If AdBlock isn't blocking any ads at all, and you click the AdBlock button in the Edge toolbar and all you see is a blue line under the button or AdBlock's options page is blank, there are two issues that could be at fault.


It looks like this, by the way:




A bug in AdBlock for Edge 1.8

We missed a bug in our version 1.8 release. The 1.8.1 update, released on December 15, 2016, fixed the issue.

You should have received the 1.8.1 update automatically. If the AdBlock menu is still empty (or the options page is blank) and no ads are being blocked, try uninstalling and reinstalling AdBlock to get the updated version manually.

A bug in Microsoft Edge

If you don't have AdBlock for Edge 1.8, then the blank menu/empty options page is caused by an issue with Edge.


First try uninstalling and reinstalling AdBlock. This probably won't work, but it's worth a try.


If that doesn't help, reset Edge to the default settings. Then reinstall AdBlock (and any other extensions you had before you reset Edge).


*** Warning: Back up your favorites before resetting or uninstalling Edge! ***


Finally, if resetting Edge's settings doesn't help (although it should), two of our users found a different solution using Windows PowerShell commands. (Thanks, Thomas and Belliott5!)


Note: These are not for the faint of heart or technically challenged. And again, be sure to back up your favorites before you proceed.


Method 1:

  1. Clear all the browsing data in Edge.
  2. Delete everything in the following directory:
    C:\Users\%your_username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
  3. Run the Windows PowerShell as Administrator and enter the following command:
  4. Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}
  5. Reinstall AdBlock from the Windows Store.


Method 2:


  1. Remove Edge using the following PowerShell command: get-appxpackage -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Remove-AppxPackage
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Reinstall Edge using the following PowerShell command: Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}