Was useful, not anymore

Frank Walter

New Member
So many ads and trackers go through, I really wonder why I keep it installed. Absolutely useless and lets not even talk about their Android nonsense that only works with 2 browsers... A good thing I use Ghostery
 

Frank Walter

New Member
I used to send you reports of ads coming through your "security". Unfortunately, it happens SO often that I don't have time to send one report after another, I have other more pressing matters to take care of but yes, I am disappointed
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FloSch

New Member
I'm a Adguard for Mac(!) user and don't have any of your problems. Standard settings and lists, no acceptable ads. Nothing coming through. Are you sure you're talking about the Mac App?
 

Frank Walter

New Member
No, I don't. In fact, I don't use Safari at all, I use Chrome and Tor. I've got a (actually 2) lifetime licenses and use the app on different devices and on an iMac. I often get full screen pop-up ads and MacKeeper scams from different websites (neither porn or Warez sites) and before you ask, the iMac is not infected by any malware.
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
You might want to try reporting the popup ad links to the Missed Ads section of the forums and the MacKeeper scam links to the Browsing security (Phishing, Malware, Fraudulence) section of the forums.

Filter lists are not an absolute against ads and scams on all websites - there's always sites that are missed. But, filters can be and are improved upon users reporting these ads and scam websites so the filter devs can create new rules for them.
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
What are the rules you're adding to your user filter, exactly? Can you post them here?
 

vasily_bagirov

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
@Frank Walter full-screen pop-ups are definitely not usual, especially if you don't visit those questionable websites you mentioned. If you could give some examples of websites where you see these pop-ups, we'd be able to check if there are indeed missed ads/popups.
 

Bruno

Member
@Frank Walter
Indeed, very strange. I tried the site you mentioned and I did not face any issue.
Also, personnaly I am very happy with Adguard, and I could get rid of 99% of the ads. It has been ages that I did not get any pop up. All browsers also provide an option to block them.
Regarding Tor that I can also using but onion addresses only, it is recommended not to touch and mess up with the settings, no pop up and Java script are functioning with the basic settings.
 

Bruno

Member
So many ads and trackers go through, I really wonder why I keep it installed. Absolutely useless and lets not even talk about their Android nonsense that only works with 2 browsers... A good thing I use Ghostery
I won't use Ghostery. If you Google it it has too many privacy issues, IMHO they are too shady.
You can see a list of the many sites where Ghostery doesn’t actually block scripts for “compatibility” reasons (i.e. corporate partners paid them off) by opening the file called ghostery-compatibility.json from your Firefox profile’s extensions/firefox@ghostery.com/chrome/content/ subdirectory.

Also, Ghostery gives your info to Google by explicitly white-listing Google’s gstatic.com domain, which you can also verify in a text editor with lines 159 and 160 of the ghostery-content-policy.js file found in the extensions/firefox@ghostery.com/components/ subdirectory of your Firefox profile folder.

I would just steer away from it, plain and simple, due to their policy (Google it for more info).
 
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