YouTube AdBlock

YouTube AdBlock

Accelerates and Skips YouTube Ads in Less Than a Second

YouTube AdBlock
What is YouTube AdBlock?
'YouTube AdBlock' is a Firefox add-on designed to enhance your video viewing experience on YouTube. It works in real-time to speed up ads as they play, and automatically skips them as soon as the 'Skip Ads' button appears. The add-on is secure and private, making no changes to the page apart from fast-forwarding ads and also does not collect any data. It calculates and stores locally the number of ads skipped, which can only be accessed by the browser.
Stats
By: Martin
Users: 3,615 ▲ 18
Rating: 4.41 (17)
Version: 1.57 (Last updated: 2024-02-10)
Creation date: 2023-11-09
Weekly download count: 120
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • activeTab
  • scripting
  • *://*.youtube.com/*
Size: 30.55K
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Summary

This is an Add-On Accelerating and Skipping YouTube Ads in Less Than a Second.

  • Real-time Acceleration: Ads are sped up on the fly.
  • Auto-Skip: Bypass ads as soon as they become skippable.

How it Works: A process, running when the current tab is youtube.com/watch, periodically checks the page content for ads. If there is one, the process accelerates it by setting the playback rate to 1000. As soon as the "Skip Ads ->" button shows up, the process clicks it. When the ad is skipped, the process increments a local private counter of skipped ads in the browser.

Privacy and Security:

  • Besides clicking on the "Skip Ads" and increasing the ad playback rate, it does not make any changes to the page.
  • It does not collect any data.
  • It does not store or retrieve any cookies.
  • It stores the number of ads skipped in the local storage, which can only be read by the browser (this information is not accessible to anyone / anything else).

Permissions:

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Works reliably
  • Skips ads quickly
  • Bypasses YouTube's anti-ad block
Cons
  • Doesn't always auto-skip ads
  • May not work for all users
  • Unable to open .xpi file on some browsers
Most mentioned
  • Works reliably
  • Skips ads quickly
Recent reviews
Open source and does exactly what it advertises.

Funktioniert zuverlässig.

the only that works, the best
by gerstavros, 2024-04-12
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Safety
Risk impact

YouTube AdBlock may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

YouTube AdBlock is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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