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In this article, we will talk about the best effective ways to bypass ad blocker detection on websites. When websites execute anti-adblocking scripts and detect an ad-blocker, they prevent you from accessing the content unless you disable the extension and allow ads. Navigating several websites without an active ad blocker can become dreadful at times. Thanks to AdLock, you do not need to remove or disable an ad blocker. AdLock blocks URLs from which such scripts are downloaded and deletes the pop-up to deliver a seamless browsing experience.
When websites detect you’re using an ad-blocker, they execute anti-adblocking scripts. Those scripts freeze a page and display you a pop-up demanding to whitelist a website, ruin the way a page is displayed, and make it impossible to finish reading a post until you disable your ad-blocker.AdLock blocks URLs from which such scripts are downloaded deletes a warning anti-adblocker pop-up, and restores a web page to its original form.
But if a website uses an unknown anti-adblocking script, AdLock may fail to bypass it. In this case, you can do the following:
- Send us (email@example.com) a link to a problematic webpage, and we will add a new rule to AdLock’s settings;
- Bypass restrictions on your own using the guide below.
- How Does Ad Blocker Detection Work?
- How to bypass ad-blocker detection?
- Bypass Adblock Detection with CSS Manipulation
- Disable Anti-Adblock Wall via Userscript
- Use Tampermonkey
- Whitelist a problematic website
- Bypass Adblock Detection Using Incognito Mode
- Read the Cached Version of the Page
- Brush off Scripts via Reading Mode
- Try Distill Page Feature on Chrome
- How to Bypass Adblock Detection on Firefox
- Bypass Adblock Detection in Safari
- How to Turn Off Ad Blocker Detection on Mac
- How to Remove Ad Blocker If Bypass Doesn’t Help
How Does Ad Blocker Detection Work?
Adblockers perform their job via blocking communication with ad-forcing servers, and by hiding the webpage elements containing commercial content. By referring to filter lists containing the addresses of ad servers, ad blockers seek matches in website elements and define what should be blocked.
Adblocking detection in its turn is performed through “bait content”. Invisible to the user, such bait is implemented the way adblockers recognize it as commercial content. As soon as the webpage finishes loading, the detection algorithm calls to the properties of the bait. If the bait is hidden, the algorithm recognizes that there’s an active adblocker. Although baits are different and have different levels of complexity, it’s not that hard to disable adblock detection.
Read Also: How Do Ad Blockers Work?
How to Bypass Ad-blocker Detection?
Google Chrome guide
Opera browser guide
Same instructions as for Google Chrome except that lock is green.
Mozilla Firefox guide
Microsoft Edge guide
- Press buttons “Win”+”R” and enter “gpedit.msc”;
- Expand the User Configuration folder;
- Expand the Administrative Templates folder;
- Expand the Windows Components folder;
- Expand the Microsoft Edge folder;
- Choose Disabled, and click OK to confirm.
Then, you would need an Anti-Adblock Killer script that can be downloaded from GitHub. Once installed, it prevents the websites from asking you to turn off your adblocker.
Finally, on the same GitHub page, you can hit Subscribe to add the list of filters to your ad blocking software automatically. In case this didn’t work, try to add the filters manually using this link.
Once Greasemonkey is enabled in your Firefox, the AAK script is installed and the list of its filters is added to your ad blocker, all the anti-adblocker walls should be gone from the web pages that you visit.
Edit the Script Using DevTools
Start by opening the desired page in your Google Chrome. Right-click anywhere on the page and select “Inspect”.
Now as the new DevTools menu opened, scroll through the list of elements and hover your cursor over each HTML <div line. This would highlight the respective element on the page, whereas a banner, text block, image, or a message “Please, disable your ad blocker”.
Once you manage to find the line corresponding to the anti-ad blocking window, right-click again and select “Hide element” or “Delete element” from the drop-down list.
Go back to the page and check how it looks without an element that you just removed. The effect lasts until you exit or refresh this page, then the procedure has to be repeated.
Bypass Adblock Detection with CSS Manipulation
Inspect page element
When a website displays you an anti-adblocker warning which you can’t close, you can delete it from the page’s elements. This is a short-term solution that is on hand when you need content from a particular page.
Right-click the warning box and choose “Inspect” in the context menu. In the console find div class element responsible for showing you an anti-adblocking pop-up.
