Question Which Ubo filters 2023 do you use ?

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floalma

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Hi friends,

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This is an update to a previous thread here about Ubo filters lists.
These are my UBO filter lists.
Any comments or recommendations are welcome.
Thanks you for your contribution. (y)
 

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I would advise the reverse. Brave shields should be superior to uBO because it is not limited to Web nor Net request capabilities. I only use Brave shields on my Linux PC. The option to increase or lower the protection per website is really an usage advantage.

To be honest the benefits of NoScript and uBO medium mode on Chromium based browsers for security is something from the passed. The isolation is so much improved. So I really don't see a reason to use uBO with Brave.

I prefer uBlock Origin. It allows me to set “My Filters, My rules, trusted websites”. I can use the element picker if needed, and by making a backup file, you can easily set it up again if you have to for some reason. As far as I personally know Brave Shields does not allow that. Not to mention that support for uBlock Origin is better than for Brave Shields. (At least those very few times I needed support from them outside these forums.)
 

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Sorry, mis communication from my side probably.

With your static user rules and dynamic easy-medium mode to limit attack surface from third-party domains, you don't need the uBO malware / phishing blocklists.

I mentioned the uBO and abuse.ch url house database (link) just as an example (go check them out and you will see you block 95% of them).

It is better to do malware blocking at DNS level and add an extension of a security vendor, simply because their blacklists are 1000x larger than the blocklists of uBO

With above approach you already have multiple layers (definitely no need to add a malware/phishing blocklist to your adblocker)
  1. At DNS level (Quad9, NextDNS, Cloudflare 1.1.1.2)
  2. Google Safe browsing or Microsoft Smartscreen filter in your browser
  3. Extension from a reputable security vendor (Bitdefender, Emsisoft, Netcraft)
  4. Most AV-'s have some network filtering or https-scanning module/mechanism
  5. a) For URL's your third-party exposure reduction rules in uBO or AG
    b) For downloads with MOTW - smartscreen again

Malware and phishing links usually live shorter than 24 hours. The default update frequency of blocklists in adblockers is once a day (or once every 48 hours), which makes them near to useless for short lived malware URL blocking.
Thanks.

1. My ISP (Sky) has it's Broadband Shield DNS which has been good at blocking malicious or phishing pages but the DNS is locked with the ISP router so only possible to use other DNS is over HTTP.
2. Smartscreen used with Edge (Primary) and Google Safe via Firefox (secondary)
3. Thanks. I have started experimenting with Netcraft though BD TL is quite good.
4. My MD/DefenderUI/Cyberlock combo covers these. I keep swapping between WFC and CF.
5. Thanks for the info.

Updated my uBO filters.
 
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I prefer uBlock Origin. It allows me to set “My Filters, My rules, trusted websites”. I can use the element picker if needed, and by making a backup file, you can easily set it up again if you have to for some reason. As far as I personally know Brave Shields does not allow that. Not to mention that support for uBlock Origin is better than for Brave Shields. (At least those very few times I needed support from them outside these forums.)
Everyone to his own preference, when you prefer uBO, than uBO is the best for you.

Brave shields also have user rules, you can add filters and best of all, set the shields per website. I use right click inspect. The ads that really give problems usually have randomized selectors, so the inspector does not work on these (well it works, but only for one time).
 
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I've been wondering, if I activate medium mode on UBO with default settings, do all the filters still make sense? Does medium mode replace some filters or just add something extra to what is already there?

To know if I need to uncheck anything.
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This is just anecdotal evidence and I cannot confirm this for sure but I have learned after lots of trial and error to uncheck the Adguard filters. They seem to be the primary cause why YouTube's anti-adblock message gets tripped. So I am now only using official uBlock, EasyList and Fanboy filters. That is in Firefox browser in Mac. Your mileage may vary depending on browser and OS.

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I asked because I saw Very Easy Mode. I'm thinking that's the bare minimum. I understand that the minimum differs from person to person but can you make a configuration to consider with the combination of Very Easy Mode + Medium Mode? Is it risky?
With uBO Very Easy Mode you clear the way for suspicious and privacyviolating third parties. In my eyes a bad idea.
 

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Does anyone know where the option: Block Outsider Intrusion into LAN is? Has it been removed or am I just blind?

Still using Yokofing's Pro Setup.
 

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I use several Adguard filters and have not seen any YouTube anti-adblock message yet. :unsure:
(uBO development build on Firefox)
The plot thickens. I know for me, that solved the issue in that browser, but I feel like maybe Google is A/B testing different detection mechanisms because I do use Adguard Pro in Safari (all filters enabled) and never had an anti-adblock message.
 

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An interesting post from @Kees1958 found here Question about LennyFox's blocklist in Privacy Essentials · Issue #144 · yokoffing/filterlists. In the issue, he talks about his motivation in using small block lists, his approach to adblocking, etc.. Apparently he has a new experimental list. World most used advertising and tracking networks
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Hal, especially for you (and for fun because I update my list yearly and am preparing for the more generous increase from 5000 to 15000 maximum dynamic rules in ManifestV3) I added a World most used list (also with RU, JP and BR networks sometimes seen on 'western world' websites) with a whopping (at least for me, for Easylist and EasyPrivacy it is peanuts) total of 9675 third-party blockrules.

Re: Optimizely
Optimizely is an innocent A/B testing tool. Because of block count mania most adblockers started to block website optimizing and user experience optimizing tools, applying the logic that A/B testing does track users on websites. I started to include them around three years ago, because some of these A/B testing tools also followed the user when they responded to third-part content.

It is a mystery to me, why uBO discharges (badfilter) just one of the many A/B testing tools. I can imagine that some users complained missing out any promotions related to A/B testing. In theory one should discharge (badfilter) all A/B testing tools, to prevent missing out on promotions related to A/B testing.

In the "block count mania" adblockers even started to block debugging tools (because they also, to some extend, track user interaction). That is why a slider like adustment (like uBO light, Ghostery and Brave have) on a per website basis is the best approach (using a minimal or standard set for trusted websites and a maximum for unknown)

RE: other websites
Just try a few you use a lot (I am curious also to see how World most used performs)
 
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