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Brave is a nice middle ground between Chrome and Focus. It comes with built-in adblocker, tracker blocker, and script blocker, just like Focus, but it's much better at managing multiple tabs and browsing history.
I also recommend giving plain old Firefox a try, especially if you use it on desktop. It allows you to install plugins! Currently, I'm using it with uBlock Origin and a few others. :)
The only accurate, close-to-real-time statistics are probably Android downloads from the Google Play Store (scroll down to the bottom). Otherwise, we've so far only relied on official Brave updates from either blog posts or Brendan's Twitter account.
Anyone else with other methods, feel free to add!
Not a fan of Brave's desktop browser, but I recommend all of you check out Brave's mobile browser (Android - iOS). It's pretty much a fork of the Google Chrome mobile browser with an ad blocker. Completely replaced Chrome on Android for me. Not sure if the iOS version is just as good.
I'm amazed by the number of people telling you to pay google (who owns Youtube) to avoid their ads. Don't get Youtube Red.
You have lots of options. Personally, I replaced Android with LineageOS and use Adaway to permanently remove all ads from every app and website. But unless you want to root your phone, you'll have to resort to something like DNS66. It's a good app, you should try it.
Another decent option is using a browser like Brave. It won't block ads for other apps, but it blocks the vast majority of ads on websites (including Youtube).
This is my second response to you with suggestions on how to block those obnoxious ads. Please don't reward Youtube's obnoxious behaviour by paying them for Red. Just don't, it only make things worse for everybody.
Funny enough you can. Chromium is released under a different license which would actually allow something like this. No need to release your changed source code like GPL license VLC uses.
[link] this browser is chrome (well chromium, the open source version that Google bases the Google branded build Chrome off of) with adblock built in
Well I have given up on Firefox on any mobile device since it is so slow. Brave Browser for me it is a whole lot faster than Firefox and includes built in Ad Blocking, Https Everywhere, Script Blocking, 3rd party cookie blocking and a whole lot more.
It may not have all the features you requested but my default and favorite Android browser is "Brave Browser: Fast AdBlocker". It is based in Chromium so it's look and feel is similar to Chrome.
I use Brave. Hands down the best I have found. It's amazing how fast your browser is when the government isn't tracking you. Pretty sure they are low key pro Trump too. [link]
Looking for a new Browser? Seriously check out Brave. Been using it for a while now and I love it. It looks and feels like Chrome but it has a built-in ad blocker that works great and tells you how many ads and trackers it's blocked. I love it so much I use it on desktop as well.
If you root your phone, you can install adblocking at the system level, which even blocks ads in apps (though really just blatant ads directly from advertising companies, not so much companies running sites and serving advert images FROM their OWN site). If you don't have a rooted phone and are happy to just block ads in your browser, then I think firefox for android will let you install adblocking extensions now, though I don't think you can configure the extension like you can on desktops. Don't quote me on that, though. Try it and see, I guess. If not, then the Brave should work for you.
Focus is basically just another webkit browser with its key feature of being in permanent private mode.
If you're looking for a good chrome replacement / general purpose browser for Android I'd suggest brave, which has all basic privacy features built in (Adblock, Https everywhere, canvas fingerprinting protection, etc...)
The gecko based FF for Android sadly still doesn't perform as well as the webkit ones, but I'm still using it as my main mobile browser today.
Download the browser : [link]
Go to the article you want to read.
In the address bar, find the logo of the browser (looks like orange lion). Click on it.
Scroll a bit and you will see option to toggle script blocking.
Refresh the page.
You can still use Chromium if you use Brave or Kiwi.
Me too, with Privacy Badger. Works great! Never any problems and none of this tracking. I'm also trying Brave, its really fast and nice looking.
You unfortunately have to for using adaway.
There is, however, a program that can do similar things without you needing to have root called DNS66.
You could also use the Brave Browser, which has integrated ad-, tracking-, and scriptblocking functionality inside the browser. It's almost indistinguishable from the regular Chromium based browser from Google.
> I ended up deleting Chrome and went back to a prior version of chrome.
That's it. You did the right thing. Basically it deleted history, caches, cookies etc. Open chrome. It won't load directly to that website. It will start from scratch. Also update the app. (Because it is on older version)
That website ad was just to scare user. You were not infected. Whenever this kind of thing happens & it vibrates your phone, Just remove that tab & go back to old tab. Also if possible don't visit these kind of websites. If you are trying to download crack apps & games, please don't.
You should use browser with ad-blocking support. For example,
Samsung browser (with adblock add-on)
I also recommend Brave Browser since for me it is a whole lot faster than Firefox and includes built in Ad Blocking, Https Everywhere, Script Blocking, 3rd party cookie blocking and a whole lot more.
LPT: Si estabas usando Android para entrar a la nota, jnstalá Brave. Es un fork de Chromium para celulares pero con un bloqueador de anuncios integrado: no cambiás de interfaz y navegas en el celu sin anuncios.
