Brief ad appearance

Discussion in 'AdGuard for Chrome and Opera' started by JWW, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. JWW

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    Odd, never seen that before.

    Does not appear on the windows application.
     
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    It doesn't, you're right. However, I prefer the Chrome extension to the full app. The Chrome UI is more accessible, usable and informative, plus the user ad blocker function in the Chrome extension has an immediate, persistent effect whereas the full app doesn't - at least in Chrome. I had real trouble getting my filters to work in the full app, returned to the extension and it's easy. That aside it would be nice to have that 'brief ad appearance' issue solved (or at least an explanation as to why it happens).

    Thanks

    EDIT: The same 'brief appearance' issue does occur on other sites. A well known download site with the initials TPB is an example.
     
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    Just checked the filter log. It would seem that you are white-listing this ad in the filter list - I am not white-listing anything myself! See attached screenshot...

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    Normally we do not block the ads like this (ads promoting their own features).

    Add this rule to the user filter to remove it:
    Code:
    support.pandasecurity.com##.layout-left div[align="center"]
    
     
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    Understood - the ad's unnecessary though and 'in your face' when using the forum. The code you sent me doesn't work btw....
     
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    This particular banner is rather annoying so let's block it with common filter.
    I've updated English filter.
     
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    Thanks - that seems to work, but the white-list entry is still there! You say that you don't normally block ads of this type yet I had assumed that this ad would, in fact, have normally been blocked but was showing due to your own white-listing. Now confused...
     
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    This ad is hidden, but the image is not blocked because of the rule that whitelists pandasecurity.com own ads.
    So you don't see it but it's loaded in the background.
    It is simple static image, no tracking or cookies there, so it's not very critical.
     
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    Actually you do see it - briefly - when you click on any thread link on that page it reappears for a second or so in the same position. I successfully blocked the ad myself before you added it to the filter list and got the same result.
     
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    Yeah, I see it now. Check filters updates, I've finally blocked the image :)
     
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    You have. Unfortunately, you see the place holder making a brief appearance now....
     
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    Sadly, but that's not possible to fix if you use browser extension.
     
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    May I ask why?
     
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    Limitations in Chrome/Opera's extension API.
     
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    Browser extension cannot change page source code until it has been loaded.
    So it injects CSS and removes blocked element after the page has been loaded and rendering has been started.
    The difference is that the windows app modifies the page source code before the browser receive it.

    This is common problem for all browser extensions (Firefox also) and there's no way to fix it.
     
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    That's clear - thanks for the explanation.
     
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    Does not appear on the windows application.
     
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