YouTube - Ad Skipper ᴮᴱᵀᴬ

YouTube - Ad Skipper ᴮᴱᵀᴬ

Automatically closes banner ads and clicks 'Skip Ad' buttons for you.

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What is YouTube - Ad Skipper ᴮᴱᵀᴬ?

YouTube - Ad Skipper ᴮᴱᵀᴬ is a Chrome extension by James Forsyth. This extension has 1,000 weekly active users, an average user rating of 2.89, and was removed from Chrome Web Store 7 months ago. The latest version, 0.4, was updated 5 years ago.

Stats
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-07-07
Stats date:
Users: 1,000
Rating: 2.89 (18)
Version: 0.4 (Last updated: 2017-12-13)
Creation date: 2017-12-13
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • declarativeContent
Featured: No
Size: 12.57K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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Summary
An alternative to AdBlock, specifically for YouTube.

Instead of completely blocking ads which prevents YouTube channels from earning any ad revenue, this extension detects ads appearing and clicks the skip button instantly, just like a regular user would, only much quicker and effortlessly.

It doesn't block ads, it just clicks close and skip for you automatically. Useful if you're tabbed out, or just lazy.

For banner ads, it clicks the close button - usually before the ad is even visible. 
For pre-roll ads that you have to watch for 5 seconds, it will click the skip button as soon as it can.


New in version 0.4
- Added the Force Skip button (next to the the search bar). This allows you to manually skip ads in the rare cases when ads are not automatically detected. It also has the useful side-effect of skipping 'Sign in to view this video' age restrictions.
- Added the ability to prevent Ad Skipper from skipping a pre-roll ad. Simply hold Ctrl as the Skip button countdown reaches zero. Because sometimes you're actually interested in an ad.
Safety
Risk impact

YouTube - Ad Skipper ᴮᴱᵀᴬ requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

YouTube - Ad Skipper ᴮᴱᵀᴬ may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
nice add skiper i love it
by Hamza wasim Hamza wasim, 2022-04-11

This is a bad extetion bc it has affected all 2,000 users using it
by Cody Shadeblade Cody Shadeblade, 2021-03-25

i mean it works
by Kyrkas Kyrkas, 2020-07-30
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Manifest

The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

{
  "update_url": "https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx",
  "manifest_version": 2,
  "name": "YouTube - Ad Skipper ᴮᴱᵀᴬ",
  "description": "Automatically closes banner ads and clicks 'Skip Ad' buttons for you.",
  "version": "0.4",
  "content_scripts": [
    {
      "matches": [
        "*://www.youtube.com/*"
      ],
      "css": [
        "css/hide.css"
      ],
      "js": [