I tried Decentralytes in combination with UBO and Privacy Possum, went to the 25 or so sites I frequent each day, it only blocked anything on 2 sites. Conclusion: I don't need Decentralytes, your mileage may vary of course.
I've seen that as well. It has many Russian sites but the number is a lot less than that. Words like "forum, run, trust" all have ru in them but that doesn't mean they are Russian you know
Seem to be an ublock error cause by the edgekey.net filters, think I'll have to report this one. Seems there's nothing me and you can do about it at the moment.I'm getting the same as you on Firefox but not other browsers.
Will try to solve it as i finish what I'm doing.
Ghostery heuristics seem to work well. It did find to two in-video bumper ads on Dutch websites which are not in Easylist (English + Dutch) filters (the unknown trackers left and right in picture below). What really impressed me was the fact that the second one (on the right) was a first party advertisement. Websites NOS.NL and NU.NL visited with the 'upped' settings.
Also because Ghostery filters the parameter and does not block the third-party request to the domain, the chance of breaking a website is much lower. Besides this domain-URL-parameter heuristics filtering mechanism, Ghostery also uses a domain-level blacklist.
I've been trying on Ghostery for a few days. I am very well. I have replaced uBo and Privacy Badger. It works perfectly and I see no contraindications.
Lenny... maybe it was not your intent, but in this post as well as your first big (and good) adblocking post -- I got the feeling that Ghostery seemed to make the most sense to you. Apparently I'm not the only one who possibly thought that... I'd ask you to be more opinionated about what you think -- as most of us will never put in the time you have on this topic. So we want to know what you think.So Ghostery is the best, compared to Privacy Possum and Privacy Badger? Or did i read the comments wrong?
Wow, our own MT spy...consider me an undercover agent, spying on behalf MT-forum .
Factual information please: which adblocker, which websites?
ublock origin + adguard DNS + 1457 entries in hosts fileFactual information please: which adblocker, which websites?
Thanks for this summary, informative and useful, particularly for the uMatrix tips, I've played with that numerous times and somehow never really got the hang of it.@Burrito My opinion is undecided, because there is no one-serves-all-uses-best-solution
1. For people favoring an 'innovative heuristics' out of the box solution - Ghostery
When you enable all categorie except Essential and Video Players, it blocks a lot without breaking websites. Because Cliqz is a digital marketing agency, it is distrusted by many privacy aware pc users. Ghostery provides ' offerings and rewards' (like Brave) as an alternative to Google advertisements (it is relatively easy to opt out). As long as it is possible to opt-out, it is a good option, since it uses the most advanced technology.
2. For people favoring ' classic blocklist' out of the box solution - AdGuard
AdGuard has the most accurate and easiest to use "element hiding feature' - ' block missed ads on this webpage' feature. On top of that Adgaurd's maintains its own blocklists and has an option to use ' optimized filters'. Although AdGuard uses classic blocklists, it deals with the two main disadvantages of classic blocklists (stale/dead rules and rules which are never triggered).
3. For people favoring to block third-party - uBlockOrigin
4. Brave-Edge-Opera users
Why bother to use an adblocker when the build-in adblocker works so well? Initially I used 'balanced-mode' by default in Edge and switched to strict blocking-mode when searching/surfing the web. Now I use strict-mode, because I noticed online banking and booking worked when I had forgotten to turn back to balanced-mode.
5. Geek mode (for dodgy browsing)
When you block 3p-scripts and 3p-frames with uBlockOrigin, you still miss some other potentially tricky third-party stuff like XMLhttp Reguest and Websocket calls. For dodgy browsing it is better to install uMatrix. In Opera I have installed uMatrix with all hostfiles disabled and rule 'matrix-off: * true' While matrix is off, it still shows what is happening on a webpage (geek-mode). For dodgy-browsing I just change ''matrix-off: * true' to 'matrix-off: * false' temporarily and block all 3p-stuff for that session.