3 Ways to Fix Opera GX if the Adblock Isn’t Working on YouTube

Insufficient memory could cause your Adblock not to work

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Various users reported that Opera GX adblock is not working on YouTube, and this can ruin your experience. Luckily, there are a few solutions that you can try.

Why is Opera GX Adblock not working on YouTube?

This issue appears if you have conflicting adblockers or outdated extensions. In some rare cases, lack of memory or malware issues can cause this problem.

How do I fix Opera GX’s Adblock if it doesn’t block YouTube ads?

1. Reinstall the Adblock

  1. Open Opera GX.
  2. Click the Opera GX button, expand Extensions, and choose Extensions.
  3. Next, remove the the extension.
  4. Install it again and check if the issue is gone.

2. Scan for malware 

  1. Press the Windows key, search Windows Security and click Open.
  2. Select Virus & threat protection.
  3. Next, press Quick scan under Current threats.
  4. Wait for the process to finish and restart your system.

As an alternative, you can always rely on a dedicated antivirus tool. For instance, ESET HOME Security Essential can block all digital threats, including potentially dangerous websites, and prevent virus attacks that can harm your device.

Get ESET HOME Security Essential

3. Free up disk space

  1. Press the Windows key + S and type cleanup. Choose Disk Cleanup.
    disk clean up
  2. Next, select your desired drive.
  3. Choose which file types you want to remove and click OK.
    Disk cleanup - Files to delete

There are many ways to free up space, so try the easiest methods first while trying the extension and see if it works.

What is the best Adblock for Opera GX? 

uBlock is currently one of the most used, and we have a side-by-side comparison of Adblock and uBlock to make it easier to choose.

We also have a guide on Opera GX adblocker, so don’t miss it if you don’t want to use third-party solutions.

In case the default ad blocker isn’t working due to recent YouTube changes, it might be best to disable Opera GX adblocker.

Let us know whether you are still experiencing the issue after trying these solutions in the comments section below.

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