The abort-on-property-read snippet patches a property on the window object that aborts execution when the property is read. No error gets printed to the console.

You can use this snippet to abort the execution of inline scripts.

Only use this snippet for read properties. Place it just inside the script you want to abort, otherwise, an error will be thrown.




The name of the property or path to the property. If the property is a direct child of window, this parameter will be the property name. If you want to access a sub property, though, this parameter becomes a chain of properties separated by dots.



Value of the configurable attribute of the descriptor of property. If this parameter is not used it defaults to true. Setting it to false will prevent the property set and get being overwritten or otherwise changed by anybody. If this snippet doesn't work as expected when passing only the property, it could mean that the website is circumventing and setting this parameter to false can come in handy.


Filter examples

The following table lists examples that use the abort-on-property-read snippet:


abort-on-property-read atob

The code that reads/calls the atob global function throws an exception.

abort-on-property-read adHandler.cmd.push

The code that reads/calls the push function throws an exception. This function is a property of cmd, which is a property of the adHandler global object.

abort-on-property-read Object.prototype.adfoxCode

The code that reads/calls the adfoxCode property throws an exception.

This example shows that you can attach the filter to prototype properties as well.


The following table contains error messages you'll find useful during debugging:

MessageWhen the error occursDefinition

no property to abort on read

At the beginning of snippet execution

No property parameter was passed to the snippet.

<property> access aborted

Each time the property is read, right before throwing the error

The error is about to be thrown.

aborting on <property> access

Right before attaching to the property

This log is printed just before the snippet takes over the property getter OR setter.


Keep the following tradeoffs in mind when you use the abort-on-property-readsnippet:

  • The snippet is executed after all a page's inline scripts. As a result, you should only attach properties read inside of a callback, which can be executed after the script.

  • You can only attach this snippet to global properties, or properties of the window object.

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