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Upgraded to FF 62(64bit). Google search shows no ads. I need ads to show.

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While to most, stopping Google Ads showing up in search is fine, I need ads to show. They are not since upgrading to FireFox 62(64bit). Windows 7. Tried to disable "block pop-ups", turned security to minimum. Also ran FF with addons disabled (safe mode). Still no ads. Older versions of FF on my other PCs still show ads. Suggestions please. Thanx.

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Google ads can be blocked by Tracking Protection.

Firefox shows the shield icon at the left end of the location/address bar in case content is blocked by Tracking Protection.

If you use extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) that can block (wanted) content (Adblock Plus, NoScript, Disconnect, Ghostery, Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin) always make sure such extensions do not block (wanted) content.

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Thank you, however: Tracking Protection is Off. Checked Web Console, did not see any lines indicating blocked content. No extensions loaded in this install of Firefox. Also ran in Safe Mode (extensions disabled), still no ads showing. No fix yet, still stumped.

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Does it make any difference whether you are logged into your Google account when you search?

Does it make any difference whether you start searching from Google's home page or from Firefox's address/search bar (the URL is different)?

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Right now it makes a difference in about 1 in 10 searches. When not logged into Google, no ads. When logged into Google "Sponsored" ad box at top of page, maybe 1 ad (with icon) below, either in FF search bar, or on Google page. On FF 54.0, get 5 ads on each of at least first 5 pages.

Will put together couple screen shots and post. As it is, I have to go to another machine just to see if clients ads are running :~( Very Strange.

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Can you post your about:support data here?

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Application Basics

Name: Firefox Version: 62.0 Build ID: 20180830143136 Update Channel: release User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:62.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/62.0 OS: Windows_NT 6.1 Multiprocess Windows: 1/1 (Enabled by default) Web Content Processes: 4/4 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Found Safe Mode: false

Crash Reports for the Last 3 Days

All Crash Reports Firefox Features

Name: Activity Stream Version: 2018.08.22.1219-93becf29 ID:

Name: Application Update Service Helper Version: 2.0 ID:

Name: Firefox Screenshots Version: 33.0.0 ID:

Name: Form Autofill Version: 1.0 ID:

Name: Photon onboarding Version: 1.0 ID:

Name: Pocket Version: 1.0.5 ID:

Name: Web Compat Version: 2.0 ID:

Name: WebCompat Reporter Version: 1.0.0 ID:


Name: Firebug Version: 2.0.19 Enabled: false ID:

Name: Saved Password Editor Version: 2.10.3 Enabled: false ID: savedpasswordeditor@daniel.dawson

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Diagnostics AzureCanvasAccelerated: 0 AzureCanvasBackend: skia AzureCanvasBackend (UI Process): skia AzureContentBackend: skia AzureContentBackend (UI Process): skia AzureFallbackCanvasBackend (UI Process): cairo GPUProcessPid: 4740 Decision Log DIRECT2D: Blocklisted; failure code BLOCKLIST_FEATURE_FAILURE_DL_BLACKLIST_g984 D3D11_HW_ANGLE: Blocklisted due to known issues; bug 1153381 WEBRENDER: opt-in by default: WebRender is an opt-in feature unavailable by runtime: ANGLE is disabled ADVANCED_LAYERS: available by user: Enabled for Windows 7 via user-preference

Workarounds NO_CONSTANT_BUFFER_OFFSETTING: Unsupported by driver

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Can you post the remainder? The part with "Modified Preferences"

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Audio Backend: wasapi Max Channels: 2 Preferred Sample Rate: 48000 Output Devices Name: Group Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio): HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS_103C3048&REV_1001\4&1f7d3f5d&0&0001 Input Devices Name: Group Stereo Mix (Realtek High Definition Audio): HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS_103C3048&REV_1001\4&1f7d3f5d&0&0001 Front Black In (Realtek High Definition Audio): HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS_103C3048&REV_1001\4&1f7d3f5d&0&0001 Rear Blue In (Realtek High Definition Audio): HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS_103C3048&REV_1001\4&1f7d3f5d&0&0001 Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio): HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS_103C3048&REV_1001\4&1f7d3f5d&0&0001 Line In (Realtek High Definition Audio): HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS_103C3048&REV_1001\4&1f7d3f5d&0&0001

Important Modified Preferences

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Can you please go to about:config, accept the warning, then search for "", right click it and select "Reset". Does that help?

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.."", right click it and select "Reset".. No change. Logged into Google or not, FF search bar or Google search page, no ads at all. BTW I am doing the same or similar search on this FF 62.0 machine w/no ads and the 54.0 machine that gets ads as the control machine.

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One last thing.

Create a new profile in Firefox (Profile Manager - Create, remove, or switch Firefox profiles), switch to it, and perform the same search. Do you see ads?

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Getting weirder, Created new profile with wizard (not a copy), started FF with new profile. First couple searches, saw 3-4 ads with icons on several pages. Then with more searches, no more ads! Even the same searches after restarting FF with new profile, no ads. It's as if the machine is 'learning' that I don't want ads (Which I Need to see). FYI, I had AdBlocker on previous version FF, made sure it was removed from the inactive list in 'addons' right after upgrade.

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Seems like Google is deciding, for whatever reason, to not display ads to you. I'm not sure if they are hiding ads based on your IP or a cookie on your computer to prevent abuse, or what, but definitely seems to be on their end, based on their own (obviously secret) algorithms.

May i ask why you want to see ads?

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You have disabled Tracking Protection - to make sure that it's really disabled, would you check on the "about:config" page that the value of the preference privacy.trackingprotection.enabled is set to false  ?

(in case you have to make any changes on the "about:config' page - always close and restart Firefox afterwards)

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If you wouldn't mind, could you pose this question on Google's forum for advertisers and see whether they have an explanation?

You might want to share comparative screenshots from the various browsers you test in.

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Did you try to clear the Google cookies?

Are you logged in to Google?