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Veerasayz

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I know we have several ad blockers which block ads within safari browser. But is there any app ( VPN kind of) which blocks ads across all apps. I came across Adguard VPN but I cannot afford yearly subscription charges. Please advise.
 

HouseLannister

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You can also do an ad-blocking DNS on your router if you just care about it at home over wifi. Then you block ads on all your PCs and tablets too.

For Android, I have used Blokada, which blocks it at a system level, but Apple does not allow those kinds of apps. It's available for iOS too, but isn't that deep system level.
 

vded

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You can also do an ad-blocking DNS on your router if you just care about it at home over wifi. Then you block ads on all your PCs and tablets too.

For Android, I have used Blokada, which blocks it at a system level, but Apple does not allow those kinds of apps. It's available for iOS too, but isn't that deep system level.

Indeed, in above post in method 2 there’s an option for router dns blocking by AdGuard.
 

Veerasayz

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Sep 5, 2020
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You can also do an ad-blocking DNS on your router if you just care about it at home over wifi. Then you block ads on all your PCs and tablets too.

For Android, I have used Blokada, which blocks it at a system level, but Apple does not allow those kinds of apps. It's available for iOS too, but isn't that deep system level.
Not sure what exactly happened. I reinstalled Adguard and set up DNS filter and it worked this time. Feeling relaxed. Anyway to block on mobile network also along with WiFi?
 
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RazaIsmail

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Mar 27, 2020
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NextDNS- you can add multiple filters and block whatever you want - ads, trackers, malware etc … its free
 

tosbsas

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NextDNS- you can add multiple filters and block whatever you want - ads, trackers, malware etc … its free
well, kind of - its limited to a certain amount of use, after that you have to pay :-(( real free DNS ad blocking is only possible with adguard public dns or control-D (with limits to the things you can block)
 

RazaIsmail

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Mar 27, 2020
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Yes 300 000 DNS queries/month … its quite a lot for my needs, i use around 100 000/month
 

Choco Taco

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Yun0

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make ur own vpn (wireguard) and ad/track block with that. like all other options, nextdns, adguard dns etc miss so much, and also have tons of false positives. i have 2.1million lines on my custom block list
 

contacos

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I temporarily installed the „Hola“ VPN add on for Chrome and then „flew“ to Turkey, opened YouTube and it will show the price of Premium in Lira instead of $. Once subscribed, you no longer need the vpn. However, I would recommend to use a new Google account for this (YouTube). I had issues getting the purchase through on my existing Google account before. I also don’t want to get my main Google account banned (didn’t happen in 3+ years of doing this but there is always the possibility)
 
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xxFoxtail

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Yes 300 000 DNS queries/month … its quite a lot for my needs, i use around 100 000/month
As far as I know, I’m not paying anything for it. I’m well above 300,000 queries for the last 30 days.
 

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