad-free! YAY! only one disadvantage, some websites detect this as an adblocker, and comes with the standard pop-up &...
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How to truly Fix this Recent sudden mess up in uBlock Origin (some internal config/ list updates) blocking way too much?

How to truly Fix this Recent sudden mess up in uBlock Origin (some internal config/ list updates) blocking way too much? Its doing this on most websites: google, youtube, superuser & SE. Even ...
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Configure Adblock to filter web pages in Google Chrome?

There's an ad the Adblock extension for Google Chrome fails to remove. Adblock Plus didn't work any better. It looks like just removing the following line in the HTML page would do the trick, but ...
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Replacing blocked YouTube video with external link

Is it possible to show link to YouTube video instead of completely erasing the YT iframe using uBlock Origin? Will it be treated (and blocked) as 3p-frame or 3p by dynamic filters, and thus blocked ...
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Why is uBlock Origin causing Pale Moon to *randomly* not load my stylesheet with zero changes in between?

I have Pale Moon installed on Windows 10. It has the uBlock Origin extension installed. This is how I reproduce the glitch: I first clear ALL browser data and then close the program. Then I run this ...
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How do I match and block a tag by an attribute's value with Ublock Origin?

I'm trying to block/remove a specific stylesheet from a page. The context here is that this stylesheet is the stylesheet specific to a specific subreddit. The HTML looks like this (from the ublock ...
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Why does Firefox refuse to navigate to this domain?

I noticed some advertisments slipping through my ad blocker. I decided that I might be better off navigating to the domain of the ad provider, going to page settings and ban all permissions, including ...
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How to remove ad script malware injection on Firefox

I'm using linux mint tara. When I browse through firefox, occasionally an encrypted script is getting injected into the page that I'm browsing. When clicked anywhere on the page opens a popup ad. How ...
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Adblock Plus: What is the reason this rule doesn't work?

I've always been confused by ABP syntax for blocking content, but usually I can get what I need. But I've struggled a couple of hours trying to understand how to block this image: (actual URL: ...
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How can I stop/disable McAfee ads/popups in Lenovo (Recommended by LENOVO)

I have recently bought a Lenovo laptop with Windows 10 which has been good so far. However, there is something really annoying with it which is a an ad that appears every time I turn on the laptop. ...
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Adblock/uBlock rule to hide elements inside an iframe

I would like to hide elements which have a specific attribute inside an iframe. For example, I want to hide all elements with attribute load-ads-json-from, and there is an element <div load-ads-...
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Can I stop a website from deleting back-button history?

Westlaw.com times me out returns me to the sign-in page after 20 or 30 minutes. On most websites, I would just sign back in and hit the back button to return to where I was when I timed out, but ...
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AdBlock Edge extention is turn off on each restart

Question : At every restart, AdBlock addon is desactivated. Requiring me to manually enable the addon. Is there a way to automaticaly reactivate it with a script or to solve the issue? Version : ...
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How to use redirect option with uBlock Origin Static network filtering?

Just to understand the concept. Say, there is an image on a web page and I want to replace that image with a "neutered" resource. Say, there is a site example.com, and there is an image on a web page ...
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Same Chrome versions, same AdBlock versions, same AdBlock settings, YouTube has ads only on Mac

I just did a fresh Mac OS install (Sierra) on a new SSD and installed Google Chrome and AdBlock. I noticed I see YouTube ads on it. I updated my Windows 10 PC to the same version of Chrome and ...
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Do ad-blockers work on PWAs?

It seems there is quite a push for PWAs lately, chrome 72 on android just added support for TWA and it seems iOS 12.2 will also add more support. I find it really cool this recent shift to web ...
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Blocking ads using HOSTS at ROUTER Level

Using TP Link Archer C9 and D-Link DIR868L here. Have been looking through the manual/guide to find DNS settings to redirect all spammy websites to null, but can't find it anywhere. Would like to ...
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uBlock Origin : Cross-site cosmetic filtering?

Is there a way to block cosmetic elements on multiple sites. For example on StackExchange, I would like to block ##.site-footer--container ##.site-header ###left-sidebar But, I don't want ot just ...
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How to use uBlock Origin to block just the page stackexchange.com without blocking the entire stackexchange network?

