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Old 11-03-2015, 09:11 AM   #1
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the BEST adblock for firefox...


or any browsers ? thx !
 
Old 11-03-2015, 09:28 AM   #2
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uBlock and/or AdBlock Plus.
 
Old 11-03-2015, 09:46 AM   #3
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I use AdBlock+ for some years now (with Easylist + Easylist-German filters), never had a problem with that.
 
Old 11-03-2015, 11:08 AM   #4
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Hi.

NoScript and Adblock Plus side by side for me plus if I'm paranoid HTTPS Everywhere.

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Old 11-03-2015, 11:51 AM   #5
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I used Adblock+ for years and then started to have problems with it with some versions of Iceweasel. I switched to Ublock and it's been smooth sailing ever since. It does its job and Iceweasel/Firefox play nicely with it.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:48 PM   #6
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Hi.

NoScript and Adblock Plus side by side for me plus if I'm paranoid HTTPS Everywhere.
Agreed, these two have worked the best for me.
 
Old 11-03-2015, 01:40 PM   #7
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or any browsers ? thx !
i switched to adblocking via /etc/hosts and haven't looked back since.
there's several scripts around, this is what i use:
http://gaenserich.github.io/hostsblock/

but i also heard good things about Áblock origin.
 
Old 11-03-2015, 08:32 PM   #8
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depends on your needs

there is NO BEST!!!

just what fits YOUR needs


Add block plus
No-Script
Ghostery
the EFF's "privacy badger"

and not to be out done
Firefox 42
yes firefox

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i switched to adblocking via /etc/hosts and haven't looked back since.
so you have a HOST file that is 500,000 lines long and growing

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Old 11-04-2015, 12:13 PM   #9
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so you have a HOST file that is 500,000 lines long and growing
exactly.
would you care to elaborate why you find it so important to point that out?
it hardly hampers performance (i tried the same with dnsmasq, there's no noticeable difference).
and in any case, adblock is basically doing the same, except it's a seperate application, and it's not the system's host file but some other text file.

anything else?
 
Old 11-04-2015, 12:29 PM   #10
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exactly.
would you care to elaborate why you find it so important to point that out?
it hardly hampers performance (i tried the same with dnsmasq, there's no noticeable difference).
and in any case, adblock is basically doing the same, except it's a seperate application, and it's not the system's host file but some other text file.

anything else?
Maybe you should write a blog, or cite a reference, if you already did write something, about this method and what you've done.

If you care to share.

I never thought of using my hosts file, and I'm not sure I'd be an adopter of it, but I'm certainly open to learn about it and be given the opportunity to evaluate whether or not it makes sense.

JohnVV envisions that it would make a file very large. I agree and I'm thinking the setup and maintenance of that might be more than I'd be willing to sign up for.

My trade-off is that I accept I don't have maybe the most protective solution. Meanwhile I'm not complaining about my current ad blocking nor how my browser works.

Yes it's OK to be defensive, but why not also point out the pathway here and constructively enable others to follow your method? How about at least informing me how I'd block just one typical ad using this method. I actually have zero idea. To me, my problems are scripts and I allow/disallow them using noscript. Meanwhile adblock seems to work OK for me and I will admit ignorance as to how it does it.

I'd be impressed to see if I could disable adblock, see a pestering ad from a common site like CNN.com or somewhere normal, and then use my hosts file to stop that.
 
Old 11-04-2015, 12:55 PM   #11
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Also note that, even though the "Plug-ins" menu of Firefox does not include it ... and says that you must buy "real" ad-blocking, http://www.adblockplus.org will happily install on just about any browser (automatically detected) at no charge.

The project is supported by donations ... and well worth doing so.

Be sure that the "non-intrusive advertising" preference is turned off if, as I do, you consider all advertisements to be intrusive.

"Sorry, but my 'Internet experience' does not include commercials of any sort." Furthermore, I do not allow "arbitrary JavaScript content" to run on my machine. I am perfectly aware that a recent "massive mobile denial-of-service attack" was traced back to the source-code that actually ran an advertisement.
 
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:08 PM   #12
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I run privoxy in my router. Took a little to fine tune, but it works for me.
 
Old 11-05-2015, 01:46 AM   #13
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Maybe you should write a blog, or cite a reference, if you already did write something, about this method and what you've done.

If you care to share.
(this from the person who opened a thread by the name of Just love those posters who don't .... READ - tsk tsk)


there's a link in my previous post #7, but for everyone's benefit, here it is again:
http://gaenserich.github.io/hostsblock/
there you will also find another link to a lively arch linux forums discussion.
it's all very simple really, it's a confgurable shell script that you run regularly. it downloads various hosts files from the net, parses them, removes duplicates, writes to /etc/hosts, backing up the old hosts.
new versions of firefox/iceweasel don't even require a restart to read the new hosts file.

the result is that ad/mal/spyware domains are being blocked system wide, so it's not limited to your browser!

edit:
just for the record, there's nothing wrong with adblock/ublock/origin.
i'm just posting this as an additional possibility.

Last edited by ondoho; 11-05-2015 at 01:50 AM.
 
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:23 AM   #14
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(this from the person who opened a thread by the name of Just love those posters who don't .... READ - tsk tsk)


there's a link in my previous post #7, but for everyone's benefit, here it is again:
http://gaenserich.github.io/hostsblock/
there you will also find another link to a lively arch linux forums discussion.
it's all very simple really, it's a confgurable shell script that you run regularly. it downloads various hosts files from the net, parses them, removes duplicates, writes to /etc/hosts, backing up the old hosts.
new versions of firefox/iceweasel don't even require a restart to read the new hosts file.

the result is that ad/mal/spyware domains are being blocked system wide, so it's not limited to your browser!

edit:
just for the record, there's nothing wrong with adblock/ublock/origin.
i'm just posting this as an additional possibility.
Apologies. I noticed #9 and had previously seen #7 but did not follow through properly. I actually like the fact a LOT that it's a guided and maintained thing versus what I thought to be.
 
Old 11-06-2015, 08:42 PM   #15
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ar-4175528410/

seems pertinent ...
 
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