I just learned this in the past two days, so making this post in case others have the same problem, to save PC World and them, a lot of angst. I have Ad Block Plus 2.1.2 on both Chrome and Firefox, latest versions of both browsers. I also have IE 8, though without an ad blocker. This ad blocker works on all browsers, even if not installed. It blocks the PC World videos without warning, but you can turn it off.
Here's how: first, you have to be in PC World online, on a page where a video exists, or have been there before. Then, in Firefox, go to Tools, Add ons, Extensions, then select Ad Blocker. Click on Filters Preferences. Then Custom Filters, then Ad Blocking Rules, and look in the right box. One of filters will have 'pc world' in the name, with 'enabled', checked. UNCHECK it. Then the videos in PC World will play.
The earlier versions of Ad Block allowed you to turn off Ad Block ad hoc, but I don't see that option now. When you put your mouse on the video you don't now get any context menu options for Ad Block now, either. I'm not sure why, still have to troubleshoot that.
Apparently the setting in Firefox doesn't control Chrome, or it just updated. For two days ago, I couldn't view the videos in either Chrome or IE 8, but today I could view them in Chrome. So maybe this is a bug in Ad Blocker, I don't know.
If you're having similar problems but with other causes, maybe make posts here to save people time? I lost hours troubleshooting this; webmaster at PC World tried to help me, too. So it would save time, maybe, to make this topic and hopefully help others.
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Viewing Pc World Videos? Turn Off Ad Blocker Firefox Ad Blocker default disables PC World videos
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