I really hope I’m in the right spot here.
As the Title suggests, a few days ago the Brave Browser just seemed to suddenly stop blocking ads. Youtube’s time consuming ads was one of the last I noticed and when I decided to try to see if there was some sort of update, which is where my problem leading to this predicament began.
The original I have been seamlessly watching movies and tv shows at www . lookmovie . ag with never a problem. A week or so ago it began to seemingly start to take notice of an ‘ad blocker’. I ignored this for a week or so, but then another ad began showing it’s ugly face claiming my ‘McAfee’ expired (I don’t even us it) and then a big ‘google chrome’ looking ad (X up in the right top corner to close it) trying to luring me into downloading something to find ‘movies to watch’. Baloney, of course, I did no such thing.
I’d just close the ads and continue but once I discovered youtube was able to present it bombardment of marketing to me, I figured the gig was up, Corp. had updated and so Brave MUST have an update, and sure enough I’m pretty sure I found it.
… but it just wouldn’t install, it kept giving me this error: “Installation failed due to unspecified error. If Brave is currently running, please close it and try again.” - but I promise, it wasn’t running, even in device manager. Over and over again the installation of update failed, I even added the ‘bravebrowsersetup.exe’ to BitDefender’s trusted applications & programs to no avail.
… So then I got bright and though, “well maybe I have to uninstall it and then reinstall it”. That was worse, uninstalling it gave me an error, saying something about not being able to, I don’t know, remove a file or 2, but then it removed it’s icon from Add Remove Programs, anyhow and so there I was, well, am, no Brave Browser and unable to install it back again.
After trying Windows System Restore, well, that failed too for some reason and then I came here.
I’m sorry, I really wish I had of just come here first.
Is there any help or am I forever condemned to Chrome’s prying Big Brother like eyes? You’re assistance on this matter would greatly be appreciated.