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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2015, 02:36:55 PM »
Thanks very much for that info and the link, Pol!

I'd switched from ADP to ABE a short time ago.  (I did so based on some info in another topic here along similar lines of what this one is discussing).

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2015, 04:01:29 PM »
Thanks very much for that info and the link, Pol!

I'd switched from ADP to ABE a short time ago.  (I did so based on some info in another topic here along similar lines of what this one is discussing).

Cheers!

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2015, 04:10:28 PM »
Yep, bob3160, good advice. Since we started to comment on uBlock I had quite some users here switch over to this great adblocker, the more conservative users amongst us will follow later  ;), as we all know "the unicorn is rather shy".

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2015, 05:48:07 PM »
Thanks very much for the additional info, Bob and Pol!

I wasn't aware that ABE was going to be discontinued in June.  For the time being anyway, I re-installed ABP.  From what I've read at Mozilla's site, ublock, (at this time) has only been reviewed "preliminarily" by them, & it indicates ublock is still in beta.

Being my tech abilities/understanding of applications like ublock doesn't come anywhere close to either of yours, I'll just be one of those conservative "unicorns" you referred to Pol, and stay with ADP for the time being.  (And continue monitoring the comments here and at Mozilla about ublock's development).

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2015, 07:08:17 PM »
Hi kls490.

All out on this list are being blocked by uBlock filters or the odd one out via uMatrix: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt
When I want a good adblocker I like to put it to the test. Like to see a continuous "ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT"  there to know I am safe or rather my browser is.!
Example wXw.scambiobanner.tv blocked by μMatrix
and with a reason: https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/scambiobanner.tv?utm_source=addon&utm_content=popup
and here: uBlock₀ preventied the follwing page from loading:
htxp://digitalmediaonline.us.intellitxt.com/
Because of the following filter
||intellitxt.com^
Close window  Why it better stays blocked ->: https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/digitalmediaonline.us.intellitxt.com
By te way, I have this blocked as well inside the Chrome browser, re:
http://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-MX3BNW  - ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT
but not this one: https://www.google.com/tagmanager/  what can be blocked there is (https://fonts.googleapis.com) with css 3
(as it isn't a public site)

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2015, 08:15:25 PM »
Much obliged for the continuing follow-up info, Pol!

It'll just take me a while before "taking the plunge", so-to-speak.  (Tend to be more reserved/cautious about a lot of things than I was in my younger days).  :-\

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2015, 08:36:27 PM »
Much obliged for the continuing follow-up info, Pol!

It'll just take me a while before "taking the plunge", so-to-speak.  (Tend to be more reserved/cautious about a lot of things than I was in my younger days).  :-\

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2015, 12:24:05 AM »
I am a bit like bob3160 in this way, and like he does I want to make a contemplated decision and when the reviews are right and I have put it to the test, having ABP next to uBlockat first  to compare their actions/activity on various webpages it took me a while to tip-toe before I said: "Yes I am convinced, go for it". Also tested this extension with Google Chrome's Extension Defender and it came up fine and all green. uBlock even has Anti Adblock Killer | Reek aboard: https://github.com/reek/anti-adblock-killer , so "they" whoever they are cannot touch your uBlock. With uBlock you can update added filters and also empty al caches.

Those that hung onto ABP the filter to add is here: http://jsbin.com/AhewOcox

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2015, 12:55:30 AM »
I'm using uBlock too since ABP start to "allow" ads from some companies.
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2015, 01:22:53 AM »
I'm using uBlock too since ABP start to "allow" ads from some companies.

There is absolutely nothing to stop you overriding these and blocking them. You can go into the Custom Filters, Exception rules and remove what you don't want.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2015, 01:30:27 PM »
Hi DavidR,

That is not the point for me. For me it is a also question of ethical principle, just in that respect I think uBlock is just somewhat more friendly in my personal view (I am an adept of the late f.ravia), and again why should I support ABP with my clicks when uBlock does an equal job and is lighter on the OS and even more versatile. For me adware could mean additional malvertising and so also malware, that is why everybody needs a decent adblocker and uBlock suits me fine.
Banning ABP from Google's play store meant a point of no return for me. Why Tint Browser Adblock addon is allowed?
Google is willing to censor software and abandon its support for open platforms as soon as there's an ad-related business reason for doing so.  :(

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2015, 03:18:17 PM »
I ditched ABP and am now using uBlock on Firefox.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2015, 07:21:47 PM »
There is absolutely nothing to stop you overriding these and blocking them.
Why would I worry if I have a better solution? An antiad app that allows ads? Not for me...
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2015, 07:30:54 PM »
Hi Lisandro,

As I said, it will take some time before those that hesitate now will get convinced, just wait until they will come around and switch.
Why with ABP you have to look under the hood to override the Google driven ads or what they term as unobtrusive ads,
while you can run uBlock as by default and go on with your browsing without seeing what you do not want to see or what may hurt you in the form of malvertisements or hijack your browser even.  :)

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2015, 07:48:12 PM »
Since it was installed, uBlock blocked 9% of the requests sent to it... Ads are everywhere.
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