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Adblock should download but discard ads

Greetings. If some sites can detect ad blockers by testing whether a download was blocked or not, why don't you have a setting that simply downloads the ads but discards them? Block nothing! Just discard instead. That way sites won't be able to tell whether there's an ad blocker present or not. Your product would be MUCH more useful and successful with this feature me thinks.

Your response please.



  • Hi Craig,

    Thanks for your suggestion! It's an interesting idea. Unfortunately, according to one of our developers it wouldn't work. Here's why:

    Web sites could still detect that an ad is hidden, instead of blocked. Also, it wouldn't save any bandwidth, and it would allow JavaScript trackers to still track users.

    But hey, we appreciate the thought! :)


    AdBlock community Manager

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