Don't use one, unless you're rooted and can use adaway.
All other ad blockers use VPN to filter your traffic.
What you instead can do is switch to a browser that supports ad block and just deal with ads in apps.
Brave is a popular browser and it's built on chromium
> I was just looking for something that blocked ads.
What I think you're looking for is Brave, its what i use on my phone, its based on firefox, and blocks ads and trackers by default.
I recommend Brave Browser.
Brave includes built in Ad Blocking, HTTPS Everywhere, Script Blocking, 3rd party cookie blocking and a whole lot more.
Yep, I encourage you to find out more about the project. Seems like you could be looking for more technical answers. If you have any, like how advertisements will work, etc., feel free to join the RocketChat and ask a team member!
As for the participation numbers, Brendan Eich himself stated that they recently have over 1 million active monthly users in the Boxmining YouTube interview. The only public numbers available are the Android downloads. Scroll down and you can see they hit the 1-5 million download mark. Just use that ballpark figure to guestimate totals between iOS, Windows, and Mac, and download totals would be probably 10-20 million.
Just last week, they gave away free BAT from their User Growth Pool (UGP), 300k tokens at 30BAT per user, which comes out to 10k users that could claim. I think they were all claimed in a single day. So the numbers all fit.
Feel free to ask more questions (around the sub) if you have them!
If you haven't already /u/upleasefeedmemore download Brave for your mobile :)
Brave app installations are available from the Apple iOS and Google Play Stores.
We do not make public the number of users on Windows, OSX and Linux.
I use Brave on my phone with DDG as the search engine. BONUS: there is always the red lion in the upper right corner when I'm here or there. Keeps me MAGA. :-)
For Android, Brave is hands down the best browser I've found. Recommending it to all centipedes switching from Google. Fast light and snappy. It's amazing how fast your browser can be when it's not spying on you! Configure it to use the duckduckgo search engine, and voila, never look back! [link]
Check out the Brave Browser
Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser for Android with a built-in AdBlock, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience.
I personally use Firefox with ublock-origin, but I recommend Brave Browser for anyone who likes Chrome but wants an adblocker. It is Chromium-based (and looks nearly identical to Chrome for Android) with built-in adblocking.
I recommend Brave Browser. Brave includes built in Ad Blocking, HTTPS Everywhere, Script Blocking, 3rd party cookie blocking and a whole lot more.
J'allais le conseiller aussi ! Pour le moteur de recherche je te conseil d'utiliser startpages plutôt que duckduckgo, les résultats sont plus pertinents. Lien Android
Gave up on CAF browsers and have been using Brave Browser that is based on Chromium with ad blocking built in. I have never regretted the change:
Pi-hole. It's a network wide ad blocker and you'd need to get a raspberry pi for it to run on. It'll block ads for any device connected to your WiFi, so you don't need to install apps on everything you own. Plus you can't block ads on phones in Chrome so it'll do it. The way it works is that you attach your pi to the network and set pi-hole up, after that all traffic goes through the pi and at this step it takes out all the ads.
Either that or uBlock Origin.
For Android phones install Brave Browser, it's Chrome but with built-in ad blocking/fingerprinting protection.
I've been using Brave on my phone to read web novels and it has apparently blocked 11.6k ads and 87k trackers in the last few months. (It has a counter on the home tab)
You've got fine control on which sites to block ads from. I allow ads on wuxiaworld but I block scripts from running so I don't get any unwanted redirects.
BRAVE! I don't know why more people don't know about it or use it. It's also available in the play store.
Per-site shield settings
Configurable global shield defaults
Tabs & Windows
Drag and drop
Find on page
Search from address bar
Autosuggest search terms
Show/hide bookmarks toolbar
Show secure or insecure site
Clear browsing data
Built-in password manager
Control content access to full-screen presentation
Control site access to autoplay media
Send “Do not track” with browsing requests
Choose default search engine
Use keyboard shortcuts for alternate search engines
Option to use DuckDuckGo for private window search
I recommend Brave Browser. I keep trying others but keep coming back to Brave:
Brave Browser is based on Chromium and includes built in Ad Blocking, HTTPS Everywhere, Script Blocking, 3rd party cookie blocking and a whole lot more.
That's why I use and advocate use of Brave.
Glad to see another German food lover!
I can only recommend the Brave Browser, which I've been using for over a year now. Based on Chromium, regularly updated, ethical. It's fast and loads quickly with built in ad/tracking block, "HTTPS everywhere", 3rd party cookie blocking, script blocking, and fingerprinting protection, all of which can be switched on or off individually or all with two taps.
I recommend Brave Browser.
I personally use Brave, but can't comment on some of your requirements. FYI Opera was sold to a Chinese company in 2016. Take that how you like, but some would say their privacy might be at risk.
