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Hello, I've used AddBlock successfully for years but now , to my utter dismay, It has stopped functioning. I tried unsuccessfully to reset Firefox . Have just gone through the latest StartPage privacy protocol added to Firefox, but I am still beset with beastly adds. Hope you can help, Cordially, Joy

Hello, I've used AddBlock successfully for years but now , to my utter dismay, It has stopped functioning. I tried unsuccessfully to reset Firefox . Have just gone through the latest StartPage privacy protocol added to Firefox, but I am still beset with beastly adds. Hope you can help, Cordially, Joy

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Try downloading Firefox from Mozilla, run it from the folder and see if you have the same issue with the add-on. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

Just to verify... your issue is that you cannot remove the add-on or is it that the add-on is not working?

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jonzn4SUSE .

Thank you for your reply but it did not solve problem. The problem is that AddBlock no longer functions despite it being " enabled".

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Which ad blocker are you using? What site are you using to verify if the add-on works? Just to verify, you tried the same add-on in Firefox from Mozilla and it still didn't work?

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I use ABP Adblock Plus a Firefox extension. I use Startpage as my search engine, also a firefox extension. The exasperating adds are only on YouTube.

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The same ABP in my screenshot? A link to the page showing ads on YouTube would be nice. I'm not seeing any ads. see screenshot --> https://paste.opensuse.org/89685461

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The adds are video adds. When I wish to view a video I am immediately blocked by a video add until I can click on the little "skip adds" window which appears in the right hand corner of the screen. If the video is longer than a few minutes, the add reappears.

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That's not a browser issue, it's YouTube by design. Some ads you cannot skip and others you can in 5 seconds after it starts. Noting you can do about those ads, you will get them in any browser.

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If you go to Firefox add-ons and themes page, you will see that Adblock Plus clearly states "Block YouTube - ads and pop-ups & Fight malware."

This it has done effectively for me for the past 17 or more years until very recently.

Either I should be able to rectify the problem, or it's part of the general corruption and downgrading of everything else these days..

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@joy.breeze, that is a Addon issue not a firefox issue. You need to contact the Addon developer about this issue then.

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Thank you for your reply. If you could explain how I find out who the developer is and how I might contact him, I'd be grateful.

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Hi

Before you do that, would you by any chance be using Eset anti-malware software on your computer?

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Hi,

No, as a Linux user I've never thought that I needed any anti-malware.

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joy.breeze said

Hi, No, as a Linux user I've never thought that I needed any anti-malware.

Here's the thing don't think a Linux is secure without some kinda A/V. That's open source and as other O/S your just likely a unsuspecting to get infected and never know til it's late. And for contact on the Addon or their site if one should have a way to contact them about issues.

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