Opened on 08/20/2014 at 09:05:36 AM

Closed on 08/20/2014 at 10:55:11 AM

Last modified on 08/21/2014 at 08:53:02 AM

#1252 closed defect (incomplete)

Anti adblock message not blocked in Chrome at

Reported by: philll Assignee:
Priority: P2 Milestone:
Module: Unknown Keywords:
Cc: arthur, saroyanm, sebastian Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Chrome
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
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Win 7 Enterprise 32bit
Chrome Version 36.0.1985.143 m
ABP 1.8.3 or
EasyList Germany+EasyList
Adblock Warning Removal List

How to reproduce

  1. Go to

Observed behaviour

If the Adblock Warning Removal List wasn't active yet, the "Targeted messages" notification shows up. If you chose to block those, or if Adblock Warning Removal List was already enabled, the anti adblock message from the site stays displayed, even after a reload.

The message is blocked with Firefox.

Expected behaviour

The Anti-Adblock message should be blocked.

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Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed on 08/20/2014 at 10:47:43 AM by saroyanm

For me it's not either blocked in Firefox.
It's seems to me this is related to "Adblock Warning Removal List" I guess we need to find more general filter for "​".

comment:2 Changed on 08/20/2014 at 10:55:11 AM by sebastian

  • Cc arthur added
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Adblock Plus behaves as expected here. However, that website has changes their layout, so the filters in the "Adblock Warning Removal List" don't match anymore. This is an issue with the filter list, not with Adblock Plus.

comment:3 Changed on 08/20/2014 at 11:53:27 AM by philll

Strange, now it also shows up in my Firefox, but I am very certain that I have seen the page a lot of times today without that message.

comment:4 Changed on 08/20/2014 at 12:14:47 PM by sebastian

Last edited on 08/20/2014 at 12:15:11 PM by sebastian

comment:5 Changed on 08/20/2014 at 12:14:58 PM by sebastian

They randomize the number of empty <div> elements and the HTML IDs on that page. So sometimes the old element hiding filter still matches randomly.

comment:6 Changed on 08/20/2014 at 12:46:00 PM by sebastian

However, they don't randomize the IDs of the actual content. So you can just block all divs except #inhalt and #kopf, with following filter: > div:not(#inhalt):not(#kopf)

comment:7 Changed on 08/20/2014 at 01:33:08 PM by saroyanm

  • Cc added

comment:8 Changed on 08/20/2014 at 01:40:58 PM by sebastian

  • Cc saroyanm sebastian added; removed

comment:9 Changed on 08/20/2014 at 05:28:21 PM by arthur

Should be resolved now with a manual filter list update of EasyList Germany.

comment:10 Changed on 08/20/2014 at 05:59:51 PM by sebastian

I think messages like that should be with "Adblock Warning Removal List" and not with EasyList.

comment:11 Changed on 08/21/2014 at 08:53:02 AM by arthur

Rules to circumvent "detection" should stay in the regular list(s), rules to block or hide an anti adblock message should be added to the Adblock Warning Removal List. In this case the former was added to EasyList Germany.

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