Just started using Brave Browser and loving it so far. It has built-in ad-blocking, plus the privacy features listed below:
> PRIVACY PROTECTION
> Brave also protects users with leading privacy and security features such as HTTPS Everywhere (encrypted data traffic), script blocking, 3rd party cookie blocking, and private incognito tabs.
I hate ads so I use Brave for my default browser. I like Firefox Focus for browsing "certain" sites because it blocks all tracking/cookies
I haven't seen a browser listed in here that I haven't tried, yet Brave Browser is easily the safest, fastest browser I've ever used.
Based on Chromium. Ad, script and third party cookie blocking and tracking protections built in — all of which can easily be turned off at any time with two taps. The developers also have a cool revenue sharing mission you can opt into, or not and forget it even exists.
it's the browser i use. has built in adblocker and is based off of chromium. it's the best browser ive ever used on android.
I use Brave Browser instead of Chrome because Brave includes a built in Ad Blocker, Https Everywhere, Script Blocking, 3rd party cookie blocking and a whole lot more.
I feel the Gmail app is awful, I like accessing Gmail via a Browser or a Hermet lite app much better.
Sounds like the same question I answered earlier:
I keep trying the Android Firefox app since I use Firefox on ALL of my home computers. Unfortunately, in my opinion, Android Firefox is much too slow and lags. I would recommend trying Brave Browser. I've tried lots of browsers and keep coming back to Brave which is my default Android browser.
Brave Browser: Fast AdBlocker
>Personally I only root for Adaway.
I haven't tried it personally, but I heard the Brave browser on Android is pretty good, and has built-in ad-blocking. I've got Ad-Away running on my phone, but quite a few apps I use, still get ads, but overall it does a good job.
FYI: if you like Chromium, check out Brave Browser, made by the old Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich. Natively blocks trackers and ads. I love it.
This one? [link] - looks interesting...
EDIT: Wow, it's also available for Windows. However, I can't switch to it as I want Chrome sync (across phone & desktop) and also rely heavily upon Chrome extensions. I may look into Chromium, but still, thanks for sharing!
Not OP but I have a couple questions
Can't you download Flud on the play store or is the apk better?
Also, I tried Lucky Patcher but it seemed a bit too complicated. Tried cloning/patching one of those shitty asset-flip ones and it didn't seem to work so I just gave up. Is there any easy way to use it?
Sidenote on the conversation about browsers: I'd whole-hardheartedly recommend Brave. It's also a privacy based browser, open source and pretty much has ublock origin built into it. They don't have extensions yet but afaik they're working on it. Just a suggestion
Brave browser is pretty good. It's layout is similar to chrome so it's very easy to use with tons of features but is more privacy focused than others.
Also look at Dolphin browser, I found it very easy to use But my personal favourite is definitely Brave.
Apologies but just to clarify - are you asking if there's a mobile version of Brave for smartphones/tablet devices?
If so, there sure is!
10 million installs
And as far as I know over 4M MAU. Although I thought I did see the 5M number somewhere, but that might be projected.
You should try the Brave browser for mobile. Blocks trackers, too. Developed in part by one of the guys who made Mozilla
Brave gives you that choice:
Site Settings > Media > Autoplay.
Firefox has Autoplay controls too:
Settings > Advanced > Allow autoplay
Brave's even got a blacklist for sites that try to play music behind your back. Chrome is always the last to introduce controls to limit intrusive advertisers.
This one? This one won't work for AdHell since it's a filter list and not a host list. Brave Browser has an in-built script blocker that may be able to block anti ad-blocking things like that.
Try Brave. It might work for you. I don't have any issues with Chrome, but I tried Brave for shits and giggles, and it worked pretty great.
I used to use IceCat but I've recently been using Brave as it's a little easier to toggle whilst in use.
Hi @Radmoxtron I was just about to recommend Brave Browser:
ios - [link]
android - [link]
I'd especially recommend it for the desktop, however, I'd advice you to wait a couple of weeks before downloading it; the team are fixing a few issues that users are annoyed by and will soon release a version which has well over 500 issues fixed, which is why I'd advice you to wait.
It has and will soon have better enhanced ad and track blocking capabilities and also maintains an anti-fingerprinting feature which blocks webrtc and possibly a few other things as well as several other unique features.
With all the weekly news about exploits, malware, zero days, fake apps, Trojans, etc, I worry about installing anything from Fdroid. Maybe if the app was completely open source I'd consider it.
Ok I'm going to give it a shot
I've been using Brave for browser based ad blocking but it would be nice to have full app wide as blocking
I personally use lightning browser, which is found on fdroid.
I also hear brave is pretty good.
I also recommend Brave Browser.
I recommend playing with Brave ([link]). It's a chrome fork so gbf recognizes it as a playable browser, and you don't get the bug with it. (Tested on my one+3t running android oreo)
Blocking Ads, etc will save data.
Brave (made by the same guy who created Firefox) is a version of chrome with ad blocking and anti tracking built in. Pages load way faster and use less data. The browser even opens faster because it isn't loading additional adblock plugins.
