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worthless popup blockers

Post by bad medicine » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:44 am

How do I really stop popups? I'm using FF 68 and have tried both adblocker and popup blocker, and to be honest they don't seem to do jack s*** anymore. I get popups everywhere. Popups are ruining my life. I especially want to kill the popups telling me to disable my popup blocker. :evil:
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Re: worthless popup blockers

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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:17 pm

I also use ublock origin as well as privacy possum...i never have any popups nor do i have to look at ads on websites any longer either, best of both worlds...DAMIEN
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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by derrick1120 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:59 pm

I use UBlock Origin - and on the sites re "turn off your Ad Blocker" message, you can disable javascript (from the menu) - which seems to prevent them.

Also prevents video's auto playing on News sites !

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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by Flemur » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:04 pm

uBlock Origin
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?

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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by bad medicine » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:03 pm

Thanks. Trying Ublock Origin now, so far so good.
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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by trytip » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:54 am

in windows i use ublock origin in linux nano adblocker / nano defender if you want to be advanced. it's the red headed step child of ublock origin. same concept as ublock origin but includes more default lists

makes no difference though, google got smart and are aware of you trying to block it. it used to be it can't be detected but now it is https://browserleaks.com/proxy
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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by carum carvi » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:13 am

trytip wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:54 am
google got smart and are aware of you trying to block it. it used to be it can't be detected but now it is https://browserleaks.com/proxy
I have visited the above mentioned test site and wiht Javascript disabled in Ublock Origin the above site couldnt recognize my adblocker Ublock Origin. I must add though that surfing the internet without javascript enabled is rather cumbersome and not a workable situation. Therefore trytip's comment about anyone being able to recognize that we are using adblockers is spot on. Although I do not get as many annoying popups on websites compared to when I was using Adblock Plus, which was (still is?) the most widely used adblocker.

I have been using Ublock Origin for 2 years now as well and only recently I noticed that by default many of the block lists (annoyances, privacy, malware etc) are not acitvated.

Open dashbaord. (the vertical 3 stripes)
Select Filter Lists.
Click on the small plus tabs and select all the other lists.
Select Update Now.

By selecting ALL the block lists in Ublock Origin, compared to only the default ones, I got a much smoother surfing experience, with many smaller annoying popups being disabled as well. I LOVE Ublock Origin!

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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by Spearmint2 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:38 am

I use my Hosts file. Same as in Windows.

https://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/block-w ... osts-file/

https://www.howtogeek.com/319700/how-to ... -websites/

You can just download one already with most common blocked adservers, and then add to it as time goes on. You'd only need the "hosts" file itself.

https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts
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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by trytip » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:12 am

carum carvi wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:13 am
I have visited the above mentioned test site and wiht Javascript disabled in Ublock Origin the above site couldnt recognize my adblocker Ublock Origin.
are you saying everything is xnot detected if you enable everything? as it is now the list size is 27mb used to be around 6mb when i first started using ublock origin a long time ago and everything was not detected
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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by trytip » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:32 am

Spearmint2 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:38 am
I use my Hosts file. Same as in Windows.
You can just download one already with most common blocked adservers, and then add to it as time goes on. You'd only need the "hosts" file itself.
https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts
i do too, i see the hosts file in steven blacks repo hasn't been updated to include the latest dan pollock's hosts.
steven black is at # Last updated: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 at 04:52:50 GMT
dan pollock is at # Last updated: Sun, 01 Sep 2019 at 11:25:08 GMT
that's the trouble with using someone else's hosts. steven black i see has more **** and malware domains blocking while dan pollock is more inclined to include tracking protection

you must also realize that if you have ipv6 enabled and you do not have ipv6 equivalent in your hosts then any ipv6 pages are ignored.
example:

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0.0.0.0 google.com
::1 google.com
for every 0.0.0.0 (ipv4) entry there must be a ::1 (ipv6) equivalent if your network is ipv6 enabled (test ipv6) https://test-ipv6.com/
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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by lsemmens » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:26 pm

You must visit norty websites, I almost NEVER see popups, nasty, or otherwise. I have only set the options in "Privacy and Security" and that is it.
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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by RIH » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:45 pm

lsemmens wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:26 pm
You must visit norty websites,
Depends what you call 'norty' this is the BBC News site for example, that might be considered such by some.. :D
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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by lsemmens » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:58 pm

BBC, need I say more......;) seriously, it does seem strange, have you set your security in "Privacy and Security" options? I have all turned on.
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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by all41 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:23 am

yes--ublock origin
I also use noscript.
Both involve taming

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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by RIH » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:36 am

lsemmens wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:58 pm
BBC, need I say more......;) seriously, it does seem strange, have you set your security in "Privacy and Security" options? I have all turned on.
I am using Opera so that option has not been available since April - hence Ublock origin.. :D
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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by Noorderling » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:00 am

uBlock Origin

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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by rujikin » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:42 am

Use the brave browser. Built in popup blocker that works better than any 3rd party blocker I have tried. https://brave.com/

I mainly use it when I NEED ads blocked and otherwise use Firefox.
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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by trytip » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:19 am

lsemmens wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:58 pm
BBC, need I say more......;) seriously, it does seem strange, have you set your security in "Privacy and Security" options? I have all turned on.
which privacy security are you referring to? they all need to be OFF in chrome especially do not track. also in chrome://settings/privacy spellcheck if you have basic you are ok. if you use enhanced spell check ALL text you type will go to gOOgle first and definitely do not allow background sync
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Re: worthless popup blockers

Post by lsemmens » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:25 pm

I only ever set in Firefox, not familiar with Chrome (for obvious reasons).
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