The iOS 9 Content Blocker thread

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by thatJohann, Sep 16, 2015.

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  1. ardchoille50, Dec 4, 2016
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    ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    @avatar-adg Does Adguard Pro route my traffic through Adguard servers? Or is the path of my traffic affected in any other way?

    I understand it uses fake VPN, but I don't understand what that means.

    I wish to learn more about Adguard Pro before making a purchase decision - I'm very security-conscious.
     
  2. DaPizzaMan macrumors regular

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    #2877
    See this post
     
  3. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Thank you very much, that put my worries to rest. I'm going to buy Adguard Pro now.
     
  4. dyn macrumors 68030

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    How does something that states nearly exactly what you feared now puts your worries to rest? It might only be DNS requests (although they don't clarify what the fake VPN is exactly; why would you mention something like that if all you do is block at DNS level?) but it is still routing traffic through their servers which is no different than services offered by parties such as OpenDNS.
     
  5. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    And you need to know what is happening in my life because.. ? Before you get your feelings hurt please keep in mind that this is a valid question. Why do you need to know? Think about it.
     
  6. dyn macrumors 68030

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    That is the wrong question to ask. Ask yourself why one moment Adguard Pro is a problem and the next it isn't while in fact nothing has changed.
     
  7. ardchoille50, Dec 5, 2016
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    ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    And what did I learn in the ~7.5 hours between my original question and my purchase decision? How many webpages did I read? What was my goal? How much information from Adguard's website and these forums did I utilize toward reaching said goal?

    These questions do not require answers, they were designed to show you that you lack certain information. Rest assured that I know what I'm doing.
     
  8. avatar-adg macrumors 6502

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    Hello guys and sorry for being late to the party.

    First of all, we should have answered all these questions in one centralised place instead and it is our fault that it still does not exist. Here are some good news though, until the end of the year we will launch a knowledge base website.

    Normally, when you use VPN, your traffic is routed through it.

    Something like this:
    Device <------> VPN server <------> Internet

    "Fake VPN" in our case means, that there is no "VPN server". Your outgoing traffic stays the same, we use it for one thing only - to override system DNS settings.

    The thing is that VPN API is the only possible way to override system DNS settings. You can't do it manually when you're on mobile data. What for Wi-Fi, you'll have to change DNS settings for every new Wi-Fi network you connect to.

    Not really. DNS is used for resolving domain names to IP addresses, not for routing traffic:
    https://cdn.adguard.com/public/Adguard/Blog/dns_request_scheme.png

    Unlike OpenDNS, Adguard DNS provides no-logging privacy policy.

    Anyway, starting from the latest AG PRO beta version, it is possible to create your own rules for DNS-level blocking.
    We're one step from introducing DNS-level system wide ad blocking, which will not involve using our DNS servers at all.
     
  9. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I had learned from further research that my traffic is not routed through strange servers and this is what made me feel comfortable enough to buy Adguard Pro. I also really like the Adguard privacy policy (no logging). Thank you for taking the time to confirm my findings.. I'm happy with Adguard Pro.
     
  10. Hippocrates macrumors member

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    Hi avatar-avg, I've one more question regarding Adguard Pro... how do I report missed ad in other apps? I tried examining the log but it's terribly difficult to know which url corresponded to the ad.
     
  11. avatar-adg macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it'd be much easier if we could tell which app caused this or that DNS request.

    Anyway, here are two common ways of reporting a missed ad:
    1. Send a message from the app (it'll contain log file with all the requests, it could be very useful).
    2. File a new issue on github:
    https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardFilters/issues
     
  12. hank moody macrumors 6502a

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    #2887
    The number of rules in Adguard's filters are getting bigger and bigger...

    ATM i have 60684 enabled rules! Too much rules because iOS only supports 50000!!!

    How do i know, which lists have duplicated rules? how can i solve this?
    @avatar-adg can you help me?

    filters enabled:

    english
    spyware
    social media
    annoyances
    spanish
    mobile ads
    safari filter

    easylist
    easy privacy
    fanboy enhanced tracking list

    adblock warning removal
    fanboy anti facebook
    fanboy español
    i don't care about cookies
    malware domains
    peter lowe
    prebake
    spam404
    barbblock
     
  13. avatar-adg macrumors 6502

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    #2888
    Filters tend to grow with time, and the optimization process we conduct (removing redundant rules) is periodic.

    Anyways, you have quite a lot of filters enabled, it's impossible to fit all them in the 50k limit.
     
  14. hank moody macrumors 6502a

    hank moody

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    Which ones do you suggest to disable?
     
  15. avatar-adg macrumors 6502

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    malware domains -- no need, you're on iOS:)
    barbblock -- won't help you block ads
    spam404 -- won't help you block ads
    easylist -- already included in the english filter
    fanboy español -- either this or spanish filter, not both
    easy privacy -- either this or spyware filter, not both
    fanboy enhanced tracking list -- not necessary
     
  16. tosbsas macrumors 6502

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    #2891
    Guys - Adguard Pro is doing it again. Kicking A**** of the competition. New Beta DNS servers are blocking ads like Crazy. Thanks guys
     
  17. max2 macrumors 68020

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    I agree!
     
  18. tosbsas macrumors 6502

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    And which of the three Cookie Filters do you recommend? Or all 3 of them. Prebake, don’t care about Cookies and Fanboy Cookie Monster ?
     
  19. hank moody macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone X support soon?
     
  20. avatar-adg macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, the next update
     
  21. hank moody, Nov 30, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2017

    hank moody macrumors 6502a

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    ATM i only have these filters enabled:

    english
    spyware
    social media
    annoyances
    spanish
    mobile ads
    safari

    easyprivacy
    fanboy's annoyances
    fanboy's enhanced tracking

    adblock warning removal
    fanboy anti-facebook
    prebake


    And they are already near 50000 rules! (49943 rules!! and it was only 40k only a few weeks ago)
    The number of rules rises everyday and someday we can not have more than 2 or 3 filters active! 50000 rules limit is becoming very short.

    @avatar-adg which filters do you recommend to disable now? :/
     
  22. avatar-adg macrumors 6502

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    I'd recommend disabling prebake, it's rarely updated anyway.
     
  23. hank moody macrumors 6502a

    hank moody

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    what are the differences between easyprivacy filter and spyware filter?
     
  24. avatar-adg macrumors 6502

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    Basically, these filters do the same. The difference is that one is maintained by AdGuard, and the second one is maintained by the EasyList guys.
     
  25. hank moody macrumors 6502a

    hank moody

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    ATM i only have these filters enabled:

    English
    Social Media
    Annoyances
    Spanish
    Mobile Ads
    Safari

    EasyPrivacy
    Fanboy’s Annoyances
    Fanboy’s Enhanced Tracking

    Adblock Warning
    Fanboy Anti-Facebook

    And i am already near 50k rules again :(((
     
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