Is this happening to you? You are visiting a website and 1) no images appear or 2) the "Store" link or other functionality is broken or 3) the site is telling you it's having trouble redirecting you and you should disable your ad blocker.


If so, your ad blocker is not to blame. There's a war going on, and users and ad blockers are caught in the middle. The history of this war is fascinating reading if you're interested in the gory details of online advertising. If you're not into bloody histories, here's a quick summary:


On one side are the folks who maintain EasyList. Their goal is to block ads for people who choose to use an ad blocker, preferably without breaking the websites. On the other side are websites using a particularly bad advertising network called Yavli. They are exploiting EasyList whitelists to circumvent ad blocking, by hosting Yavli ads locally rather than getting them from a third-party server. This makes the ads impossible to block without also blocking non-ad images on the sites. EasyList has been responding by removing the whitelist filters for their sites, blocking all images and breaking some site links. Basically, the website owners are deliberately breaking site functionality in the hope that visitors will blame their ad blockers and stop using them


There is a workaround, but neither we nor the EasyList authors recommend using it. If you really want the site to be fully functional, you can whitelist it using the custom filters below. You will also see ads, however. If you don't like it, see "What you can do to help" below.


How to whitelist these sites in AdBlock

Note: If you use Adblock Plus, paste the custom filters in the "Add your own filters" tab.

If you use uBlock Origin, there's a different workaround. Apply the yavli-defuser.js script as directed in this forum post.

  1. Click the AdBlock button and select Options, then click the CUSTOMIZE tab.
  2. Click Edit to open the custom filters box.
  3. Paste the filters below, replacing "DOMAIN" with the domain of the site you're visiting.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Reload the page you're trying to view.


If images aren't being shown

Copy this if the problem affects a single domain (website):

@@||netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/$image,domain=DOMAIN


Copy this if multiple sites you regularly visit are affected:

@@||netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/$image,domain=DOMAIN1|DOMAIN2|DOMAIN3|...


If a store link doesn't work

Copy this to get store and other links working on every site reported to EasyList as of this writing:


@@|http://$popup,third-party,domain=100percentfedup.com|activistpost.com|addictinginfo.org|alfonzorachel.com|allenbwest.com|allenwestrepublic.com|allthingsvegas.com|americansublime.com|askmefast.com|auntyacid.com|barbwire.com|bestfunnyjokes4u.com|bighealthreport.com|bipartisan.report|bipartisanreport.com|boredpanda.com|breaking911.com|breathecast.com|bulletsfirst.net|buzzlamp.com|celebrity-gossip.net|clashdaily.com|classicalite.com|collapse.news|comicallyincorrect.com|conservativebyte.com|conservativeintel.com|conservativetribune.com|conservativevideos.com|constitution.com|coviral.com|cowboybyte.com|craigjames.com|creepybasement.com|crossmap.com|cyberwar.news|dailyfeed.co.uk|dailyheadlines.net|dailyhealthpost.com|dailysurge.com|damnlol.com|dccrimestories.com|deneenborelli.com|dennismichaellynch.com|digitaljournal.com|eaglerising.com|earnthenecklace.com|enstarz.com|evil.news|faithit.com|fitnessconnoisseur.com|foreverymom.com|freedom.news|freedomdaily.com|freedomforce.com|freedomoutpost.com|genfringe.com|girlsjustwannahaveguns.com|glitch.news|godfatherpolitics.com|gopocalypse.org|gosocial.co|gossipgirl.com|groopspeak.com|guardianlv.com|guns.news|gymflow100.com|hallels.com|hautereport.com|headcramp.com|healthstatus.com|hellou.co.uk|hispolitica.com|hngn.com|honesttopaws.com|hypable.com|ifyouonlynews.com|infowars.com|instigatornews.com|janmorganmedia.com|jobsnhire.com|joeforamerica.com|juicerhead.com|justdiy.com|kdramastars.com|keepandbear.com|kpopstarz.com|lastresistance.com|latinpost.com|legalinsurrection.com|liberty.news|libertyalliance.com|libertyunyielding.com|lidblog.com|listverse.com|medicine.news|mentalflare.com|millionpictures.co|minutemennews.com|musictimes.com|myscienceacademy.org|natural.news|naturalblaze.com|naturalnews.com|naturalsociety.com|natureworldnews.com|newseveryday.com|newsthump.com|oddee.com|opednews.com|parentherald.com|patriotoutdoornews.com|patriottribune.com|patriotupdate.com|pickthebrain.com|pitgrit.com|politicaloutcast.com|politichicks.com|practicallyviral.com|profitconfidential.com|quirlycues.com|realfarmacy.com|realmomsrealreviews.com|realtytoday.com|redhotchacha.com|redmaryland.com|returnofkings.com|reverbpress.com|reviveusa.com|rightwingnews.com|robotics.news|shark-tank.com|shedthoselbs.com|skrillionaire.com|slender.news|sonsoflibertymedia.com|spectator.org|sportsmole.co.uk|stevedeace.com|stupid.news|techconsumer.com|techtimes.com|theblacksphere.net|theboredmind.com|thecountrycaller.com|thefreethoughtproject.com|thegatewaypundit.com|thelastlineofdefense.org|thelibertarianrepublic.com|themattwalshblog.com|thepoke.co.uk|therealside.com|theviralmob.com|tinypic.com|tosavealife.com|traileraddict.com|truththeory.com|twisted.news|universityherald.com|usherald.com|valuewalk.com|vampirediaries.com|vcpost.com|victoriajackson.com|videogamesblogger.com|viralnova.com|viralthread.com|visiontoamerica.com|wakingtimes.com|whatzbuzzing.com|winningdemocrats.com|woundedamericanwarrior.com|xtribune.com|youngcons.com|yourtango.com|youthhealthmag.com


What sites are affected?

