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What happened with AdBlock Plus?

By learninmypc
Mar 27, 2013
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  1. For several months or more, I've used https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/?src=cb-dl-users on my browser FF & SeaMonkey & had no problems watching these programs commercial free. Now I realize they use ad revenue to pay bills......but..... http://www.cbs.com/shows/ncis/video/ & http://www.cbs.com/shows/ncis_los_angeles/video/ & others at http://www.cbs.com/
    till yesterday when I got this
    AdBlock plus.JPG
    I've had to disable Adblock to watch the episode(s) but just wondering???
    "EDIT" Even with an Adblocker installed on Opera,I'm able to view the episodes with ads :(
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    This happens on some sites. Odd why it says ad blocker not pop up blocker. Try updating the filter lists.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    It says Adblocker because it blocks the ads I'd normally see on websites.
    And it normally blocks the commercials in the programs I watch on cbs.
    I've updated both the addon & the filers in Firefox & no change.
    Ditto with SeaMonkey.
    I guess I'll just have to get used to it, thanks.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    Add it to the safe list of ads maybe?
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    I've installed FF portable version with out adblock till I try your idea,thank you.
    I was thinking about doing what you suggest but would that block ALL ads or just the ones I've seen? Just curious & learnin :)
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    Well, I'm happy to say it is working again as it was previously. Maybe the newer version of Firefox or ??? I don't know. Just glad its working. Thanks to those who gave input. :)
  7. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    I doubt 20 did anything, but ok then. Cheers.
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    I truthfully don't know,but am glad its better.(y)
  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,659   +82

    You can change your HOST so ads don't appear. Might slow down the PC though. Spyware Blaster can also be use on the major browsers now. Ad Block there is so many versions of this. You can try out others that don't have issues. If your on Chrome you might want to try Blocker
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    I know I have a hosts thingy on this pc,but not that familiar with it . I do have SpywareBlaster on here.
    I don't have Google Chrome on here yet because I don't want this to happen
    to it. Since its working ok now, I'm happy. Thanks for your input.


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