Download Blocked by Adblocker


#1

I was pulling my hair out trying to download atom.io for Windows directly from the site. I kept getting a “This site can’t be reached” error after about 30 seconds. The download apparently comes from http://download-web-shield.com. I thought to myself, “hmmm… perhaps it is because of my ad-blocker… but a free and open-source text editor wouldn’t be so brash as to disallow downloads for users with ad-blocker…” but it was true. I opened a new browser window in stealth mode (no ad-blocker), et voilá! I could download.

Just in case anyone else was having this problem. I couldn’t find an answer anywhere, so now you know. PS atom.io team : maybe you could re-think using download-web-shield.com as your download provider?


#2

Downloading atom from atom.io connect me only to atom-installer.github.com
are you sure the web shield is not something from your machine ?

In case of doubt the other release link point you to a download location on github


#3

It sounds like you have malware on your machine :see_no_evil:


#4

@jeancroy
Seems to be fixed now - also without disabling ad-blocker. The download link is https://atom.io/download/windows, so nothing to do with github (also github only seems to offer linux/mac version and no windows installer). I’d be very surprised if I have malware, and it’s strange that yesterday and two days ago the download link simply redirected to a bad link, but today it does not. Perhaps it was a temporary problem with atom.io and the whitelisted domains from ad-blocker.


#5

No, we offer a Windows installer as well. Check out the instructions in the Atom Flight Manual for more information:

http://flight-manual.atom.io/getting-started/sections/installing-atom/#platform-windows

The https://atom.io website should autodetect your operating system based on what your browser reports and offer you the correct installer based on that information.