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User Info: Lonestar2000

Lonestar2000
4 weeks ago#1
Sites seem to be detecting it more and more even with an anti-ablock killer list.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
4 weeks ago#2
Adblock is even worse so not that one. Shame uBlock was a good one.
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User Info: vlado_e

vlado_e
4 weeks ago#3
Lonestar2000 posted...
Sites seem to be detecting it more and more even with an anti-ablock killer list.

The usual ways sites detect an adblocker is because their ads don't show up. They aren't usually checking specifically for one browser addon. Anti-adblock killers simply try to stop the resulting message.

So, I don't think changing from uBlock Origin would help you. You can probably change to a different adblocker and get fewer "you have adblock on" messages but only because the other one lets through more ads. With that said, you can just get the same result with uBlock Origin by using a different subscription list or manually putting some whitelist rules.
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User Info: CursedPanther

CursedPanther
4 weeks ago#4
vlado_e posted...
Lonestar2000 posted...
Sites seem to be detecting it more and more even with an anti-ablock killer list.

The usual ways sites detect an adblocker is because their ads don't show up. They aren't usually checking specifically for one browser addon. Anti-adblock killers simply try to stop the resulting message.

So, I don't think changing from uBlock Origin would help you. You can probably change to a different adblocker and get fewer "you have adblock on" messages but only because the other one lets through more ads. With that said, you can just get the same result with uBlock Origin by using a different subscription list or manually putting some whitelist rules.

Basically this.

Good thing UO gives you the instant on/off toggle for that page. Whenever there is a page so important you must let through, then just switch it off and do a refresh.

User Info: NuclearHendrix

NuclearHendrix
4 weeks ago#5
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User Info: JoboHotep

JoboHotep
4 weeks ago#6
Lonestar2000 posted...
Sites seem to be detecting it more and more even with an anti-ablock killer list.


If you're willing to invest a bit of time to learn how it works, uMatrix might allow you to let through only the elements on a page you need for it to work properly.

It's by the same creator of uBlock:

https://github.com/gorhill/uMatrix

I'd recommend having a look at the wiki on the github I linked before trying uMatrix out. Once you're familiar with what the elements on a page are (or if you know to begin with) it's pretty easy to use.

Like uBlock, uMatrix also gives you an on/off toggle if needed, or if you want to go that route, but there's enough control over elements on the page that you can likely get a page working properly with a just allowing elements one at a time until the page is functional.
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User Info: sfcalimari

sfcalimari
4 weeks ago#7
Does anyone use the ghostery plugin on desktop browsers?

I use it on my phone and it's great, completely kills ads. Makes gamefaqs usable on mobile again by eradicating all the annoying sneaky clickbait ads that "accidentally" get clicked on when you're typing on the message box which conveniently floats right over the clickbait ads.
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User Info: JoboHotep

JoboHotep
4 weeks ago#8
sfcalimari posted...
Does anyone use the ghostery plugin on desktop browsers?


My understanding (from past topics on this board) was it being mentioned there's some kind of problem with Ghostery now.

Sorry for being vague as hell, I don't use Ghostery, so I don't remember the exact issue, perhaps someone else around here will be able to give more detail.

Between uBlock and uMatrix, I've not needed anything else.
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User Info: Aloner

Aloner
4 weeks ago#9
Lonestar2000 posted...
Sites seem to be detecting it more and more even with an anti-ablock killer list.

Which anti-adblock are you using? Most of them were discontinued a year or two ago, so they'd definitely be broken by now.

The only one still active is Nano Defender: https://jspenguin2017.github.io/uBlockProtector/
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User Info: Kenny_Mayne

Kenny_Mayne
4 weeks ago#10
No adblocker
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