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Ad Blocker that works

Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by aussie-revhead, May 7, 2020.

  1. aussie-revhead

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    Guys, I'm just doing a fresh windows install and have switched to Firefox to see how that goes, so I'm looking for an ad blocker but they all seem to have issues. I used to use ABP but it had many bad reviews (not blocking ads) so one comment recommended ublock but it is just as bad, so what can you use to block ads? I did look at trying Brave before I went with firefox but apparently they are building a white list of approved ads too, so stuff that. I also read that google is disabling adblockers at code level, hence the switch to firefox.

    Advertising pisses me off, windows allows it, so is there an OS that blocks ads? I guess everyone gets paid for ads so that's why they allow them (or force them upon us).

    What is the best way to block ads?

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  2. Urbansprawl

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    uBlock Origin + Pihole is pretty effective for me.
     
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    I used to run an ad blocker from my router but it's stopped working for some reason. Can you run oe off a NAS or RPi?
     
  5. Sphinx2000

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    uBlock Origin browser plugin is all you need, works for Youtube, Twitch and more. The ability to pick and choose elements to hide via point and click is also handy.
    As for Windows 10, easy to turn off anything you don't want with the free ShutUp10 app.
     
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    Can I install something like pi-hole on my QNAP NAS?
     
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    I used to use ABP but a few months back it stopped working . I'm on just plain old "Adblock for Firefox" now and it block Ads cant say much more.
     
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    I find uBlock Origin works the best as a browser based solution. Just make sure you get uBlock Origin and not uBlock. None of them are perfect as web developers are getting more crafty at injecting ads into content. Next level of ad blocking would be the Pi-hole route.
     
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