Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#1482 closed defect (duplicate)

Privacy and security issue: Disable tracking and malware doesn't work reliably

Reported by: tempuser1231 Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox Keywords:
Cc: mapx, trev Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Firefox
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
Review URL(s):


When Firefox starts and resumes a previous browsing session, it appears that some pages get loaded before Adblock is ready. The result is that tracking cookies are set, tracking servers are pinged, ads (which may include malware) are loaded, social networks get more info through their buttons, etc.

It has been suggested to enable the hidden and inappropriately named "extensions.adblockplus.please_kill_startup_performance" option, but pages are still loaded before Adblock is ready, so it doesn't work. As privacy and security are two of Adblock's main features according to the web site, it would be great if this problem could be fixed ASAP.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mapx

  • Cc mapx trev added
  • Component changed from Unknown to Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox
  • Platform changed from Unknown to Firefox/Firefox Mobile

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by mapx

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

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by tempuser1231

Should this bug really be flagged as a duplicate of #549? It seems to focus on user convenience rather than privacy and security issues.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by trev

It's the same issue, regardless of what you focus on - Adblock Plus isn't completely initialized when the browser starts loading pages.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by philll

  • Platform changed from Firefox/Firefox Mobile to Firefox

Made Firefox and Firefox mobile available as seperate platforms.

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