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Annoying popup on Facebook

by Syrinx77 / October 15, 2009 8:13 AM PDT
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I had a comparable thing ...
by Kees Bakker / October 15, 2009 8:29 AM PDT

for a .php file on in Firefox while browsing these forums. Occasionally, off and on, but only at home, never at work. Nothing the last few weeks. Yesterday it suddenly was at every page. Very, very annoying.

The workaround for me in Firefox: ABP (Adblock Plus) found it as blockable (something like So I blocked that and it was gone immediately.

In every page in this forum a javascript on is executed: <script type="text/javascript" id="fbFeatureLoader" src=""></script>
I'm not a member of facebook, and I've never shown any interest in loading their features.

And, somehow, that script seems to want to a .php-file (should be a server-only thing). It might have to do something with Noscript also. I don't block javascript, but still it might do something inside. I didn't experiment because I got rid of the popup via ABP.

And please don't ask me why CNet should execute a javascript on Probably they get money for it.


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by Syrinx77 / October 15, 2009 8:38 AM PDT

Yeah, I would get on FB & it'd take me to the Home pg, but (sometimes), when I try going to my profile pg., I'd see that pop up. (& I do have the NoScript app)

So it isn't a FF setting of mine? Where do I find this "ABP"?

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ABP is a much used addon.
by Kees Bakker / October 15, 2009 5:19 PM PDT
In reply to: hmmm

You find it like all other addons.


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by Syrinx77 / October 15, 2009 8:48 PM PDT

Did the add-on. Still getting that pop up. =/

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You need to USE the addon ...
by Kees Bakker / October 16, 2009 11:19 PM PDT
In reply to: damn,....

to block something. It doesn't block anything by default.


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This is where it got confusing
by Syrinx77 / October 17, 2009 2:07 AM PDT

The ABP site was like Greek to me.
This filter )&/or "filter subscription") I'm supposed to add- how? I hit the "Add Filters" button & a field opened up. I had no idea what to type in it.

I went to "EasyList" & there was no Way I was gonna make sense of all that....

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by Syrinx77 / October 17, 2009 12:38 PM PDT


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Me too!
by dcanoli / November 22, 2009 11:50 PM PST

I get an annoying Javascript pop-up every time I refresh a page or go to a page on facebook, and it only happens on my laptop, never on my desktop.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled Java, but to no avail.

I'm on firefox too and have ABP, but I'm like the above posters. What the heck do you type in the filter box?

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