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AdBlock Detection preventing site use

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19 Oct, 2015 11:31 AM

Hi! I've been using AdBlock for quite some time now, I love it. Recently, a website that I visit often blocks me from viewing content and asks that I turn off adblock. By ignoring this prompt, it redirects me to a YouTube video. By turning AdBlock off to access links on the website, popups and all sorts of ads appear, (Sometimes actually quite horrific (terrifying) , especially late at night, when the last 3 hours have been dead quiet and all of a sudden a computerised voice speaks from your computer telling you that your computer has a virus and you need to phone someone to fix it.) So I wanted to know if there was some way I could mask my use of AdBlock.

Otherwise, I'm extremely happy with it, and it's only a small inconvenience to have to alternate every so between pause and unpause.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rhana on 19 Oct, 2015 01:25 PM

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    Hi Leo,

    There are a couple of things going on here. The first is that those ads and pop-ups sound like malware (malicious software). We recommend following the instructions on The Safe Mac's Adware Removal Guide, which include running an antivirus/antimalware scan and removing any browser extensions you don't remember installing. Please see the following Knowledge Base articles for general information about AdBlock and malware:

    The second thing is that site detecting AdBlock. If you're on a site that's refusing to show content if AdBlock is installed, please follow the instructions in this Knowledge Base article about websites detecting AdBlock and let us know how it goes!

    A quick alternative is just to disable AdBlock on that site. Click the AdBlock button and select Don't run on pages on this domain, and then click Exclude.

    AdBlock Community Manager

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