Also a PSA: Recently discovered a good source of block lists, and discovered you can load them into pihole in bulk. List here - use the ones with tick marks.
And here is a sample command to load it
docker exec -it pihole sqlite3 /etc/pihole/gravity.db "INSERT INTO adlist (address, enabled, comment) VALUES ('https://adaway.org/hosts.txt', 1, ' ');"
docker exec -it pihole pihole -g
Assumes it is in a docker, if you're straight on the machine/vm the pihole is on start the command with sqlite3 onwards
Excel's concat should help you build commands for the rest of the list fast enough & then use bash / ansible to load them all
If you check out XDA Labs you will find a lot of apps not on the play store like MiXplorer or AdAway. It also has as lot of Xposed modules that aren't on the play store.
For anyone curious I found it on both the default and some common lists
pi@pihole-02:~ $ pihole -q data.logentries.com
^Match ^found ^in ^https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/hosts:
^Match ^found ^in ^https://adaway.org/hosts.txt:
^Match ^found ^in ^https://raw.githubusercontent.com/anudeepND/blacklist/master/adservers.txt:
E depois criticam-me quando eu digo para bloquear todo o tipo de publicidade.
No computador é ublock origin no chrome e firefox;
No telemóvel é firefox + ublock origin;
No telemóvel é AdAway para bloquear publicidade das apps.
Bloqueiem essa merda toda. Ads é o maior cancro!
The unfortunate truth is that you are not going to be able to block many, if any, of the youtube ads because of the way that youtube delivers their ads. There has been some progress at working towards getting some blocked but that has been met with mixed results.
See here: Link & Link (Bottom of this page)
You may want to try our lists at Block-IT Block List we are always updating and adding new URLs to our lists. Currently up to somewhere in the neighborhood of 3.1 million.
AdAway Default Blocklist https://adaway.org/hosts.txt
It's already in the default block list?
If your Android is rooted use AdAway for your own sanity =) removes ads by changing your hosts file so it doesn't use battery. You won't get most ads anywhere, including when streaming music.
Και AdGuard, Adaway, Blokada για τα κινητά σας.
Σας προτείνω να τα εγκαταστήσετε σε μεγαλύτερους σε ηλικία, εγώ το χω στην μάνα μου, δεν έχει καταλάβει ότι δεν βλέπει διαφημίσεις.
Looks like it exists is several blocklists.
Exact matches for iadsdk.apple.com found in:
You could set up a blacklist app that blocks analytics.google.com, doubleclick.net (remarketing), and the other variations.
NetGuard and AFWall+ are available through F-Droid - both firewall apps, but they should make you able to blacklist custom domains.
Or if you're running AdAway you can just add it to its blacklist.
> * You may directly link to APKs, but only from approved sources Approved sources are Google Play, apkmirror, and F-Droid.
So I guess linking to sites like https://adaway.org will be banned? 😋
You can copy the first url in this list
That is this one
And the other ones if you liked
And copy it in « import dns rules » in AdBlock.
That’s what i did, work pretty well for me.
Adaway is a good AdBlocker I used when I was on Android.
Les solutions comme AdAway ou Blokada ne marchent pas avec l’appli officielle ? Peut être que reddit sert les pubs depuis son domaine principale.
Sinon de toute façon il vaut mieux utiliser une autre appli que l’officielle, idéalement une qui soit libre, elles sont bien mieux sur tous les aspects.
Apparently if you've got a pihole or other ad intercepting device on you network, you can add this to your blocklist, specifically the section that mentions AndroidTV. You still have the top page, but instead of ads it scrolls through some default things like open YouTube, Google Play Movies, and I think the Play Store.
I had lots of trouble getting it to work too. But after reading I found out that all you have to do is import DNS rules that contain the domains you’re blocking.
Basically paste this link on “import DNS rules” in settings of the AdBlock app.
The text file contains the hosts being blocked.
Dodatkowo, blokada na poziomie hosts zablokuje wyświetlanie reklam nie tylko w przeglądarkach, ale zrobi to globalnie - jednym ruchem stosujesz zabezpieczenie do wszystkiego co łączy się z Netami, czyli każdej przeglądarki, którą masz, każdej aplikacji...
Do Androida ja stosuję
Wystarczy potem podpiąć sobie dowolne listy do aktualizacji hostów i jest po krzyku.
You could use it on Android, but there is better stuff specifically designed for Android.
For example, I sometimes compare to AdAway's default hosts file while I'm working on Minimal Hosts:
Just get a system wide adblocker. https://adaway.org/. Works with everything, including YouTube adverts.
On the other hand, if you have an unlocked bootloader. Download and flash magisk.
