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How do I stop sites from opening ads in new tabs?

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I have every adblocker on earth, it seems, and now sites have found a workaround by forcing ads to open in new tabs. Is there some way to stop these? I've gone back to ABP because UBlock was too aggressive and causing me problems.

I have every adblocker on earth, it seems, and now sites have found a workaround by forcing ads to open in new tabs. Is there some way to stop these? I've gone back to ABP because UBlock was too aggressive and causing me problems.

Chosen solution

You may have ad / mal-ware. Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 15.20.20039
  • Citrix Online App Detector Plugin
  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Version 5.41.3.0
  • Google Update
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • LastPass Plugin
  • NPWLPG
  • Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0

Application

  • Firefox 49.0.2
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:49.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/49.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/49.0.2/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Adblock Plus 2.8.1 ({d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d})
  • Check4Change 1.9.8.1 (check4change-owner@mozdev.org)
  • Classic Theme Restorer 1.5.6 (ClassicThemeRestorer@ArisT2Noia4dev)
  • Disconnect 3.15.3.1-signed.1-signed (2.0@disconnect.me)
  • Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus 1.3.10 (elemhidehelper@adblockplus.org)
  • Flash Block Plus 0.1.4 (jid1-n8wH2cBfc2QaUj@jetpack)
  • FlashStopper 1.4.2 (flashstopper@byo.co.il)
  • Forecastfox (fix version) 2.4.3 (forecastfox@s3_fix_version)
  • Google™ Hangouts 0.1.6 (jid1-uqbSKwXpf2K6yl@jetpack)
  • Integrated Google Calendar 1.5.1 (intgcal@egarracingteam.com.ar)
  • LastPass 3.3.1 (support@lastpass.com)
  • Menu Wizard 5.01 (s3menu@wizard)
  • Multi-process staged rollout 1.3 (e10srollout@mozilla.org)
  • Multiple Tab Handler 0.8.2015113001 (multipletab@piro.sakura.ne.jp)
  • One-Click Translate Page 1.0.1 (@one-click-translate-page-button)
  • OPIE 6.6 (OPIE@guid.customsoftwareconsult.com)
  • Pocket 1.0.4 (firefox@getpocket.com)
  • Reddit Enhancement Suite 4.6.1 (jid1-xUfzOsOFlzSOXg@jetpack)
  • ReminderFox 2.1.5.5 ({ada4b710-8346-4b82-8199-5de2b400a6ae})
  • Screengrab (fix version) 0.99.03c ({02450914-cdd9-410f-b1da-db004e18c671})
  • Stopwatch 0.8.4.1-signed.1-signed (stopwatch@mercille.org)
  • The Addon Bar (restored) 3.2.9-compat-fixed-4 (the-addon-bar@GeekInTraining-GiT)
  • Theme Font & Size Changer 46.5 ({f69e22c7-bc50-414a-9269-0f5c344cd94c})
  • Tile Tabs 13.9 (tiletabs@DW-dev)
  • Time Keeper 0.3.2 (jid1-XqHaE0E9M07EKQ@jetpack)
  • turkopticon 3.41.1-signed.1-signed ({4324f4a6-3a89-477e-b388-6bca032df78b})
  • Web Compat 1.0 (webcompat@mozilla.org)
  • X-notifier 3.5.21 ({37fa1426-b82d-11db-8314-0800200c9a66})
  • Add to Search Bar 2.9 (add-to-searchbox@maltekraus.de) (Inactive)
  • Easy Battery Monitor 0.1.1-signed.1-signed (sureshdsk@facebook.com) (Inactive)
  • FEBE 8.9.2 ({4BBDD651-70CF-4821-84F8-2B918CF89CA3}) (Inactive)
  • Greasemonkey 3.8 ({e4a8a97b-f2ed-450b-b12d-ee082ba24781}) (Inactive)
  • LeechBlock 1.0.3 ({a95d8332-e4b4-6e7f-98ac-20b733364387}) (Inactive)
  • Pop-up Controller 0.9.1-signed.1-signed (jid1-MIAJd5BiK7V4Pw@jetpack) (Inactive)
  • toggle-mixed-active-content 2.0 (jid0-LfpuGtyvjqw5JxLBjdCjX5Fzorw@jetpack) (Inactive)
  • YesScript 2.1.1-signed.1-signed (yesscript@userstyles.org) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0116
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: igdumd64 igd10umd64 igd10umd64 igdumd32 igd10umd32 igd10umd32
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: Unknown
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 05551028
  • adapterSubsysID2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x8086
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • crashGuards: []
  • direct2DEnabled: False
  • direct2DEnabledMessage: [u'']
  • directWriteEnabled: False
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.16581
  • driverDate: 9-2-2012
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 9.17.10.2849
  • driverVersion2:
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  • info: {u'AzureCanvasAccelerated': 0, u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'skia', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'cairo'}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 0
  • numAcceleratedWindowsMessage: [u'']
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • supportsHardwareH264: No; Hardware video decoding disabled or blacklisted
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Basic

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
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Chosen Solution

You may have ad / mal-ware. Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

You may have ad / mal-ware. Further information can be found in the [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article. Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.