How to Block Adblock Detection on Any Website

As advertisements have become increasingly invasive, people have turned to adblockers to prevent their web browsing experience from being interrupted. Intrusive ads also have a nasty reputation for carrying malware and unwanted trackers.

Because of the growing efforts to block ads, advertisers have only updated their invasive tactics, detecting adblockers and blocking access to site content to anyone using them. There is a way around this downright annoying practice, though.

You can run your own scripts to counter the website’s scripts.

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First, you’re going to need either Greasemonkey or Tampermonkey. Both work just as well. If you’re on Chrome, Tampermonkey is your only option.

Install Greasemonkey

Open your browser’s extensions option and search for either plugin. When you arrive at the plugin’s page, install it. Both will automatically activate themselves after the install, so you won’t need to do anything else to get them running.

Install Tampermonkey

Get Anti-Adblock Killer

Next, you’re going to need the script itself. A developer going by Reek developed a script called Anti-Adblock Killer to bypass adblock blockers. The best way to get the script is from its page on Openuserjs.org.

Add Anti-Adblock Killer To Tampermonkey

Once you’re on the page, click the “Install” button in the top center of the page. That will redirect you to the script. Your extension (Greasemonkey or Tampermonkey) will provide you with a screen prompting you to confirm the installation of the script. Confirm the install.

Anti-Adblock Killer Installed on Greasemonkey

You can check that the script is installed by clicking on the extension icon in the browser. Greasemonkey will list the installed scripts right in the resulting dropdown.

Anti-Adblock Killer Installed on Tampermonkey

For Tampermonkey, you need to click on the icon, then click on the “Dashboard” option. Chrome will open a new tab for the dashboard that lists out all of the currently enabled scripts.

Install Anti-Adblock Killer definition list

Finally, you’re going to need to add a list of filters from Reeks’s Github page for the project. Browse to the the page, and click on the “Subscribe” button. That will show a message asking you if you want to add the filter list for the ad blocker that you’re currently using. Click “OK.”

Now your browser should be fully configured and ready to bypass adblocker detection. The only real way to test it is to navigate to a site that typically blocks adblockers. There are a ton of them out there, and you probably know of at least one if you’re reading this guide.

When you arrive at the site, you shouldn’t see anything out of the ordinary. The site should just open up and display its content, ad free. Obviously no script or list of filters is perfect, so some less popular sites may still be blocked. The vast majority, though, will be open. Plus, this script and list are still actively maintained, so check back for updates.

27 comments

  1. Doesn’t seem to work for the ‘The Atlantic’ (www.theatlantic.com) magazine.. just get “it seems your browser is unable to display ads..” as per usual.

    Everything seemed to work as per MakeTech instruction steps..

    Any suggestions?

  2. Thank you so much for all your hard work and awesome info. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless you :)

  3. This is why I will probably shut down more of my sites in 2018!

    As a publisher, I rely on ad revenue for site upkeep. Without revenue, the site becomes a charity venture and is not sustainable. I don’t use intrusive ads … but my revenue from display ads continues to fall.

    • The fewer advertisements, the better. Even “non-intrusive” ads are a pain in the neck. I was glad when Google decided to start “YouTube Red”, allowing me to pay a monthly subscription to remove advertising. Once that happened, I was able to disable AdBlocker Plus for youtube.com.

      PS There is currently only one website I want to be able to use (but advertising prevents), but since programs don’t start when AdBlocker Plus is “enabled” for the site, it seems that they recently got AdBlocker detection working. The installation and configuration of “Tampermonkey” hasn’t helped, unfortunately.

      For example: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/924716611584/Donnie-Darko

      • In the long run, no ads = no money = no sites!

        Everyone wants everything on the Internet to be free. There is no free lunch …

        • That’s actually not true. The Internet did just fine before people decided to cash in on it. I’m not saying you shouldn’t be allowed to make money on it, but like any business, you need to find ways to give customers what they want. But there are plenty of people willing to donate their time to provide great information on free websites. Free software, free content and the free sharing of knowledge are the foundations of the Web and the reason it was created in the first place.

          • The internet did not do just fine unless you’re happy with having a bunch of personal blogs to read.

            Why do you think Netflix and Youtube and Facebook are so big? Every single person today massively benefits from the vast amount of sites and content out there. Thinking it was better in the “good old days” is just naive.

