Bluhell FW 2.0 - new adblock/privacy extension

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by mattdocs12345, Jan 19, 2014.

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  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bluhell-firewall/?src=search
     
  2. mlauzon

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    It works well, there are a few things it screws up, but that's okay.
     
  3. Dave0291

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    On paper it sounds efficient and should work quite well. In my own personal practice, it came up far short. It works about the same as ABP from what I can tell, which means requests are still being allowed, even if you don't see the ads on the screen. It also showed quite a large amount of ads even then. Easylist by itself isn't enough to begin with. Again, great idea but it just doesn't cut it in my experience.
     
  4. TheWindBringeth

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    My ABP is constantly complaining about all the request blocking making it tired. What's the problem with your ABP? Browser? OS?

    Can you provide specifics for a case where you've confirmed (through observing network traffic) it isn't blocking a request that it should be (one for which a block rule with no exception currently exists)?

    Based on a quick peek, I would say that BlueHell does have the ability to block requests. I don't feel like walking through the code to check the logic though. So for this, too, it would probably be better to talk specifics (after checking its built-in rules and network traffic).
     
  5. tlu

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    That's wrong. Most ads are not downloaded by ABP. Exceptions are ads embedded as text in websites - for those cases element hiding rules are used.
     
  6. FreddyFreeloader

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    Blocks lots more than ABP, stops redirects much better, but does alter some sites more than I'd like.
     
  7. tlu

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    How is this possible when those rules used by Bluehell are "auto-generated from Easylist"?

    I had tried a previous version, and it blocked definitely less than ABP.
     
  8. FreddyFreeloader

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    Try both on CNET.com, you can see the difference bigtime. Then log in and out of Hotmail - with AB/AB+ you will get redirected to MSN.com. with Bluhell, no redirect, just a not logged in screen. This using Firefox.
     
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    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bluhell-firewall/

    Also, Bluhell has some sort of webfilter protection:

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    resource://bluhellfirewall/blocked.xhtml?t=1cbd32fc-657c-43bb-aa17-0ff70c9734a6&h=ZHcuY2JzaS5jb20=&u=aHR0cDovL2R3LmNic2kuY29tL3JlZGlyP2VkSWQ9MyZwaWQ9MTM0ODY5NDUmbWZnSWQ9NjI3OTQ5MSZtZXJJZD02Mjc5NDkxJmx0eXBlPWRsX2VsaXRlX2dlbiZsb3A9bGlua3RpdGxlJm9JZD0zMTUwLTE4NTEwXzQtMCZvbnRJZD0xODUxMF80JnR0YWc9bHN0LTMmZGVzdFVybD1odHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGZG93bmxvYWQuY25ldC5jb20lMkZEZWZlbmRlci1Qcm8tQW50aXZpcnVzLWFuZC1PbmxpbmUtU2VjdXJpdHklMkYzMDAwLTIwMjNfNC03NjA0NzU2OS5odG1sJm9pZD0zMTUwLTE4NTEwXzQtMCZzaXRlSWQ9NCZwZ3VpZD1lOGU4MTJmMWY1Y2MxZDNmYTBiMzhjMTQ=
     
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