Discussion in 'polls' started by Tyrizian, Jul 10, 2013.
I voted for AdFender
FoolDNS and Ghostery, I used adblock before, but it caused slow downs and webpages kept whining about, that I should disable it, to support them.
-Adblock Plus ( with Element Hiding Helper and Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon )
Adblock Plus, Tracking Protection Lists, ScriptSafe, someonewhocares HOSTS, SpywareBlaster, and some userscripts to cover specific issues. That's for main device.
Other mobile devices may use some of those and/or FoolDNS, urlfilter.ini, NoAds Advanced, Ghostery, Mercury Browser.
I use none, and haven't done so for years.
I used to use an ad blocker on my first Android phone, but ditched it when I found it was blocking access to some of the websites I wanted to visit on my PC when I was using wireless tethering.
I've been using Ad Muncher for years and wouldn't and couldn't surf the www without it.
I don't miss those annoying ads at all.
Adblock plus for the browsers that support it. Proxomitrin for those that don't--older versions of Opera mainly but Proxomitrin is a standalone app and I can use it with any browser. Still works after all these years in all versions of Windows up to 7 at least, even if I have to manually update it's block list.
None. I dont even find them annoying.
Only AdBlock Plus. And Easylist in IE which I rarely use.
Adblock Plus with Firefox. Very effective without interfering with browsing. I don't mind ads if they don't popup and hijack the page. I even whitelist some of the sites I frequent.
Adblock plus with firefox.
I'm blocking advertisements and pop-ups with the following:
Adblock Edge: better page load times.
Calomel SSL: disable animated ads and gifs.
Hellboy Firewall: seems to work well alongside Adblock Edge.
block pop-ups checked
Java completely uninstalled from system
Other plug-ins (flash, etc. are disabled unless needed)
Anyone know why HellBoy Firewall was pulled and replaced? I'm hesitant to update as the replacement may have been nerfed.
Adblock Plus in Firefox and Pale Moon browsers.
TPL's in IE10
Hosts file since 2004, ABP since before the Plus
Is there a significant difference between Adblock Plus and Adblock Edge?
I use Adblock plus and additional filters such as malware domains.
Yes. Adblock Edge is a fork of Adblock Plus that was created after the latter went commercial:
Must say that first link shows no proof (and plentiful vague claims) of significant differences, but far more evidence of otherwise. And the second is pointless.
All ABE proves is how important brand image is compared to actual quality.
I use a custom hosts file along with adblock for chrome, ghostery and sometimes admuncher...I despise ugly annoying malicious ads
i voted for Ghostery.
i used NoScript intensively for the past year but i got eventually fed up with allowing this and that.
Ghostery is certainly not as good as NS but it cuts down a lot on the sludge without my input.
i tried Disconect but felt Ghostery had more options and the data is displayed in a better way.
I have never used one, so None.
But I must say that a lot of websites has lately with all the flash based resource hungry ads done a great job in pushing me towards to actually start using an ad-blocker of some kind!
Exactly, Flash ads and excessive amounts of trackers have kept me using ad blocking. Otherwise, with exception of "blinkers" and the ones that follow you down a page, I honestly don't care. The early net didn't have ad blocking and we got along fine.
I use Kaspersky Internet Security and it blocks banner ads. It does a pretty nice job in that regard. Also I use click to play for flash and have js disabled by default in my chrome browser so I don't get many annoying ads except for on youtube and sometimes facebook which are https connections. I have used admuncher for years, as many others have as well. But it is helpless vs. https ads which means youtube ads play at will. I understand they are upgrading to a newer version release "soon" that is supposed to filter https, but "soon" in the past has meant "years", literally.
I wish there was a flash blocker for chrome that was able to unblock for a temporary amount of time or allowed white listing by a specific url.
Yeah I have followed the different threads about AM, and it surely sounds like it will be worth the long long waiting time
Not to me, I've seen mentions going back 5+ years. That's way too long to be waiting on something like that. Just my own opinion though. The software itself works decent enough once you've done a fair amount of reporting ads to the devs that AM misses.
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