Western Digital Ads in blank tabs

Description of the issue:

Ads displayed in blank tabs, appears they are coming from the browser itself

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

Open a tab

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:

No ads

Reproduces how often:

Every few tabs

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):


Additional Information:

I use Brave to get away form ads and have all the crypto and rewards stuff turned off, Why is the browser itself inserting ad banners in blank tabs?

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This is also happening to me.

Every fourth tab opened displays the Western Digital Logo. This is not acceptable.

@tee87543 @db98954f8a6e4d6ee1e3,
Can you please share a screenshot of the ad you’re describing, as well as tell me what Brave version you’re currently using?

@Mattches seems like Sponsored Image on NTP.

Sponsored Images in Brave:

Mentioned by Brave on Twitter Feb 7:

Toggle Sponsored Images off in the New Tab Page > Dashboard Settings > Show Sponsored Images:



Thanks for the info. I wasn’t aware of the new “feature”. I have turned them off.

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