Opened on 06/01/2014 at 10:06:15 PM

Closed on 07/15/2014 at 12:35:22 PM

#592 closed defect (duplicate)

Adblock doesn't retain the addition of some new filters

Reported by: tyrion321 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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Windows 7 64 bits, Firefox 22.0, AdBlock + 2.6, AdBlock Edge 2.1.2, List FR + EasyList

How to reproduce

  1. Go to
  2. See the big button on the top, labelled "Ceci n'est pas une pub, essayer ZeroPub"

in English : "this is not an ad, try ZeroPub"

  1. Block it using AdBlock Edge
  2. Close Firefox and restart, return on

Observed behaviour

When you restart Firefox and return on, the big ZeroPub ad is still there.
When you check your list of personnalised filters, all the filters you could have written to block this ad have disappeared.

Try to create these filters :*,*
(all domain names, pattern doesn't need to be at the beginning of the URL)
Close FF and restart.
Go to see if your filters are still saved : they're not.

Expected behaviour

Adblock should retain the creation of these filters, and block it, but it doesn't.
I do not have this problem with other filters.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed on 06/01/2014 at 10:52:19 PM by mapx

  • Cc mapx added

don't use 2 adblockers
disable / remove adblock edge
try again using only adblock plus

comment:2 Changed on 06/02/2014 at 09:02:45 PM by tyrion321

Hello :)
I tried, but it doesn't worked, the problem is still there !
(disabled Adblock edge,
restarted FF, create the filters in Adblock Plus : in the current session it's okay, but...
I restart FF again, Adblock plus is still running and still blocking the other ads, but my new filters has disappeared, the the Zeropub ad is still visible)

comment:3 Changed on 06/02/2014 at 09:33:39 PM by mapx

I created


close filter preferences
don't close very quickly firefox after that (especially on systems with slow hard disks)
close firefox
re-open firefox ==> the filter is still there

Try the last dev build, see if still happens

Last edited on 06/02/2014 at 09:34:05 PM by mapx

comment:4 Changed on 06/04/2014 at 07:56:06 PM by tyrion321

close filter preferences
don't close very quickly firefox after that (especially on systems with slow hard disks)
close firefox
re-open firefox ==> the filter is still there

Still not working
So I thought about a script that often bugs on this site, and need to be stopped. Each time you do it, the ads come back.

The script :

I don't know how to block a particular j-script, so I simply disabled Javascript in FF, re-created your filter, and restarted FF, taking my time.
This time, it worked !
The filter is still there, and the annoying "Zeropub" has disappeared !!!

So, I'm not a webmaster or anything, but I suppose this script is able to bypass Adblock, and prevent it from creating new filters about the page where it's running !

Last edited on 06/04/2014 at 08:19:10 PM by tyrion321

comment:5 Changed on 07/09/2014 at 12:38:11 PM by philll

  • Platform set to Firefox

comment:6 Changed on 07/15/2014 at 12:35:22 PM by trev

  • Cc trev added
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is a duplicate of #530. You are using a very outdated Firefox version, please consider updating even though we worked around this bug in Firefox 22 by now. See for the list of security issues fixed since Firefox 22.

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