Blocking ads



  • I hate ads but i see them very often in Vivaldi (that's the reason I sometimes use another browser). Might you block them?


  • Moderator

    Install the extenstion uBlockOrigin.



  • Thanks, I'm new to Vivaldi and I'm sorry I created this topic.


  • Moderator

    @potmeklecbohdan Welcome here in our community.
    You need not to apologize. The forum is for helping users and so we do.
    I hope my short answer was not the cause that you apologized. If yes, excuse me, i was in a hurry.

    Did my advice for uBlockOrigin help you?
    If you have more answers related to adblocking, feel free to ask.

    I myself use PrivacyBadger (block tracking) and uBlockOrigin (block ads).



  • Yes, it helped me. If you know any good extension please write it. I used Firefox previously and I would like Vivaldi similar to it (but no complicated).


  • Moderator

    @potmeklecbohdan Which addon did you use in Firefox which is missing for you?



  • If I know I used only Firefox. We had one PC for more people and I don't know which extensions had we there.



  • And do you know how to get normal GMail, not this?

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    Edit (23/5/19): put image into spoiler



  • @potmeklecbohdan Thats the login page to gmail or other google accounts. Simply login and you will get to your gmail inbox.
    Personally I do not like UBlock for plenty of reasons. I'd recommend Adguard underrated so far it's one of the best, supposedly uses less resources than Ublock (which was what Ublock is popular for) as well as lists in an organized fashion all of the lists plus its own personal list to get rid of the pesky ads that some ads may not be able to remove. As well as malware alert for various unsafe sites which may give malware or virus. Also features an anti-tracking list as well as the easy lists



  • OK, now I use uBlock Origin, but why don't try Adguard? I think one of them can block one ad, second of them other. Let's try both and then see. Thanks, @Gwen-Dragon, thanks, @Artex.


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    @potmeklecbohdan said in Blocking ads:

    but why don't try Adguard?

    Was slow in the past and some users had issues freezing Vivaldi. But you can test it yourself, may be such issues are gone.


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    A few years ago I used Ad Muncher, an Ad Blocker that was not installed in the browser, but on the desktop, acting from there. It had the great advantage that by not appearing in the browser, it was not discovered by web pages.
    But unfortunately it has been very outdated and no longer works as it should on most pages.



  • @gwen-dragon Really? I was using adguard since day one on Vivaldi, never had any issues. Might just be me though lol



  • @catweazle Adguard can be installed on your system as well as on your browser. Similar to admuncher



  • @catweazle said in Blocking ads:

    A few years ago I used Ad Muncher, an Ad Blocker that was not installed in the browser, but on the desktop, acting from there. It had the great advantage that by not appearing in the browser, it was not discovered by web pages.
    But unfortunately it has been very outdated and no longer works as it should on most pages.

    If it's not in the browser it's a hosts blocker? Blocking with hosts file can be detected too, so no idea what good an extra application is if you can just manipulate the file yourself.


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    @luetage said in Blocking ads:

    @catweazle said in Blocking ads:

    A few years ago I used Ad Muncher, an Ad Blocker that was not installed in the browser, but on the desktop, acting from there. It had the great advantage that by not appearing in the browser, it was not discovered by web pages.
    But unfortunately it has been very outdated and no longer works as it should on most pages.

    If it's not in the browser it's a hosts blocker? Blocking with hosts file can be detected too, so no idea what good an extra application is if you can just manipulate the file yourself.

    As I said, it is very old and the page has not been updated for years, although in its time it worked quite well, especially because it did not add weight to the browser
    https://www.admuncher.com/



  • @catweazle I understand that, but as said, you don't need an extra application for that, you can just edit your hosts file on operating system level directly and get the needed filter lists online. I read a bit about admuncher and it seems they made money from something that should be completely free – they probably used public available lists themselves.


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    @luetage said in Blocking ads:

    @catweazle I understand that, but as said, you don't need an extra application for that, you can just edit your hosts file on operating system level directly and get the needed filter lists online. I read a bit about admuncher and it seems they made money from something that should be completely free – they probably used public available lists themselves.

    I have not used it for a long time and I do not think it uses user data, rather I think the author has abandoned the application. First it was paid and some time later it has been free for some years and since 2014 (after 15 Jears) the page has not been updated. Abandonware in every rule. I suppose that a 1999 Adblocker no longer had consistency in comparison with the current ones, although the concept is not all bad
    I suppose you can edit the filters, but almost all of them will have to be edited and replaced, since almost all of them are no longer works.



  • @luetage No it doesn't use hosts to block ads, it injects itself into the browser/program to block ads appearing in said program. It uses a combination of lists mostly it's own made lists but is compatible with all online lists and as a built in privacy blocker



  • I advise you to pay attention to the adlock - https://adlock.com/adlock-for-chrome/ . A good ad blocker. Does not slow down the browser. No Pop-ups or banners and no video ads. And adlock check potentially harmful links


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