You don't need both, if you think that the uBO deafault list is missing some ads or trackers just add a custom list to it and delete ABP, just add the Energized https://energized.pro/ Ultimate/Unified list to uBO and you will never see any ads again in your life.
Download NetGuard from F-droid and cut the internet access for all of the closed source apps. (except the apps called downloads and download manager)
Later on download hosts file for netguard from here.
You can also consider adding this additionally by clicking import host file, it blocks the telemetry sending to Samsung as much as it can.
If you debloat your device with ADB and take these steps, your privacy on a Samsung device with no custom ROM would improve very much
Already added on multiple blocklists - https://energized.pro/blu/formats/domains.txt
Related to https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/15e3895326e703647b2d0a283d66612b7e6b09c0b108cc565bf6bfed985d091b/details
Tracker Control is similar to any other AdBlocker. Like RethinkDNS, Nebulo, Blokada or personalDNSfilter, it uses a blocklist to block any trackers.
Any of those can be used with a blocklist, like Energized. Use Energized Blu or Base, select only the apps that you want to block, and your good to go.
Edit: Many os those apps have root mode and proxy mode, set to root mode, and will block all trackers system wide.
~~As alternative you can use Pi-Hole, AdGuard Home or NextDNS, and set your DNS to your server.~~
I find it to be the best. You can use it's hosts in adaway if you want, or else you can even download the magisk module and use termux. Here's the link to the instructions
i use the default in adaway. look in r/pihole if you want or need more. Also, https://energized.pro is like AdAway in a Magisk module (root) and they have a bunch too
Seems interesting! I'll check it better.
But DNSCrypt? I couldn't find how to on a first look. (It is interesting for IPv4 routers with alternative firmwares, Android, Windows....)
Energized Protection has some nice host lists as references, including local countries. Maybe you can consider some of them:
> One of the main issues with the suggested change is that it made to support AdBlock Plus compatible filters only and would limit filters to 30k.
That would be ridiculous. It looks like uBO currently has " 92,040 network filters ＋ 45,643 cosmetic filters" enabled out-of-the box.
Personally, I normally enable more of the built-in lists that aren't checked by default, so " 184,405 network filters ＋ 124,366 cosmetic filters".
Lately, I've been experimenting with a list that has over 1,000,000, haha (the "Unified" list from Energized, in case anyone is wondering.)
I almost hope it does happen so there will be a mass exodus to Firefox! I doubt it goes through. Even if it did, most users don't even know what extensions are anyway, and they are already set in their ways, unfortunately.
If you use uBlock origin, then go to it's settings, filter lists tab, then go down to custom.
Select import and copy the "host raw" of the package you want
I'd say you can copy
Then apply changes
If you're on Android and have a rooted device you can download adaway and add those 2 hosts..
It's not an ultimate solution but it makes going to the sites more tedious especially on android
Another solution is by spending time in public areas such as coffee shops and sleep early
It's hard to help without knowing what settings you're using. Several of the stealth mode settings break websites.
On Android your best bet is to rely mostly on DNS filtering. The regular adblocker isn't going to catch a lot of the traffic outside of the browser because most apps don't accept Adguard's certificate. So the traffic just gets bypassed. So turn on DNS filtering and add an Adblock hosts file like one from energized.pro. DNS will filter everything and catch a lot. The adblocker will catch more specific stuff in the browser. Don't put too many filters on that.
Stealth mode is pointless for a site you are logging into anyway, but if you want to keep it on you can try adding @@||whateversite.com^$stealth to the adblocker list. If it still doesn't work it could be the URL stripping breaking it, so you can try @@||whateversite.com^$removeparam. This is on the adblocker; doesn't do anything on DNS. If a site you need is being blocked on DNS just unblock it with the log, you don't have to add an exception manually.
Avoid putting apps on the allow list if you can. That's just exposing you to tracking and wasting what you paid for. That's a last resort if absolutely nothing will work, but that is rare. There is almost always a way to make it work if you take the time to learn the syntax.
Energized is not blocking it, although it is huge list of made of lots of others: ( https://energized.pro/issue/ )
This is the point 1 I wrote: NextDNS reports that Energized is blocking it, what seems to be wrong.