Anyone interested, [link]
Man, that sucks. Some manufacturers choose to lock bootloader in certain countries. It is possible that your phone is unlockable without shenanigans. This process is pretty sraight-forward IF they have chosen to let you, otherwise things may get bloody.
Honestly, all of this has been made ridiculously complicated. If it's the browser ads that annoy you the most, consider trying Brave browser. It's not completely finalized yet, but the devs truly care and listen to feedback. It blocks ads and also trackers - exactly what the Apple news are about.
If your phone isn't rooted download Brave Browser. It's made by the guys who used to head Firefox when they were industry leading. It has a lot of built in blockers including a very good adblocker and runs VERY quickly.
So Eros has been shut down, finding the new (& classic) british fappintons can be tough.
I've used it on PC, so not sure if it's ok to use on Mobile/Cell
I've started using a browser on my Iphone called 'Brave', it blocks pop ups and all that bollocks pretty well & is available on App Store & Google Play
If you've any recommended grot site filled with stinky british fanny, please feel free to leave a link.
Untill Mozilla adds tab support to focus, you can give brave browser a try. It's open source, fast and smooth as chrome and is geared towards privacy.
How does it compare to Brave Browser? I've been trying it out recently and it seems much faster than regular FF (with ad block extensions) and Chrome on my MXPE.
If you install Brave browser and use chrome custom browser of brave browser in the link handling menu you will get an icon to disable ads.
Hope this helps.
Brave Browser. I've been using this for a couple of weeks and I'm very happy with it. it's just like Chrome. (just have to re-sign back into everything though)
Kann ansonsten auch sehr Brave Browser empfehlen. Ist ein Fork von Chrome (d.h. sieht genau so aus und lässt sich genauso bedienen) mit zusätzlicher Ad-Block-Funktionalität. Die Herstellerfirma gehört zu Brendan Eich (der Ehemals-Firefox-Typ), sollte man also vertrauen können.
If you haven't already, check out the Brave browser. It's based on Chrome, but better!
Brave if you basically want Chrome with ad block.
I don't see some of these recommended a whole lot, but I use these apps all the time:
Hijacking top comment to add some details for users who may want this product...
Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser for Android with a built-in AdBlock, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience.
Firefox with these addons
Give Brave Browser a try. It has ad-blocking built in:
It's my default Android browser on my phone and tablet
For sites I use brave, it's pretty decent.
On PC I'd recommend ublock origin
u/4ethicalreasons and anyone reading this. This is awesome to use during the baseball season, you aren't really putting your computer at risk for anything if you take precautions.
Install Adblock. I use the chrome web browser on my computer. You can download ublock origin here. If you are using mobile I use the Brave Browser (Android) (iOS).
Use the "Trusted" sources. There are streams that have been posting on r/mlbstreams for awhile and have earned the trusted status for not being sketchy. Try to stick with those.
Don't click on anything on the site but the player. Some of the sites have ads or other links on them. I would advise not to click on them.
If you get a popup close it right away. Sometimes even when you click on the player you will get a popup. Your adblocker will prevent anything malicious from coming out of it but close it as soon as possible.
If you follow these steps these streams are really great! It's nice if you can't use mlb.tv because you are in market.
Short answer: Your phone is safe.
> My phone had one of those pop up malware on Chrome where it would open every minute with a random ad telling me I've won something.
I think that was not a virus. It was a bad website which was showing virus Ads to scare you and divert you to playstore to download some useless cleaner app or download some APK file. Never ever fall for this kind of ads. Nothing will happen by downloading APK file. But, after downloading it if you install that bad APK file, then It can be a problem.
If you didn't Install any APK file from such ads/fake download links then your phone was safe even before you did factory reset. Although It's good that you did it anyway.
> Every app had to redownload itself from the store so should this be a problem?
Nope. It's not a problem now.
But, If you visit such site in future It might show this scary "Your phone has a virus" pop ups. Some of them vibrates your phone continuosly. You can get rid of it by closing that tab. But If you don't close that tab next time you open chrome It will show the same pop up thing. So If this kind of thing happens again, Just clear that tab.
- Better solution:
Use browser that supports ad-blocking. It won't completely get rid of it on some websites. But It's better than using chrome in terms of ad-blocking.
Samsung Internet with Adgaurd blocker add-on
Samsung internet is more fluid and It has inbuilt video player support which is better than default video player interface on chrome and brave.
Third option is to install ad-blocker app that can block ads from all apps.
(It uses local VPN on your phone to block ads. It doesn't send your private data to external servers. It won't change your IP address. It's an open-source app and fdroid is a safe source. It's safe to download blokada from Fdroid.)
In case if you decide to use blokada, There is an option to turn off notifications of blocked domains. So that It doesn't interfere your experience.
- Things to remember:
Don't download those cleaner, cpu cooler, phone suite, security suite, antivirus apps, memory cleaner, phone booster etc. apps. You don't need it. It runs in background, uses battery and has tons of permissions. Many of them are from Chinese companies which ask unnecessary permissions and use your data for ads and other stuff. So just stay away from those apps.
