Windows 10: How to block the new AccuWeather.com pop-up Solved

  1.    07 Feb 2018 #1

    How to block the new AccuWeather.com pop-up


    AccuWeather.com has started using a pop-up:

    "[number] pages viewed, but no ads in sight…
    Please allow ads to display for AccuWeather.com, and help us keep our weather news free."

    I use FireFox Quantum (Vers. 58) with AdBlock Plus. I have tried several add-ons from Mozilla to stop this with no success.

    Any ideas (other than allowing ads)?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    07 Feb 2018 #2

    Check your extensions and plugins....see if anything has been added. The use Ccleaner to clean all of your browsers.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    08 Feb 2018 #3

    "Check your extensions and plugins....see if anything has been added." -- Well, I recently upgraded to FireFox Quantum (Vers. 58) and this may have started about then. The upgrade (sic) required changes to my add-ons but nothing with a "new" purpose.

    I just scanned with SpyBot with no change.

    I then used ccleaner to clean all the browsers (Note: there are 2 leftovers associated with Internet Explorer, which I never use and will not go away). The pop-up is still there, however the counter has been reset.

    I ran a test by using Chrome. Lots of ads and no pop-up.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    08 Feb 2018 #4

    Hey Dr Ben,
    Have you tried uBlock Orgin ... I use it on FF Quantum and don't see any ads or popups on accuweather site.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    08 Feb 2018 #5

    Bingo!

    Thank you!

    I tried several blockers but must have missed that one.

    I'm still using Adblock Plus. Do you see any reason to remove it?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    08 Feb 2018 #6

    https://www.tenforums.com/misc.php?do=showrules
    rule#12 said:
    No ad blocking discussions. This site depends on ads to pay for the costs of running and maintaining it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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