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Fullscreen overlay launching ads still showing on some sites

Posted: Tue May 28, 2024 1:25 pm
by ApplePie
As the sites themselves are "illegal" (third-party video streaming site), as are the sites that clicking the ads opens, I think it's against the rules of this forum to share them. As such, I will do so only upon request.

Adblock Version: 4.0.0.1
Chrome Version: 125.0.6422.78
Platform: Windows 11
Architecture: x64
Filter Lists: Every list that comes with ABP, including the ones that are disabled by default, with no third-party additions.
Other Extensions: Google office suite apps that come with chrome, nothing more.

More about my issue;
When using said sites, they will create a full-screen transparent overlay that is a link. On-click for the overlay will remove or hide the element and launch a popup. Sometimes ABP will catch the popup, sometimes it won't, but either way the overlay is obviously highly intrusive, even without the popup being launched.

Update:
There are two separate overlays being applied now instead of one. There is one over the entire page, which is showing up on every page, and one over the player, which is showing up when in playback pages. They show after having the pages open for so long (I'm unsure if it's a set amount of time or a random amount of time.), and it's becoming more frequent that ABP is not blocking the ads that are launched by it.

Update:
Chrome and ABP both updated. Issue still occurring.
Chrome Version: 125.0.6422.142
ABP Version: 4.1

Re: Fullscreen overlay launching ads still showing on some sites

Posted: Wed May 29, 2024 1:58 pm
by wef1wef1
Fullscreen overlay ads can be frustrating, especially if they persist after you've dealt with them on other sites. There are a few reasons why you might still be seeing them:

Malicious software (malware): While uncommon, some malware can inject ads into websites. If you suspect malware, run a scan with your antivirus software.
Undesirable browser extensions: Some browser extensions might alter how websites display content, including injecting ads. Try disabling recently installed extensions to see if the issue persists.
The website itself: Believe it or not, some websites intentionally use fullscreen overlay ads. These are typically legitimate sites, but their ad practices might be aggressive. Here's what you can do:
Look for a close button: Most legitimate fullscreen overlay ads will have a clear "X" or "close" button.
Ad blocker: Consider using an ad blocker extension for your browser. Choose a reputable ad blocker with good reviews to avoid installing more malware.
Here are some additional tips:

Keep your browser updated: Many updates include security patches that can help prevent malicious ads.
Report the issue: If you're certain the ads are malicious or the website is acting unethically, report them to your browser or security software provider.
If you can provide more details about the specific websites you're encountering this on, I might be able to offer more tailored advice.

Re: Fullscreen overlay launching ads still showing on some sites

Posted: Thu May 30, 2024 12:28 am
by ApplePie
Malicious software (malware): While uncommon, some malware can inject ads into websites. If you suspect malware, run a scan with your antivirus software.
Scanned with housecall and windows defender, both returned no infections.

Undesirable browser extensions: Some browser extensions might alter how websites display content, including injecting ads. Try disabling recently installed extensions to see if the issue persists.
As previously stated, installed extensions are restricted to the stock browser extensions, along with ABP, nothing more.

The website itself: Believe it or not, some websites intentionally use fullscreen overlay ads. These are typically legitimate sites, but their ad practices might be aggressive. Here's what you can do:
Look for a close button: Most legitimate fullscreen overlay ads will have a clear "X" or "close" button.
Within these circumstances, ABP is expected to handle the matter, as that's the entire reason for it even existing, the fact that ABP isn't is the reason for the original post.

Keep your browser updated: Many updates include security patches that can help prevent malicious ads.
Browser keeps itself updated, as do most now, and is presently fully up to date.

If you can provide more details about the specific websites you're encountering this on, I might be able to offer more tailored advice.
The website it's mainly happening on is zoroxtv.to. Other similar sites as well, but.
The pages that the ad-clicks are launching include, but are not limited to; flixrave, and chaturbate.
As said, it generates a transparent (fully transparent, not partially) overlay of the entire page then, upon clicking, will launch a new page in a new tab.
Worth stating; It tends to change the URL of the active page in the address bar, launches the popup, then restores the URL.

I have zero doubt in my mind that the source of the problem is the site on which the issue is occurring but, as stated, it's something that I'd expect ABP to handle, as they are ads, and it is my ad blocker.