Companies can only collect the data you give them. Setup your browser and operating system properly and use an adblocker
There are two I would recommend, both are open source which is great!
https://adaway.org/ - requires root but the best imo
https://adblockplus.org/ - no root, but average, uses more battery but some people like it
DNS66 uses little battery and is excellent, it works by creating a loopback VPN, it’s essentially adaway for non rooted phones
For Chrome, you need to disable async dns resolver from about:://flags for adblock to work.
async dns resolver
Is your intention to deGoogle your phone (meaning you block as many Google services as possible)? Or do you want to only block obvious Google trackers, like Google Analytics, but still keep using Google services?
There is a big difference between the two. If you want to block as much Google as possible, I recommend looking into Decloudus DNS as they have different DNS servers for different levels of blocking Google and online trackers. If you want to only block obvious Google trackers but leave Google services working, you can look into popular tracker/ads lists for Google domains to block like Adguard or AdAway
I’m using these at the moment:
No Tracking Blocklist
I got zero issues with those.
I'm still on AH2 actually, but on mine it's under settings - edit blocked URLs - show custom providers then just paste the plaintext link in there. For example adaway's is https://adaway.org/hosts.txt
I haven't added anything. I flipped the switch titled "domain rules are disabled'' to enable it. Ads seem to be blocked. Under "domains management", the following domains are listed:
also wenn du root hast, kannst du mal sowas hier probieren. Damit solltest du auch InApp Werbung wegbekommen, hatte bei mir damals immer gut funktioniert. Ansonsten kann ich mich bei Ublock und Pihole nur anschließen, wenn du was für den Browser brauchst.
There are plenty of ad blockers on mobile as well. They block ads not only in the browser but across other apps as well.
Non-Rooted: AdGuard (works as a VPN)
Rooted: AdAway (blocks ads from inside the OS)
No idea what ad block apps iphone users have, but there should be ones for it as well.
Adguard is a good solution for this for Android users, though to block ads in games it costs a $10 yearly fee.
Adaway is a free ad blocker that works in games, but it requires a rooted phone.
I use hosts file method on my linux pc to block adds in addition to ublock... this can be done on Android too.
This method blocks ads system wide.
But you need to be rooted.
Search the net for how to update hosts file
Or use an open-source app named Adaway from f-droid app store.
Here's it's website, https://adaway.org
You can root the stock ROM without loosing any data. All you need is Odin, the Samsung USB drivers, a custom recovery like TWRP v220.127.116.11 and the Super SU app from the play store.
Install samsung drivers so Odin can talk to your phone. Reboot into download mode. Use Odin to flash the custom recovery.
Then install Super SU from the play store. Viola, the phone is now rooted and you can install things like ad blockers. That's the main reason I rooted mine.
TWRP recovery has a built in backup tool so you can still backup every single thing on the phone whenever you want. It takes a full image of everything on he phone.
You must root the phone in order to install a custom ROM. Installing a custom ROM is what requires a full wipe.
The hardest thing about doing all this is finding good instructions that explain it correctly in enough detail.
64GB & 128GB micro SD cards work in the phone too. I've got a 64gig micro SD card to compliment the 32gig of built in storage.
edit: added links
If your phone is rooted, Adaway is the best option. If not, uBlock Origin is available both for Chrome and Firefox, but those will only work for mobile sites, not apps.
Eu quando tinha root no meu Samsung instalei isto: https://adaway.org e funcionava bem em todas aplicações. Sem root a melhor opção é mesmo PiHole porque funciona em tudo (smart tv's, smartphones, etc.). Já uso há anos e anos, não é 100% eficaz, mas é close enough.
AdAway no celular, app de código aberto que bloqueia propaganda nos apps. Eu tenho celular rooteado então não uso via VPN, é uma beleza.
Usar browsers com foco em privacidade ajuda, como o Bromite.
Infelizmente tive que tomar medidas drásticas pra me proteger e ter um uso mais limpo e simples. É insano o que a gente tem que fazer pra só ter paz
You can run a VPN-based ad blocker like Blokada or AdAway, or you can download a browser that allows for extensions (like Firefox) or has a built-in ad blocker (like Brave).
If you are using Android, you can install Firefox and install Ublock addon. But there are plenty of other solutions to remove adds, for example, open-source app AdAway, another OS app Blokada. They are using local VPN connection (this VPN is only "around" your phone, doesn't send data to servers) to filter ads.
Other approach is to download your shows.
But if you are watching anime on these sites, better to avoid it, because anime is big trigger for hentai usage. Also anime is basically milking-machine of your dopamine, which can be not good for your addiction/mental health.
I couldn't tell you why that is. I guess it may be that they try to block them and are unable to effectively.
Which platform are you referring to? They may be able to block youtube ads in browser, but not within android app or possibly iOS app.
