µBlock, a lean and fast blocker

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by gorhill, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2013
    Posts:
    2,208
    Location:
    Italy
    Actually Legitimate URL Shortener Tool List with its current 369 rules ( 22May2021v3-Beta) is actively developed as you can verify:

    https://github.com/DandelionSprout/adfilt/discussions/163

    It is probably equal, if not higher,the Clear URLs extension (declares over 250 rules) last version 24/25 March.
     
  2. nicolaasjan

    nicolaasjan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2018
    Posts:
    325
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Is actually recommended by @gorhill.
    I use this list for quite some time now.
     
  3. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2013
    Posts:
    2,208
    Location:
    Italy
  4. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Posts:
    4,075
  5. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Posts:
    14,762
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Trust me, I'm not that smart. BTW, does anyone know how to block the annoying pop-up in the bottom of the screen, see link. I tried to remove it with the element picker, but I couldn't do it.

    https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-smart-tvs-for-streaming
     
  6. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Posts:
    17,686
    Location:
    UK
    Try right-clicking on the popup and select block element then select create.
    Works for me.
     
  7. Floyd 57

    Floyd 57 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2017
    Posts:
    1,234
    Location:
    Europe
  8. Gandalf_The_Grey

    Gandalf_The_Grey Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Posts:
    892
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    No popup here either.
    @Rasheed187 Can you tell us what filters you are using?
    Looks like you are missing one.
     
  9. wat0114

    wat0114 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Posts:
    3,376
    Location:
    Canada
    Nothing here as well. I'm using Medium mode blocking with a number of additional filters (My filters) included.
     
  10. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Posts:
    14,762
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Guys, it pop ups after scrolling a bit in the bottom of the screen. I will now go watch the F1 race in Monaco (I think Verstappen has got a serious chance) but I will soon post a screenshot.
     
  11. nicolaasjan

    nicolaasjan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2018
    Posts:
    325
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Is it the newsletter signup?
    This is blocked by AdGuard Annoyances:
    Code:
    tomsguide.com##body .newsletter-signup
     
  12. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Posts:
    4,075
    No popup here either. please insert image(s) for your issues! (now and future)

    PS cosmetic (dom) filters here.
     

    Attached Files:

  13. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Posts:
    14,762
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    I couldn't block it via uBlock's element picker, and it shows up on other sites too like windowscentral.com and digitaltrends.com, but there is something strange going on because as soon as I disable uBlock and enable Vivaldi's ad-blocker, it disappears. So I'm not sure if it's some "adblocker detector'' and nothing is actually being displayed in this pop-up.
     

    Attached Files:

  14. Floyd 57

    Floyd 57 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2017
    Posts:
    1,234
    Location:
    Europe
    Try reinstall ublock origin and add good filters.
     
  15. nicolaasjan

    nicolaasjan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2018
    Posts:
    325
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Time to reset uBO to the defaults, I guess?
    https://windowscentral.com and https://digitaltrends.com have no pop-ups here.

    Then you can try adding extra filters one by one and see if nothing breaks.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2021
  16. plat1098

    plat1098 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2018
    Posts:
    1,212
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    No popups here on those sites. All five default uBlock filters are active, plus EasyList, EasyPrivacy, and uBlock Annoyances. :thumb:

    Maybe you can try some of Dandelion Sprout's lists; the Banners and Overlays one has only 832 rules.
     
  17. zmechys

    zmechys Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Posts:
    956
    Location:
    usa
    Some "strange" stuff.

    I have always been imposing that "DO NOT TRACK ME" button through the browser settings, and even through some extensions, but the test web-sites were telling me, "...though your software isn’t checking for Do Not Track policies."
    I got tired and unchecked that button in the settings.
    And my "score" at Cover Your Tracks improved.
     
  18. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Posts:
    4,075
    "do not track me" is an option that websites/servers can obey, but are not forced to. I dont care because of uBo.
     
  19. Adric

    Adric Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Posts:
    1,494
    I have a website being blocked via the Phishing Domains Blocklist] filter that uses the following filter:
    Code:
     ||mein.gebuhrenfrei.com^]
    What's the best way to override that block without turning off the filter list. This is a credit card site and I don't understand the reasoning behind the block.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2021
  20. nicolaasjan

    nicolaasjan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2018
    Posts:
    325
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    If you're absolutely sure it's a false positive, then you could open an issue there.

    Exception rule for putting in "My filters":
    Code:
    @@||mein.gebuhrenfrei.com^
     
  21. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Posts:
    4,075
    or in exceptions:
    Code:
    mein.gebuhrenfrei.com
     
  22. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Posts:
    14,762
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Yes, it feels like some kind of conflict or corruption because I saw that somehow uBlock was blocking embedded content from Twitter and Instagram while I already made rules to allow them. It's best to reset uBlock and I don't know if Vivaldi's ad-blocker is also playing a role, but I don't think so.

    Thanks, will check it out.
     
  23. zmechys

    zmechys Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Posts:
    956
    Location:
    usa
    Just two questions.

    I've visited the web-site, "cover your tracks" but uBlock did not react to any testing.
    Why?

    Cover.JPG

    I've tried to update the uBlock filter list, but I could not.
    Why?
    ublock.JPG
     
  24. reasonablePrivacy

    reasonablePrivacy Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2017
    Posts:
    1,417
    Location:
    Member state of European Union
    @zmechys uBlock probably updated it's filter lists recently. You can purge caches then click update button.
    I don't know why uBlock do not react. Maybe other extension had a precedence over uBlock? Keep in mind that page takes you through a chain of websites and at loading phase there is genuinely nothing to block for a split of second, so you should look at counter the whole time and look at result table when tests finish.
     
  25. zmechys

    zmechys Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Posts:
    956
    Location:
    usa
    Yes, I have Privacy Badger also. And it stopped 2 trackers at the Cover Your Tracks site. Maybe, that's is the answer.
    If so, it would be interesting to know about the precedence of extensions - which ones reacts first and Why.

    I have purged all uBlock caches but it did not help me with the full update of the filters.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.