Ads on Youtube has been popping since last week

Why I have been seeing ads on youtube recently?

Were they 1-2 usual normal ads or 5-10 new unskippable ads before starting ever video?

If they were 5-10 ads, you were automatically enrolled into new user study

Make sure that ad-blocking is turned to aggressive mode for youtube brave://settings/shields.

Go to brave://components/ and update your filter lists and ad-blocker (it must have auto-updated itself).

Ad-blocking is a cat and mouse game, if ad tech changes anything in their code on how they serve ads, adblocker need to simultaneously change their adblocker code (update filterlists). The official brave team member, fanboyz, will look into it.


I just moved this over to #support-and-troubleshooting:ad-blocking since that’s what this is about. It will help if you can mention a few things.

  • What OS are you using?
  • What version of Brave are you on?
  • What are your Shield settings?
  • Do you have any filters enabled? If not, try activating Fanboy Annoyances List and uBlock Annoyances List.

Lastly, one of the things that has been done in the past when ads started passing through:

Clear cookies/cache and try again.

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