I'm unable to install Brave

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  1. Posts : 399
    Windows 7/8.1/10 multiboot
       #21

    BlueBonnett said:
    Does version 1.43 still block YouTube ads?
    I don't know, but you can test it for yourself. As I said, it's portable, so just download and temporarily extract it to a folder on your desktop (or anywhere you want), then launch it and test. When you're done testing, delete the folder from your desktop and it's gone from your system. No harm, no foul.

    There are many different avenues where ads can come from, so I don't know what ads you're talking about. There can be ads on the webpage, pre-roll ads tacked on the videos, ads embedded by the creator of the video, etc. Understandably, no tech can block ads the content creator edits into the video him/herself, so you must be referring to some kind of partial ad blocking.

    TBH, I rarely watch YouTube on my PC anyway. I usually watch YouTube on my living room TV via an Amazon Fire Stick, where ad blocking isn't possible ... so I'm not the one to ask.

    I thought your concern was whether or not you can leave Brave Shields enabled without it crashing, and with 1.43 you can. As to whether Shields 1.43 performs to your satisfaction, you'll have to determine that for yourself.

    If @RickyR is right that the 1.47 crashing is due to a change in the underlying ad tech, then it's also possible 1.43 is not crashing merely because it's oblivious to the changes -- and consequently, may let the new-tech ads through, unblocked. But you'll have to determine if it works on the ads you're concerned about.
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  2. Posts : 128
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
       #22

    I'm talking about the commercials that interrupt the video you're watching on Youtube. Brave famously intercepts those via its Shields feature but no longer because Google changed the way it shows ads to make them harder to filter. Why should I downgrade to 1.43 when I can just disable Shields in 1.47 for Youtube?

    I just want to know the practical difference.

    Btw, the assholes on the Brave forum deleted my post when I mentioned alternatives such as MyPal which even works on Windows XP.
    Even the anti-corporate companies hate competition I guess.
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  3. Posts : 399
    Windows 7/8.1/10 multiboot
       #23

    BlueBonnett said:
    Why should I downgrade to 1.43 when I can just disable Shields in 1.47 for Youtube?
    In my case, I found the crashing wasn't merely YouTube, but some home utility and service provider websites, as well.

    So I would ask the opposite question: Why should I "upgrade" (so to speak) from 1.43 when the result will be unexpected crashes here and there? Is there any compelling pro for 1.47 that would justify the con of having to micromanage the Shields settings when I visit a new site?
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  4. Posts : 128
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
       #24

    I have personally not experienced any crashes but then I don't use anything affiliated with google except for Youtube. You may need to add exceptions for all google sites, or disable shields altogether.

    I don't have a compelling pro for 1.47 but it is more up to date meaning less vulnerabilities and bugs.
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