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ADBlockPlus replacement?
« on: November 29, 2018, 11:24:14 am »
ADBlockPlus seems to be preventing/delaying page load a bit too often these days, what suggestions for replacement?

(hint: if you are experiencing strange delays in page load and using AdBlockPlus, try disabling.....)

jiberjaber

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Re: ADBlockPlus replacement?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 11:32:06 am »
I run pi-hole here and it does a great job, it runs as a container on my router but was originally designed to run on a raspberry pi.  Might need a bit more fettling and network knowledge to get running than ABP though.

https://pi-hole.net/
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Re: ADBlockPlus replacement?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 03:57:14 pm »
On my works computer I recently noticed a forced install of uBlock Origin. Seems to capture more than ABP.
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Gattopardo

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Re: ADBlockPlus replacement?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 04:56:25 pm »
Abblockpro has flucked up too.

Over to brave?

Re: ADBlockPlus replacement?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 09:37:44 pm »
uBlock Origin (as per Gibbo's suggestion) seems to be OK for me at the moment, a brief unplanned sojourn with ublock suggested it isn't as clean as ublock origin and taught me they aren't the same thing.

Re: ADBlockPlus replacement?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 08:00:21 am »
+1 uBlock Origin in either Firefox or Chrome

Re: ADBlockPlus replacement?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 08:28:30 am »
ADBlockPlus seems to be preventing/delaying page load a bit too often these days, what suggestions for replacement?

(hint: if you are experiencing strange delays in page load and using AdBlockPlus, try disabling.....)

Ah ha!  I wondered why it seemed to take a while to page load now, and often it half loads, freezes, then re-loads.  Thx for the heads up.

Re: ADBlockPlus replacement?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2018, 12:09:40 pm »
I've used uBlock Origin for quite a while now.

It seems ADBlockPlus went downhill after they took payment to allow some ads through.

Re: ADBlockPlus replacement?
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 10:42:02 am »
When I googled re AdBlock failure it was recommended to load a "beta version" or some such which has sorted the problem of pages failing to load completely.  Version running now is Version number 3.4.2.2206.

Re: ADBlockPlus replacement?
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 11:34:57 am »
I swapped to ublock origin (for chrome and safari) and it works well.
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