Megathread: Youtube Ads bypassing Shields - You can help by providing some information

Hello, Community!

Some users have been experiencing Youtube ads that bypass Shields using Brave on both mobile and/or Desktop. While we’ve already pushed out a hotfix for both platforms – please ensure that you check for application updates in the Google Play store for Android, or Menu --> About Brave for Desktop.

If you’ve confirmed that you are already on the most up to date version of the Brave but you’re still seeing Ads appear on Youtube, you can help us resolve this issue by providing us with some information – please reply to this thread with:

  1. Your Brave version/OS info – you can find this by going to Brave://version and copy/pasting the top 3 lines from that page, like so:
  2. What type of Ads you tend to see on Youtube (overlay ads, web page ads, in-video ads, etc)
  3. Visit brave://components and check Brave Ad Block Updater for Status and Version number (you should be seeing version 1.0.616).
  4. (optional) Try watching Youtube content in a Private browsing window and see if ads still appear.

All the information is safe to post publicly here on Community. We appreciate your help and your patience as we work on resolving this issue!

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Brave: 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Revision: 8f0c18b4dca9b6699eb629be0f51810c24fb6428-refs/branch-heads/4103@{#716}
OS: Windows 10 OS Version 1909 (Build 18363.900)

What type of Ads you tend to see: in-video ads

Status: Up-to-date
Version number: 1.0.616

Private browsing window: Private window seems to block ads as should.

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Brave 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Revision 8f0c18b4dca9b6699eb629be0f51810c24fb6428-refs/branch-heads/4103@{#716}
OS Windows 10 OS Version 1903 (Build 18362.900)

Ads on youtube preroll ads banner ads.

Brave Ad Block Updater - Version: 1.0.617

Status - Component not updated
Note when i update Brave Adblocker it doesnt update but it is up to date.

Brave Private Mode does block ads.

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Brave 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Revision 8f0c18b4dca9b6699eb629be0f51810c24fb6428-refs/branch-heads/4103@{#716}
OS Windows 10 OS Version 2004 (Build 19041.329)

What type of Ads you tend to see: In-Video Ads
Brave Ad Block Updater - Version: 1.0.617
Status - Component not updated

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I’m on YouTube all the time … like a LOT!!! in my experience so far it’s be the ads for Trump and sure to be defeated unfortunately Biden, SMH, but I digress and big network ads, like NBC etc etc for TV stuff, commercials for shows, or news, or other lies they wanna shove down our throats or make us believe we really need whatever junk they’re peddling today. PLEASE let me know if specifics or anything else I can do to help you guys, i’ll take as much of time as needed to give any information will help you. The time I save on YouTube is a HUGE selling point for me when I’m telling everyone that will listen to switch to Brave. Also, I have some questions about rewards, so if anyone sees my post and has a few to help a noob figure out stuff because I’m a big dummy, that would be dope too!!! LET ME KNOW HOW TO HELP, I have the time and I’d be more than happy to do so!!!
Much love, :v:

Brave: 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Revision: 8f0c18b4dca9b6699eb629be0f51810c24fb6428-refs/branch-heads/4103@{#716}
OS: Windows 10 OS Version 1903 (Build 18362.900)

What type of Ads you tend to see: in-video ads

Status: Component not updated
(Note: I have pressed update and it still shows not updated)
Version number: 1.0.617

I have only seen Youtube ads in a private browsing window, never in a normal window. I had Brave Shields enabled on the private window.

I usually also have the adblock extension “AdBlock - Best ad blocker” enabled (ID: gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom)

Brave 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Revision 8f0c18b4dca9b6699eb629be0f51810c24fb6428-refs/branch-heads/4103@{#716}
OS Windows 10 OS Version 1903 (Build 18362.900)

See in-video ads and webpage ads.

I’ve noticed it happen when right clicking and selecting ‘open in new tab’. When I then click that new tab ads appear. Normally clicking on videos in the same window doesn’t provoke ads.

Brave 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Revision 8f0c18b4dca9b6699eb629be0f51810c24fb6428-refs/branch-heads/4103@{#716}
OS Windows 10 OS Version 1903 (Build 18362.900)

What type of Ads you tend to see: in-video ads and webpage ads (although spontaneously) and refreshing the page usually does the trick

Brave Ad Block Updater - Version: 1.0.618
Status - Up-to-date

Brave 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Revision 8f0c18b4dca9b6699eb629be0f51810c24fb6428-refs/branch-heads/4103@{#716}
OS Linux
  1. In-video ads

  • Brave Ad Block Updater: 1.0.618
    Updated

  • Intervention Policy Database: 0.0.0.0
    Update Error

  1. No ads at all. Tried for 5 videos

  2. Also, not in private mode i have logged in to account with premium subscription (which must disable ads by the fact of its presence)

i’m actually trying to delete this post, because it’s in the wrong place.

Brave 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Revision 8f0c18b4dca9b6699eb629be0f51810c24fb6428-refs/branch-heads/4103@{#716}
OS Windows 10 OS Version 1909 (Build 18363.900)

What type of Ads you tend to see: In-Video Ads, side banner ads
Brave Ad Block Updater - Version : 1.0.617
Status - Component not updated

Brave 1.8.76 Chromium: 81.0.4044.92 (Official Build) dev (64-bit)
Revision e98e6f21168a55e7ba57202f56323911cd9d31d1-refs/branch-heads/4044@{#883}
OS Windows 10 OS Version 1909 (Build 18363.900)
JavaScript V8 8.1.307.28

Brave Ad Block Updater - Version: 1.0.619
Still seeing ads, in fact, they won’t stop, after an add instead of the video another add starts

Brave 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Revision 8f0c18b4dca9b6699eb629be0f51810c24fb6428-refs/branch-heads/4103@{#716}
OS Windows 10 OS Version 1909 (Build 18363.900)

Type of ads: In-video ads and web page ads.

Brave Ad Block Updater - Versión: 1.0.619
Estado - Componente no actualizado

No ads on incognito mode.

O Brave está atualizado

[Versão 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)]

Oddly enough i’m only having this problem with the desktop version, but not the mobile version.
I’ve checked and it shows that I am up to date with the latest version, yet when I try to update the brave ad block updater(which is at Version: 1.0.621), yet it keeps telling me that it won’t update(message appears saying “Component not updated”). Can I get some perspective on what’s up with this? Thanks.

Brave1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Revision 8f0c18b4dca9b6699eb629be0f51810c24fb6428-refs/branch-heads/4103@{#716}
OS Windows 10 OS Version 1903 (Build 18362.900)

Ads appear before a video plays in addition to seeing them in the top-right corner above the “Up Next” or Chat sidebar.

Brave Ad Block Updater - Version: 1.0.621 (manually updated on June 30)

Using a Private browsing window does not seem to allow Ads to appear.

Brave 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Revision 8f0c18b4dca9b6699eb629be0f51810c24fb6428-refs/branch-heads/4103@{#716}
OS Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (Build 7601.23934)

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