Hello, I was curious if anyone has had a similar experience--all of a sudden, I've stated getting youtube ads again, and I think it's because Ad Block Plus isn't working properly, but I don't know for sure. Previously, after getting Adblock Plus some time ago, these loud, intrusive ads stopped, which has been wonderful, as I like to put on music or interviews while I work. But now they're back and throwing me off and I can't concentrate!
From what I gather (please correct me if I'm mistaken on anything), Firefox is making a big change for version 57 that makes certain add-ons obsolete or incompatible "legacy" add-ons. ABP is one of these legacy add-ons, so I am guessing that's why it's no longer blocking youtube ads.
Looking for solutions, first I looked to reinstall, thinking perhaps that would magically update it out of legacy. But searching for add block plus yielded this "adblock" option which isn't actually "Adblock Plus":
So from the reviews this seems to be either a knock-off of ABP or a modified, slightly weaker version that they renamed. Is this a legit, trustworthy add-on or is it a look-alike trying to ride ABP's coattails? Is it safe/recommendable? I should note, when clicking "add to Firefox" there's a little dialog bubble that pops up and says this add-on must have permission to access my web data, tab data, etc.--is that safe? I don't remember ABP asking for those permissions, but I got ABP a few years ago.
Next, I went to the ABP site and a post the founder made, linked here:
He says to download a "development build" here:
But when clicking the link for the Firefox version, a dialog bubble says Firefox prevented this link from installing software on my computer (the options are allow or do not allow). Is this ok? Does anyone have any experience with this version?
So basically, should I go with this "Adblock" that looks like it's a 57-compatible ABP, but is not technically ABP, or should I go with a development build of ABP?
As a side note, I also notice in my about:add-ons list, HTTPS Everywhere is also legacy--should I be concerned that I'll lose that too?
Ok, I think that's everything, please let me know if anyone has any experience with this. I don't actually know if ABP becoming a legacy is the issue--stuff like Ghostery seem to be working as normal...and I associate a functioning ABP with no yourtube ads.
Anyyway, thanks for any advice you can offer!
Edited by je10, 04 October 2017 - 08:13 AM.