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Built-in adblock doesn't work correctly

  • @miyukiwork

    Of course I disabled the so called "Acceptable Ads". As far as I'm concerned, there's no such thing as "acceptable ads".

    The Facebook and Google ads still appear. Sometimes ads appear also on other, random web pages. The perfect solution to this problem would be for Opera (for Android) to stop blocking user certificates so I could turn Opera adblock off completely and use a professional blocking app (AdGuard) which I can configure how I please.

    It would be great for you as well because I would finally stop bothering you 🙂

  • @Lord-Blizzard

    I also use Android-wise adblock (AdAway)
    Too bad it requires root...

  • Hi, are there any updates on this? Thanks

  • Same with me, it is showing ads most of the times.

  • I've noticed that the build in ad blocker doesn't work on youtube, the pre-roll video ads very frequently get through and banner ads is always there.

    It's less noticeable on desktop if I have only build in blocker active. 3rd party extension like ublock origin completely remove any youtube ads however.

    Is this an failure on build in adblocker or did Opera make some sort of deal with google to not block their ads?

  • It's been almost 5 months (4 months 21 days) since starting this topic and the Opera adblocker still doesn't work!!!

    Why do you advertise this as a browser with adblocker if it doesn't have one?

  • @Lord-Blizzard Opera Android browser doesnt allow us to add filter by ourselves. If you want it, unfortunately you will need to download firefox android browser and once you open it, you can download ublock origin or another adblock extension. I agree with you that Opera android browser should add this feature, but we cant do nothing about it.
    My suggestion for you to improve your feedback: open Opera android browser, click on settings, report a problem (the last option before the "About Opera" option). It will go to website. Describe on it the website page ads problem and everything. I think it is much faster to developers read comparing to here.

  • I reported this bug even before posting this here, it didn't change anything and they didn't provide any link to track the bug status. They also mentioned they will not respond to any bug reports and that to get more help I should visit these official forums.

    So here we are, half a year later...

  • I guess that AI is set to manage the Cohorts, Samsung Internet may have something similar. A good metered approach will be the IBA opt-out status from

  • I think only a few ads can be disabled by just turning off Acceptable Ads.
    But I have seen various threads on the same topic and seen no solution from the Opera side.
    Opera needed to dissolve this issue.

  • @naheed I mentioned earlier that the so called "acceptable ads" is disabled and ads are still showing.

  • The funny thing about this debacle is on actual youtube video it pretends to respect whatever by auto mute the video and require you to click on it, even though the ad immediately preceding it blasts at full volume automatically.