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private dude

04 Nov, 2013 02:09 AM

hi.. there are some sites that block traffic when you have adblock and i guess they work because the monitor the traffic from the ad itself. so if its not or slow loading you get blocked. Can't you make the ads load in a hidden sandbox/pixel as to circumvent this problem. ok you dont block the ads but in a hidden sandbox they are still not visible and harmless. And if that not works load the whole page in a hidden sandbox and project the page without the ads in the browser.

Dont know if either option is safe enough to stop malware distributed through ads though.

  1. 1 Posted by Kieran on 05 Nov, 2013 05:52 PM

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    Unfortunately, this is considered fraud, as the website gets money for ad
    views which don't exist, wasting the advertiser's money meaning that such a
    feature cannot be implemented. Also, Chrome has its own sandbox for
    extensions, to reduce extension- and tab-based malware, so we are unable to
    take two Sandboxes (tab process and extension process) and combine them, as
    that is what malware would love to do.

  2. Tomáš closed this discussion on 23 Jul, 2014 01:55 PM.

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