Q&A Question regarding ad on a page

dabluez98

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Hello :)

Please do advise if I should post/move this post elsewhere.

My question is more about learning than it is about the answer to the question per se. Basically, I am running uBlock origin, and I see a 'visa' add on this site - I am wondering if others see it too, and if not, is it do to your different configurations of ublock? Or running other addons or configurations such as DNS-level block?

GZERO Media
 

silversurfer

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Hello :)

Please do advise if I should post/move this post elsewhere.

My question is more about learning than it is about the answer to the question per se. Basically, I am running uBlock origin, and I see a 'visa' add on this site - I am wondering if others see it too, and if not, is it do to your different configurations of ublock? Or running other addons or configurations such as DNS-level block?

GZERO Media

I'm also using uBlock Origin and even with default filters, no ads are visible here on Edge and Firefox. Please you may can take a screenshot? :unsure:
 

dabluez98

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Yes sir one minute.
 

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plat1098

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Yes, it's a large ad visible if you scroll down the page. I see it. What I do in these cases is use the Element Zapper. Poof, gone. I took a snip of it here:

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Click on the uBO icon at top then highlight what you want to zap, and click on the little electrical symbol.

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dabluez98

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Yes, it's a large ad visible if you scroll down the page. I see it. What I do in these cases is use the Element Zapper. Poof, gone. I took a snip of it here:


Click on the uBO icon at top then highlight what you want to zap, and click on the little electrical symbol.


Cool thanks! I guess this is one way of doing it...
I suppose this is a different type of ad - it's a none-changing ad as if it was part of the web-site - i think that's the reason why its not blocked...its my amateur two cents
 
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Thank you all, now I understand the reason and to tackle such things in the future. Not ad-blocker or anyone/anything's fault =)
If you block something by accident and want to undo it. Go to uBlock dashboard and click on "My Filters" tab and remove the line/rule then click apply.
The item you blocked should show again after your refresh the page.
 

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The Zapper is pretty much only good as a one-shot deal. Next time you visit the page, that ad or another will likely be back. The Picker, which is the eye=dropper symbol next the the Zapper, will generate more permanent rules in the "My Rules" section of the uBO dashboard like The_King already said.

Ads like this Visa-sponsored content can be generated via script and/or hosted on temporary sub-domains that can change periodically and if that's the case, uBlock Origin's static filters can't keep up with that.

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