Tracker Blockers.

streetwolf

Beta Tester
Is there any need to use Firefox add-ons like Ghostery, Do-Not-Track, etc. when using AG? No sense being redundant.
 

streetwolf

Beta Tester
I'm surprise there hasn't been a response to my question. Surely it must be known if these the of add-ons I mentioned are needed with AG.
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
The forum didn't notify me of this topic, so I didn't see it until now, sorry about that. I personally don't see why there would be issue running Ghostery and Do-Not-Track with Adguard. While yes, there *may* be incompatibilities I have to think that chance seems pretty small. They probably would work very well with the Spyware filter.
 
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Nameless

Beta Tester
He's not asking if there are incompatibility issues but rather if adguard can replaces them, so does it block trackers.

@Street i did not reply because personally i do not know.
 

streetwolf

Beta Tester
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Exactly. Does AG block the same trackers as Ghostery for example. Why use both if AG blocks all the same trackers.
 

Nameless

Beta Tester
Seems adguard does block trackers but how good it is i dont know testing would need to be done and even then i dont know how you would do that testing, you could also add the EasyPrivacy list from here https://easylist.adblockplus.org/en/ but i dont know if its already included or woul make much difference.

 

Nameless

Beta Tester
Goto the link provided above and right click on View EasyPrivacy save it to your computer

Open adguard > extended interface (if not already activated) > Settings > Adblocker > User Filter (if not already selected) > Import saved file

*Warning*
Any filters you have added yourself or via the adguard helper will be wiped!
if you want to keep them, export them and add them to the end of the list you downloaded using notepad before importing.
 

Nameless

Beta Tester
No problem, and that's why i added the warning as ive done it a few times myself now, hopefully this is getting changed in the next update.
 

edgard

Beta Tester
Don't know if this is a problem, but iframes aren't currently blocked in AG. So trackers are still loaded in many sites that uses iframes. For this reason, I only use AG on a test machine and not my main pc.
 

Fad

Beta Tester
I am also curious as to how much overlap there is between filtering programs/addons

I noticed with the Adguard default lists active, google-analytics for example is untouched and unfiltered

Is it appropriate, advised or necessary to continue using 3rd party addons for filtering if obvious candidates for blocking are not blocked by default ?
 

avatar

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
I think that there's no need to use other filtering programs.

Our databases are alike and all popular trackers are blocked by our trackers filter.
 

Accel

Beta Tester
I am also curious as to how much overlap there is between filtering programs/addons

I noticed with the Adguard default lists active, google-analytics for example is untouched and unfiltered

Is it appropriate, advised or necessary to continue using 3rd party addons for filtering if obvious candidates for blocking are not blocked by default ?
what do you mean google-analytics is untouched?

do you activated spyware filters?
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
While it would be nice as the default, it being by default disabled is probably as intended. Users might freak out if certain things don't work that they use, e.g. Google Analytics and encountering false positives with breaking websites becomes more a possibility.
 

avatar

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
While it would be nice as the default, it being by default disabled is probably as intended. Users might freak out if certain things don't work that they use, e.g. Google Analytics and encountering false positives with breaking websites becomes more a possibility.
Exactly. It was enabled by default in the past, but we've decided that users know better what they need.
User sees a detailed wizard on the first program startup so it's no problem to set up filtering as he want.
 
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