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PandaTheGreen
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 Belgium

Device

Laptop

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

 Hello music lovers, 

 

I use my spotify account on many machines, one of which is the dekstop of a bar owner I know. He used to have an add blocker installed on it (EZBlocker, don't get how that one still works), since Spotify is going to crack down on accounts that use blockers I advised him to remove it and just go with premium. Last time I checked free accounts were still getting their ads blocked, he showed me that he deleted the executive file of the app (no other files related to the app came up when searching in File Explorer).

 

Does anyone know how to COMPLETELY get rid of such an app and all of it's effects? It seems to be rooter deeper than just deleting some files.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Removing ad blocker

PandaTheGreen
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We have a problem solved!
@Bittencourt linked an app that didn't find anything related to EZBlocker (I already manually looked for the files and removed them, this didn't prevent the ads from getting blocked). I was able to fix the earlier mentioned issue that caused my playlists to appear empty and prevented any songs from playing.

 

Turns out you just need to remove the residual entries in regedit:

Win+X -> Ctrl+F -> Search "EZBlocker" -> remove any entries you find

 

After I did this the banner and audio ads started popping up again. Time to set up my premium membership!

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Re: Removing ad blocker

Rock Star 21
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Hi @PandaTheGreen, welcome to the community!

 

Since the normal deleting is not working, I suggest downloading this free app cleaner. 

 

http://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/

 

When you open up the app, click the search icon and search for ezblocker and it will automatically find and delete all files on your computer related to it.

 

Let me know how it goes!

 

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Re: Removing ad blocker

PandaTheGreen
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Thanks for the quick answer!

I noticed the link you send was for a macOS app. Any similar, reliable option you can reccomend for Windows?

Re: Removing ad blocker

Rock Star 21
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Hi @PandaTheGreen

 

I'm sorry about that! Here's an app for Windows. I haven't tried it yet so you should take a closer look before starting the process:

 

https://howcanremoveit.com/uninstall-ezblocker-on-windows.html

 

Let me know how it goes!

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Re: Removing ad blocker

PandaTheGreen
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No cigar so far. Unfortunately, after a clean Spotify install to check if all components had been removed, this bug popped up. Which means no way to check if there's any ads playing in between songs this time around. 

I guess I'll have to wait untill that gets fixed to see if your solution worked.

I'll keep you updated!

Re: Removing ad blocker

Rock Star 21
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Hey @PandaTheGreen ,

 

Any news on the issue?

 

Please keep me posted :)

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Re: Removing ad blocker

PandaTheGreen
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Hey Bittencourt,

 

I'm still suffering from that bug I mentioned above on the system, so I have no way to check if your suggestion works. Don't know how close Spotify is to fixing the issue.

 

I'll keep you posted once the app works as it should again!

Solution!

Re: Removing ad blocker

PandaTheGreen
Regular

We have a problem solved!
@Bittencourt linked an app that didn't find anything related to EZBlocker (I already manually looked for the files and removed them, this didn't prevent the ads from getting blocked). I was able to fix the earlier mentioned issue that caused my playlists to appear empty and prevented any songs from playing.

 

Turns out you just need to remove the residual entries in regedit:

Win+X -> Ctrl+F -> Search "EZBlocker" -> remove any entries you find

 

After I did this the banner and audio ads started popping up again. Time to set up my premium membership!

Re: Removing ad blocker

Rock Star 21
Rock Star 21

Hey @PandaTheGreen

 

I'm glad I could help you.

 

Let me know if you have any other questions.

BittencourtRock Star 21
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Re: Removing ad blocker

Herhitz
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Hey! I'm sorry, but im having the same problem! I'm on windows 10 so CTRL+F Dosent result in anything. Can i get some help pretty please?

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