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AD Block extension missing

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I recently installed the latest version of Maxthon on my new ultrabook and the AD block extension seems to be missing. Is their a way to re install AD Block?

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Maxthon still has build-in AdBlock Plus, but now if you want to activate it, you have to install the extension.

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On 7/23/2018 at 1:59 AM, A.S. said:

Maxthon still has build-in AdBlock Plus, but now if you want to activate it, you have to install the extension.

After installing that extension, Adblock Plus appears, but does not seem to work.  I am unable to download filter lists for use in Adblock Plus and the "adb:" links do not work.

I am uning Maxthon v5.2.4.3000 with the Adblock Plus 1.0.0 Maxthon extension on Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3.

I tried to add the following subscriptions:
EasyList
abp:subscribe?location=https://easylist.to/easylist/easylist.txt&title=EasyList

EasyPrivacy
abp:subscribe?location=https://easylist.to/easylist/easyprivacy.txt&title=EasyPrivacy&requiresLocation=https://easylist.to/easylist/easylist.txt&requiresTitle=EasyList

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2 hours ago, Ascii2 said:

After installing that extension, Adblock Plus appears, but does not seem to work.  I am unable to download filter lists for use in Adblock Plus and the "adb:" links do not work.

I am uning Maxthon v5.2.4.3000 with the Adblock Plus 1.0.0 Maxthon extension on Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3.

I tried to add the following subscriptions:
EasyList
abp:subscribe?location=https://easylist.to/easylist/easylist.txt&title=EasyList

EasyPrivacy
abp:subscribe?location=https://easylist.to/easylist/easyprivacy.txt&title=EasyPrivacy&requiresLocation=https://easylist.to/easylist/easylist.txt&requiresTitle=EasyList

You must add manually. Left-click on the ADB icon and select "Custom filters." Then select Filter lists / Add filter subscription / Add your own filters

 

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17 hours ago, Galileusz said:

You must add manually. Left-click on the ADB icon and select "Custom filters." Then select Filter lists / Add filter subscription / Add your own filters

 

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I have tried manually adding the filter lists and have had some success.  The functionality, however appears to be buggy.  I notice that if the domain for the host of the filter list is "easylist.to", the filter list always fails to download.  My guess is that this is related to the bug for which its bug report is posted: 

I have also noticed that if the Proxomitron SSL Helper Program ProxHTTPSProxyMIIis being used on the local computer (which would be more common on a Windows Vista or earlier generation Microsoft operating system), the lists always fail to download for the Maxthon version of Adblock Plus.  The lists download correctly in various Chromium versions, Windows Internet Explorer 8, and various Firefox and Firefox-derived broswer without issue while ProxHTTPSProxyMIIis is being used.  ProxHTTPSProxyMIIis is described in many placed.  One such reference is:  https://prxbx.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=2172

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Thank you Magdalene.  That is the workaround that I have been using.

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There are several reasons a web page, or something you get to on a web page, can seem to "break" with AdBlock on and look or work fine with AdBlock off. It's almost never because of AdBlock itself. Here are the things we look for.

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