Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 1.9.4 for Chrome, Opera and Safari released · 2015-11-24 13:05 by Dave Vandyke

Install Adblock Plus 1.9.4 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 1.9.4 for Opera
Install Adblock Plus 1.9.4 for Safari (Safari 6 or higher required)

This update contains the new $generichide and $genericblock filter options and some bug fixes.

Changes

  • Fixed: Anti-Adblock warning was being triggered by frames in some cases (issue 3238).
  • Fixed: Key-based whitelisting was ignored for element collapsing (issue 3170).
  • Fixed how the “Block element” feature deals with attributes containing null character (issue 3163).
  • Added support for new $generichide and $genericblock filter options (issue 616, issue 647).
  • Improved first-run page display on small screens (issue 2018).

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Comment [7]

  1. Sven · 2015-11-24 17:00 · #

    I’ve tried to install the new version manually on Safari 9.0.1, but I received an error, that the extension could not be installed. Tried to delete the extension folder in Library/Safari, but this didn’t help.

    Had to revert back to 1.9.2 (1.9.3 not available) from the extension gallery.

    Is this new update not available for El Capitan?

  2. Sven · 2015-11-24 17:01 · #

    “Safari kann diese Erweiterung nicht installieren.” is the error message I receive.

    Reply from Dave Vandyke:

    Hi Sven,

    Sorry about that, there was indeed a problem with the Safari build. We have now uploaded an updated build, could you give it another try?

    Thanks, Dave.

  3. DjBenny · 2015-11-24 18:42 · #

    I Just Wan`t To Say: God Bless AdBlock Plus ;) Thank You Very Much ;)

  4. Sven · 2015-11-25 16:14 · #

    @Dave

    Thanks for your reply, but I still get the same error message with the updated build.

    I run the latest OS X 10.11.1 build with Safari 9.0.1.

    Reply from Sebastian Noack:

    Sometimes Safari behaves a little buggy when installing extensions. Mind trying following?

    1. Uninstall any version of Adblock Plus you have installed
    2. Restart Safari (or if that isn’t sufficient reboot your Mac)
    3. Install Adblock Plus from our website (or if it still doesn’t work, try to install it from the Extension Gallery)
  5. Sven · 2015-11-25 21:00 · #

    @Sebastian

    Awesome, I’ve uninstalled it and restarted my MacBook. Then installed the new update from your website and it worked. Thanks a lot!

  6. Monica Oldenburg · 2015-11-30 13:57 · #

    I am trying tom download it from the app store, but I get this message:

    Cannot download.
    This app is not compatible with your device.

    WTF?!

    Reply from Sebastian Noack:

    If you are using Chrome, Opera or Safari on the desktop, you can get Adblock Plus from our website. However, this sounds like you are using a mobile device. Unfortunately, none of the major mobile browsers support extensions. However, we have our own browser for Android and iOS, with Adblock Plus integrated. You might want to check it out.

  7. Charles Rucker · 2015-12-01 10:48 · #

    After successfully using ad blocker plus for several years to block unwanted, distracting, space occupying side panel ads from the 24/7 games of blackjack and solitaire which I enjoy, suddenly, without warning, ABP is ineffective although its symbol still appears on my desktop’s monitor.

    What has gone wrong and how can I correct this aggravating problem?

    Please respond to my email with a solution.

    Reply from Dave Vandyke:

    Hi Charles,

    It’s likely that your computer has been infected with“malware” (sometimes known as “adware”). When that happens there’s not much an adblocker can do to help, you’ll need to run a scan on your computer to remove the malicious software.

    Be careful when choosing a malware removal tool, some of them are junk themselves! I personally have used “Spybot – Search & Destroy” and “AVG Free” with success, but the tool required will depend on your operating system and the specific infection that you have. Some malware is extremely hard to get rid of, you might have to try a few different approaches. (It also sometimes helps to uninstall any applications you don’t recognise, especially “search helpers”, “smiley face packs” and “search bars”.)

    I hope that helps, Dave.

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