Strange ... after using Adblock+ I got additional ad pages!

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Strange ... after using Adblock+ I got additional ad pages!

Postby Peter Smith » Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:30 pm

That's strange but believe it:
After using/activating Adblock+ (with FF 1.06) I got in one case additional, new advertisment pages I got never before:

Type in a non existing URL (e.g. klofjghdlkjdsfgkl ) and see what happens without Adblock+ and with Adblock+ ...

Without Adblock+, I got only a keyword search with Google.

With Adblock+, now I got alternating new ad pages with many exciting offers :-((

I am not sure what part of Adblock+ is the reason, but I guess it is related with the host of the pages (sitesled.com).

PLEASE REMOVE THIS PARTICULAR SERVICE. I THOUGHT I GOT LESS AD'S AND NOW I GET MORE (in the specific case, see above).
:(
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Re: Strange ... after using Adblock+ I got additional ad pag

Postby Peter again » Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:14 pm

Peter Smith wrote:That's strange but believe it:
After using/activating Adblock+ (with FF 1.06) I got in one case additional, new advertisment pages I got never before:

Type in a non existing URL (e.g. klofjghdlkjdsfgkl ) and see what happens without Adblock+ and with Adblock+ ...

Without Adblock+, I got only a keyword search with Google.

With Adblock+, now I got alternating new ad pages with many exciting offers :-(

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Seems that nobody believes me or it is really intentional.
And, what also is surprising, no excuses or explanations from the developers.
So I will inform my collegues and friends to avoid using "Adblock Plus", because the described behaviour is not excusable.

Regards
Peter
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Postby HEKPOMAH » Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:11 pm

It's normally. Use Adblock- instead Adblock+! :)
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Re: Strange ... after using Adblock+ I got additional ad pag

Postby mcm » Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:35 pm

I'm sorry I have only just read this thread, but as I'm busy it might take a couple weeks before you see a reply from me.

As for your issue this is not related to the Adblock extension. Whenever you type something into the location bar it performs a Google I'm Feeling Lucky search which basically means that Firefox takes you the first site you would get if you typed the same thing into google. Try typing "firefox forum" into the location bar and see if it takes you to the "http://forums.mozillazine.org/" site.
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Re: Strange ... after using Adblock+ I got additional ad pag

Postby Peter again 2nd time » Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:46 pm

mcm wrote:I'm sorry I have only just read this thread, but as I'm busy it might take a couple weeks before you see a reply from me.

As for your issue this is not related to the Adblock extension. Whenever you type something into the location bar it performs a Google I'm Feeling Lucky search which basically means that Firefox takes you the first site you would get if you typed the same thing into google. Try typing "firefox forum" into the location bar and see if it takes you to the "http://forums.mozillazine.org/" site.


This is ridiculous. That's just wrong.
Try this without adblock "plus". If so, you will see the difference.
There is just a "keyword search" page. Not really a random ad page.
But with adblock plus, there is a random advertisment page.
So, no napless excuses please.
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Postby Guest » Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:04 am

I regret wasting my time, I got a google search both tries,no advertising sites here. have you scanned for spyware. unless it's some wierd glitch contrary to your system.
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Postby Guest » Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:04 am

I regret wasting my time, I got a google search both tries,no advertising sites here. have you scanned for spyware. unless it's some wierd glitch contrary to your system.
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Postby Guest » Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:10 pm

That's strange but believe it:
After using/activating Adblock+ (with FF 1.06) I got in one case additional, new advertisment pages I got never before:

Type in a non existing URL (e.g. klofjghdlkjdsfgkl ) and see what happens without Adblock+ and with Adblock+ ...



Just happended to me, but I think it has to do with google I'm feeling lucky search not adblock in particular, websites not being available or offline I tried www.timemagizine.com and got
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at click.linksynergy.com.

url= http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/cli ... =2&subid=3
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Re: Strange ... after using Adblock+ I got additional ad pag

Postby mcm » Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:07 am

Peter again 2nd time wrote:This is ridiculous. That's just wrong.
Try this without adblock "plus". If so, you will see the difference.
There is just a "keyword search" page. Not really a random ad page.
But with adblock plus, there is a random advertisment page.
So, no napless excuses please.


If you want to change the behaviour then just type about:config into the location bar and enter keyword into the filter field. With these two preferences you can either disable the ability or change the URL that it calls.
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