I haven't noticed, as in Firefox I use uBlock Origin, and on Android I use Adaway, so I haven't seen any ads either way.
* Open the magisk app
* on the top right, there is a settings symbol. Click on it
* scroll a bit down until you find the "systemless hosts file". Toggle that switch on.
* Download and install Adaway: https://adaway.org/
* open the app, grant it root access, click on the red button at the bottom (if you see a pause button, it's already enabled)
* check if ads still show up, if they still do, reboot again
* if have trouble with YouTube ads, I'd recommend an alternative YouTube client: NewPipe https://newpipe.net/
Root ur phone, I recommend magisk
Install adaway on ur rooted phone. https://adaway.org
Install brave (app store)
Install vanced on ur rooted phone https://vancedapp.com
Using android TV? Get smart YouTube TV.
Do you live in the States? Well move everything is fucked in burger Country
>Let's say I want to add this one: https://adaway.org/hosts.txt
Go to the web admin GUI > Group Management > Adlists and paste that link in. Then click add.
Then rebuild gravity as shown in the hints below the address box where you added the URL.
uBlock Origin does indeed work on mobile. I'm running it on Firefox on Android. For full system coverage (ie. including the Youtube app) you could use something like https://adaway.org/ . You won't find this on the Play store as it edits the hosts file which google doesn't like you doing.
Put Gcam on your wife's phone and see if that helps? Personal, I went with the 8 pro, rooted it, removed all the unneeded stuff with App Manager, Blocked ads with Adaway, installed Gcam, and everything has been running quite fine. Updates have been just fine for me on it, but will roll onto Lineage Os once updates slow down.
Are you on PC? Get mozilla firefox - www.getfirefox.com Install add-on called uBlock Origin and subscribe to EasyList. This will remove all ads from youtube, as well as a vast majority of ads from all other sites that you visit (including promoted posts on reddit).
Are you on android? Root your phone, install AdAway, run it, reboot your phone. This will block all banner ads in apps, and will block youtube video ads. This will not block spotify ads, unfortunately, the workaround to that is illegal (or you gotta pay for spotify premium).
It is completely legal to do, you're not violating any TOS or modifying proprietary software when you do these things. Now I know this may seem very involved, especially if you've never done this before. But it's not that hard to do. Take your time to do it, even if it takes you an hour or so. Think about how much time you waste watching ads. Is it not worth setting these things up ONCE to make ads stop permanently? I think it is. That hour will save you multiple hours of ads watched, and even more time being frustrated. Mental burnout is a real thing, and little things like ads can ad to it (pun intended) until it's exacerbated. Take care of yourself, think of person #1, cause s/he's also important some times.
Are you on android? Root your phone, install AdAway, run it, reboot your phone. This will block ads in all banner ads in apps, and will block youtube video ads. This will not block spotify ads, unfortunately, the workaround to that is illegal (or you gotta pay for spotify premium).
Now I know this may seem very involved, especially if you've never done this before. But it's not that hard to do. Take your time to do it, even if it takes you an hour or so. Think about how much time you waste watching ads. Is it not worth setting these things up ONCE to make ads stop permanently? I think it is. That hour will save you multiple hours of ads watched, and even more time being frustrated. Mental burnout is a real thing, and little things like ads can ad to it (pun intended) until it's exacerbated. Take care of yourself, think of person #1, cause s/he's also important some times.
If you're not Rooted: Blokada. Been using for more than a month, minor battery usage. Blocks most ads. Couldn't test YouTube ads.
If not rooted: Adaway. Best solution for android. Blocks all ads.
Interestingly enough, I don't see it listed in either list:
Yet I have confirmed that it does not exist in my blacklist (I only have graph.facebook.com added), and have also confirmed that the site works when Blokada is deactivated or when whitelisted, and returns a DNS error when activated.
Here are some:
These (and more) are good for DNS filtering, like with a PiHole. For regular browsing use the extensions that other commentors have mentioned. uBlock origin should be more than enough, though.
Use a system level ad-blocker:
Blokada if your phone is not rooted, doesn't work if you use a VPN
Adaway if your phone is rooted
Of course non of them are on play store, but you can download and update them from F-droid
I'd suggest installing F-Droid while you're at it. It's an alternative app store with some really decent apps. They're all open source and vetted by the F-Droid admins. When ever I'm looking for an app I look there first.
I don't know about the free version of SDmaid, you'll have to give it a shot. Remember that when you purchase an app you don't purchase it for a single device, it's linked to any device running your account. So if you get a net phone, or add a tablet you'll be able to put the full version on those devices as well.
