Time to remove Nano Adblocker and Defender from your browsers (except Firefox)

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by anon, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. anon

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    Time to remove Nano Adblocker and Defender from your browsers (except Firefox)
    October 16, 2020
    https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/16/t...d-defender-from-your-browsers-except-firefox/
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    [Announcement] Recent and upcoming changes to the Nano projects #362
    https://github.com/NanoAdblocker/NanoCore/issues/362#issue-714154200
     
  2. mood

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    Both extensions are not available anymore on the Chrome Web Store.
     
  3. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    They are also not available anymore in the Microsoft Edge Add-ons store :thumb:
     
  4. Victek

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    I had been using both. I replaced Nano Ad Blocker with Ublock Origin, but can't find an alternative for Nano Defender so far - any suggestions?
     
  5. Gandalf_The_Grey

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  7. Spartan

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    Wow! 2 adblockers at the same time? Might as well add add Adguard and ABP as well, you know, 4 are better than 2. Let your internet browsing speed crawl to death. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    No, Nano Defender was an addition to Nano Adblocker especially designed to block anti adblock messages.
    https://jspenguin2017.github.io/uBlockProtector/
    There is uBO-Extra as alternative but it worked only on a few sites and is not up to date so also not needed anymore IMO:
    https://github.com/gorhill/uBO-Extra
    https://github.com/gorhill/uBO-Extra/wiki/Sites-on-which-uBO-Extra-is-useful
     
  9. Victek

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    The purpose of Nano Defender was to prevent the detection of Nano Adblocker. This became necessary when sites started detecting adblockers triggering pop-ups, etc.
     
  10. itman

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    I followed Ghacks advice and got rid of Nano Defender from Firefox. Also saw a posting stating mysterious connections to remote servers from it.

    I left Adblock Warning Removal List in place.
     
  11. Spartan

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    My bad, I thought you were using 2 adblockers at the same time. I apologize.
     
  12. Infected

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    I just got a message from chrome that nano ab and defender contained malware and they were disabled automatically with no way to enable again.
     
  13. mood

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    Adblockers installed 300,000 times are malicious and should be removed now
    If you have Chromium versions of Nano Adblocker or Nano Defender, pay attention
    October 20, 2020

    https://arstechnica.com/information...ht-stealing-user-data-and-accessing-accounts/
     
  14. xxJackxx

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    I won't miss it too much. For every site that detects my ad blocker there is another site with the same info that does not. If a site blocks me, I close the tab and move on. If they use reasonable ads I'll whitelist. If not, bye bye.
     
  15. Brummelchen

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    So you confirm that Chrome has bad-list for extensions. This is different from only removing from store. thx
     
  16. plat1098

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    post #12: "I just got a message from chrome that nano ab and defender contained malware and they were disabled automatically with no way to enable again."

    Now that's interesting news. Does Chrome still have this scanner for malware and malicious extensions? I looked online, it's called Cleanup, it seems. I wonder if that feature was responsible for notifying users like Infected of these bad extensions (nano and nano defender). I actually wouldn't mind an "intrusion" like that; many prob. don't peruse GitHub or even Ghacks and Ars Technica continuously.
     
  17. Infected

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    I just fired up my W7 laptop and Chrome automatically disabled them. Saying they contained malware, here is a screenshot.
    https://i.imgur.com/RV1u8N1.png
     
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