[see workaround] Youtube ads not blocked on chrome

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tyw7
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Re: youtube on chrome: ABP no longer works

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prattvilleusa wrote:TW7, those codes are not working for me
I know. I think it's a hit and miss where each of those "codes" only block that particular ad and not all ads in general. But problem with ad-blocker turned on is that it blocks the "skip" button, so I have turned it off completely for YouTube for now.
karthos1975
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Re: youtube on chrome: ABP no longer works

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Ok, for me, this is more than just some missed custom filters, i have Chrome and Firefox, with ABP installed on both. Both have been working splendidly until around 5:00 this morning. After rebooting my PC from an Avira update and allowing Flash Player to update, starting up my usual play lists in YouTube on Chrome had me being assaulted with a barrage of advertisement content. Usually YouTube flags an average of 20-30 blocked ads, and displays that number as part of the icon in the header, yet since this morning, it no longer identifies any ads from YouTube, even when i click on the icon, it is showing that zero ads have been blocked on YouTube pages. To test whether ABP was working at all, i went to another site heavily laden in ads (PrimeWire) and there it properly identified close to a dozen blocked items. When i compare this to ABP for FireFox (Which is incidentally still working correctly for both PrimeWire and YouTube), i found that the blocked count is the same for PrimeWire, however for YouTube ABP FireFox is showing 160 blocked items, while Chrome continues to indicate that it found nothing to block.

I can indicate that both Chrome and FireFox are using the exact same custom filter list as well as EasyList and and AdBlock Warning Removal List subscriptions, and subscriptions for both browsers were update between 3 & 4pm today, Shockwave is showing Version 18.0.0.232 for both browsers, though it appears Chrome is using PepperFlash, while FireFox is using an NPSWF32 DLL, but i assume this just because of the difference in browser architecture. I find it safe to conclude that the problem is obviously not with the subscriptions or custom filters list, but something is going on within chrome that is either preventing ABP from applying its filter correctly (Thus the report of zero ads blocked) or is completely circumventing the protection ABP provides. I have not tested this against other sites, but i can definately report that something between Chrome, YouTube and ABP is not aligned right, as the protection continues to work properly from FireFox, and but appears completely non-operational on YouTube's site within Chrome.
dongslammer
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Re: youtube on chrome: ABP no longer works

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The Chrome update broke Ghostery as well, but only on Youtube. I guess it's Firefox time till it's figured out.
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mapx
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Re: youtube on chrome: ABP no longer works

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I'm using Version 46.0.2490.13 beta-m (64-bit). I can't reproduce the issue.
Did someone try the beta version ?
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mapx
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Re: youtube on chrome: ABP no longer works

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workaround:

Just remove the YT app in chrome

to see the apps:
-click apps on the bookmarks bar
or
-type in the address bar (and then press enter):
chrome://apps/

-to remove it: right click the app and choose remove
Roninnin
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Re: youtube on chrome: ABP no longer works

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Can someone check this workaround:

Just remove the YT app in chrome

to see the apps:
-click apps on the bookmarks bar
or
-type in the address bar (and then press enter):
chrome://apps/
Thanks!!! I tried your workaround and adblock plus is now working. I don't see any ads when watching a video 8)
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mapx
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Re: youtube on chrome: ABP no longer works

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great ! at least we have an workaround (waiting for the fix from the chromium/chrome team)
karthos1975
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Re: youtube on chrome: ABP no longer works

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mapx wrote:Can someone check this workaround:

Just remove the YT app in chrome

to see the apps:
-click apps on the bookmarks bar
or
-type in the address bar (and then press enter):
chrome://apps/

Thanks mapx,

Removing the YT app from Chrome://apps seems to have ABP doing its job properly again for me too, just cycled through about 20 videos, and not one single ad today.

Good call, thanks
tyw7
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Re: [see workaround] (chrome bug) YT on chrome: ABP doesn't work

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Thanks. Uninstalling YouTube enabled AdBlock Plus to work again.
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prattvilleusa
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Re: [see workaround] (chrome bug) YT on chrome: ABP doesn't work

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Thank you so much! the work around works,
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Re: [see workaround] (chrome bug) YT on chrome: ABP doesn't work

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I hope this doesn't get deleted here but somewhat related. I'm not trying to sway anyone away from adblock plus. But I did want to add this to the bottom here for folks that land here from google searching for this: This works for ulock as well as adblock plus. I use ABP on some computers for others, and block on mine. I've tested this on both, and this "fix" (removing youtube app from chrome) works for both.
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Re: [see workaround] (chrome bug) YT on chrome: ABP doesn't work

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Removing the YT app is working for all adblockers around.
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Re: [see workaround] Youtube ads not blocked on chrome

Post by ajayvenkataraman »

I found an article regarding this with some info from a Chromium dev. Apparently this was an unintended consequence of them fixing a security issue.
Here's the link: http://www.neowin.net/news/google-chrom ... -video-ads
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mapx
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Re: [see workaround] Youtube ads not blocked on chrome

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ajayvenkataraman wrote:I found an article regarding this with some info from a Chromium dev. Apparently this was an unintended consequence of them fixing a security issue.
Here's the link: http://www.neowin.net/news/google-chrom ... -video-ads
Read the thread before posting.
Here, https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issu ... ?id=526413
is also about the security issue.
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