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#197899 17-Jun-2016 07:09
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A non PC-savvy mate of mine was hit by a ransomware attack the other day. Asking about his browsing & email habits, the most likely vector was clicking on a YouTube side advert.

YouTube are probably pretty careful, but I'm sure things slip through now and again.

I was thinking of putting an Adblocker on his machine to help remove some temptations.

Any recommendations for ad blockers?





Interests: HTPC, Web App authoring. 


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  #1575487 17-Jun-2016 08:55
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Ghostery.


 
 
 
 


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  #1575490 17-Jun-2016 09:00
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AdBlock Plus - bonus fact is it's free, and works for smartphones via an app too 


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  #1575493 17-Jun-2016 09:06
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PhantomNVD:

 

AdBlock Plus - bonus fact is it's free, and works for smartphones via an app too 

 

 

 

 

+1 for AdBlock, seems to do the trick for me.


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  #1575506 17-Jun-2016 09:33
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uBlock Origin!

 

Don't install Adblock Plus!

 

There's two reasons for this:

 

1) Their business model is basically "Allow ads from a list of people who have paid us (unless you untick the setting for this, which is of course ticked by default)

 

2) uBlock Origin has much better performance.  That is, it's faster and it uses less memory. (That comparison is written and updated by the person who writes uBlock Origin, so keep that in mind, but the numbers speak pretty clearly for themselves)

 

 

 

Things like Ghostery/Privacy badger etc are all pointless - they just do the same thing an Adblock does.  In uBlock Origin you can select from a large list of blocks.  That is adblocking, privacy blocking, malware blocking etc.  I don't understand why (at least, technical) people install these "extra" blockers when a single one does the same thing, faster and with less memory.

 

 


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  #1575510 17-Jun-2016 09:41
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He'll be happy to pay a bit for something that works well.




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  #1575513 17-Jun-2016 09:43
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turb: He'll be happy to pay a bit for something that works well.

 

I don't think there's any adblockers you can pay for that work better than the free ones available.


 
 
 
 


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  #1575548 17-Jun-2016 10:42
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  #1575674 17-Jun-2016 12:00
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The opera browser now has a built in adblocker. You just have to tick that you wish to use. Has whitelist options as well so you can unblock geekzone:)


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  #1575676 17-Jun-2016 12:02
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dazhann: The opera browser

 

The what?


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  #1575697 17-Jun-2016 12:32
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opera.com


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  #1576642 19-Jun-2016 17:51
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Opera - That thing they invented for Noah after the flood? :-T

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  #1576648 19-Jun-2016 18:02
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+∞ for uBlock Origin


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  #1576719 19-Jun-2016 20:01
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for Chrome i use Adguard , it offers  both blacklisting and Whitelisting.





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  #1576941 20-Jun-2016 10:37
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Ghostery + an adblocker with a popup blocker addon
Then uninstall flash & java . Or at least make flash, java so they wont run be default (FF has that option, it will ask each time)

 

Ghostery does more than just 'block adverts' btw.

 

 

 

 


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