Adblock versus uBlock

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Adblock versus uBlock

Post by Keybounce » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:50 am

So a real simple question: Which should I use?

From what I understand, uBlock is essentially a re-write of AdBlock from scratch, and they are equivalent. But I'm not even sure that this is correct.

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Post by Lanik » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:24 pm

Actually uBlockOrigin is quite different: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/blob/ ... philosophy

uBO creator @gorhill frequents this forum from time to time.

AFAIK Adblock just blocks ads.
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Post by intense » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:07 pm

uBo has a lot of extra weapons (especially if you visit "weird" sites - movies, porn, etc) , so ... choose it.

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Post by adler2017 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:04 pm

Does the uBlockOrigin replace combination:
Adblock Plus + Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus + RequestPolicy + RefControl
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Firefox 52.4.0 (64-bit); AdblockPlus 3.0.1; Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus 1.4; RUAdList+EasyList; RUAdListBitblock + Fanboy'sAnnoyanceList; AdblockWarningRemovalList

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Post by intense » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:19 pm

For adblocking goal you can use uBo (EHH was - now is dead - stronger for hiding filters but nothing to do for now as FF changed its addons framework)

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Post by -Mark- » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:32 am

Just use both one by one and see which one works out for you.

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Post by jbclem » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:42 am

I use both because Adblock Plus (or Adblock latitude) has an element blocker that works better for me. Especially when trying to block a small element in the lower right corner, since the uBlock "create" window always blocks anything in the lower right corner so it's useless in some element blocking scenarios. If it wasn't for that I'd probably go with uBblock.

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Post by Lanik » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:36 pm

You shouldn't be running 2 ad blockers at the same time. That could lead to some unexpected results as they start to interfere with one another.
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