I've found HNQ are really distracting to me, so I want to block them. This question has some ways to block them in the sidebar, but the same list exists over at https://stackexchange.com/. I want to ...
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AdBlock modifying javascript variable

I've seen a page where it contains a isAdblockDetected variable, changing it to false in chrome dev tools everything works. Is possible to change a javascript variable somehow in adblock or any other ...
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uBlock Origin: Allow YouTube Ads

I tried allowing YouTube Ads with no-cosmetic-filtering: youtube.com true but it seems like that it still blocks Ads (At least I don't see any Ads on YouTube anymore) Does anyone know what I'm doing ...
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Tools/addons to edit how pages are rendered in browser

I'm looking for something what seems to be quite straightforward but I am not successful so I clearly take a wrong approach. I would like to have more power over displaying pages than usual ad-...
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How to block randomized HTML tag names in ad-blocker?

How to block ads which appear in randomized HTML tags using ad-blockers, i.e. ABP (AdBlockPlus) or uBO (uBlock Origin)? Example: <U-RLCE class="uqRMKJfSUjw "> <U-RLCE class="...
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Adblock plus preventing stack exchange websites to load

When Adblock Plus is activated, stackoverflow, superuser, crypto exchange, etc, are loading as follows: But all the other sites seem to work normally. And when I disable it, everything works fine. ...
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Why do DNS-based adblockers return 0.0.0.0 instead of NXDOMAIN? [closed]

There's a number of projects out there that block ads at the router level by intercepting DNS requests for known bad domains. Most of them seem to work by resolving the offending domains to 0.0.0.0. ...
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Using Adblock Plus filters to block HTML elements

I was looking at this guide on how to block elements using ABP: https://adblockplus.org/en/filters#elemhide As an example, I went to the options and added a filter for blankmediagames.com/...
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How do I stop popunders in Firefox that resist ad blockers?

I find that recently there are a lot of popunders that are not getting blocked by standard popup blockers like Ad-Block and Poper Blocker. I suspect that these are implemented as CSS overlays that ...
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How to block a certain element on the page with AdBlock by its text-content?

I am trying to hide all the spans on YouTube, which contain the string 'view' in them by following these instructions. However, it does not work, and I keep getting Invalid CSS selector syntax ...
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Raspberry Pi dnsmasq performance

I want to block ads in my whole network with dnsmasq running on a Raspberry Pi, connected via Ethernet to the router. Is there any reason to take a RPi3? Or is a RPi2 also sufficient for that task? ...
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How to block hidden pop-unders despite having adblockers?

one great example is rapidgator. when clicking the text box to solve captcha, it triggers a pop-under/up. While poper blocker blocks this in Chrome, there are many other instances where it got passed. ...
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How to disable AdBlock Plus for local (html) files?

I want to disable AdBlock Plus (Firefox) for all local files. How to do this?
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How to block all Disqus content with Ublock Origin

I heard that it is possible to use Ublock Origin to block not only ads but also Disqus content on all websites that host it. Disqus is a commenting system that many websites like newspapers add to ...
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How to hide an element on a specific page using uBlock Origin (or AdBlock / Plus)?

I know I can block a particular element on a whole site with a rule like: example.com##.blockedClass Is there a way to do have particular elements only blocked on particular pages? I note that ...
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how to get rid of AdChoices (with system-wide adblocker)

I hate ads. I'm not used to seeing the internet with them. Well one thing led to another and now I have ads again. I am tunneling all traffic through a proxy running GlimmerBlocker that has ...
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can I block specific scripts in firefox [duplicate]

with uMatrix I can block domains for specific external content. But I would like to know if there is also a blocker for specific scripts on a domain. With uMatrix it is all or nothing for one source ...
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Exporting Ad Block Plus "element hider" into uBlock

Despite its high memory usage, I was a happy user of AdBlock Plus for years -- not only because of the main plugin's functionality, but also (perhaps, primarily) because of the Element Hider add-on, ...
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How to disable "onclick" event processing on a web page with uBlock Origin?

Normally when a user clicks a middle mouse button on a link on a web page, the link opens in a new tab. When a user clicks right mouse button, a context menu appears. Now there are some annoying sites ...
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How to block HTML elements by text they contain?

I'm looking for a way to hide particular text fragments in a browser—all those news about buzzwords of the day. The idea is to hide HTML elements whose inner text contains certain keywords. I've ...
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Uninstall Adblock Extension from Chrome completly

I have already uninstalled Adblock from chrome extension. But I keep seeing console logs of Adblock blocking certain urls. And if I visit certain website they keep showing me overlay of "Please ...
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