When you find a correct div class element, a pop-up box will be blue-lighted.
Right-click this div class and choose “Hide Element”. The warning box will disappear.
The changes won’t be permanent. Once you reload the page, it goes back to its original form.
Disable Anti-Adblock Wall via Userscript
Tampermonkey is a web browser add-on designed to manage and edit scripts. With its help, you can run scripts to fight-off anti-adblocking detection. Search for the add-on in your browser’s web store or download it from the original website then install it.
The next step would be downloading and installing the script itself. You can find it on OpenUserJS under “Anti-Adblock Killer script”. Once you click “Install” you will be redirected to Tampermonkey’s page. Simply click “Install” to give your consent to install the script.
The extension bar in your browser will indicate when the installation is over. Open the Tampermonkey menu, then select the “Dashboard” option.
Now, we want to import the filters list from Reeks’s GitHub project section. Scroll through the page and find the “Subscribe” button, then click it to add the filters automatically.
When prompted to confirm adding the filters to your default adblocker, click OK. In case the automatic import didn’t work, on the same Reeks’s page, you can find a link to add manually.
Whitelist a problematic website
If you are a regular user of the particular website, you trust it, and it’s never disrespected you with redirects, full-page or auto-playing ads we suggest you whitelist it. It can feel like a defeat, but in the end, everybody wins. You continue browsing interesting content, and a website continues feeding its developers.
To whitelist a website, open the Ad Blocking tab in the application, choose the Allow List, click Add Item and type a URL in this format: www.example.com.
There are a couple more ways of disabling anti-adblocker scripts and we’d like to mention them as well.
Bypass Adblock Detection Using Incognito Mode
Incognito or private mode can be quite helpful when surfing the web. Luckily, most, if not all modern web browsers support this feature. Browsing incognito leaves no trace online whatsoever simply because after your visit no cookies are collected and no history is stored. Even with an adblocker turned on, private browsing prevents anti-adblocker walls from appearing on most websites. You just have to change the setting in your adblocking software letting it operate in Incognito mode as well:
- Click the menu button inChrome (“⋮” in the top right);
- Navigate to More Tools >Extensions;
- In the new tab find the extension you want toenablewhileincognito;
- Click the “AllowinIncognito” button.
Read the Cached Version of the Page
Note that incognito/private mode with an adblocker may fail on some websites. There’s one more workaround for accessing the webpage’s cached version. To view the cached page, search for it on Google, find the needed result in the list, and click the down arrow. Click “Cached” in the dropdown.
By doing so, you’ll get a screenshot of the page that isn’t dynamic but stays in the version from some given time. As you may have guessed, this method gives you the possibility to view the requested web page without scripts, trackers, and ads. The only downfall of this approach is that the cached version of the page may be irrelevant and the content outdated.
You also have another method to view the cached version of a website. You can simply type ‘cache:website address’ (for example, cache:adlock.com/adlock-for-macOS/) and check a snapshot of the cached page. You can also glance over the time and date of a cached webpage and a warning suggesting that the current page could have changed in the meantime. The trick doesn’t work with every website, though. But still, it’s a neat workaround to browse the website and avoid disabling ad blocker.
Brush off Scripts via Reading Mode
Try Distill Page Feature on Chrome
Distill page mode is basically Chrome’s reader mode. As it was mentioned above, reader mode cuts off all the JS bells and whistles and provides pure content to view. We mean, you won’t stop adblock detection by this neither you will see the page with all its formatting and styles, but you definitely will see the content you want.
To distill the page, open the desired webpage and select the“Distill page” optionfrom the ellipsis menu (top right). This would make the page display only text, with no unwanted elements. To reverse the distill page mode, press “Back”.
The “Distill page” feaure works best for pages with lots of text content. If you apply it to a website with images/videos then it’s likely you not get what you wanted.(Video) How to Bypass Adblock Detection or Disable Adblocker - Chrome
How to Bypass Adblock Detection on Firefox
Here we would like to note Firefox’s ability to trick the most notorious websites-extortionists with its built-in Reader Mode. Other browsers can provide this functionality, too, but few of them can compete with Firefox in usability, simplicity, and, most importantly, the output of page content simplification. You can try it with any website you’ve encountered the problem with or just go to forbes.com for a test. What you need to look for is the little page icon in the address bar — hover your cursor over it and see the sign Toggle reader view or just press F9. It’s worth mentioning, though, that the Reader Mode icon might not be displayed on the homepage of your website. So just open any article or find it through Google search to see how clear and tidy the desired page looks.
