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Offline polonus

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Can anyone react here?
« on: August 08, 2016, 11:49:08 PM »
As a beta tester of Adguard Ad blocker I am interested what really is the best defense to block all and every a and malicious ads in particular.
For Android we have to throw in the towel because there the adlaunchers have won as apps are only allowed when they leave room for the big players' ads. I have read here: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-AdBlock-Plus-uBlock-Origin-and-uBlock-Why-do-most-of-the-big-technology-companies-support-the-uBlock-Origin-Why-are-most-of-the-newbies-with-AdBlock-Plus

What is your personal point of view here and best solution to keep your surfing as adfree as can be? Reek anti adblock kliller works for me via Tampermonkey in the browser. Any other tips?

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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2016, 12:50:00 AM »
for me it's been uBlock-Origin since it was first made available.
It replaced AdBlock Plus :)
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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2016, 02:29:21 AM »
I have used a MVPS hosts file for years with excellent results, and NoScript can also block ad servers in some cases. I rarely see ads anywhere.

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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2016, 02:49:37 AM »
I've used uBlock some months ago. AdBlockPlus has the hability to customize/block ads in a particular site (right click the ad/photo and block it). Had uBlock implement this feature?

I've also used hosts manager, but in Windows 10, hosts file has a lot of difficulty to be managed.
Also, lots of sites stop to be loading and the hosts file is not right at our hands to manage...
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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2016, 06:20:35 AM »
Had uBlock implement this feature?
Not sure about uBlock, but uBlock Origin has it.
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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2016, 07:04:46 AM »
for me it's been uBlock-Origin since it was first made available.
It replaced AdBlock Plus :)
I switched to uBlock-Origin about 3 months ago...have to admit, it works great!
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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2016, 01:46:02 PM »
Well, the right-click feature is there. I'm back to uBlock-Origin :)
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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2016, 03:05:54 PM »
I have never has an issue with AdBlockPlus, even with their acceptable ads policy thing as it isn't forced on the user and they can uncheck that option.

It does its job just fine for me very rare that I see an add, other than those sites that I have allowed.

I also use NoScript, which could have an impact on ads.
I also use RequestPolicy and this I believe has a greater effect on ads as it blocks 3rd party sites (unless you have allowed them), given that most ads are going to be coming from 3rd party sites (the ad servers).
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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2016, 06:15:40 PM »
OK, that is clear then, but now we find that for instance facebook is circumventing adblocking by showing ads as their own facebook content: http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/08/a-new-way-to-control-the-ads-you-see-on-facebook-and-an-update-on-ad-blocking/

That and a couple of other reasons and recent developments  makes why polonus for instance does not take  part in facebook.

I wonder whether facebook is capable of a quaranteeing that any of these ads won't be malicious ads.
This is the main reason for smart users to block ads -infectious malicious ads or fraudulous ads.

All a bad development as also is the recent facebook censorship policy of what they consider to be politically correct content or not.

Again more and more  it is or will be  forces outside the user that will decide on what a browser has, should have or has not, a
nd that is a development we do not have to be cheerful of. Apparently very slowly the clamps are coming down upon the "free" Interwebs.

The gloves are off and web browser users face the influence of a whole new technology, that of the anti-ad blockers: http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rise-of-the-anti-ad-blockers-1465805039

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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2016, 07:31:35 PM »
OK, that is clear then, but now we find that for instance facebook is circumventing adblocking by showing ads as their own facebook content: http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/08/a-new-way-to-control-the-ads-you-see-on-facebook-and-an-update-on-ad-blocking/

That and a couple of other reasons and recent developments  makes why polonus for instance does not take  part in facebook.
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I haven't signed up to any social networking service facebook or otherwise, I have never trusted them, I can't see my changing this avoidance of social networking site any time soon.

For me any site that is actively trying to block the blockers, no problem they have succeeded, in driving me away. So they lost any ad revenue anyway.
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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2016, 10:37:08 PM »
Hi DavidR,

It is a great comfort to me, that so many users, like you for instance here, do feel like little old me.
A pity such voices are so often ignored. One should make the Interwebs a pleasant place to be again!

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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2016, 10:56:15 PM »
I've had uBlock  Origin installed, plus other adblockers installed for a long time and I never see any ad's on Facebook.
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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2016, 02:45:27 PM »
I'm not so sure some others are ignoring the point of using an ad-blocker.  Think most may not even know that such a thing exists.
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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2016, 04:58:39 PM »
Been using ABP on IE for a long time and U-Block Origin on FF. Takes care of Adds and tracking just fine. :)

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Re: Can anyone react here?
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2016, 06:10:42 PM »
Not to mention all web pages load much faster than without an ad-blocker.  Opera come with a native ad-blocker built-in:  http://www.opera.com (Stable OEM build only)
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