Not blocking ads for Skype

tiotrom

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I have the premium trial activated, VPN filtering, and it blocks all ads so far, apps, websites, except Skype ads. Any idea why? I would love to buy the premium version after the trial ends but i first need to make sure it filters ads very well. I am very happy so far, except the skype ads that I wanted to block primarly. Cheers

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I should add Youtube app to the list. Does not block ads for it.

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I think most of Skype ads are served via g.msn.com that redirect to the ads. I have been testing it for the past 2 hours more intensively and it already blocked over 1k ads. I only saw ads in Skype (all the time) and Youtube (a few).
 
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vasily_bagirov

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Adguard for Android has problems with filtering HTTPS ads, YouTube app uses HTTPS ads 100% of the time and thats why we can't filter it. Skype is different, ads there may vary greatly from device to device. Can we please have a screenshot of ads there? Also letting us know your devices model would help.
 

tiotrom

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I understand about Youtube, though is only the youtube app and not when I use Youtube from the browser (Opera, Chrome, etc.). I was wondering why is that? Also I looked on the number of ads blocked before and after opening the Youtube app, and I see the number increasing, meaning that it blocks some advertising from the Youtube app. Same goes for Skype, as I can't see any ads for now, but when I will see some I will make a screenshoot and send it over.

My phone is Bq Aquaris E5 - http://www.pccomponentes.com/bq_aquaris_e5_hd_16gb_blanco_libre.html
 

vasily_bagirov

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I understand about Youtube, though is only the youtube app and not when I use Youtube from the browser (Opera, Chrome, etc.). I was wondering why is that? Also I looked on the number of ads blocked before and after opening the Youtube app, and I see the number increasing, meaning that it blocks some advertising from the Youtube app. Same goes for Skype, as I can't see any ads for now, but when I will see some I will make a screenshoot and send it over.

My phone is Bq Aquaris E5 - http://www.pccomponentes.com/bq_aquaris_e5_hd_16gb_blanco_libre.html
Ads that Youtube loads in browser differ from ads that Youtube loads in app, they are not HTTPS. That's why we block all the ads on youtube.com, but not in Youtube app.

By the way, here's the tip how to view request history: https://github.com/AdguardTeam/ExperimentalFilter/wiki/Android
 

tiotrom

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Thank you for the explanation and the link. I have to mention that after I updated to the beta version of adguard I am not seeing any ads on Skype anymore. Great! I am going to buy the Premium! Awesome app.
 
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