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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2015, 02:09:52 AM »
But not malicious ads.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2015, 02:56:48 PM »
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2015, 06:08:40 PM »
Greetings again everyone,  (especially Bob & Pol)

     O.k. - - I decided to take the plunge...on trying out the ublock plugin for FF.  After first removing ABP, I installed it "as is" - not changing any of the default settings, lists, etc.  (As mentioned previously, I'm a far cry from being an "advanced user").

Shown further down is a screenshot (like Lisandro's) of what ublock shows 24 hours after installation, and visiting the websites/forums etc I belong to + a couple of websites I've never been to before.

One question:  With regard to the memory usage comparisons previously given by Pol - - what would be the simplest way to just get a general idea of how much less ublock is actually using compared to ABE or ABP?

If it simply involves looking in Task Manager (Processes tab) at what FF is using, then it appears it's using significantly less memory than before.  Previously, (with either ABE or ABP installed), FF was using in the neighborhood of 250,000 - 270,000K, according to Task Manager.  Now, the FF usage is between 205,000 - 212,000K (when I checked Task Manager 3 times while typing this post).

So far...so good.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2015, 08:50:47 PM »
Personally I find this recording of what it has supposedly blocked to be a bit of a gimmick (almost rogue AV'ish), what does it matter if it is blocking ads.

I can't recall the last time I ever saw an ad popup/under, etc. etc. and that is all that matters, not some available graph.
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2015, 11:27:04 PM »
Hi DavidR,

Well with you Vladimir Palant has found a fine defender for his ABP adblock hegonomy.
I also first thought there was nothing outside old ABP.

By the way when you do not click the UBlock-button you really won't see any of this.
You can disable all pop-ups in uBlock easily with one click.

What about Avast's performance reports of what websites it has blocked so far etc.
This "pop up" is a whole browser page full of  your av's detection report.  ;)

ABP does not boast performance, ABP only gives it's size: Size: 538KB 

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2015, 11:57:48 PM »
I'm not trying to defend anything, I just find that recording of numbers supposedly blocked to be totally pointless, the proof is in the fact that you shouldn't be seeing any ads. But for me it isn't broken I haven't seen an ad in I can't remember how long, I don't go looking for substitutes/replacements unless I have a problem.

I see these numbers very much like the many rogue AVs that previously did very much the same thing report dubious/meaningless numbers. e.g. give them a headache and they will take the aspirin.

I rarely venture into avast statistics as I find them very poor, lacking in detail to make them in any way worth looking at. Generally when I venture into the avast stats, it is a result of a query in the forums, commonly number of streaming updates.

 
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2015, 12:01:24 AM »
For a (Resolved) topic, this is certainly dragging on. :)
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2015, 12:34:01 AM »
For a (Resolved) topic, this is certainly dragging on. :)

Maybe "resolved" but it's still a nice discussion that should be ongoing anyway.
As long as nobody starts throwing flames, I'm all for it. So far everyone is sharing
their opinions and/or statistics politely.  8)
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2015, 12:38:12 AM »
For a (Resolved) topic, this is certainly dragging on. :)

Maybe "resolved" but it's still a nice discussion that should be ongoing anyway.
As long as nobody starts throwing flames, I'm all for it. So far everyone is sharing
their opinions and/or statistics politely.  8)
Very simple. Remove the (Resolved) otherwise the word has no meaning. :)

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2015, 10:10:36 AM »
Agree with both Para-Noid and also with bob3160,

This topic is very informative (at least for me), I looked at an adblocker from various unknown angles and have learned a lot from what info others have put in. Agree the resolved can be removed.

Going back on topic. Going over lists with domains to block and adding to my personal filter list, I added msads.net and ads1.msads.net is also blocked by that filter, all this in view to what happened last year, read here: http://community.skype.com/t5/Security-Privacy-Trust-and/Skype-ads-in-rotation-have-been-compromised-and-contain-Malware/td-p/2894251/page/2 

Again thanks to bob3160, who adviced and instructed us all how to block ads in skype. Thanks, bob3160,
my skype service now works ads free.  ;D

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2015, 07:19:42 PM »
For a (Resolved) topic, this is certainly dragging on. :)

Maybe "resolved" but it's still a nice discussion that should be ongoing anyway.
As long as nobody starts throwing flames, I'm all for it. So far everyone is sharing
their opinions and/or statistics politely.  8)
Very simple. Remove the (Resolved) otherwise the word has no meaning. :)

Removed.
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic) [Resolved]
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2015, 09:17:09 PM »
For a (Resolved) topic, this is certainly dragging on. :)

Maybe "resolved" but it's still a nice discussion that should be ongoing anyway.
As long as nobody starts throwing flames, I'm all for it. So far everyone is sharing
their opinions and/or statistics politely.  8)
Very simple. Remove the (Resolved) otherwise the word has no meaning. :)

Removed.
Not that I can see. ???
Change the original title by editing the first post . :)
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2015, 11:19:39 PM »
@ Bob
The title of the first post has been changed - what that doesn't do is change title all existing posts.

If you quote one of those posts you will inherit the title with resolved in it.
If you just use the Reply button, then it should conform to the title of the first post.

This post should confirm that as I have just used the Reply button.

EDIT: confirmed the title conforms to that of the first post.
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2015, 11:51:29 PM »
Back to the main theme=. Why I have chosen uBlock.
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Even Google begins to realize that the explosion of questionable advertising formats has become a problem. Proof is its recent Contributor program that proposes ad-free navigation in exchange for a fee ranging from $1 to $3 per month).
Quote source: frederic filoux
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n addition, we received startup capital from our investors, like Tim Schumacher, who believe in Acceptable Ads and want to see the concept succeed.
quote on Eyeo’s business model - ABP whitelisting bureau, which is bordering on racketeering.

Further bad news is only 2% of the global user population will use an adblocker of sorts.
Only 28% of the US user base uses adblocking. Contrasting to the fact that 71% of users reject interstitials, 83% reject non-skippable pre-rolls or pop-overs and 81% mid-rolls. For me an additional argument has always been the notion that malware may come piggybacking on ads, these are mal-ads and I don't mean "malad", a fresh salad with a big burger on top  ;D
For instance the abstinence of a China adblock list in chinese language could create a problem, adblocking in China is sparse anyway.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2015, 11:53:23 PM »
@ Bob
The title of the first post has been changed - what that doesn't do is change title all existing posts.

If you quote one of those posts you will inherit the title with resolved in it.
If you just use the Reply button, then it should conform to the title of the first post.

This post should confirm that as I have just used the Reply button.

EDIT: confirmed the title conforms to that of the first post.
@David,
I checked that before making the post and at that time, the title had not been changed.
It's actually a mute point at this time since it's now fixed. :)
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