If possible Download apps only from playstore and if you are installing apps from APK (for example blokada) make sure it is from safe source. (Fdroid, apkmirror.com, XDA) Also check reputation of apps. You can ask on /r/AndroidQuestions or /r/androidapps about apps like this and if it's safe to use it or not. In case of bolkada, It is safe to use.
I use Brave on my phone and on my PC. It's almost exactly like chrome, but it has ad blocking built in and reduces tracking. It allows you to use Tor if you want on a PC.
However, mobile phones aren't great for privacy. For example, it is hard to actually be anonymous with Tor on a PC, but even harder on a phone. You can check how well your browser can be tracked here. When I used panopticlick I got better privacy results on my PC than my phone.
I'm not sure what you mean by:
>Like if i was using ddg and firefox.
Could you explain that a little more please?
Tor and VPNs are generally how you avoid tracking from websites and your ISPs, however I am no expert
The number 1 ERC-20 token right now is OMG right? Even so, the primary use case for the token seems to be just "staking" to return a profit. That seems awfully close to skirting lines of being a Security Token to me.
Also, the big question is, how many users does the Omise app have? Their iOS App shows that they have only 5 reviews. Their Android app...there is no Android app, right? And to branch off that, how many users do any of the coins in top 100 have, aside from BAT/ETH/BTC?
Brave is on all platforms, Android, iOS, mac, Windows, with people working on extensions. Android has over 1,000,000 downloads. The iOS app does not disclose downloads, but has over 500 ratings.
Even if you ignore how insane of an idea that the Brave/BAT platform is, the reality is that Brave will be exposing BAT to millions of users whether they like it or not, whether the ad-network is successful or not, whether they have dominant browser-marketshare or not. It is already millions of users and is growing every day. If you were Coinbase, who would you partner with? Out of all the tokens that have "great solutions to great problems", which one gives you direct access to millions of users, who aren't even in the crypto space.
Can you imagine if Brave integrated a Coinbase on-ramp of crypto? That would be absolutely nuts for Coinbase.
And if anyone has a genuine argument for a competing coin, I'd love to hear about it!
Brave. Basically Chrome with a great pop up blocker. [link]
Brave browser should fit with what you're looking for. I have mine setup to use Startpage as the default browser.
Use Brave browser for links, so worth it.
Edit Play link but can search for it yourself if you would like.
I really enjoy Brave Browser it's chromium based with adblock and open source.
This is the correct install :)
When in doubt, you can access the official downloads from the Brave website.
not sure of an official list but the google play store shows it's downloads being between 500,000 - 1,000,000
Try Brave Browser. It has built-in AdBlocking and looks just like Chrome since it's based on Chromium.
Brave browser has built in ad blocking, based on Chromium.
Ja blokadan lisäksi löytyy myös brave, vaikka ei olekkan avoimen lähdekoodin sovellus, niin on se silti hyvä.
Check out Brave. Chromium based browser with built in adblocker.
Here you go
Firefox based: ...Well, just Firefox. Chuck in add-ons such as uBlock Origin and Dark Mode. HTTPS Everywhere, Decentraleyes, Privacy Badger, and if you really want to make your life difficult uMatrix, are also good, but the more add-ons you add, I feel the slower it gets.
While it is possible, Brave hasn't been optimized for Chromebook yet, so the experience may not be seamless. Please see this thread for reference, by a user who has tried it.
You can download the Android version for Chromebook, which you can obtain from the Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brave.browser&hl=en
This article may also be a good resource to help ameliorate your experience.
For pedes who would like this product I can add:
Great info Pede... I can add;
Brave Browser it constitutes all features watever u want its build on opensource chromium browser.here is the link [link]
Brave ftw. Chromium based with built in adblocker.
Brave is Chromium + AdBlock. Works really well.
I like Brave, you can try Firefox with uBlock Origin too
On mobile? Try Brave
For people who don't speak acronym, that stands for progressive web app. Put simply, the mobile version of the website you visit in browsers like Brave or Firefox. It is the preferred replacement for buggy and data hungry installed apps for some people. If you use them with a well configured mobile browser, they certainly could be a lot more private.
Don't install any antivirus apps from anywhere. (Not even from platstore)
Because you don't need it. It has so many permissions and run in background, eats your battery and Chinese apps like 360 security, CM security etc. can't be trusted. They are just an ad company profiting from users. Also You don't need cleaner, phone/game booster, cpu cooler, battery booster apps.
Just use your common sense and you are fine. Here are some tips.
To block browser ads. (Those false scary ads that claims you have virus on your phone, bla..bla.. and other ads) Use browser that block ads. They will block most ads. Try, Brave browser & Samsung Browser with Adgaurd extension. You can also use Blockada or DNS66 to block ads/tracking from apps/browser.
