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Post by elusis » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:13 am

Starting yesterday, every ad, autoplay video, and animated nightmare is showing up on sfgate.com - e.g.

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http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/crowned-lemur-oakland-zoo-madagascar-12442319.php
(The first time I loaded this page, ABP said it blocked over 900 items. The second time, it said it was blocking 1 item. No idea what that's about.)

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Post by intense » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:27 am

browser version ? ABP version ?

Check your filter lists, be sure are correctly updated.

Post some screenshot with what ads you still see on page.

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Post by intense » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:47 pm

I see no such ads.
Check the lists to be sure there is no failure (download with errors) on the "filter lists" tab

Only if I disable completely ABP I'm able to see those ads.

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Post by pizza » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:42 pm

I have the same problem. but this is very weird. I recorded a video of demonstration.

I also see some ads on this site. but when I give the ad with the right button, and then to inspect .. the page automatically reloads and the ads disappear! :-?

I have the same version of chrome that "elusis"

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https://streamable.com/7bjxu

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Post by intense » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:52 pm

@pizza Could you test uBo (disabling ABP) ? disable mcafee stuff.

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Post by pizza » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:56 pm

ok, the problem was the extension "Avast Online Security" :roll:

is solved for me.

thx @intense

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Post by smed79 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:33 pm

@pizza could you test the below filter in Adblock Plus

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/adTools.js
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Post by pizza » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:56 pm

:lol: thx @smed79
there are filters for everything

disabling the avast extension + ABP has removed many ads, of many web sites! :P

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Post by elusis » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:07 am

Interesting - I'm not running "Avast Online Security."
1Password Manager
AdBlock Plus
Black Menu for Google
Evernote Web Clipper
Flash Control
Google (Analytics blocker, Docs offline, Hangouts)
Honey
Https Everywhere
Magic Actions for YouTube
MuteTab
OneTab
Pinterest Save Button
Privacy Badger
Session Buddy
Tab Manager
Tabs Plus
The Camelizer
Video Download Helper
That's my list of enabled extensions.

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Post by elusis » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:11 am

intense wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:47 pm
I see no such ads.
Check the lists to be sure there is no failure (download with errors) on the "filter lists" tab

Only if I disable completely ABP I'm able to see those ads.
Pretty sure my filter lists tab doesn't show errors:

http://i68.tinypic.com/23syhcx.png

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Post by intense » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:18 am

1. try disabling all other extensions, test again
2. try also the filter smed79 proposed above

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Post by elusis » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:36 pm

I will do a test with all other extensions disabled this afternoon. How do I add the filter smed79 mentioned?

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Post by elusis » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:09 am

OK, tested with nothing but ABP endabled. All ads are still loading, including dozens of "sponsored links" at the bottom of the page. I'll post screen shots if you want. I'll try the filter.

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Post by smed79 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:13 am

Install "uBlock Extra".
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Post by okiehsch » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:31 am

@smed79 just for your information

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sfgate.com
uses Instart Logic.

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Post by pizza » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:45 am

mmm the ads reappears today for me with:

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/adTools.js
and all extensions OFF .

well.. it is an unsolved mystery

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Post by stevedb321 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:43 am

As of this morning (Dec 3, 2018) the sfgate.com site (San Francisco Chronicle) has completely changed how they serve up scripts, images, stylesheets and xml requests. Nothing is sourced from a third party. Every script name/directory is highly encoded with what appears to be a long per-session string. Scripts originating from third parties (such as outbrain.com) appear to be routed through sfgate.com's domain so that the browser (and adblock plus) cannot identify them as third party.

The page still loads with my adlblock plus running but it is very slow and wonky - ads are displayed and popping up, as are sponsored content (outbrain) that were previously blocked as well as a nasty pop up video.

Here's an example of what their scripts look like now:

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https://c-8oqtgrjgwu46x24udx2eueqtgectftgugctejx2eeqo.g00.sfgate.com/g00/3_c-8yyy.uhicvg.eqo_/c-8OQTGRJGWU46x24jvvrux3ax.....k32e.octmx3dkocig_$/$
Has anyone noted this yet?

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Post by intense » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:02 am

Install ublock extra
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... ffkjpaplco

(is working together your ABP - dedicated to a class of very nasty ads)

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Post by stevedb321 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:24 pm

Will give it a try and report back.

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Post by stevedb321 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:15 pm

OK, this morning I was surprised to see that SFGate.com is back to "normal" I did not have time to change any settings on my adblocker at all. So I have to assume that a change was made either by EasyList or by one of the other filters I have in use: ABP and EasyPrivacy.

Upon examining the ABP filters that are triggered on sfgate.com, I see a new SNIPPET blocked from the list ABP (not from EasyList)

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sfgate.com#$#abort-on-property-read I10C
This seems to deal with pretty much all ads and other bad behavior. The type of item blocked is called SNIPPET and I am not sure what this is and how it works. But very clever, nonetheless.

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Post by smed79 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:11 am

stevedb321 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:15 pm
I am not sure what this is and how it works.
https://adblockplus.org/releases/adbloc ... a-released
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