Android Ads in Chrome despite using Adguard

Discussion in 'Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile' started by uninfected1, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

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    Despite having Adguard Premium installed on my tablet, the first two or three results for many of my searches are adverts. If anyone knows why this is, and what can be done to fix it, it would be really appreciated.
     
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  2. Arequire

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    Do you have "Filter unblocking useful ads" added to Adguard's list of filters? If so that'd be why.
     
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  3. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

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    That filter is unchecked.
     
  4. Prorootect

    Prorootect Level 46

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    Which search engine do you use...
     
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  5. Arequire

    Arequire Level 18

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    Which filter lists are you using?
     
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  6. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

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    #6 uninfected1, Dec 9, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
    Using Google search engine.

    Using the following lists:
    Easy list plus Adguard English filter, spyware filter, social media filter.
     
  7. Huchim

    Huchim Level 4

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    Did you installed https certificate? Also, try adding annoyances filter
     
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  8. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

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    Adguard cannot touch HTTPS. You can install their https certificate and have them intercept your SSL....
     
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  9. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

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    They make no difference. Still getting the same ads.
     
  10. Arequire

    Arequire Level 18

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    Is the browser you're seeing ads in selected in the "Filtered Apps" section?
     
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  11. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

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    I'm guessing you mean Apps Management (let me know if I'm wrong). It is selected.
     
  12. Arequire

    Arequire Level 18

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    #12 Arequire, Dec 9, 2017
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    Would this be the official Google app that you're searching with per chance? (That would include the Google search bar located at the top of your tablet.)

    I use Adguard Premium on my smartphone and ads also appear when using Google's official app to search. I haven't found a way to remove them.
    The way around this is to remove said search bar (if you can), go into widgets, find Chrome's (or whatever browser you use) search bar widget and put that there instead. Then it'll search via Chrome instead of Google's own app and ads will be filtered.
     
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  13. Prorootect

    Prorootect Level 46

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    Which is exact address of your "google engine"
    - is this Google or another
     
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  14. Prorootect

    Prorootect Level 46

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    #14 Prorootect, Dec 9, 2017
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    If not, change your Home page in settings, to this encrypted.google.com: Google

    - or English edition of encrypted.google.com: Google
     
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  15. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

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    I think you've summed things up very well there, but obviously it's very disappointing that Adguard is not blocking these ads. I don't see the point i having it if it's not doing what it's supposed to.

    I removed the home screeen search bar some time ago and just search through Chrome.

    ps @Prorootect I tried your encrypted Google but it made no difference. Still getting ads. Obviously if anyone can think of any other solutions, workarounds etc it would be really be appreciated.
     
  16. Prorootect

    Prorootect Level 46

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    #16 Prorootect, Dec 10, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2017
    Little workaround:

    First, in your Extensions page, click: Update extensions now...I have Adguard AdBlocker Chrome extension version 2.7.2 - update your AdGuard...
    2° Right click on ad, then click on "Inspect" and say if it spoke about .js javascript maybe, or .gif? "Hide GIFS I'am Reading" extension is efficient on .gif ads,
    3° Download Chrome extension "JavaScript Popup Blocker" if it's posible on your Android?

    Which version of Chrome you have?
    Could you share your links with ads here, please? Or by PM if you wish

    ..could you move your thread to "Browsers and Extensions" section, please (wrote PM to an moderator..)
     
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  17. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

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    I don't know why it didn't work when I tried it before but finally ads are being blocked with Adguard's HTTPS filtering enabled, so for now things seem OK. Thanks for the help guys.
     
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  18. Prorootect

    Prorootect Level 46

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    Maybe you have updated it.
    'Could you share your links with ads here, please? Or by PM if you wish'
    thanks
     
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