This is something that seems to be appearing quite often around the internet and I figured I’d try to create a topic exclusively on it. Below are some things to keep in mind. All information is from what I’ve experienced and learned from others. This isn’t anything official from Brave.
Every web browser and adblock is encountering this message. Nobody will be immune. That said, Brave is keeping up and slightly ahead.
Switching to Firefox, Vivaldi, or whatever else won’t save you. Neither will using uBlock Origin, AdBlock, Undetectable Adblocker, or any of the bunch of things out there.
Be mindful of what extensions you’re using. Some will more easily trigger this message. One such extension is
Enhancer For YouTubewhich has an adblock component in it that people were unaware. Fewer extensions used = less chances of issues.
Try not to add a lot of custom content filters. The more you add, the higher chance of breaking content or getting adblock detected. Ideally you shouldn’t need to have added anything.
Be mindful of using multiple adblockers. If possible, use only Shields.
Keep your components and browser up-to-date. YouTube is actually pushing out new blocks multiple times per day to try to counter anything that Brave, uBlock Origin, and other adblock are doing to try to circumvent detection.
To update components Brave on Android or Desktop, go to
brave://components and make sure things like
Brave Ad Block Resources Library and
Brave Ad Block Updater are at their latest by hitting the
Check for updates button.
Adblock components are being updated multiple times per day. Brave automatically applies those updates, but it’s set to check like once every 5 hours (some discussion is occurring about updating more frequently). Manually checking and updating will make sure you’re using the latest quicker and may help resolve the issue.
If an update is applied, it’s good to exist Brave and reopen. You should notice the issue is resolved at that point.
I may have more to add later, but these are the key parts. I do know some had to do things like clear cookies for Google in order for the message to go away, but that’s not happening often enough for me to include on a key part of the suggestions.
And no, unfortunately there’s no way to manually update the components on iOS at this time.
You have everything updated at
Brave is updated to its most recent release
You are using little to no extensions. If you have an issue, remove them entirely or test in private or new profile. You’ll tend to see issue won’t persist when you do this.
Don’t use custom filters if possible.
You may have to clear cookies/cache, as some have reported the warning will continue to show until then.