As of this writing, this issue has been reported for the following domains:


100percentfedup.com
activistpost.com
addictinginfo.org
alfonzorachel.com
allenbwest.com
allenwestrepublic.com
allthingsvegas.com
americansublime.com
askmefast.com
auntyacid.com
barbwire.com
bestfunnyjokes4u.com
bighealthreport.com
bipartisan.report
bipartisanreport.com
boredpanda.com
breaking911.com
breathecast.com
bulletsfirst.net
buzzlamp.com
celebrity-gossip.net
clashdaily.com
classicalite.com
collapse.news
comicallyincorrect.com
conservativebyte.com
conservativeintel.com
conservativetribune.com
conservativevideos.com
constitution.com
coviral.com
cowboybyte.com
craigjames.com
creepybasement.com
crossmap.com
cyberwar.news
dailyfeed.co.uk
dailyheadlines.net
dailyhealthpost.com
dailysurge.com
damnlol.com
dccrimestories.com
deneenborelli.com
dennismichaellynch.com
digitaljournal.com
eaglerising.com
earnthenecklace.com
enstarz.com
evil.news
faithit.com
fitnessconnoisseur.com
foreverymom.com
freedom.news
freedomdaily.com
freedomforce.com
freedomoutpost.com

genfringe.com
girlsjustwannahaveguns.com
glitch.news
godfatherpolitics.com
gopocalypse.org
gosocial.co
gossipgirl.com
groopspeak.com
guardianlv.com
guns.news
gymflow100.com
hallels.com
hautereport.com
headcramp.com
healthstatus.com
hellou.co.uk
hispolitica.com
hngn.com
honesttopaws.com
hypable.com
ifyouonlynews.com
infowars.com
instigatornews.com
janmorganmedia.com
jobsnhire.com
joeforamerica.com
juicerhead.com
justdiy.com
kdramastars.com
keepandbear.com
kpopstarz.com
lastresistance.com
latinpost.com
legalinsurrection.com
liberty.news
libertyalliance.com
libertyunyielding.com
lidblog.com
medicine.news
mentalflare.com
millionpictures.co
minutemennews.com
musictimes.com
myscienceacademy.org
natural.news
naturalblaze.com
naturalnews.com
naturalsociety.com
natureworldnews.com
newseveryday.com
newsthump.com
oddee.com
opednews.com
parentherald.com
patriotoutdoornews.com
patriottribune.com
patriotupdate.com
pickthebrain.com
pitgrit.com
politicaloutcast.com
politichicks.com
practicallyviral.com
profitconfidential.com
quirlycues.com
realfarmacy.com
realmomsrealreviews.com
realtytoday.com
redhotchacha.com
redmaryland.com
returnofkings.com
reverbpress.com
reviveusa.com
rightwingnews.com
robotics.news
shark-tank.com
shedthoselbs.com
skrillionaire.com
slender.news
sonsoflibertymedia.com
spectator.org
sportsmole.co.uk
stevedeace.com
stupid.news
techconsumer.com
techtimes.com
theblacksphere.net
theboredmind.com
thecountrycaller.com
thefreethoughtproject.com
thegatewaypundit.com
thelastlineofdefense.org
thelibertarianrepublic.com
themattwalshblog.com
thepoke.co.uk
therealside.com
theviralmob.com
tinypic.com
tosavealife.com
traileraddict.com
truththeory.com
twisted.news
universityherald.com
usherald.com
valuewalk.com
vampirediaries.com
vcpost.com
victoriajackson.com
videogamesblogger.com
viralnova.com
viralthread.com
visiontoamerica.com
wakingtimes.com
whatzbuzzing.com
winningdemocrats.com
woundedamericanwarrior.com
xtribune.com
youngcons.com
yourtango.com
youthhealthmag.com


What you can do to help

Email or tweet at the website owners and demand they stop using Yavli ads (or at least host them other than on their site). Refer them to this post on the EasyList forum. It probably won't help, but it might make you feel better.


For website owners and administrators

Please see this post in the EasyList blog.


Seeing "We are having trouble redirecting you, try disabling adblock" when you try to log in to Pornhub.com?

It's not clear yet (at least not to us) whether this issue is related to Yavli's war with EasyList. The symptom is similar, but the workaround provided above may or may not work. If you try it and it works, please let us know in the feedback for this article. Thanks! A little more information about the redirect error is provided in this Knowledge Base article.