i don't think my blocker is working correctly

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abigator15
i don't think my blocker is working correctly

I imported the list of trackers to be blocked onto Adblock Plus a long time ago and I checked it with other people to make sure it worked and it did. I check for updates regularly but lately I'm beginning to wonder if the blocker is working correctly. Today I went onto a random profile and I saw that they had trakzor, yet when i ran my mouse over the ABP icon in the top right corner of the screen, it said 0 items blocked. However, sometimes I will go on a page that i KNOW has trakzor, and it says that it is blocked. Do these filters just not work sometimes? I don't understand why it would block tackers on some pages and not block the same trackers on other pages. I read an article this morning that says that trakzor has disabled blockers because they made their site less reliable, but I am not sure how old the article was and I am not sure how it would be possible for trakzor to even do that. If anyone could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it! Oh, and also, could someone tell me how hideinthesky works to check for trackers? Thank you!!!

   

bottlebob
Re: i don't think my blocker is working correctly

Ok, the only thing trakzor can do is get a new domain for their trackers that isn't being filtered yet, which they do from time to time. That's when we add their new domain to our list and when you update your adblock list you'll be blocking all their codes. If you have seen profiles where you weren't blocking trakzor please let us know about it as soon as possible. PM me here with links to the profiles and i'll check if they're using new codes.

Hideinthesky uses a list with signature bits of the urls of tracker files (just like adblock). It downloads the source code of the myspace page you specify and compares it to that list. If it finds matches it will report that it has found a tracker.

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