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How to block these gif adverts
Nov. 04, 2011, 04:29 PM (This post was last modified: Nov. 04, 2011 04:31 PM by scoop.)
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How to block these gif adverts
Hi

I decided to have a clean up of Proxomitron, fresh install and a few tweaks, however now I get a couple of ads flashing away that I never used to before. Most are .gif ads
[Image: Capture1111.JPG]

http://www.nufc.com/ has two ads one for flybe and one match day travel 53p !!! They never used to animate but do now.

Also a lot of sites now have this awful "Facebook social plugin" which I cant seem to stop from loading on lots of sites I visit for instance http://uk.msn.com/ has one [Image: Capturesss.JPG]

Oh and on a side note JJoe if it helps, IE9 still dont work properly with default filters that come with proxo when you first install or a fresh install of the sidkis.

Kind Regards

Scoop
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Nov. 04, 2011, 06:52 PM
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RE: How to block these gif adverts
(Nov. 04, 2011 04:29 PM)scoop Wrote:  http://www.nufc.com/ has two ads one for flybe and one match day travel 53p !!!

Try adding

Code:
www.nufc.com/2011-12images/Network_One.gif $RDIR(http://local.ptron/killed.gif)
www.nufc.com/images/2010-11images/flybe-2.gif $RDIR(http://local.ptron/killed.gif)

to Exceptions-U

We shouldn't add these to a published set, however. You have to see them to know that they are unwanted. The internet has millions of these.

(Nov. 04, 2011 04:29 PM)scoop Wrote:  They never used to animate but do now.

You probably had Proxo's "Freeze GIF animation" setting active before.

(Nov. 04, 2011 04:29 PM)scoop Wrote:  Also a lot of sites now have this awful "Facebook social plugin" which I cant seem to stop from loading on lots of sites I visit for instance

The awful (I agree) "Facebook social plugin" is blocked by my set because I block facebook related addresses. I doubt that you (most?) want to do that. Wink

Code:
<div id="facebooklike" class="co1b1 co coa2 coc1 m3  en-gb1"><h2 class="h2 cf"><span>BECOME A FAN OF MSN ON FACEBOOK</span></h2><div class="br br1"><div class="fbact" xmlns:fb="http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml"><!--<fb:like-box href="http://www.facebook.com/ukmsn" width="300" colorscheme="light" stream="false" header="false" border_color="white"></fb:like-box>--></div></div></div>

creates it. Since you would like to stop it everywhere,
try adding

Code:
facebooklike

to the bottom of AdKeys.ptxt. Still, it may not get them all.

(Nov. 04, 2011 04:29 PM)scoop Wrote:  Oh and on a side note JJoe if it helps, IE9 still dont work properly with default filters that come with proxo when you first install or a fresh install of the sidkis.

I know. I think IE9 may be... different.
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Nov. 04, 2011, 08:28 PM
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RE: How to block these gif adverts
The Nufc stuff dont seem to work, I had the Freeze gifs enabled before so not sure what wrong. Its not a great pain its just I like to try and work things out, although not very good at it.!

The filter set i was using had exceptions etc etc added and added and added to over the years so thought it might need a clearing out. I vaugly remember posting for some help on Castlecops years ago about that nufc site but obviously cant check it nowShame

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Scoop
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Nov. 04, 2011, 08:49 PM
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RE: How to block these gif adverts
Also JJoe if you dont mind me asking please could you explain in an "easy way" how you found the facebooklike code for AdKeys.ptxt. ?

If I could work out how to do it I may not pester you gurus as much!!

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Scoop
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Nov. 04, 2011, 09:04 PM
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RE: How to block these gif adverts
(Nov. 04, 2011 08:28 PM)scoop Wrote:  The Nufc stuff dont seem to work,

Assuming that we are receiving the same code, should work.

First, open the Proxomitron's log window, open a blank browser window, clear the browser's cache, and try to load just the image.

In the log window I see
Quote:New Message Log Window....
RedirectTo: http://local.ptron/killed.gif
BlockList 1541: in Exceptions-U, line 1111
GET 1541 : User Keywords: .
GET 1541 : Cache-Control killed: max-age=0
GET 1541 : Pragma no-cache stripped
BlockList 1541: in User-Agents, line 45

If it loads,
Right click on the image and find its address. Is it the same as mine?
Does the log window show a blocklist match?
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Nov. 04, 2011, 09:57 PM
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RE: How to block these gif adverts
(Nov. 04, 2011 08:49 PM)scoop Wrote:  Also JJoe if you dont mind me asking please could you explain in an "easy way" how you found the facebooklike code for AdKeys.ptxt. ?

In ChromePlus, Opera, or Firefox with firebug, I right click on the page, select "Inspect Element", and quickly see
.gif  HowI.gif (Size: 145.62 KB / Downloads: 322) .

Otherwise:

If the browser has a status bar, sidki's menu has a toggle for the DOM path and Topo view. After DOM path is enabled, the path for the element under the cursor may be displayed in the status bar.
.gif  HowI2.gif (Size: 227.69 KB / Downloads: 309)

OR

I'd search the source or dbug for "Become" and work backwards for a useful attribute.

HTH
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