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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2015, 12:18:35 AM »
There is another extension I run alongside uBlock and that is the Adguard Adblocker extensioin in Google Chrome and that has blocked a lot additionally - with phishing and malware option installed. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adguard-adblocker/bgnkhhnnamicmpeenaelnjfhikgbkllg?hl=nl
I see a discrepancy with Adquard Blocker where youtube is being concerned, as uBlock blocks in the hundreds, Adguard only blocks a meagre 17 there.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2015, 01:42:58 PM »
I have noticed that Adguard follows the same policy as ABP where so-called unintrusive ads are concerned, you may allow them.
Do they also have a pay-model there like ABP with their German office - Bing and Google etc. pay to get their ads passedthese  adblockers.
That is why I choose for uBlock as that is more solid as per default, as a lot of common users won't fiddle with the settings nor start the block what they don't like.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2015, 02:56:29 PM »
Just wanted to say :

Try supporting and using 'ublock origin' instead of 'ublock' because it is the original ublock project and has many more filters and features than 'ublock'

There is much development going on with 'ublock origin' as well, if you use Firefox, you may want to try the beta/alpha builds as they come, mostly daily or weekly, on the other hand, the 'ublock' has lesser updates going on. Just check the repo and see the commits of both the projects.

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm

https://addons.mozilla.org/en/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

So, why is the original project known as 'ublock origin' instead of 'ublock' ? and what happened? (side story)

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"The whole uBlock vs uBlock Origin debacle explained:

uBlock was made by Raymond Hill(gorhill)

uBlock gets a lot of users fairly quickly.

uBlock gets supporting contributors.

gorhill gets fed up with misinformed and highly entitled users demanding things from him as if this open source addon was a paid-for product.

gorhill hands over the original uBlock repository on github to a random contributor.

The random contributor adds donation buttons and accidentally claims he created uBlock and this causes backlash from the community.

gorhill forks uBlock into uBlock Origin and starts rapidly developing this new fork.

The contributor that took over the old fork apologizes for his actions and offers to give back the original repo to gorhill.

gorhill has the contributor make some small change to make it clear that uBlock was not created by the contributor but says he'll just work on the uBlock Origin fork instead of combining them.

The random contributors continue work on uBlock but so far there hasn't been any decent development because they are inexperienced(the maintainer of the uBlock repo is 17 or something).

uBlock Origin has had some actual noticeable improvements made to it already and it is highly likely that the Origin fork will just take over as people become more informed about which is "better".


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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2015, 03:36:58 PM »
Hi Chris Thomas,

For your information uBlock Origin sits in my Google Chrome browser !

Yes I loathe the Google opt-out policy on Google Android for instance,
it works a a bit like in the Eagle's Hotel California song, "you can opt-out, but you can never leave"
 to be ad-free",.
See Admob for instance (they get you location and serve you with personalized ads (after Google acquired Admob it was coupled with Google Analytics)) -
Over 650,000 apps use AdMob
$1 billion+ paid to developers in the last 2 years (quess what the Google revenue may be, very huge).
Fast, reliable payment in local currencies
High CPMs and the best fill rates
Industry-leading mediation platform

I like ads, but I cannot stand mal-ads and fraudulent ad-clicks, SE Spam, fraud and scam and like to block that.
Often your first opt-out with MS Bing is at OS install, if you forget about that oportunity it won't come again,
and you apps will get adware-ridden. How the common uneducated user gonna circumvent as they never go outside the per default settings, so they are to be had either from the left or from the right side(site  :D)

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2015, 04:00:07 PM »
I also use uBlock Origin in Firefox and Opera, as I want to stay with the developer.
In Opera it is also the only version available :)

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2015, 04:01:30 PM »
Hi Chris Thomas,

For your information uBlock Origin sits in my Google Chrome browser !

