Any Ad-Blocker for Windows Phone?

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  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Is there any Ad-blocker for Windows Phone? Would be great to block ads on apps. If not at least for blocking ads on webpages in browser app, UC Browser.:)
     
  2. J_L

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    Does their Firefox Mobile support Adblock Plus? How about Opera Mobile's urlfilter.ini? Then of course, you can try custom DNS like FoolDNS or BA.net. Lastly, you can connect through an adblocking gateway.
     
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    No Firefox or Opera available in WP store.:( Firefox is expected to arrive in the first quarter of this year though.

    How?:doubt:
     
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    Windows phone OS is retarded in features IMO. It's more restrictive than Apple iOS even. Don't expect to block adds in Windows OS unless MS adds a builtin adblocker itelf in some future update.
     
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    What do you know, Googling give no options other than setting a custom DNS on your router.

    As for adblocking gateway, I'll have to look into that. All I remember is that you have a device (could be an old computer) between your router and phone that runs a special OS that can adblock.
     
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    @aigle

    Yeah that I don't think MS would introduce into WP OS as Ads are beneficial to them.
    Is there any adblocker to at least block ads in the browser, UC Browser that is( the only good browser in WP )?

    @J L

    Oh gateway looks complicated and hard work. I'll wait for your insight after you take a look at it. Thanks.:)
     
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    Have you tried setting a custom DNS on your router? That shouldn't be too difficult.

    I wouldn't really recommend the gateway option unless there are no alternatives and you must have adblocking.
     
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    Yeah it should be easy. The only thing is that I don't use a router and I preferably use mobile network almost all the time.

    Oh okay.

    It would be great if I could at least get adblocking in the browser. It's extremely annoying and I am saved from them in the PC.
     
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    Probably nothing at all.
     
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    Well, then the second solution wouldn't work either. I don't think there are adblocking options when using your mobile network. Better use WiFi for that.
     
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    Ah, the brave new world of purposely insecure and unsecurable computing appliances.

    FWIW: Since some Android app developers are using Android's VPN support/interface to provide no-root firewall/filter apps, I did a search for Windows Phone VPN and found this:

    Microsoft to add VPN support to Windows Phone 8 in 2014
    http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-add-vpn-support-to-windows-phone-8-in-2014-7000017903/

    Perhaps, through that, Windows Phone app developers will be able to provide some useful features for controlling outbound communications? Even if so, you'd want to be very thorough about testing things and check (WiFi interface *and* mobile interface) for phone home activity and/or ad fetching activity that bypasses your solution.
     
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    @aigle
    Aw that's sad. Thanks for taking the time to help.:)

    @J L
    Yeah I guess so. Thanks for the help.:)

    @TheWindBringeth
    Ah that's a good hopeful news. Guess we'll have to take quite a time for any ad-blocking. Thanks for the news though.:)
     
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