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G'day, Yesterday I updated Firefox to which ever is the most current version (29) I have always had adblocker on my Firefox and it normally works and yesterday it was working fine pior to the update. However it doesn't appear to be working at all as I am getting ads on YouTube video's, one of the things adblocker is meant to remove as well as standard annoying adverts on many of the webpages I have visited, and visit regularly, which previously adblocker had dealt with and removed.

The first thing I did, as Ive heard that folk can get adverts from malware, I ran a security check of my system and it was all clear, no issues what so ever, so what I am wondering is if adblocker itself is needing updating or if there is something I am required to do ect.

Many thanks, Jim

G'day, Yesterday I updated Firefox to which ever is the most current version (29) I have always had adblocker on my Firefox and it normally works and yesterday it was working fine pior to the update. However it doesn't appear to be working at all as I am getting ads on YouTube video's, one of the things adblocker is meant to remove as well as standard annoying adverts on many of the webpages I have visited, and visit regularly, which previously adblocker had dealt with and removed. The first thing I did, as Ive heard that folk can get adverts from malware, I ran a security check of my system and it was all clear, no issues what so ever, so what I am wondering is if adblocker itself is needing updating or if there is something I am required to do ect. Many thanks, Jim

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Try new version of ABP (2.6) : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/
FredMcD
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I found that after Firefox v29, a LOT of my settings and
add-ons were changed / reset. Try this; Start Firefox in Safe Mode
While you are in safe mode;
Firefox Options > Advanced > General.
Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.
Then check ALL of your settings. Browser and add-ons. Then restart.

If you have any more problems with ABP, check their forum; Adblock Plus Homepage

I found that after Firefox v29, a LOT of my settings and<BR> add-ons were changed / reset. Try this; '''''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Start Firefox in Safe Mode]''''' <BR>While you are in safe mode;<BR> '''''Firefox Options > Advanced > General'''''.<BR> Look for and turn off '''Use Hardware Acceleration'''.<BR> Then check ALL of your settings. Browser and add-ons. Then restart. <BR><BR>If you have any more problems with ABP, check their forum; '''''[https://adblockplus.org/forum/ Adblock Plus Homepage]'''''

Question owner

I have tried both of these suggestions, updating adblocker was one of my first moves, tried updating, tried uninstalling and re-installing.

Beginning to think that an update to work with Firefox 29 may be required on adblockers side.... its just a little frustrating and irritating that I'll have to deal with ads until there is an update, there also doesn't seem to be any real alternatives, adblocker is featured and has up til now worked superbly...

I have tried both of these suggestions, updating adblocker was one of my first moves, tried updating, tried uninstalling and re-installing. Beginning to think that an update to work with Firefox 29 may be required on adblockers side.... its just a little frustrating and irritating that I'll have to deal with ads until there is an update, there also doesn't seem to be any real alternatives, adblocker is featured and has up til now worked superbly...
cor-el
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Maybe also do a malware check with several malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.
Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.
All these programs have free versions.

Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

See also:

Maybe also do a malware check with several malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.<br> Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.<br> All these programs have free versions. Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan. *Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:<br>http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php *AdwCleaner:<br>http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/<br>http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/AdwCleaner.shtml *SuperAntispyware:<br>http://www.superantispyware.com/ *Microsoft Safety Scanner:<br>http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx *Windows Defender:<br>http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/using-defender *Spybot Search & Destroy:<br>http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html *Kasperky Free Security Scan:<br>http://www.kaspersky.com/security-scan You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller. *Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller:<br>http://support.kaspersky.com/5350?el=88446 See also: *"Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked