Opened on 05/07/2014 at 04:23:17 PM

Closed on 11/06/2015 at 08:05:21 PM

Last modified on 01/05/2016 at 11:16:21 AM

#443 closed defect (fixed)

Popups aren't blocked anymore when blocking the URL it redirects to

Reported by: arthur Assignee: trev
Priority: P2 Milestone: Adblock-Plus-2.7-for-Firefox
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox Keywords:
Cc:, trev, Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Firefox
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
Review URL(s):



Firefox 29
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Update 1

How to reproduce

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the white background

Observed behaviour

A popup/popunder appears without redirecting to the ad URL ( in my case) because it is blocked by


The popup/popunder isn't blocked/closed though.

Expected behaviour

Not exactly sure when this changed but ABP blocked popups even if the immediate pop-up URL isn't blocked but the subsequent one(s).

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Change History (13)

comment:1 Changed on 05/07/2014 at 06:58:32 PM by mapx

  • Cc added

comment:2 Changed on 05/08/2014 at 06:56:08 AM by mapx

did you try



comment:3 Changed on 05/08/2014 at 07:16:17 AM by trev

  • Cc trev added

comment:4 Changed on 05/08/2014 at 07:36:26 AM by arthur

Yes, this works as expected. However, popups were still closed/blocked before even if it's not the very first popup URL that is blocked.

comment:5 Changed on 05/08/2014 at 07:59:07 AM by philll

  • Priority changed from P3 to P2

I'm wondering, whether we should set any bugs of kinda-core functionality to lower than P2

comment:6 Changed on 07/05/2014 at 03:19:32 AM by saroyanm

  • Cc added
  • Platform set to Unknown

comment:7 Changed on 07/09/2014 at 12:38:11 PM by philll

  • Platform changed from Unknown to Firefox

comment:8 Changed on 10/23/2015 at 02:56:34 PM by trev

  • Blocked By 3208 added
  • Tester set to Unknown

Will be fixed as side-effect of #3208.

comment:9 Changed on 10/26/2015 at 08:28:43 PM by trev

  • Owner set to trev

comment:10 Changed on 10/26/2015 at 08:29:05 PM by trev

  • Blocked By 3208 removed
  • Review URL(s) modified (diff)
  • Status changed from new to reviewing

Fixed in a separate commit after all.

comment:11 Changed on 11/06/2015 at 08:05:21 PM by trev

  • Milestone set to Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox-next
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed

comment:12 Changed on 12/09/2015 at 02:29:00 PM by Ross

I've tried 10+ SlickVid URL's and they are all 404/video not found, and those pages don't appear to push any advertising/popups. Does anyone have a working URL?

comment:13 Changed on 01/05/2016 at 11:16:21 AM by arthur

I think we can use this testcase (from bug 467514).

I added this filter |$popup and clicked on "Click here". The popup/new window was closed as expected (old behaviour).

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