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AdBlock Detection preventing site use

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leo

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.

    Rhana
    AdBlock Community Manager

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