Yes I loathe the Google opt-out policy on Google Android for instance,
it works a a bit like in the Eagle's Hotel California song, "you can opt-out, but you can never leave"
 to be ad-free",.
See Admob for instance (they get you location and serve you with personalized ads (after Google acquired Admob it was coupled with Google Analytics)) -
Over 650,000 apps use AdMob
$1 billion+ paid to developers in the last 2 years (quess what the Google revenue may be, very huge).
Fast, reliable payment in local currencies
High CPMs and the best fill rates
Industry-leading mediation platform

I like ads, but I cannot stand mal-ads and fraudulent ad-clicks, SE Spam, fraud and scam and like to block that.
Often your first opt-out with MS Bing is at OS install, if you forget about that oportunity it won't come again,
and you apps will get adware-ridden. How the common uneducated user gonna circumvent as they never go outside the per default settings, so they are to be had either from the left or from the right side(site  :D)

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That is great that you use 'ublock origin'  :)

I saw that many here mentioned 'ublock' not 'ublock origin' so I was giving information about the both.

Many people use 'ublock'
https://www.ublock.org,
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock/epcnnfbjfcgphgdmggkamkmgojdagdnn
https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/ublock/
which are not the original project and have less development compared to 'ublock origin'

I don't use Google Chrome because of privacy issues and prefer using CyanogenMod 12 instead of stock android.
http://www.cyanogenmod.org/
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #66 on: July 14, 2015, 04:02:28 PM »
I also use uBlock Origin in Firefox and Opera, as I want to stay with the developer.
In Opera it is also the only version available :)

Greetz, Red.

That is great that you support the original dev ;)

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #67 on: July 14, 2015, 05:10:46 PM »
I am using uBlock and I'll continue to use it. Why ?
Because they were the first to fully support Pale Moon - my default browser.
If I remember correctly, gorhill wasn't interested in supporting gecko based pre-Australis browsers at that time.
Now, uBlock Origin is working in Pale Moon, but I have a memory like an elephant and I'll stay with uBlock.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #68 on: July 14, 2015, 06:12:26 PM »
Thanks, abruptum, keep reporting these issues.
Your memory like an iron pot makes you takes the right decisions.
See: https://github.com/chrisaljoudi/uBlock/commit/6850fa0a262b8772a502c92750fe7a5bf74515f0
versus
https://github.com/gorhill

Mind that I and the wife also cannot use the Chrome  browser without uMatrix,
the  httpswitchboard successor.
-> chrome-extension://ogfcmafjalglgifnmanfmnieipoejdcf/

Oh, and also very interesting is to see what is blocked by Adguard by opening up the log file.

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #69 on: July 26, 2015, 02:14:33 PM »
EDIT: Possible Link Spammer post removed as he never came back to remove the link. First post minutes after registering and never heard from since.

This is a strange first post in the avast support forums and the URL is irrelevant to the request of how to block an ad with uBlock.

Please remove the URL we don't want to be in inadvertently promoting another site (link spamming). It is certainly going to indirectly promote the URL as we can't tell intent (link spamming/SEO), something that shouldn't be done.

I don't use uBlock, but It should be no different manually adding a URL to block, if you are able to do that in uBlock. If that function isn't in uBlock then there would be no way specifically to do it.

In which case the you should be using an ad blocker like AdBlockPlus (ABP) where you can easily add an item on the page to the block list.
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2015, 03:16:58 PM »
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #71 on: July 26, 2015, 05:18:05 PM »
Just bye the bye Bob/ your version of UBlock Origin is outdated.
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #72 on: July 26, 2015, 05:48:41 PM »
If you're using Chrome as I am, this is what you get from the google play store:

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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #73 on: July 26, 2015, 05:54:13 PM »
Ah, sounds good. Different versions for different Browsers ???
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Re: uBlock in Chrome (Off Topic)
« Reply #74 on: July 26, 2015, 05:56:05 PM »
Ah, sounds good. Different versions for different Browsers ???
Either way, the version doesn't change the instructions. :)
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