Download apps only from Playstore. In case if you have to download apk, you can use, https://www.apkmirror.com. (Bookmark it.) , F-droid and trusted XDA post. (Ask on reddit if you are not sure about safety of particular post/website.)
Don't insall cracked apps, games etc. Most of these websites are filled with ads and Apk files can be modified. So you can't trust those random websites. If you need a paid app, buy it from playstore or find alternative apps from play store.
If you want to scan apk file you can scan it on, NVISO Apkscan and virustotal. But I am sure that you won't need it if you download apps from playstore, fdroid and apkmirror.com (apkmirror website with .com is the official one. So don't fall for other similar websites. That's why bookmark it.)
If you are using apps like clean master, booster, cooler apps. Uninstall it right now.
> Why it has high ratings?
Because people don't understand the reality. It's just a Placebo effect and they think after installing antivirus they are safe. But the truth is that antivirus, clean master etc. apps are running in background, making their device slow, some of them even shows ads and accessing data using all those sensitive permissions that they gave without even thinking.
In short, as someone said they are doing more harm than good to you and your device.
Kind of defeats the point of being this much privacy-concerned then. There are many Chromium-forks available, which are usually not too different from Chrome but with varying levels of "de-Googling".
Brave Browser (also available for desktop)
Auto Updater for Chromium which just downloads a recent vanilla Chromium build.
You also mention DAVDroid somewhere, but it doesn't have its own link. I find it essential for synchronizing my contacts and calendar.
The Brave browser exists already for mobile: [link]
For browsing, I experimented with Firefox Mobile + various adblockers, but found the performance and experience pretty subpar.
Currently I'm using Brave Browser for Android, which has a solid built-in adblocker and good defaults, including disabling some nasty tracking stuff for HTML5 that chrome recently made mandatory.
I would probably steer clear of the likes of Dolphin and Opera. Though they have good adblocking options, their business interests in China and WTF's from Dolphin have me avoiding them.
Brave, in contrast, was founded by Brendan Eich.
Try Brave Browser! It is a fork of Chrome with an integrated ad blocker. I am using it for 3 months now, never had a problem.
Brave browser: chromium with tracker/ad blocking.
Brave for Android is based on Chrome, but it can block ads. It even works in webviews!
Which Ads are popping up? Are they all the time in the phones background? Inside free apps? or just while browsing the web?
If it is blocking while browsing websites then I recommend a new browser such as Bromite or Brave
Ads can be blocked ROOTLESS with apps like Blokada
LineageOS MIGHT allow for greater privacy DEPENDING on the USER.
Advertisements can be displayed via many ways so its really up to you to lock down your phone and maintain privacy.
That being said: LineageOS + Magisk and root does allow a large amount of control.
Read and consult this XDA thread for more information about LOS15 on your device
Try using the Brave browser - totally removes the ads.
Brave is a modified version of chrome with adblocking, works really good:
Use Brave browser.
Open source. AdBlock integrated
It exists, this feature just doesn't yet.
No, CAF sources haven't been updated for a while. I recommend browsers based on plain Chromium instead: Brave or Bromite.
Edit: today I found a new one from XDA called Kiwi
You need to read this. (Don't know why but automodder is removing my comment because of link) anyways I will copy paste my comment here.
Also, 360 security is asking so many permissions for no reason. (~useless features/excuses to ask these permissions). Same story for Clean master, DU booster etc. In fact you don't even need google files go to clear cache files. You can do it manually by going to settings > Storage > Click on cache > it will show pop up confirmation.
So apps like 360 security etc. are not "malware" for Android. It is a bad/shady app though. That Chinese company is not trustable. They are definitely misusing sensitive permissions for their on benefits and not good for your privacy. (Just like google. With Google you get useful features in return. But with those antivirus apps, you are giving your sensitive data to them without getting any benefits. Except from false feeling of being secure after installing antivirus apps.)
> You will think why google is allowing bad apps if they are asking unnecessary permissions? If they are useless?
The answer is ad money and number of users. These apps are not violating rules of google playstore. In fact users (especially Indian users) think that they need antivirus and they use it. Give high ratings. They actually think Android need antivirus app. Google is not removing it because they are indirectly making money from it. You will see that these antivirus apps offer other features like call blocking, app lock, cleaning files etc. So that user keep using that app and antivirus apps earn money from ads. If they use google ads in their apps, google also earn money from it.
Or you can download Brave, which is chrome with an adblocker.
Give Brave Browser a try.
It has a built in ad blocker, looks and feels like Google Chrome since its based on Chromium.
I installed Brave, made it the default and never looked back.
You might be really happy with Brave then.
Yep, just change settings so links open in your browser instead of in the app, and use something like Brave: [link]
Brave is behind enough that it's still active there.
For those interested, Brave is a pretty good chromium web browser that has an inbuilt ad / script / cookie blocker. You can whitelist sites that you like.
