Q&A Which is better - Nano AdBlocker or uBlock Origin?

oldschool

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Nano Adblocker works better out of the box if you use Medium Mode. Otherwise, you can accomplish the same in uBO with some Nano filters, but you may need a bit more rule-making in Med. mode. It's 6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other.

I can't say I agree with @Gandalf_The_Grey (and I rarely disagree with the wise Wizard!:)) on the trust issue. On Chrome/Chromium-based, both are great. There is no Nano for Firefox. Development is slow for both these apps on Edge. The only issues I have personal experience of with either extension are on Edge 1809 - ubo is broken, Nano is partly broken. When functioning, I prefer Nano in Edge.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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Nano Adblocker works better out of the box if you use Medium Mode. Otherwise, you can accomplish the same in uBO with some Nano filters, but you may need a bit more rule-making in Med. mode. It's 6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other.

I can't say I agree with @Gandalf_The_Grey (and I rarely disagree with the wise Wizard!:)) on the trust issue. On Chrome/Chromium-based, both are great. There is no Nano for Firefox. Development is slow for both these apps on Edge. The only issues I have personal experience of with either extension are on Edge 1809 - ubo is broken, Nano is partly broken. When functioning, I prefer Nano in Edge.
I didn't want to mention it because I can't find the website anymore.... see spoiler ,but sadly no proof... :emoji_disappointed: For me I won't be using Nano anymore.
uBlock Origin or AdGuard are both fine and for the moment AdGuard works better on Edge, because uBlock on Edge is an ill maintained fork.
But when chromium based Edge arrives it could be that the original uBlock Origin can be used on it.
He cheated by adding a code so that a website showed Nano superior to uBlock and AdGuard in being not detected as using an adblocker.
He was rude to Ramon Hill (creator of uBlock) and he is not very helpful when you have issues.
IMO he is just a spoiled brat using another mans work.
 

oldschool

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I didn't want to mention it because I can't find the website anymore.... see spoiler ,but sadly no proof... :emoji_disappointed: For me I won't be using Nano anymore.
uBlock Origin or AdGuard are both fine and for the moment AdGuard works better on Edge, because uBlock on Edge is an ill maintained fork.
But when chromium based Edge arrives it could be that the original uBlock Origin can be used on it.
He cheated by adding a code so that a website showed Nano superior to uBlock and AdGuard in being not detected as using an adblocker.
He was rude to Ramon Hill (creator of uBlock) and he is not very helpful when you have issues.
IMO he is just a spoiled brat using another mans work.

I was not aware of this. Thanks!
 

Azure

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It was on one of the comparison threads here, but I can't find it unfortunately... :emoji_disappointed:
I assume you are talking about my inquiry over at Wilders.


Some might consider it bad to have filter specifically for browserleaks, others might not. Personally, I would go with uBlock Origin out of those two.

From what I remember, the development of Nano over at Edge is in halt until Microsoft switches over to Chromium. And uBlock over there is not being actively develop either way.
 

Spawn

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None of the above.

For ease of use:
  • Adguard Adblocker
  • TunnelBear Adblocker
  • Adblock Plus
Screenshot taken on Firefox, but are more or less the same for Chrome users.

uBlock Origin:
210810

Nano AdBlocker:
210814

Adguard AdBlocker:
210811

TunnelBear Blocker:
210812

AdBlock Plus:
210813
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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I assume you are talking about my inquiry over at Wilders.


Some might consider it bad to have filter specifically for browserleaks, others might not. Personally, I would go with uBlock Origin out of those two.

From what I remember, the development of Nano over at Edge is in halt until Microsoft switches over to Chromium. And uBlock over there is not being actively develop either way.
@Azure Yes, that's the post I was looking for. Looked in the wrong forum :oops:
 
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