what is your adblock choice for you browser ?

Discussion in 'polls' started by mantra, Mar 31, 2016.

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adblock choice for you browser

  1. Adblock plus

    22 vote(s)
    12.2%
  2. AdBlock Ultimate

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  3. AdBlock Lite

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Adblock Edge

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Adguard

    35 vote(s)
    19.4%
  6. Ublock origin

    101 vote(s)
    56.1%
  7. Ublock

    8 vote(s)
    4.4%
  8. Ghostery

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  9. others

    10 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    uBlock Origin for Firefox.

    Wonder why some users have/had issues with the automatic updates.
    The update button is never orange for me when I check, so I can't really click on it because there's nothing to download. And when I place the cursor to check a few lists I usually see that they were updated a few hours ago, or a day ago. :doubt:
     
  2. TairikuOkami

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    Ghostery, time to time I try something else, but then I always come back to it. Browser just runs fast with it and it does its job. :cool:
     
  3. roger_m

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    I use the included ad blocker in 360 Extreme Explorer.
     
  4. WildByDesign

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    Adguard for Windows on some machines + OpenWrt adblocking on router to filter ads from iPhones and iPads on network.
     
  5. ReverseGear

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    By mistake chose ublock , my choice is ublock origin
     
  6. Minimalist

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    I wonder if other two votes for Ublock have been made by mistake also.
     
  7. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    uBlock Origin on Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera in Easy mode + enhanced security/privacy (by blocking 3rd party frames).
     
  8. summerheat

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    uBlock Origin (in combination with uMatrix).

    Hm - the best results based on what exactly? The number of blocked network requests or blocked 3rd party sites or ...? If you're using the same default filterlists in both ABP and uB0, their blocking results are rather similar. However, uB0 can block considerably more as it also supports hosts files (not available in ABP) like MVPS, hpHosts etc. And you can block way more by using Dynamic Filtering (not available in ABP), e.g. you can globally block Facebook and the likes.

    Or ist it efficiency? It is well known that ABP consumes more memory than uB0 and needs more time to handle net requests.

    Add to this redirection filters (similar to surrogates in Noscript) and inline script tag filtering which prove to be very efficient against many anti-adblock techniques used on more and more websites (both features not available in ABP).

    Note that the last feature only works on Firefox, not on Chromium-based browsers. Because of this and the other arguments above I cannot understand why you said that ABP gives the best results on Mozilla browsers. Could you elaborate?

    I've never seen this on my systems. The lists are updated every 3-4 days. Perhaps you should try again with a clean browser profile.
     
  9. ArchiveX

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    Adguard (desktop)
    uBlock Origin (laptop)
     
  10. xxJackxx

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    Adblock Plus. Works with Firefox, Chrome, and IE. Will work with Edge before too long. Might as well keep them all the same.
     
  11. paulderdash

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  12. Kerodo

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    Adblock Plus in Chrome....
     
  13. MisterB

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    I just put others. I am currently using Adblock Plus, Ghostery and Ublock Origin, depending on browser and system. I also have hosts file ad blocking. Adblock Plus was the first adblocker that really worked and is the only one I can use with Opera 12 and I keep it anywhere I've installed it. I've put Ublock Origin on newer installations as it covers the same territory but is faster and doesn't have anything like "acceptable ads". I want them all blocked, none are acceptable to me. I've used Ghostery for some time but version 6 is totally worthless so it is on the way out and will only be used as long as version 5.4.4.1 is viable.
     
  14. digmor crusher

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    UBO, good enough.
     
  15. imdb

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    @digmor crusher
    medium mode or hard mode? default settings or tweaked?
     
  16. safeguy

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    I voted uBlock origin but I do install ABP for some machines where I want to allow acceptable ads.
     
  17. SouthPark

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    I find that uBO gives me faster browser start-up than ABP on Chromium and is very stable (no crashes or other weird behavior), but for some reason I have always had problems with uBO on Firefox (specifically, WiFi dropouts), even on clean installations. I think it's probably due to some peculiarity of my hardware, since I am using a rather old laptop.
     
  18. summerheat

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    But why and how should a browser extension cause WiFi dropouts? I don't see any connection ... :confused:
     
  19. SouthPark

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    I couldn't figure it out, and I couldn't find anybody else reporting the same problem. I even tried whitelisting the router's home page, but when browsing with Firefox and uBO, I would experience random WiFi drops several times over different days and with different versions of both FF and uBO. The problem cleared up when I went back to using ABP, but it's possible that it was a coincidence.
     
  20. Aura

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    uBlock Origin for Google Chrome. Nothing for Internet Explorer and/or Microsoft Edge since I just use them when a website/webpage doesn't load on Chrome (looking at you Microsoft Download Center pages that fails the authentification redirect on any other browsers other than Explorer and Edge).
     
  21. Ya5h Kh4n

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    Currently running Adguard Desktop
     
  22. bjm_

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    "Ghostery - after version 5.4.11 - uses a webpage at extension.ghostery.com to make your add-on settings, and your settings are pulled from the webpage.
    * your add-on settings are controlled by someone else, because the authoritative place to store them is not your system
    * if you remove your cookies (which you should do in regular intervals, if not selectively), you lose your add-on settings
    * the default add-on settings that are active after removing cookies do not block trackers or other objects, regardless of what was set before removing the cookies.
    * the default settings cause the add-on to communicate usage-specific data back to ghostery.com. Also, no notifications about library updates are checked, and marketing messages are enabled to be pushed".
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ghostery/reviews/789561/
     
  23. summerheat

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    Wow - if those allegations are correct, Ghostery is an absolute no-go.
     
  24. TairikuOkami

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    That maybe applies to Firefox, not Chrome, I delete cookies all the time and no reset. Regardless, it is still the best anti-tracking addon, for me.
     
  25. mantra

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    hi
    seems that adguard is even better then ublock on chrome, at leat reading some benchmark
     
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