Brave no longer blocking youtube ads as of March 27, 2024

I am up-to-date with the latest Brave version:

Brave is up to date on my Macbook:

Version 1.64.113 Chromium: 123.0.6312.86 (Official Build) (x86_64)

This message is now displayed:
“Ad Blockers violate Youtube’s terms of service”

Short answer =

  1. update brave://components
  2. Make sure you’re not using extensions that can server as adblockers
  3. Might need to clear cookies/cache.

It’s a constant back and forth between YouTube and all adblockers. In general, places like Brave, uBlock, and others are all working together to maintain the most recent scripts. Yet at the same time, YouTube/Google/Alphabet is doing their best to prevent adblockers and get people to view ads or pay for premium services. As such, they are also constantly changing code to try to prevent.

All that means is every once in a while YouTube’s changes will slip through content filters. If updating and clearing like that doesn’t work, then it just means we might have to wait up to about 6-24 hours before next filters are modified and released. It’s a headache.

Might be behaving better now :slight_smile:

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Hey there

I tried to Update the components, however 4 of them I can’t update and they are exactly the most important ones:

I downloaded the Beta version and there it works.
Can you recommend anything?

(btw YouTube is obviously showing ads, because I can’t update the list)

@Agent7 you might want to check out Brave stopped blocking ads as likely the same issue and solution. Read through the topic and you’ll see the instructions they provided.

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