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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. Sphinx

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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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  7. Radley

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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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    I started using UBlock Origin on Firefox after reading this thread but I seem to suffering a weird issue with it on ebay.com.au. It could be other sites to but I haven't noticed it.

    If I have UBO switched on I can't zoom on the image at the top of the listing, I can't scroll through any images below that image and the options drop downs (for colours, or sizes etc) don't change the selection. I can't use the "add to cart button" and some of the links like those within the postage section don't work, while the "buy it now" button and "Express Post" link reloads the page. I can't log out, or log in and I can't access my wishlist. All these function were working before the 80.0.1 update on Wednesday. I did have this problem once before but did not take enough notice of what fixed it or if there was any updates happening at the time, but it did fix itself.

    Anyone out there who recommended UBO have the same or similar issue?
    Anyone know of a fix? (other than to switch UBO for the site)
    Anyone know if maybe it's broken because of the most recent browser update and maybe it takes a few days for UBO to catch up with and update of their own?
     
  18. flu!d

    flu!d Motoring and Intel forum admin

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    I don't think it's ublock origin causing that, I think it has something to do with cross site tracking cookies and the fact Firefox blocks them. Go to settings > Privacy and Security and try setting it to standard and see if that helps.

    Firefox is very big on privacy. As opposed to Chrome which has the capability to add pop up advertising on the desktop.
     
  19. Lost Property

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    Mine was already on standard. But I just had a play with other settings in there and still the same result, the only way ebay.com.au works properly is to have UBO off for that site. ebay.com doesn't have the issue and there is some hits on Google from 2017 about UBO and Firefox having the same issue but I didn't find a solution amongst what I saw.
     
  20. flu!d

    flu!d Motoring and Intel forum admin

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    It's not a bug, from what I can see by the ublock logger ebay.com.au is trying to run a script that ublock is trying to protect you from - Possibly something to do with an expired security certificate? Essentially, ublock is trying to do the right thing.
     

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