Opened on 09/04/2014 at 04:59:05 AM

Closed on 09/24/2014 at 11:13:02 AM

#1323 closed defect (duplicate)

Blocked elements counter increases without stopping

Reported by: Gingerbread Man Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
Module: Unknown Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Chrome
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
Review URL(s):



Chrome 37.0.2062.102 m • Adblock Plus • EasyList • Adblock Warning Removal List
Opera 23.0.1522.77 • Adblock Plus • EasyList • Adblock Warning Removal List

How to reproduce

  1. With the above subscriptions enabled and no others, load
  1. Disable Adblock Warning Removal List, then reload the pages.

Observed behavior

With Adblock Warning Removal List enabled, the counter of blocked elements increments into infinity.

Expected behavior

The counter of blocked elements should stop counting eventually.


This issue appeared resolved for a while. At the time, I could only reproduce it with ABP 1.8.3, EasyList and Malware Domains. There was no problem with same subscriptions with the development build (presumably ABP based on when I posted my forum message).

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comment:1 Changed on 09/06/2014 at 06:04:31 PM by Gingerbread Man

EasyList was updated, so now in order to reproduce the issue, you have to disable EasyList and manually add the blocking filters:



Also note that whitelists related to the ad counter date back at least 5 months. It would be far preferable if the underlying issue was fixed, especially since whitelists affect browsers that don't have this problem.

comment:2 Changed on 09/08/2014 at 05:39:21 AM by Gingerbread Man

Now it's happening with

Again, I see no problem if I disable Malware Domains. It's currently blocking the whole domain.

comment:3 Changed on 09/18/2014 at 05:28:24 AM by Gingerbread Man

Someone reported this on
I don't have access to a Mac, so I can't test Safari, but I couldn't reproduce it in Opera.

comment:4 follow-up: Changed on 09/19/2014 at 04:34:43 AM by Gingerbread Man, triggered by Fanboy's Annoyances / Social Blocking List.

Problematic filter:


Could be solved by making the existing whitelist filter a bit more permissive:

@@||*.gif and were both reported, but I couldn't reproduce either.

comment:5 Changed on 09/19/2014 at 08:08:01 AM by philll

See also #1396

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed on 09/21/2014 at 02:22:45 PM by Gingerbread Man

Replying to Gingerbread Man:, triggered by Fanboy's Annoyances / Social Blocking List.

Fanboy fixed it.

comment:7 Changed on 09/24/2014 at 11:13:02 AM by sebastian

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Seems to be fixed by #1396.

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