Adblock plus for Chrome not blocking popup ad

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Adblock plus for Chrome not blocking popup ad

Postby 2216 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:09 pm

On adblock plus for google chrome a "mgid.com" popup is not blocked on "https://kat.ph/" (for the popup to show up you have to click search query), however on firefox the "mgid.com" popup is blocked. Using fanboy's list on both. I thought that Chrome 17 fixed the inability to block certain request types. I am using chrome 18.0.1025.151. I have tried manually adding "||mgid.com^" to the chrome filters but the popup still comes up. Thanks in advance for any help you may provide.

[yes I did update my filters]
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Re: Adblock plus for Chrome not blocking popup ad

Postby Marijo » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:49 pm

Popup-blocking via ABP is only possible with Firefox.
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Re: Adblock plus for Chrome not blocking popup ad

Postby fanboy » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:09 am

Hmm that seemed to work, lets add it..

https://hg.fanboy.co.nz/rev/ff08bf8ee5dd

Just force an update of the subscriptions 2216
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Re: Adblock plus for Chrome not blocking popup ad

Postby billyboy » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:13 am

Thanks for the advice here. I've recently had exactly the same issue with mgid pop-up ads.
I followed the instructions on this thread and the problem was resolved. However, I've noticed it's back again. But I haven't used or even clicked on any mgid page (as far as i'm aware). I even looked through my cookies to see if i'd stumbled upon it by mistake, but i hadn't.....so maybe mgid has hidden a cookie somewhere else on my machine. But surely a cookie cannot open a pop up by itself? I'm worried that maybe it has installed some kind of malware!

Any advice or suggestions?
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Re: Adblock plus for Chrome not blocking popup ad

Postby Mahesh Pillai » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:52 pm

ABP works well with any browser. With chrome one needs to do as said earlier. However, the mgid popups simply do not go away. I needed a file assassin program to kill it on boot time. Why do people fall for the mgid scam i dunno.
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Re: Adblock plus for Chrome not blocking popup ad

Postby billyboy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:45 pm

Just found this link that lists some of the spyware and malware associated with MGID pop-up and pop-under ads:

http://support.clean-mx.de/clean-mx/vir ... n=mgid.com
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Re: Adblock plus for Chrome not blocking popup ad

Postby Wladimir Palant » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:37 am

Off-topic comments in this forum thread have been removed due to a takedown notice from MGID, Inc. I also locked the topic since it apparently attracts such comments.
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