Problem, Brave shields they are disabled by default

If you change the Global Shields settings (Settings → Shields) back to the way you’d like them to be set, does this not change the default settings for site specific Shields in the panel as well?

That’s the problem, I already changed it, and it continues with the shields disabled for all sites, I now have to activate the shields manually

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So Shields is always disabled for sites (in the Shields panel, the lion icon is grey), even though in Settings —> Shields they are set correctly? Can you tell me if you have any extensions installed at this time

I have this same problem. When visiting a site for the first time Shields are down by default. All global settings are on, same results with extensions or not.

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Same thing, I removed all the extensions here and it was the same thing

Sorry for the late reply here. I’ve reached out to the team for more information but in the meantime, can you please try creating a new temporary profile and test to see if this happens in the new profile as well? I’m curious what the behavior will be.

Hey, I tried this and all shields are up when creating a new profile. Is this going to be fixed anytime soon tho as this was broken for quite some time and it’s such a hassle to start over everything again. I know there’s Sync but login details, rewards and stuff are not carried over.

My version: Version 1.38.111 Chromium: 101.0.4951.54 (Official Build) (64-bit)

i want to join conversation i am also facing problem where shield settings are changing to standerd whenever i exit the browser, bcoz i have set to clear history everytime i exit browser. i also find this annoying to change shields settings again to aggressive when i open browser, i hope you will fix it.

Note shields settings dont change if you don’t have set to clear browser history whenever you exit,

also remember if you use custom dns and block dns server so whenever you exit and start brave browser you will lose all blocking features

Same issue. Brave 1.38 on Windows and Mac.

Same issue here. Latest version,
Brave is up to date
Version 1.38.111 Chromium: 101.0.4951.54 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Same issue here as well. Shields are down everywhere, and I have to manually turn them on every time, even if they are set up correctly in settings and not included in the deleted data when browser is closed,
Creating a new profile solve the issue and the shields are up by default again, but that’s not a practical fix.

Hope for this to addressed soon :slight_smile:

Same issue here. Really Annoying.

I solved the problem, I deleted the Site and Shields Settings, and removed the sync with my cell phone, I was having problems receiving Ads from brave, I activated the brave://flags custom notifications


@JhonBlank , @Chocoholic ,

Excellent and daring - clearing the Site and Shields Settings. You [JhonBlank] were determined to fix the problem. Thank you.

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Solution works. Tested with randomly selected sites from search and all sites have shields enabled by default, including previous version shield enabled via flag.

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Just to add another confirmation that this indeed works. Kind of annoying since I had quite a few exceptions, but at least I have shields up by default. Hopefully we can get an update in hope this is not necessary in the future.

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Same problem. Hope an update will fix the bug

Sorry for any confusion this may have caused. To confirm, having this option set to be cleared either “On exit” or when you clear browsing data manually will reset Shields information. That said, it should still reset it to default settings, not turn Shields off by default.

On my end, when I clear browsing data with the Site and Shields Settings option selected, any settings for specific sites I had are cleared, but Shields revert to default settings and are up for all sites. Can anyone here who experienced this confirm for me whether or not it is the case that clearing browsing data with this option selected sets Shields to down for all sites?

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I deleted the sites and security settings and all sites returned to the Shields standard, I think my browser had this problem because I remember a short time ago having changed the shields to allow ads and cookies on all sites but shortly after I took it off this came the update of this new version I think it must have given some bug, I even remember the update because this version on mobile was going to add support for gemini.
Sorry for my english, i use google translator, i’m a user from brazil

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This one also worked for me, thank you!

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