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Built-in Adblocker not working on some sites

  • The last few versions of Opera (currently using 58.0.3135.79) seem to stopped blocking ads properly. Some sites are completely ignoring the lists and showing ads. For example, if you go to www.dailymail.co.uk and click on any story, it has ads all over the place when previously there were none.

    The behaviour is also a little strange; when scrolling down the page, it will start reloading (i.e. the spinner shows) and max out the CPU as all the ads are served. Once stopped, if I scroll again, the spinner fires up and the net result is that it brings an i5 Intel processor to it's knees.

    I have all the built-in adblocker lists enabled and think it might be that these are not updating. Is there a way to check if the subscriptions are updating properly or view the actual lists being used to block ads? How often are the lists supposed to update?

  • Ok, now fixed with the latest Opera 58.0.3135.90 update. Wondering if there was a change to the core browser or if it was just the ad lists not updating correctly.

    As mentioned in the first post, is there a way to check if the subscriptions are updating properly or when they updated? How often are the lists supposed to update?

  • @cbmvic20 Take care of your nerves and install some adblock extension.

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