Hackademix’s NoScript extension is broken (with fix)

I also posted this on the MBAM forum.

The NoScript extension is reported on the Hackademix forum website (InformAction) as breaking Chromium browsers as of today (03/02/22) with the new update.


From the dev’s comment on https://forums.information.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=26513&start=21:
The developer has identified an issue with a recent Chrome change that broke its new update. When he tried to unpublish the new version on Google Play, the NoScript page disappeared there. He provided a fix. He is working on 11.2.18 and will release it as soon as possible.

Basically the problem is that the extension (and I imagine other extensions that rely on accessing file URLs) stops working properly, which prevents websites from being fully functional, although ‘they can show up (Gmail won’t load if you try to open the page – loading is blocked, MBAM forum will load but you won’t be able to post and stuff etc). You must disable the extension and move to #5 before re-enabling it. If that doesn’t work, you’ll have to remove it and reinstall it.

He provided a download to this version https://github.com/hackademix/noscript/releases/tag/11.2.16

If you are installing NoScript during this issue, follow these instructions. Click on an image to enlarge it without being sent to another page.

1. After that, extract the file (I used 7zip) to a local directory (you can choose or create one).
NoScript 1.png 26.26KB


2. Next, go to the extensions settings and click on the “Developer Mode” on the switch/option.

NoScript 2.png 69.38KB


3. Click “Load Unpacked”.

NoScript 3.png 19.22KB


4. Select the folder in which you unzipped NoScript and click “select folder”.

NoScript 4.png 48.59KB


5. NoScript will be added to your extensions. Click on “Details”.

NoScript 5.png 63.43KB


6. Make sure “Allow access to file URLs” is enabled and it should now work fine. Reload the affected sites.

NoScript 6.png 8.59KB


Edited by RevGAM, February 03, 2022 – 10:54 am.

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