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Adblock versus uBlock

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:50 am
by Keybounce
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.

Re: Adblock versus uBlock

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:24 pm
by Lanik
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.

Re: Adblock versus uBlock

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:07 pm
by intense
uBo has a lot of extra weapons (especially if you visit "weird" sites - movies, porn, etc) , so ... choose it.

Re: Adblock versus uBlock

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:04 pm
by adler2017
Does the uBlockOrigin replace combination:
Adblock Plus + Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus + RequestPolicy + RefControl
:?:

Re: Adblock versus uBlock

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:19 pm
by intense
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)

Re: Adblock versus uBlock

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:32 am
by -Mark-
Just use both one by one and see which one works out for you.

Re: Adblock versus uBlock

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:42 am
by jbclem
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.

Re: Adblock versus uBlock

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:36 pm
by Lanik
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.