Opened on 12/09/2016 at 01:01:38 PM

Closed on 12/22/2017 at 09:41:06 AM

Last modified on 12/23/2017 at 12:01:18 AM

#4724 closed defect (rejected)

Popups does not get blocked in Adblock Plus for Firefox

Reported by: SMed79 Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
Module: Platform Keywords:
Cc: mapx, kzar Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Unknown / Cross platform
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
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Firefox 50.x
ABP 2.8.2

How to reproduce

+ Add the filter $popup,third-party


  • Go to
  • Click the green fake player.
  • Observed behaviour : first party popup redirect to an adserver.


  • Go to or
  • Click the red or grey X button.
  • Observed behaviour : first party popup redirect to an adserver.


  • Go to
  • Click anywhere
  • Observed behaviour : first party popup redirect to different websites (clear cookies to reproduce again)

Expected behaviour

The third party popups must be blocked.

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Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed on 12/09/2016 at 06:25:31 PM by mapx

  • Cc trev mapx kzar added

comment:2 follow-up: Changed on 12/09/2016 at 06:27:34 PM by mapx

the first can be managed:

The third case is pretty weird, probably is about background redirects like here:

Last edited on 12/09/2016 at 06:29:35 PM by mapx

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed on 12/10/2016 at 02:03:57 PM by SMed79

Replying to mapx:

the first can be managed:

It's not about openload player but the "green fake player".
These first party popups that redirect to third party adservers using :

setTimeout(function() {
    window.location.href = 'http://...'; 
}, 0);

redirect to
if you block popups for they use new domain ...

Also i know in some cas the popup can be managed by adding some extra whitelist filters but not effective because they does not stop using new domain at each blocking. More that that these whitelists filters will be abused to display ads on other websites.

Replying to mapx:

probably is about background redirects like here: 2095

I get no background redirection only popups

Third case :

For the first two cases ubo block these popups without adding any additional filters :

comment:4 Changed on 12/19/2016 at 02:23:07 AM by SMed79

meta data redirection also will not closed by ABP.


<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0.1;url=http://...">

comment:5 Changed on 12/21/2017 at 11:27:49 AM by fhd

  • Cc trev removed

comment:6 Changed on 12/22/2017 at 09:34:58 AM by kzar

  • Component changed from Unknown to Platform
  • Platform changed from Firefox to Unknown / Cross platform

Can you also reproduce this with Adblock Plus for Chrome? Can you reproduce with Adblock Plus 3.0.2 for Firefox?

comment:7 Changed on 12/22/2017 at 09:39:22 AM by mapx

Old issue, never fixed, only with legacy ABP. In ABP for chrome was working.

comment:8 Changed on 12/22/2017 at 09:41:06 AM by kzar

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

Thanks, closing this then.

comment:9 Changed on 12/22/2017 at 04:13:11 PM by SMed79


  1. Create the 3 below HTML files


<a href="#" onclick="'');'./1.html');"></a> (1)
<a href="#" onclick="'');'./2.html');"></a> (2)


<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=">


setTimeout(function() {
    window.location.href = ''; 
}, 0);
  1. Add the filter ||^$popup
  2. Open the page links.html and click the link (1)/(2)
  3. Check if the window opened in the new tab is closed using ABP/uBo


comment:10 Changed on 12/23/2017 at 12:01:18 AM by SMed79

Sorry for the noise. It was an issue from my side (a corrupted FF profile).

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