Andre har allerede nævnt Pi-hole og uBlock Origin, så jeg vil lige tilføje AdAway til listen. Hvis du har en rootet Android telefon kan du bruge AdAway til at blokere reklamer på hele enheden. Det vil sige ingen reklamer i browseren eller i andre apps. Den eneste undtagelse er YouTube appen, men der findes også YouTube Vanced som er en hacket version af YouTube der ikke spiller reklamer og kan afspille musik i baggrunden.
Another tip then: if you're on android and have a rooted device you can have ad blocking on a system wide level via this app https://adaway.org/
Agreed about the surveillance, but still having no ads is better than nothing.
3.1.1 is the current version. i think firewall being disabled is no big deal. you might want to add other host source so you block more ads, like this one https://adaway.org/hosts.txt it has like 40k domains
Or just root and install adaway, you can even add the same tracker lists to ad away as you can to pihole.
I've been in the same dilemma and this is what I've ended up with.
At home my network with pihole, no need for vpn, phone constantly connected to vpn and blocking everything pihole does with adaway. It just takes about 10 mins to add all the lists to adaway.
You have to add DNS Rules so it can block system wide ads through the local DNS.
Go to Settings>Import DNS Rules>Domain List Location
That will block 99% of ads.
Take a look at AdAway in the F-Droid repos. It's an open source app that blocks ads using DNS. The drawback is that it doesn't cut out the space the ad took up, so it may look a little weird in some apps.
I know this post is old, but do you know where a good list of filters is? I've googled, and I find some things like this but surely those don't get individually copied and pasted, right? I've used adhell for quite a while, but never dove in past the default lists. Thanks.
Sup jaily bois it's u/coldlik3 back with some codey dudes 👌🏾
Nah but I want this to actually be a thread where we post our hosts files and what not.
(This blocks over 50k domains, proceed with caution)
(This blocks common domains)
(Blocks revokes, proceed with caution)
(Blocks updates, proceed with caution)
Note Edit: This was originally set up for AdBlock's DNS Import
> What are the actual benefits of rooting?
For me its as simple as being able to install and use AdAway, but I also use Tasker to do some neat things that require root (I've a profile that puts the phone into a low energy powersaving mode when I turn Airplane on)
Assuming you're using an Android device, a surefire method to block ads would be rooting it and using AdAway. Rooting will void your warranty on almost all Android devices, however.
For non-rooted devices, you could use something like Adguard.
Perhaps AdAway? I don't know about the official app, but it works in the Boost app. The only way it wouldn't is if reddit is rehosting the ads from their own domain when viewed through their app.
The weirdest part is that most people think this is a normal every day thing. (and I guess even scarier than that is that this is in fact a normal every day thing)
The good news is that this stuff is usually pretty far removed from the websites you're actually looking at, and you can tell your computer to just not look at that part of the internet.
You can use the hosts file to redirect traffic at the operating system level---meaning that this becomes the default policy for any software on the computer. So for example you can redirect all the ad agencies you can think of back to yourself and magically most of the ads dissappear.
Try this out. https://adaway.org/
I just downloaded the app since were running root anyway. No Ads since this day and less crashes as well.
Also I downloaded version 1.1. Sucks the built in updater didnt work, so I had to do the whole setup again, but I would say its a bit more stable as well.
For that you will have to use a rooted phone + adaway.
https://adaway.org/ (please read the actual description at the bottom if you go this route its unfortunately not 'fire and forget' like ublock.)
If you hate that road you can go down the insane route and have a VPN tunnel, force DNS settings and use your own DNS server with the same rules as Adaway. (basically forcing the exact same functionality but without root)
you can't have adblock in chrome but you can:
* use browser with adblock built in, for example chromium based (gello, tugabrowser), so you will have almost all chrome features. you won't be able to log in and sync history and bookmarks.
* use browser with adblock addon aviable, firefox iirc suppotts that
* use system wide adblock so you won't have ads in apps, or anywhere (some apps can bypass that) adguard or adaway if you are rooted.
Don't get it from the play store. Get it from the Github link on that page. GITHUB version has the adblock features that the playstore doesn't allow.
Edit: You have to add a Host File to make it work. You can even use the host file from AdAway.
Edit 2: https://adaway.org/hosts.txt
ok i guess you're right, i suppose it does work, however my main problem (the one i posted about in the OP) is still not resolved. the easylist that's supposed to block ads is completely not working, and my custom list that's supposed to block other things like malware domains are not working either.
maybe I'm just stupid, but i have the rules set to deny both so i would assume that you couldn't connect directly to the site, however when i connect to one of the listed sites it goes through.
and i don't think its a problem with list compatibility, because I'm using lists from the official post, such as https://adaway.org/hosts.txt
I'm testing this by doing exactly what the developer said to do by going to yahoo.com or aol.com and seeing if there are any ads, which there are. So I'm still at a complete loss,