There are a few alternative google play stores out there, like fdroid (a good place to find adblockers too!) which is filled with open source apps that are usually more privacy oriented.
Newpipe is a good YouTube client app that'll get rid of youtube ads.
Link to brave.
Huh.. they even have a win64 browser. I wonder how that lines up with other windows browsers..
Plenty of websites supply these statisics. One example is NetMarketShare.com
Brave mobile estimations are available from the Apple iOS and Google Play Stores.
However, Brendan recently Tweeted the following
> "We are passing 1.2M MAU (monthly active users) and growing to 2M in next few months, aiming for 5M this year."
Have you tried Brave? It's a browser based on Chrome with integrated ad-blocking and data optimisation.
Use Brave (its a custom version of Chrome, with built-in adblocker). Then just change the settings in that :)
If you're on Android, switch to Brave as your browser. Kills pretty much every ad: [link]
I set it as my default browser and clicking on mobile links doesn't suck so much.
Another vote for Brave Browser. It is my default Android browser:
Brave Browser is basically Chrome with adblock built in
Brave Browser is my default Android Browser:
Download the Brave browser. Just like Chrome only it blocks ads.
Recently discovered Brave. Basically chrome but with an ad blocker built in
Because you are not using an Adblocking browser , like Brave [link]
Well i think the official way is by toggling the option in your user settings.
If you're on the new reddit:
Top right menu > User Settings > (scroll to the bottom) "Opt out of the redesign".
If you're on the old reddit:
Preferences > Beta options > Disable
"Use the redesign as my default experience".
You can also replace the 'www' in the url of your bookmarks or links with 'old' or 'new' if you want to go directly to either version of the website. For example, change www.reddit.com to old.reddit.com or new.reddit.com.
If you're on mobile and it still didn't work, for some reason switching to the desktop site happened to make it stick to the old reddit for me (idk if it matters, but it was in Brave browser, on android). You can click on the top right "hamburger" menu, and click "Desktop Site". Or try this link: https://www.reddit.com/?utm_name=desktop_link
And if you want to get back to the mobile version:
Scroll to the bottom of the page on the desktop website, find the 'apps & tools' heading, and click on the 'mobile website' link under that heading. (You may need to clear the cookies in your browser before trying this).
Also here's an old-school-looking mobile version i found: https://i.reddit.com
Also, i found out there's location-based filters...: https://www.reddit.com/r/popular.compact?geo_filter=AU
Chromium is the open-source version of Google Chrome (both developed by Google). [link].
I don't know much about Chrome OS and it's not relevant to Android anyways.
Google does not provide downloads for Chromium browser for Android, but Bromite does via their F-Droid repository: ([link]), instructions about how to install there.
I'd recommend you Brave ([link]) because it's a Chromium/Chrome fork with many privacy features such as ad-blocking, anti-fingerprinting, etc.
> How do you deal with Chrome and use Chromium?
You can have both installed because they have different package names/ID.
[link] oder Firefox mit uBlock Origin (ja, gibts auch am handy)
Brave Browser. Built on Chromium with out any sort of tracking. You can individually allow what your browser can load. [link]
Try the brave browser on tablet & phones, it's getting better every day
I generally find Firefox Beta releases are faster, and the much more experimental Firefox Nightlies even more so, but it's a lot more experiential.
Running Firefox Beta/Nightly with Unlock Origin and Privacy Possum will speed up heavy load websites.
Besides Firefox's Gecko, there's only Chromium left. If you're looking at that, Brave would probably be the best.
I am not sure which security app you are using. I do not recommend any sort of security app that is downloaded from the PlayStore.
Before moving to LineageOS I recommend you try:
Backing up data
Factory Reset device
Android Software update
Then I recommend you install Brave Browser from the PlayStore. It does a good job at AdBlocking while browsing the web.
For YouTube you are going to need to do a few more steps:
F-Droid is a PlayStore alternative that provides free open source apps.
Use F-Droid app to install NewPipe
NewPipe is a lightweight youtube front-end that lets you block ads, download and more.
There's Brave, Kiwi and Bromite.
I'm sure there are more, but those are the most well-known.
Try the Brave browser. I just use that to browse any mobile site riddled with ads.
For Android, I found Brave to be less sluggish than Firefox, and it has an in-built ad blocker.
I wish i could block those ads in chrome too. But you could use another browser
P.S. shoutout to your flair
Or you can just use Brave. Blocks the ads and enables background play all by itself without any addons.
Nessun add-on, è un browser basato su Chrome [link]
android link for the lazy
Also there is Brave Browser, It's based off of chrome without all the memory leaks!
Brave. It's basically just a Chrome with a built in adblocker.
That's why I use the Brave Browser
If you want to find other improvements to your phone like Brave Browser, check here and the posts following here. You'll find a lot of interesting things from Youtube Vanced (also works without root!) to spam call blockers.
Try Brave Browser: Fast AdBlocker or the other bits listed here. They aren't owned by the Chinese like Opera.