Finally, Greasemonkey is not a single extension that can help you to bypass adblock detection on Firefox. Anti-Adblock Blocker seems to be an even more elegant solution (although, not all users confirm its effectiveness) and it is available on Firefox Add-On Store. Alternatively, you can try Bypass Paywalls — an extension designed to remove any content blocking — installation instructions for all the browsers, as well as the download link can be found on Github.
Bypass Adblock Detection in Safari
It was Safari that first of all web browsers introduced Reading Mode. Using this feature it becomes easy to extract text and pictures from any page where on a normal session “We’ve noticed you are using an adblocker” is displayed. Just press Shift + ⌘ + R or look for the page icon to activate Reading Mode in your Safari and get this started.
Another method that only requires the tool that is already built into Safari browser is to manually delete the script tags specific to the anti-adblock wall on the website you want to access:
- Press Option + ⌘ + U to open the page’s source code;
- Copy the whole code and paste it into any text editor app;
- Use search to find the keyword “adblock”;
- Remove a pair of tags around each “adblock” you see;
- Save the formatted text file in a .html format;
- Open that .html with your Safari and enjoy the content without restrictions.
Last but not least, anti adblock detection extensions can be installed in Safari just like in any other browser. You just need to choose whether you go with Tampermonkey and Anti-Adblock Killer, like we proposed here, or with any other app of this kind available on AppStore.
How to Turn Off Ad Blocker Detection on Mac
Except for Local Group Policy Editor trick for Microsoft Edge, all the tips above should work on Mac to turn off ad blocker detection. Since major browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox use the same UI (user interface) on the Mac, you can follow the same steps to visit websites without disabling ad blockers.
If a specific website is still showing an ad blocker detection banner, you can make an exception for it and disable ad blocker on Mac.
Apart from whitelisting a website, browsing the same webpage in private mode is another effective way to get an ad-free result.
How to Remove Ad Blocker If Bypass Doesn’t Help
If a website is still detecting an ad blocker and the tricks above sound too complicated, you need to remove the ad blocker from your browser. Let’s take Google Chrome as an example.
- Open Google Chrome and click the kebab menu (three-dot) in the top right corner.
- Head to More tools > Extensions.
- Select Remove under your extension and confirm your decision.
You can also go with AdLock, which works seamlessly without any detection.
Well, you’ll never know until you try. All these methods except whitelisting may falter. If something didn’t work for you, let us know. Our developers will write a new anti-adblocking script to any page you send us. Enjoy free Internet!
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How Do Sites Know I’m Using AdBlock?
Online ads generate revenue for most websites out there, so it’s no surprise that they aren’t overly excited about your ad blocker. Adblocking technologies didn’t appear yesterday: for over a decade users were developing tools to block the ad traffic, as well as updating their filter lists. Detecting these filters and technologies became an everyday task for any website particularly dependent on their ad profits, as well as for online advertisers themselves. But how exactly can they find out?
The blocking pages, saying something like “We’ve noticed you are using an adblocker”, appear as a result of an automated check performed on a background. How the check is done depends on the technology or method being used. While it is hard to figure this out from the first look, few most common strategies are known and widespread:
- For example, the sites might analyze which of their ad-server resources are not going through and being rejected by your browser with an ad blocker on.
- Tracking protection filters enabled by an ad blocker can also be traced and found by specialized counter-technology.
This might be too hard to visualize, so here’s a simplified example of how detection can be done: a website can be programmed in a way to create a “false” ad and run it as soon as you start loading the page. Then, they check if this “fake” ad was successfully loaded or, on the contrary, is blocked by your browser. Eventually, they would either supply a real ad to be loaded and shown to you along with the content or notify you about blocking your bypassing attempt.
Is disabling ad blockers safe?
Disabling ad blockers is safe as long as you don’t interact with spammy and malicious ads on the website. However, be ready to have a below-average browsing experience due to the plethora of ads on several websites.
How to disable AdBlock and turn on AdLock?
You can open the extensions menu in your preferred web browser and disable or delete the ad blocker. Now, open AdLock and select ON from the Ad blocking menu. It’s an effective undetectable ad blocker for your desktop and Mac.
