General AdBlocker Alternatives

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by RodChester, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. RodChester macrumors regular

    RodChester

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    Hi there. I currently have AdBlocker 2 installed on both my iPad Air and iPhone 6. It works pretty well for me, however there are a few webpages that I visit that are quite slow to load because of AdBlocker. Also, opening some link to merchant websites does not always work and I have to disable AdBlocker to open those links.

    I was wondering if there are any better alternatives to AdBlocker that will not slow down how fast some pages load and will always open up links I click on without have to disable it first.

    Any help and information would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    dnsmasq combined with pixelserv make a very good, fast ad block.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Click on SETTINGS
    Click on WIFI
    Click on the I button of your wifi network
    Switch HTTP proxy to AUTO
    type in http://shion.ca/ios/adblockpub.js

    Do this for every unique wifi you connect to.

    What it does: uses keywords to forward ads to a blackhole proxy. (google DNS)
     
  4. RodChester thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the quick replies. I should have stated in the OP that I want something specific for my iPad and iPhone. And something that will work on LTE as well as wifi. It looks to me that these options are only going to work on my home wifi network.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    The dnsmasq+pixelserv combination work very well on all networks when they are both running on the iOS device and properly configured.
     
  6. 1984world macrumors 6502

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    Interesting, never heard of this. Thanks for that info.
     
  7. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

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    How do I use or apply those two ?
     
  8. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    You have to first compile dnsmasq or download the slightly outdated one from Cydia. Then configure it as a DNS caching server and set it to cache both the cellular and WiFi connections. Once that is done, install Perl on your device and setup pixelserv as a LaunchDaemon. Then setup a list of domains that you want to be blocked and add them as an exclusion list to dnsmasq.
     

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