An app that block adds even in third party apps

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by mous94410, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. mous94410 macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2015
    Hello !

    Years after years I see that there’s a lot of apps where there’s a lot of adds and sometimes it’s horrible... I know that the devs needs money but wow...

    So I want to know if someone use an adblocker that works in third party apps. I used this app before but since the last update, the app doesn’t work anymore :

    AdBlock de « FutureMind »

    Thank you in advance !
  2. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    Sounds like a security and privacy nightmare to me
  3. Dave-Z macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2012
    If you're willing to get really technical you can use this:

    It runs on a server* (local or remote) and handles all the DNS lookups. Requests to known ads domains are blocked and everything else is allowed to go through. It checks for updates to its lists daily. It doesn't catch everything (nothing will) but it gets a lot. The other advantage is that is caches DNS requests which might improve your overall browsing speed (if you run the server locally).

    *Server doesn't have to be an actual "server" like we think in a data centre. You can use a virtual machine or a Mac or spare desktop computer you have.
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    These types of pseudo-VPN apps were previously allowed on the App Store. Last month, however, Apple cracked down on them, and they were all removed or neutered. The most popular was AdGuard Pro.

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