Why do websites say I have AdBlock when I don’t?
Some extensions, like Ghostery, Kaspersky Anti-Banner, and NoScript, may prevent ads, trackers, and cookies, and that’s why you continue to get an ad-blocked banner in the browser. You need to identify and disable all such extensions.
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How to Disable Ad Blocker Detection on Any Website - AdLock Blog? ›
How to disable AdBlock and turn on AdLock? You can open the extensions menu in your preferred web browser and disable or delete the ad blocker. Now, open AdLock and select ON from the Ad blocking menu. It's an effective undetectable ad blocker for your desktop and Mac.How do I stop a website from detecting AdBlock? ›
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app .
- At the top right, tap More Info .
- Tap Site settings.
- Next to "Ads," tap the Down arrow .
- Tap Allowed.
- Reload the webpage.
- Open your Chrome browser.
- In the upper right-hand corner, click the three vertical dots, then select Settings.
- At the bottom of the menu, click Advanced.
- Scroll down to “Privacy and security,” and select Site Settings.
- Select Pop-ups and redirects.
Bottom line: Is AdLock a good ad blocker? AdLock really is a good ad blocker. Not only does it block out most ads with just the free browser extension, but it also respects your privacy. If you want increased protection, such as from data-mining social media sites, AdLock has you covered with its paid tier.How do I disable AdBlock in Chrome? ›
- Open Chrome.
- Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
- Go to Chrome Settings.
- Then, tap on Advanced.
- Tap on Site settings.
- Scroll until you see Pop-ups and redirects, and Ads.
- Tap on both of them.
Originally Answered: What will happen if almost every internet user start using AdBlock ? Websites hosting ads will either move to sophisticated anti-adblock technology (which some have already adopted) or else they'll go back to basics—plain old GIF or PNG banner ads, hosted on the same server as the actual content.Why are ad blockers not illegal? ›
The argument was that because the browser extensions change how a website is displayed in your browser, that it “changes the programming code of websites” and that makes it infringing. But that's nonsense. Adblockers work on content that is already directly in your browser that the company sent in an authorized manner.Does everyone use AdBlock? ›
Ad Blocking Stats (Top Picks)
27% of American internet users block ads. AdBlock, a popular blocking extension, is reported to have more than 65 million users. Ad blocking is most common among internet users between 16 and 24 years old. Among this demographic, 46.2% of users worldwide admit to using ad blockers.
Why are ads getting through AdBlock? ›
With AdBlock's default settings enabled, you may occasionally run into a non-intrusive ad. That's because AdBlock participates in the Acceptable Ads program. Acceptable Ads defines strict guidelines to identify non-intrusive ads, which AdBlock shows by default. You can opt out of this setting at any time.How do I disable pop-up or ad blockers in Safari? ›
Select the “Safari” menu, and then select “Preferences” from the drop down menu. The preference pane will open and then select “Security” on the top row. Uncheck the checkbox "Block pop-up windows". Close the Preferences window.Is there an ad blocker that can't be detected? ›
Browsers with inbuilt ad blockers
Some browsers such as the Kingpin browser come with inbuilt ad blockers. Since these are not extensions, most websites are unable to detect them. When you use Kingpin, you'll be able to access the internet ad-free.
The old timeline started in January 2023, when beta versions of Chrome would start running "experiments" that disable Manifest V2. This would move to the stable version in June, with the Chrome Web Store banning Manifest V2 extensions in January 2024.Is there a catch to AdBlock? ›
There's no catch. We believe that people who love AdBlock will pay a fair price for it. That's why we make AdBlock available as “honorware": Pay what you can, when you can. If you choose to contribute to AdBlock, you can do that here: getadblock.com/pay.Does AdLock use VPN? ›
AdLock uses a local VPN to filter traffic and block requests for phishing and malicious websites. Using this technology does not require ROOT rights. VPN server is stored on your device.Who owns AdLock? ›
AdLock is trade name fully owned and administrated by: Hankuper, s. r. o. Hankuper, s. r. o. is the Data Controller of all personal data collected by AdLock website, AdLock application for Android mobile devices, and AdLock desktop application for Windows.Should I install AdLock certificate? ›
Generally, Android applications are available on Google Play Market, but you won't find AdLock there. The reason for this is that Google prohibits the distribution of network-level ad blockers via Google Play. So, you should install AdLock for Android manually.Why did Chrome get rid of AdBlock? ›
Google has removed today two extensions from the Chrome Web Store. The two extensions were fully functional ad blockers, but they tried to deceive users by using the names of other more reputable ad blocker extensions.Why does Chrome keep disabling AdBlock? ›
If AdBlock is constantly being uninstalled or disabled every time you open Chrome, it could mean your computer is infected with malware. Malware often looks for and uninstalls extensions that can keep them from doing their nefarious work.
