I used Chrome regularly with ad blockers working fine. I decided to come back to Firefox after years of discontinued used and installed v19. Added an ad blocker from add-on search which would work when it wanted (especially on Youtube) and the issue/s are now affecting my viewing on imdb.com.
Using the search feature on that site, I'll click on the result from the drop down and it would normally lead me to the movie's title page. Now, I get
/?ref_=sr_1 at the end of anything I click on only on that site. Which leads me to a blank/not loaded page.
I went to add Imdb to the addon exceptions list. Then, disable/remove the addon. Would still have the same issue. I tried to use Imdb back on Chrome. IT DID THE SAME THING! I uninstalled Firefox. Ran CCleaner to clean up the registry/temp files folders. I tried using Imdb on Chrome again and again I am being lead to a blank page. I uninstalled Chrome, ran Malware Bytes (came up clean), ran Eset (No virus). I disconnected from my LAN and connected to a nearby wifi network thinking there were issues on my Router/Modems end and I still have the same problem. I reinstalled Firefox and Chrome both without ad blockers and I can not use the search on Imdb or click on a movie link without being directed to a blank page.
I have another computer also with Windows 7 that I connected to both the same LAN and the wifi network I tried and I can use Imdb fine. I decided NOT to try to add any ad blocker add-ons on Firefox v19 fearing it would do the same on that machine. I even tried a virtual machine to browse inside of it and it still lead me to the frustrating blank page.
I can't understand for the life of me how an ad blocker addon can effect my browsers across the board after being disabled and having the browser uninstalled. It should have never even of had tinkered with my Chrome browsing! Now, I simply can't use Imdb properly. I am now using both Chrome with Ad Blocker plus and Firefox stock without any add-ons and have the same issues on this machine.
Any suggestions? Anyone ever have this issue as well? It only started and stayed after installing Firefox adblocking add-ons.
I tried several filter lists. Default, and others. No difference. The Addons I tried were Ads no more, Ad killer, PageTweak, and Updated Ad Blocker for Firefox 11+. In each, I would include exceptions where needed. I almost always had issues with the addons blocking ads to begin with from the initial installation of Firefox. They would just not work properly. Youtube ads would sometimes sneak trough which is why I tried at least four blockers. I never had any issues with Chrome and Ad Blocker Plus. It worked flawlessly. Now, even after a uninstalling ALL browsers, cleaning the system registry, temp folders, and manually going into folders to looks for traces, something has been left behind causing issues with only Imdb. It is very frustrating not being able to solve something seemingly benign.
I'm seriously considering reinstalling Win7 because I use Imdb so much. I just thought I'd seek the bigger minds before. I want to continue using Firefox. I want a decent Ad Blocker to work for it. It should not be this challenging ...
I posted this in my topic to but I just wanted to make sure that OP sees the fix, maybe you also have nod 32 and you can get it to work same like me.
Good luck. Cya cya.
"Ok guys I have found the problem out.
I tried with re-installed firefox and same result, then I tried with chrome and explorer same stuff.
The browser wasn't the problem (same for any add-on), the internet wasn't the problem.. it was general so it was the ANTI VIRUS the NOD 32 5.095.0
For any others out there the fix that worked for me is this:
- open nod32
- enter advance setup
- protocol filtering
- exclude ip addresses
- add ipv4 addresses
- in my case for IMDB.com it was: 188.8.131.52
- restart pc"
Ok dam it it's not 100 fixed.. sometimes it works good and other times it's blank page again.. don't know why but it worked good for hours then again it happened and it seems different sites that look for the IP are telling me different IP's for IMDB.