I'm having a fight with ads, popups and tracking cookies. But I'm having some issues.

Software used:

  • Chromium 18.0.1025.168

Extensions used:

  • Adblock Plus (Beta)1.2
  • AdBlock+ Element Hiding Helper1.1.9.18
  • Better Pop Up Blocker2.1.6
  • Ghostery3.0.0

With this configuration, I'm always getting this error:

This extension failed to modify a network request because the modification conflicted with another extension.

I know if I disable "better popup", this goes away. It's perfectly normal, due to those extensions trying to block the same things. Problem is, I can't live without all of them! Can anyone advise me about some good configuration?

  • Can't live without adblock plus, because I hate ads.
  • Better popup blocker is essential too (believe me, chrome doesn't block a lot of popups, and I have a website or 2 that can prove that.)
  • And ghostery is a must... I can't bare the idea of being tracked all the time by some companies.

So I'm kinda lost here! everything is needed, but they conflict with each other. I mean, it has to exist a perfect combination out there, I know I'm not the only one hating the privacy issues nowadays! I am really thankful for any tips guys.

  • Have you looked at Dansguardian help.ubuntu.com/community/DansGuardian Jul 6, 2012 at 20:44
  • hum, thanks man, i'll look at it. In the meantime, i removed "betterpopup blocker" and installed 2 more extensions: Poper Blocker1.27 and Flash blocker. apparently, they all doing well with each other :D
    – user74364
    Jul 6, 2012 at 20:54
  • hum, i got the conflict again. I've been told its a conflict mainly between adblock plus and ghostery. since they are both vital to me, i'll live with that
    – user74364
    Jul 6, 2012 at 22:18
  • Just use AdBlock Plus
    – scouser73
    Apr 13, 2013 at 23:16
  • Ghostery doesn't just block trackers; ghostery also blocks ads.
    – mchid
    Sep 19, 2019 at 20:22

2 Answers 2


Well, on Google Chrome (proprietary version of Chromium) I use a combination of:

Always works, no error messages.


You could try a Javascript selective blocker plugin, like ScriptNo or NotScript. Then you could whitelist secure sites, blocking anything else (popups and tracking sites included).

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