Anti-Adblock Killer removes website ad-blocking protections

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 1, 2013
Updated • Aug 4, 2014

Advertisement blockers are a controversial topic for many webmasters. I can see why some users use them as there are sites out there that throw that many ads at you, banner, flash, animated, with sounds, or popup, that it becomes a burden to navigate those websites properly.

What I do not like on the other hand are users who block ads on websites that do not implement these annoying types of ads, especially if they visit those websites regularly and like what they read. Why? Because a site like Ghacks would not exist in its current form, or maybe not at all, if it would not generate enough revenue through advertisement.

Some website owners try to protect their websites against users who run ad-blockers by locking them out. They run scripts on their sites that prevent access to contents if they recognize an ad-blocking extension or script.

To counter this, browser extensions have been created that make these anti-adblock solutions useles.. It is a cat and mouse game more or less. The adblock detection and blocking scripts get updated regularly with new technologies so that they block adblockers temporarily. The developers of extensions that make anti-adblock scripts useless find new solutions to bypass these new protections, and the cycle repeats itself.

I do not encounter anti-adblock scripts regularly,  but that is likely because I'm using NoScript and no traditional adblocking extension. Even if that would be the case, I'm pretty certain that there are not that many sites that have implemented anti-adblocking scripts.

anti-adblock script

Anti-Adblock Killer was mentioned in the comment section of yesterday's no pic ads review. It is a userscript that you can install in your web browser to bypass certain anti-adblocking solutions. According to the profile website, it works with Script V2 and V3, RTK Anti Adblock Script, and Anti Ad Buster Script.

More than one hundred websites are listed here as well that implement one of the anti-adblocking solutions. The userscript works best in Firefox, and only partially in other browsers such as Chrome, Safari or Opera. Firefox users need to install Greasemonkey or a comparable solution to run the script, Chrome users need Tampermonkey, and Opera 12.x users Violentmonkey.

All extensions needed to run the script are linked on the script's website. Once you have installed the script it works automatically if it detects an anti-adblocker script on a website.

Note that it is likely that you will experience periods where the script does not work, which is usually the case when a site has updated its anti-adblock script or changed its implementation completely. You can report those to the developer of the script.


If you hang out on sites that use anti-adblocking scripts to protect their contents, then you may want to give this a try to bypass the protection on those sites.


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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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