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You should try out Brave
It's based off of the chrome browser.
Try Brave Browser. It can block scripts.
I still have FF mobile but if you're not a techie just download brave they've cooked that all in ready to go.
Chrome, IMO no reason to use any other browser.
A few users have mentioned Brave, though I've never used it myself.
~~Try Brave Browser its fast, privacy oriented with a build in ad blocker and open source too. You can even download Websites, for reading them offline later. But Brave Browser for Desktop PC is not the best, due to I wonder how fast it is on Android.~~
Get Brave Browser
Brave Browser No trackers, and private surfing. Blazing fast.
I just use this on mobile devices.
Perhaps set Joey to use external browser for all links then use Brave as your default browser? Not ideal, but works for me.
Use Brave.. It manages battery much better than Chrome. Oh and it has an ad blocker built in
As another user said, Samsung Internet browser is good, also is a Chrome based browser with built in adblocker named Brave.
The browser is the Android version of Brave. [link] . It is built on Chromium so the bug should replicate in Chrome too.
Why not use brave? [link]
No regulating it as a public utility is not 'stupid' it is what's called 'being responsible.' The public use google to such an extent that it must be regulated in some way to ensure the information it is providing is correct and unbiased otherwise it is free to impose its thoughts and views on the masses without even being fact checked.
The data collection and tracking of users should also be regulated, as it has gone beyond stalker and is now incredibly invasive. Im glad to be rid of it using these alternatives:
I use Brave as my browser.
I've tried them all and keep coming back to Brave Browser:
I would love to use Firefox on my phone but it is too slow. I recommend using Brave Browser:
Ditch Goolag, get Brave!
Thanks for the reply. Is Brave a good option?
Try Brave: [link]
Try Brave browser app. It is cloned from chrome and has in-built ad blocking.
Brave's pretty good. It's essentially Chromium with a built in ad blocker.
I know this is late but if you're on Android try Brave. It's chrome but with AdBlock.
Use Brave. It is Chrome, but with adblocking.
I didn't like Firefox on Android, either. Try Brave instead:
[link] I hope it helps but chrome using ten percent battery power is crazy!
Brave benutzt Chromium und sieht deswegen genau so aus wie Chrome falls jemand das Design von Chrome mag.
You could also use the Chromium-based Brave (by former Mozilla CEO) if all you need is ad-blocking as an extension.
You should check out Brave Browser it's a chromium based open source browser with adblock, https everywhere.
You can also install Brave browser. No ads and you can play videos on the background like on the YT premium app.
Brave browser blocks ads and tracking, has already implemented a way to support your favorite content creators directly, and is implementing a way to enable non-tracking non-invasive ads that advertisers pay you directly to see, which you can then use to support your favorite content creators.
Firefox: [link] (Must install uBlock Origin addon: [link]
Edited: Added ~~strikethrough~~.
get Brave Browser. It's almost exactly Chrome (based on the same current Chromium build, currently 70.0) but with built-in adblocking, HTTPS everywhere, and script blocking. it's incredible. in the past 6 months or so, it says i've blocked 43,000 ads, 34,000 trackers blocks, 2,700 HTTPS upgrades, and 1 hour estimated time saved without all that nonsense in my life.
Use brave to get rid of adverts, is Chrome with a adblock built in
Solved the issue by using YouTube on this browser, no ads [link]
If you want privacy and adblocking try this browser [link] called brave. I've started using it this week and it's excellent so far
The three rules to improve battery life are:
1) Turn off WiFi, Bluetooth, and location services when not in use.
2) Use Greenify to help force your phone into Doze.
3) Uninstall any application owned by Facebook. You can usually replace these using the Progressive Web App (mobile site) and a browser like Brave Browser.
You can add hours to your battery life by getting rid of Facebook's family of apps.
DDG has built in adblock, but there's isn't any settings to tweak for the instances it fails. You might have better luck if you try using ~~Brave~~ instead.
EDIT: Looking into it further, you should probably just use Firefox and install ublock origin . When I originally wrote this comment, I hadn't realized that Firefox's add-ons, including ublock, were compatible with the mobile app.
It's a fork of chromium with advert and tracking blocking
Edit: Google play store
Try Brave. It keeps an offline copy in the tab iirc. Plus it's an overall great browser. In built ad-block and has a clean UI.
Edit :- I might be wrong cuz just read that it has everything to do with your RAM.
I have no idea how people cash out BAT tokens, I have been deeply skeptical about crypto from the start and never got involved, so it could be as hard as you say.
I will say though that creators apparently don't get notified until they have accumulated equivalent of $100 USD so that part is reasonable.
> > According to Brave: * They have 5 million monthly active users
> That’s really adorable that you believe that.
Google's Play Store says they have 10 million+ installs:
Have a look at brave browser - [link]
Seriously, check it out - the app store reviews alone are convincing enough. Amazing browser - been loving it since August ��
Edit: iOS link / Google Play link