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Why is AdBlock plus doing this?

By learninmypc
Feb 9, 2014
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  1. Everyday I go to www.cbs.com to watch the previous evenings programming without commercials.
    This past Monday (02/03/14) I went here http://www.cbs.com/shows/48_hours/video/eYvS7odIJbShePVgQDRJv3h_xhNd7yh9/the-country-club-murders/ and saw this
    Adblock plus.JPG
    yet I go here http://www.cbsnews.com/news/poker-pro-suspected-in-double-murder/ & am listening to it as I type this.
    Now I know some of you don't use an adblocker, but I prefer a cleaner looking website NOT cluttered with ads.
    I get the same image as above with this link http://www.cbs.com/shows/big_bang_t...-big-bang-theory-the-locomotive-manipulation/
    I've resorted to using FF portable with no adblocker just to watch the programs turning the volume down for the *****ic commercials.
    Any ideas/help?
     
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    I get this too. It is business man. They arent going to just post a video from the previous day online and not have ads. They would make no money this way. You can probably add CBS.com to your allowed filter, this will allow ads on certain sites in which you specify.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,447   +242

    Ok, I understand that, but up till this month, I've never had it happen at all.
    I can watch 48 hours on the cbsnews.com site & no ads, its only started on cbs.com :(.
    How would I add cbs.com to my allowed filter?

    I found this https://adblockplus.org/en/acceptable-ads but it wasn't much help. :(
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2014
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    Just right click on the Adblock icon in the bar at the top of the screen and press "Allow ads on this page" or something like that. They probably just implemented it recently.
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,447   +242

    Doing as you suggest, I see this
    adblock.jpg
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,447   +242

    Until I find an easier way, I've removed Adblock edge from my SeaMonkey so I can watch cbs.com online. :)
     
  7. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    Press disable on "place site here". This would disable the extension on specified pages.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,447   +242

    I have done that, but since then I've removed adblock edge on SeaMonkey only. Thank you. :)
     
  9. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 552

    OP is confused

    it is not Add blocker plus that's giving you this message. It is the CBS website.

    The number of websites doing this recently has increased ive had to watch the stupid adverts on a whole host of pages recently as if you don't, you are denied access. The days of blocking adds are numbered it seems.

    I added an exception on the escapist recently as I like there content wanna support them. But they keep playing these not skippable adverts for things like yogurt, face cream, makeup that you cannot stop. Sometimes they just randomly start playing even when Im watching a video on there, so I have to pause the video im watching until its finished :( It really pisses me off and ive had to remove there exception and block the adds again
     
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  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,447   +242

    Thank you. I'll be forced to get used to the repetitive commercials. :)
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,447   +242

    F.W.I.W., I found a work around. Disable the adblocker on cbs.com & start the show. Once the show starts, re-enable it & the show plays without ads. :) :)
     
     
  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,515   +336

    hmm - - yes and no - - cause and effect. The adblocker stops the browser from accessing the url with the ads, and when the code in the browser fails on that access, it responds with the notice shown.
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,447   +242

    Yes, after I posted that, I found it don't always work. It did for a bit. Oh well, back to the ads:eek:
     
  14. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,515   +336

    There is a technique to block connections that usually avoids this symptom - - entries in the host file.
    Code:
    127.0.0.1  ad.a8.net
    127.0.0.1  asy.a8ww.net
    127.0.0.1  adserver.abv.bg
    127.0.0.1  adv.abv.bg
    127.0.0.1  bimg.abv.bg
    127.0.0.1  ca.abv.bg
    those ABV and adserver entries with an address as shown cause the browser to resolve the names but to get a 404 not found error. the area on the webpage that would have contained the ads will instead show the 404 not found condition.

    See http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm for how-to
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,447   +242

    Thank you, I'll check it out .
     


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