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Post by TheEssemCraft » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:32 pm

Is it possible to block ads that show up in Android games made with Unity, such as Geometry Dash World?
I am using DNS66.

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Post by smed79 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:02 am

julian-klode wrote:On the first start, you must manually update the hosts files (using the refresh button) issue #1

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Post by zyme » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:52 am

Assuming the ad is going to an website of only ads (or ads and nothing you don't mind blocking) - and it's looking up a hostname instead of using a direct IP address, it should be possible & easy - *However: *Often* I've see blocked app adds continue to display with white banners where they use to be, which are almost as annoying if not more distracting. This will could depend on your OS and the App. Androids especially can vary in many different ways between devices, os versions, models, and manufacturers.

(Host file filters like said above) OR if you're device is locked down from host files - the almost identical, just as effective but often easier to implement and reconfigure: host file & dns based filters (you can always have a localhost or external dns server simply act as a forwarding server to your current DNS provider, if you're restricted to it by some requirement/preference), work for some ads, but are also easier for anti-ad-blockers to detect and are fairly limited with what they can block without blocking a bunch of legitimate connections at the same time.

If that doesn't work there are more complicated ways, using some brands of proxies, NAT gateways, or firewalls (same difference for our purposes) with packet inspection can filter specific url's like adblock/ublock etc. If the sites use HTTPS (as everything seems to be moving to) it's a little more complicated since you'll need to use one with it's own SSL cert which is trusted by your device. aside from that, as long as the APP or OS isn't predefining the space to leave you with a white box simply filtering it or replacing it with a 1x1 pixel sized picture in the filter will take care of that problem.

(Let this be a general starting guide for anyone with a similar inquiry, walkthroughs would be much longer and shouldn't be difficult to lookup =)
Hope this helps someone.

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Post by -Mark- » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:46 am

Use Adguard for Android.

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