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.
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.
Get the Script
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.
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.
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.
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.
Add The 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.