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Adblock is activated when opening a browser by default - can you change this?

Christopher's Avatar


25 Sep, 2014 04:22 PM

Hi everyone,

Firstly, I'd like to say that I really like Adblock. However, I do have some ethical concerns regarding its use as it poses a threat to internet-based companies in some ways. This is obviously a personal choice.
I only use Adblock on certain websites (websites that go over the top with it and slow my computer down with pop-ups, etc).

Is there a way that I can make Adblock "pause" by default when open Chrome, thus allowing me to only use it when I select to do so?

Thanks for your time! :)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Neelfyn on 27 Sep, 2014 08:29 PM

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    Hi Christopher,

    Thanks for the feedback!

    One of AdBlock's features might do something fairly similar to what you'd like: if you go to AdBlock button > Options > Customize, you should see "Show ads everywhere except for these domains…"

    Using this feature will change AdBlock from working on a whitelist-based system to a blacklist one. This means that AdBlock will be disabled on all websites, and you'll be able to add websites on which ads should be blocked through this text box.

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