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Solution to Youtube ads coming through

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06 Sep, 2015 04:36 AM

Found a solution to the recent complaints about youtube ads getting through Adblock, found this under another chrome adblocker extension, it also works for Adblock. I delete the youtube app in chrome and the ads stopped coming through :)

Regarding the numerous complaints about "Youtube ads": It's a new Chrome 45+ bug.
Workaround to restore uBlock Origin's ability to block Youtube ads, as found by a user:
- Open a new tab - Type "chrome://apps" in the address bar (without quotes) - Remove "Youtube" app - Reference:

  1. 1 Posted by bbgd on 06 Sep, 2015 04:45 AM

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    This is the comment on github: "This happens if you have youtube app in chrome, remove it and uBlock starts working. The new webrequest filtering code treats those apps like extensions and filters the requests out."

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Rhana on 08 Sep, 2015 03:34 AM

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    Hi bbgd,

    Yes, that's exactly the workaround that was suggested in the Google Code for Chrome forum where this bug was first reported. Thanks for confirming it works!

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  3. Rhana closed this discussion on 08 Sep, 2015 03:34 AM.

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