Install AdNauseam on Chrome Without Google's Permission

Daniel Howe edited this page Jul 28, 2018 · 51 revisions

Google has banned AdNauseam from its web store and have left users with no access to their data. Follow these instructions to install it anyway.

Back up your data

If you're a new AdNauseam user, or don't care about your saved ads, jump to Installation

  1. Click on the AdNauseam icon to open the AdNauseam menu
  2. Click the SETTINGS button at the bottom of the menu
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click EXPORT ADS

Install AdNauseam

The following instructions are for Google Chrome/Chromium ONLY. For other chromium-based browsers simply download the latest .CRX file and drag into your browser window.

Manual Install in Developer Mode

  1. Download the most latest adnauseam.chromium.ZIP file from our releases page

  2. Extract the zip file to a folder somewhere that it can remain
    Warning: Do not delete this folder after the install; Chrome will disable AdNauseam if this folder is not in the expected location

  3. In your Chrome Browser menu, click Windows > Extensions or type chrome://extensions/ in the address bar

  4. Check the Developer mode checkbox

  5. Click the Load unpacked extension button (see image) and navigate to the folder you downloaded in step 1

  6. If you have previously exported your ads, you can retrieve them now

* Note that each time you restart Chrome you will be prompted to Disable Developer Mode Extensions. Feel free to simply hit Cancel and continue.


This is indeed annoying, as Google of course intends, however there is no workaround we are aware of at this time

Retrieve your saved data

  1. After you have AdNauseam up and running again, go back to the AdNauseam settings page
  2. Scroll all the way down again and click ''Import Ads''
  3. Choose your backup
  4. You're all set

Using AdNauseam on other browsers

If Google has lost your trust, as it has ours, you might want to move to a browser that is not as intrusive and controlling. You have a number of options including:

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