How to block the new AccuWeather.com pop-up


  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       #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)?
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  2. Plankton's Avatar
    Posts : 2,078
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Check your extensions and plugins....see if anything has been added. The use Ccleaner to clean all of your browsers.
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #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.
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  4. Eagle51's Avatar
    Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #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.
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  5. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #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?
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  6. Word Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,562
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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.
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