Apps where AdGuard for Android can't filter and/or remove the ads from!

Discussion in 'Discussion (AdGuard for Android)' started by Boo Berry, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Boo Berry

    Boo Berry Moderator + Beta Tester Moderator

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    Here's a list of Android apps that AdGuard for Android can't filter and/or remove the ads from (due to whatever technical reasons - it's likely different case-to-case!). So there will be ads in these apps when running AdGuard for Android...

    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter
    UC Browser (can't be filtered because of the use of data compression)
    YouTube

    Keep in mind that Android 7.0 and above effectively prevents HTTPS filtering in most of the apps unless you have root access and can move the AdGuard certificate to the system store!

    This list will be updated as more apps are found, thanks!
     
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    Will it block ads in those apps using https filtering if you have root or is it flat out they can't be blocked?

    If it can't block them and you have root you can run it in conjunction with adaway which is a root app and it will block them.

    Adguard is overall better because aside from not needing root it doesn't leave bit blank spaces where the ads were like adaway does but when used together it's essentially the ultimate ad blocking solution because whatever one didn't catch you can assume the other will.
     
  4. freshhh

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    what about a proxy to redirect ads in a dead end ?
     
  5. d0x

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    I've been able to block almost everything now by using the DNS feature along with custom filters. There is still 1 app that I can't seem to block ads in and it's because I'm not rooted anymore.

    The app is PewDiePie tuber simulater. No matter how hard I try and how many thing I experiment with via the log I can't figure out a way to filter the ads out.

    It used to work but the app devs changed something and now adguard can't seem to block them

    I'm thinking that the ads might actually be part of the app. You see the same few ads over and over. Then when they update the app the ads change and they seem to update about once every 5 weeks
     
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    There's also Subway surfers and Hue. There will be more probably. Please help fix this
     
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  10. em9010

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    Pssh, how is the announcement at all cluttered when it's the first post, will always be the first post, and any further updates are added to that first post... at the top, uncluttered. How is it "inefficient" when the announcement will always be at the top, the first post a person reads? Hmm... you sound a bit whiny.That annoying 'got a problem with everything/control issues' type person.

    Any posts following the announcements which sit at the top of the page, rather than being "clutter", are actually what's called discussion... which is what a forum is all about. People often like to read what others may think of the info given in an announcement and what they have to say about it (did I mention already that the announcement itself sits up there in the highly efficient first post spot, at the top of the page, you know, up there uncluttered?).

    In your scenario, a new thread would need to be made to hold any discussion and comments for this announcement. That's not efficient. It's not at all efficient creating two threads for one specific announcement. To create a second thread is actually the opposite of what "efficiency" actually is.

    And that second thread would, in fact, be "cluttering up" the forum when there's a perfectly good thread sitting right here already to hold any discussions and opinions on any given announcement (that which, you know, sits uncluttered up the top of the page as opening post of the thread). With people then able, and capable, of using their own discretion as to whether or not they want to read any discussion on the matter further down the page... as adults usually do, it's just an adult thing - do you want to read or not?).

    Two threads on one subject is the very definition of what "clutter" is. Not to mention it would be highly inefficient for people to have to duck back and forth between two threads if they wanted to perhaps check a detail or whatnot. If the choice was made to not make a second thread for any discussion, queries, comments then there would be no discussion, questions, and comments - which defeats the purpose of a forum. Hmm... you seem to have somehow managed to get it all spectacularly backwards, dude. You from the country or something?

    Basically what this boils down to, what I'm trying to say here, is that having an announcement at the top of the page with comments following isn't cluttering the announcement at all. Nor would it have any bearing on the "efficiency" of an announcement thread when the announcement would still be in the exact same spot either way - what follows after the announcement doesn't touch it, doesn't make a difference to it. And creating additional threads for comments on each and every new announcement, instead of them being in the same thread directly below the announcement the comments are regarding, is just stupid... much like your opinion really. *holds up hands in a "nothing anyone can do about that" type shrug*

    Well, that's my opinion on your opinion of how forums should work. As well as being a pity contribution to your "clutter" and "inefficiency" nonsense, I guess. Or maybe we should look at this like it was a pissing contest of sorts and you just "proved your worth". Uh-huh. Yep, mine is wayyy bigger than yours, man... I out-cluttered you by a long shot... *flexes shoulders*... yep, if this was the State Fair, I'd be getting the Grand Champion Best In Show blue ribbon in the clutter category... lol and my points actually do have merit, unlike *waves finger over your post*. Too bad you couldn't prove its worth any better than that. Oh well, better luck next time and all that jazz. Don't feel bad, I was proved in fire, a mighty battleaxe, I was always gonna win. I can out-clutter the best of them. Shall I keep going? There's plenty more where that came from. No? Had enough? Okie-dokes... *tucks clutter back in, away from prying eyes.. does up fly*... I'll be on my way then, I'll leave you with it. Uhh, I-I'll show myself out, shall I? It's okay, don't get up - I know the way. Kthxbai! :D

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    Also include this in the list:

    Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
     
  12. Boo Berry

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    Facebook Messenger?
     
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    Well, getting working HTTPS filtering for apps on Nougat and above requires the AdGuard certificate to be installed in the system store instead of the user store (which requires root to install/move it to the system store). Reason being is because apps (which are targeting API Level 24 and higher) now will ignore user certificates, hence why HTTPS filtering doesn't work for 'em unless you're rooted to move the certificate to the system store or using an app like Parallel Space to sandbox and run the apps within it (at least, until it targets API Level 24 or above).

    I have my doubts removing ads from the Facebook Messenger app, even when rooted/moved the AG cert to the system store, would work anymore. I believe Facebook is double encrypting everything in their apps.

    I'd suggest an alternative Facebook/Facebook Messenger app, e.g. Friendly. That's what I use.
     
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    So if I change to a mobile phone with Android 7 is better having it rooted to enjoy all functionalities of Adguard?
    Now I'm on Android 6
     
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    TuneIn now uses audio ads, anyway to block them?
     
  17. NoAdMan

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    Add to the list, Freecell and the Words With Friends games. Can't see how to block ads on either of those either. Both versions are normal Google Play ones.
     
  18. d0x

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    Are these apps/games bypassing the block by having the ads be part of the actual app? So when you download or update the app the ads are part of it already and then there is nothing to "block".

    I tested my theory with the PewDiePie tuber simulator game. Ads that would basically give you buffs/better stats would play but if I clicked the area where IAP is there is a link to earn free in game money by viewing ads or downloading certain apps.

    If adguard was running I couldn't view those ads but I could (as mentioned above) view different ads from a different section of the app.

    Either way I hope a way around this is found because eventually every app will bypass adblocking if they can and then I'll never want to use my phone again

    A smartphone with no adblocking is just a cinstcon barrage of ads and it's basically so annoying it's unusable. I will literally go back to a flip phone if that happens.

    I'm on Verizon and this time I bought my note 9 through Verizon like a dope, so I cant unlock my bootloader to root.

    It's my 1st phone since the HTC G1 that I haven't rooted and I kinda hate it.
     
  19. trog256

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    on some public wifi's adguard doesn't work with these apps; the Telegraph, tech news and fast news.. none of these app's will load with adguard turned on but as soon as you turn it off they work well
     
  20. d0x

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    I tried to figure out that app too even root with adaway doesn't work but I finally figured out why. The ads are built into the app. The game itself is only a couple mb in size. The rest is the ads and there is a check in the app that keeps it from loading if your using an adblock and it's there because of the earn in game free money by doing things like download app x and reach level 2