Will Google remove AdBlock? ›
“Chrome supports and will continue to support ad blockers. We are changing how network request blocking works because we are making foundational changes to how extensions work in order to improve the security and privacy characteristics of our extensions platform.”What percentage of the internet uses AdBlock? ›
As of December 2016, more than 600 million devices — 11% of the world's entire internet-connected population2 — were running ad blocking software globally. Although people say they use ad blockers for many different reasons, the most common cause cited is that there are simply too many annoying ads.What percent of internet users use AdBlock? ›
Adblocking: penetration rate 2021, by country
In the United States, 34.2 percent of internet users said they used adblockers. The lowest adblocking usage was recorded in Ghana, with 9.3 percent, and Japan - 19.9 percent.
If you're still having issues even after following the above steps, we recommend trying the following three steps in order: Clear your browser's cache and cookies. Restart your browser. Uninstall and reinstall AdBlock.Does Safari allow ad blockers? ›
On your Mac, open Safari and choose Safari > Settings (or Preferences) from the menu bar. In the Websites tab, you can configure options to allow or block some or all pop-ups.Where is ad blocker for Safari in settings? ›
Go to Settings > Safari, then turn on Block Pop-ups.What is pop-up blocker Safari? ›
Safari's pop-up blocker can hide ads and protect your iMac or Macbook from all kinds of malware. Here's how to stop pop-ups on Mac: Open Safari. Click Safari on the top left. In the drop-down menu, click Preferences.How do I disable ad blocker on Safari for one website? ›
How to disable ad blocker on your phone
- Open “Settings.”
- Click “Safari” > “Content Blockers.”
- Any content blocking services currently active will be listed here. Set the service you wish to disable to “Off.”
Because the website doesn't want you to use Adblock but still wants you to be able to view their website, and Adblock interferes with their ability to show ads (which makes them money). I understand your question, but the answer seems obvious.
How to bypass AdBlock detection or disable adblocker Firefox? ›
Open up Firefox, navigate to the menu in the top right, select Incognito mode and wait for the window to open. Type or paste the URL as usual and access the site. This works on the majority of websites that block access to those using adblockers. Some websites will still block you even using this method.How do I disable pop up blocker on one website on my Iphone? ›
Open the Settings app on your device. Select "Safari" Under “General”, locate “Block Pop-ups” and slide the button to the disabled position in order to allow pop-ups.Does Safari have its own ad blocker? ›
On your Mac, open Safari and choose Safari > Settings (or Preferences) from the menu bar. In the Websites tab, you can configure options to allow or block some or all pop-ups. In the Security tab, turn on the setting to warn when visiting a fraudulent website.How do I disable uBlock on certain websites? ›
- Navigate to the website that you want to disable uBlock for.
- Click the "puzzle piece" icon in the top right corner of Chrome.
- Select uBlock from the dropdown menu.
- In the uBlock menu, click the blue power button.
- Refresh the page.
chrome is going to remove ad block extensions by 2023, as google has control of chromium browsers, they will be affected too...Why does Google allow AdBlock? ›
Why Does Google Allow Ad Blockers on the Chrome Store? Google allows ad blockers on the Chrome store because it recognizes that some users may prefer to block certain types of ads or to have more control over their online experience.What is an alternative to anti AdBlock killer? ›
The best alternatives to Anti-Adblock Killer are uBlock Origin, Adblock Fast, and AdGuard MV3. If these 3 options don't work for you, we've listed a few more alternatives below.How do I disable built in ad blocker in Firefox? ›
Firefox shows a purple shield instead of a gray shield at the left end of the location/address bar in case Enhanced Tracking Protection is blocking content. You can click shield icon for more detail and possibly disable the protection. You can check the Web Console for messages about blocked content.