          • no ads on netflix, do what print newspapers do and put an ad on the page, if its relevant the reader will read it, targeted popups and video ads are a pain and slow down the web

    • “This is why I will probably shut down more of my sites in 2018!”
      Go ahead. Don’t let us stop you.

      ” I don’t use intrusive ads ”
      You may not but thousands of other publishers not only use intrusive, obnoxious ads but use to those ads to deliver malicious content. If you want to blame anyone for the existence and use of ad blockers, blame those publishers.

      ” I rely on ad revenue”
      You sounds like the direct marketers who opposed the national Do Not Call List. They insist that it is their God-given right not only to make obnoxious sales calls at the most inconvenient times but also that it is the victims’ obligation to listen to those marketing calls.

      You’re a smart person. Change your business plan. As Tajer said, give your visitors/customers/users what they need and want and you will have no worries about having to rely on ad revenue.

      • You can go about all self righteous all you want, but what people want are free content. And free content does not pay for site upkeep. How do you expect content providers to generate money to upkeep the site without any ads?

        • “How do you expect content providers to generate money to upkeep the site without any ads?”
          Adapt. Change their business plan. It is not my job to solve their problems for them. If they can’t make it, tough noogies!

          In a free market economy, it is ‘adapt or perish’. Just because someone owns a business does not mean (s)he is entitled to revenue, let alone profit. Just because somebody’s business plan sucks, that does not mean that it is the customers’ obligation to bail that business out.

        • “How do you expect content providers to generate money to upkeep the site without any ads?” That’s funny. Do you click on any ads that appear on websites? Ads and unnecessary media items heavily impact web page loading times especially when the internet connection is not strong or fast. If the number of clicks on ads impacts your site’s money, why don’t you get some friends together and go clicking happy?

    • I have no problem with non-intrusive ads

      But if over 50% of the page is plastered in ads, we have a problem.

      If a video ad autoplays the minute I load your page (and I am on a 1 gig a month contract) , we have a problem

      If ads take 30 seconds to load, and the page a couple, we have a problem

      if ads are for scam goods, we have a problem

      If interstitials refuse to be clicked out of the way, , we have a problem

      Adblock exists because of the crap outlined above, nothing else

      • couldn’t agree more also why should we sit through ads for products we have no intention of buying? and if we did want to buy them wouldn’t we just google it in the first place? ads are just a waste of time and i am glad ad blockers exist

    • People hate ads. That’s why they block them. You need to adapt yourself and find a way to monetize your content without relying on ads, something that your traffic is going to actually like.

  4. Not exactly a sophisticated install.
    I got lost several times & frankly have no idea if the install works; I don’t know any specific site on which to test.
    Disappointing that this feature has not been applied directyt to the several ad blocker extensions.

  5. After I found out that 99.9% of the viruses my computer was becoming infected with were from malicious ads, I decided it would be better to safeguard my online experience with an ad-blocker for my browser. Surprise surprise! I’ve been completely virus free ever since!

  6. I may try this, maybe not. So far I have been using the back button in my browser (comes with all browsers, no install necessary). Google search results in pages, upon pages, upon pages of results most times. When I get a page that asks me to disable adblock, I just go back and click the next link. Blocking sites are not making any ad revenue from me either, sites that don’t block me get my visit. I guess “I’m sorry” to anyone who is trying to run a site and make a living from ad revenue.

  7. Thank you very much. You really improved my web browsing life. Cheers.
    Btw, I read this, “Note: this site provides free content and we rely on advertisement income to keep this site going. If you are using an adblocker, we plead with you to support us by adding this site to your adblock’s whiltelist.”, and thought: Yeah ok, gonna do that. As I refresh instatant obnoxious pop-up pops up.
    -.-

  8. Reek, thank you so much! I installed the script on Tampermonkey and it totally worked! I was so pissed, that a website I regularly visit decide to suddenly slap users with this forced “take down your adblock sign” or you can’t enter. This is because I’m already disabling adblock on one of their secondary pages. They didn’t seem to realize that everyone has to do that. However, it’s less of a big deal as their ads there weren’t very problematic.

    I absolutely hate porny ads, show-off people ads (they look so fake as hell), and flashy ads that jump all over the place/don’t let you close them. I’m only okay with ads advertising objects/items, computer games, music albums or any text ads. Since the website has ads that I hate on their first page, I will block them as it’s my right.

    Reek, can’t tell you how much I appreciate ya! You are a perfect being for dong this!

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