Having two adblockers doesnt block more ads than having one, and in some cases may even be worse. If you want to be sure that you're blocking ALL ads, you need to only keep ublock origin and install a blocklist from https://energized.pro in the "Hosts TXT" format
uBlock mit Energized Filterlisten. Ultimate, IP und Regional sollten reichen. Die einzige mir bekannte Seite die nicht kooperiert ist derStandard. Seh zwar kein Pur-Popup, aber dafür sehe ich auch keine Artikel (nur Überschriften) und mir wird erzählt ich soll den AdBlocker ausschalten. Die führen sich sowieso übelst auf. Du kannst den Standard nicht mal mehr über RSS lesen, wegen deren depperten Pur-Rotz. lol... Dabei ist keine Werbung und Tracking zu haben doch einer der Hauptgründe überhaupt RSS zu nutzen, von der Einfachheit und dem Komfort mal abgesehen. (Benutze Feeder, gibts auf F-Droid. Andere Seiten die ein Pur-Abo hätten, rücken ohne Gejammer den ganzen Artikel raus...)
Energized has a dedicated social media blocklist you can use with uBlock. I don't think I've seen a dedicated Twitter blocklist. Facebook seems to be the one several lists focus on. You can paste this link (https://block.energized.pro/extensions/social/formats/filter) into the custom filter section of your uBlock control panel.
I was also wondering that uBO might make it's internal cache by observing the lags I get every time I import a list - which I thought could only happen if uBO was making it’s internal cache by downloading and de-duplicating It's entire lists set. However, I got confused from seeing that how some lists didn’t have any difference in number of entries in their domains and adblock formats.
Anyways now I can see that I was asking the wrong question in the first place. The problem was not that if I was using the correct format but the correct lists. I think I will make my own list converting all the hosts files to more reasonable adblock file. Maybe like with the logic such as if there is too many subdomains of a domain is blocklisted then just add its domain counterpart.
Anyways for now I will use the list you mentioned amd look for more such lists.
I also maintain a list myself here. Thanks!
Thank you for the push in the right direction.
Turns out a filter I had imported was disabling it somehow. The filter I had to disable was this one: https://energized.pro/
After disabling this filter, the Gmail Promotions ads are no longer there. Thank you!
Similar thing for if you don't live alone and don't want to alter the internet traffic of others or don't have access to your router control panel for whatever reason : https://energized.pro/index.html
Works with the same mechanism, but on only one device, device-wide.
Use hosts file to block porn on both PC and mobile. Personally I use Energized Porn hosts file for that use. On mobile I use Blokada to filter stuff.
https://energized.pro/ shop around!
Keep in mind: bigger list, more resources needed. Iirc the block list is stored in ram, so for example 10mb block list -> (a little over) 10mb extra ram needed. Energized sources should be pre configured already as well!
>I need a basic one to block ads.
Hi there, our free endpoint does block trackers from dbl.oisd.nl and energized.pro lists (1M+ entries), but as mentioned elsewhere it costs us 10x to 50x more than it usually would to run the free endpoint because we are focused on anti-censorship capabilities more than adblocking. We hope we find paying users for our services to keep the lights-on on the free version, which we dearly want to keep.
>So i can use custom dns like next dns with this app using all other features it provides?
Yes, you can:
I use the base filters myself. But I hardly use Instagram. If you're having trouble there's always Energized . I haven't tried it yet but I've heard good things about it.
There's a filter set and/or a magisk module
I'm using pDNSFilter with the Energized Spark pack. Worked really well on my Pixel 2XL with the Magisk add-on, so a non-root solution was very welcome to me.
Solid advice! Just adding:
There is also a "Social" blocklist from energized that should contain hosts from all mayor social networks
On an unrooted device you can use Blokada to apply those kind of lists (but: you won't be able to use VPN at the same time)
Energized has a porn list:
And also, as already suggested, you can use Cloudflare's family filter for added redundancy as your Pi-Hole upstream server:
126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 for IPV4
2606:4700:4700::1113 and 2606:4700:4700::1003 for IPV6
https://energized.pro/ - it works extremely good for me. Just make sure you use the list for your pc specs, otherwise your pc can get very slow.
The packs for porn websites are at the bottom of the page.
