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Defeating adblock detectors:

June 23, 2018 — shinohai

While viewing websites in a graphical web browser, occasionally I find a site that hates when one uses adblock plus and prevents viewing unless it is turned off or the user pays for an "ad-free" pass. is one such website, and the nag screen remained despite the fact I was also running NoScript. What do?

As it turns out, the solution was baby simple. PopularMechanics uses a 3rd-party site to detect users running adblock, so all I had to do was add the following to /etc/hosts:

I was then able to smugly continue my research without sharing the page with hundreds of crappy ads, or being forced to pay for a pass on a website that I visit at most twice a year.

Feliz Sabado, mis amigos.

Tags: Linux, Webshit