Opened on 10/17/2014 at 10:52:13 AM

Closed on 10/17/2014 at 12:08:41 PM

Last modified on 05/20/2015 at 02:22:39 PM

#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
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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.

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comment:1 Changed on 10/17/2014 at 12:08:25 PM 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 on 10/17/2014 at 12:08:41 PM by mapx

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

comment:3 Changed on 11/15/2014 at 11:29:50 AM 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 on 11/15/2014 at 08:00:11 PM 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 on 05/20/2015 at 02:22:39 PM by philll

  • Platform changed from Firefox/Firefox Mobile to Firefox

Made Firefox and Firefox mobile available as seperate platforms.

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