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Large increase in Ads.
I have ongoing Adblock Plus and Ghostery, but since the latest update to Firefox 95, I have seen a significant increase in the numbers of Ads on internet news sites (TheGatewayPundit.com, ZeroHedge.com, etc.). I've have also experienced for the first time, a request to sign up in order to continue to view something (Fox News; Political Cartoons). Is this a result of the Firefox update or have the advertisements managed to overcome Ad blocking software? Is there a fix that you can suggest? Thank you for taking the time to read and respond. Dennis
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Show the issue. I'm on the site and nothing stands out to me. I do see a lot of things blocked by ABP and Ghostery. see screenshot. I have Ghostery set to block everything. What about your settings?
The same with the other site. I see nothing...
Modified by jonzn4SUSE
Hi Dennis, you didn't share your add-ons list, but it's worth a check to see whether anything crept in that is injecting unwanted content into pages.
You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:
- Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
- "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
- type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return
In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions. On the right side, find the "Manage Your Extensions" heading.
If there is at least one extension before the next heading -- "Recommended Extensions" -- please continue:
Then cast a critical eye over the list below that heading. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything suspicious or that you just do not remember installing or why? If in doubt, disable (or remove). For your privacy and security, don't let mystery programs linger here.
Thank you for the replies. I had experienced a video that was self loading on individual news articles on Thegatewaypundit.com When I researched how to get rid of them, the adblocker also blocked me from accessing my financial institutions in the USA and I had to undo it and delete it. I'm retired and live in Thailand. I've done a screen print from both The gatewaypundit and Foxnews onto word files, but I do not see any way to attach them here. I just tried to copy and paste them in this block and that didn't work either. Any suggestions from you on how to get them to you?
If you saved your screenshot as JPEG or PDF files, you can use the Browse... button below this box where you type to attach the image file. I think those the only formats accepted (no PDFs, no DOCs).
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It's normal for media sites to have a lot of ads. I'm not sure there is anything suspicious going on there. If your ad blockers are not as effective you'd like, you could consider using a different one. This one is popular:
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For some reason, when I tried to attach more than one image at a time, it would just lock up.
Thank you for your replies...they were very helpful.