If you’re using the default blocklists, then maybe it’s time to try some of the more aggressive ones out there. Have a look at Energized. They offer a number of different options, but I can tell you from experience that the more aggressive lists do block things that you might need, like Apple iOS device’s ability to auto update. You’ve been warned :)
There is also https://energized.pro installed.
Basically it's a huge host file with curated ip addresses and redirect them to 0.0.0.0!
You can choose between different profiles (files). There is also a porn file.
Occasionally it also blocks usefull ip's. Then you can edit the host file.
There are two questions here: Where will ads get blocked, and what apps will get blocked?
Where ads are blocked is determined by the app you use: If you use an addon for a browser, like Adblock Plus, ads will only be blocked in this browser, nowhere else. If you use a system wide solution, ads will be blocked system wide. Blockada does so by setting up a VPN on the device itself (no root needed) while other apps like AdAway write to the host file directly (root needed, but works with VPN, Blockada and the like won't).
What ads will get blocked is determined by the filter list. Most adblockers come with a default one but also let you customize it. Keep in mind: more ads and tracking blocked equals a higher chance a website or service won't work as expected. That is one reason why most adblockers come with a rather short filter list.
This is a great source for filter lists. Works with all common adblockers. Just keep in mind that if you go with a large filter list some things might break.
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https://firebog.net/ I got some from this website. They should block Microsoft telemetry but there may be some specific lists for them as well. Also you can check out https://energized.pro/ they combine a lot of lists together.
LOL I have a regex that blocks a bunch of shady TLD's and .pro is one of them (https://energized.pro/)
Working fine for me.
I also use adaway but i dont use default inbuilt host files i disabled them.,
I use this https://raw.githubusercontent.com/EnergizedProtection/block/master/spark/formats/hosts.txt
very effective, it have around 50,000 entries.
If you have above mid range phone, then this
or visit here they many options.
First your device need to be rooted. Install adaway and put Energized hosts.txt file link in it.
Or install Energized Protection Module via Magisk.
https://energized.pro official website.
There are different host files available choose according to your device capabilities.
i use medium protection, i have mid range device not that powerful.
i use this hosts file in adaway. works great.
I've incorporated Pi-Hole (Energized.pro's mega blocklist) + Opera (Ublock + HTTPSEverywhere). I have a household with nothing but Macs, first thing I do is rm -rf Safari off the folks machine, then replace it with Opera with the appropriate extensions, next I install 1Password with me being the one managing the vault, I use and setup the generated passwords by 1Password when I setup the folks accounts. Then I set a password policy on Siri to remind me or my folks to change any important passwords. Having a router that has protection built-in is nice too like the Asus router I have that has Trend Micro on it, seems to block all the phishing and spam garbage out, tho the Pi-Hole blocks a ton of garbage domains as well. This has been working so far for me and it's zero hassle, if you live far away you can incorporate TeamViewer as well.
In my case, I feel like it's working because now I know that I can't access any of it. I edited my hosts file to block about 150,000 sites using the files from https://energized.pro/ and editing it again (flushing the DNS and waiting for the cache to update) is such a bother that I won't be doing it.
This is, of course, in no way a replacement for discipline. I'm simply trying to fix what went wrong during my last relapse...
-- start of story --
I was at day 36 and I watched that "having sex in a Tesla" video out of curiosity. And it really was just that, but in the suggestions I saw some of the videos I used to enjoy. One thing led to another and you know how it goes.
Immediately after the deed, I did something I hadn't been able to before. I deactivated my Reddit alt along with my PH account. So, in a way, I feel like the relapse actually helped me become aware of what remained of my old habits, and gave me the determination to put an end to it.
-- end of story --
My last relapse happened merely because I ended up going through the same old websites. But now that they're blocked it won't happen again, or at least not without me noticing I'm doing something wrong if I end up giving in and editing the hosts file, since it's such a tedious task to go unnoticed.
Sorry for my bad English. I'm usually not so bad, but I don't feel so good today, Mr. Stark.
I use only a few but the main one is Energised bluGo.
You can see here which lists it aggregates (includes Steven black).
Another useful one often updated is https://hosts-file.net/ad_servers.txt for ad and tracking servers.
Can't remember the last time I couldn't access a proper website with this setup.