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AB-Solution - The Ad Blocking Solution (v3.9.2)

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by thelonelycoder, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. MarCoMLXXV

    MarCoMLXXV Guest

    Fixed, at least for Google (sponsored) search results in Chrome and Chromium:
    Just install this extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...fix/cekfddagaicikmgoheekchngpadahmlf?hl=en-US and the search result will no longer be a redirect through Googles Adservices, but instead link directly to the page shown in the search result.

    Thanks, will definitely keep that in mind. Fortunately, the extension above prohibits Google (for now) from altering it's own search results for a free tour around Googles data farm, before showing you the results you were actually expecting to see.
     
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  2. GDT

    GDT Occasional Visitor

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    With 3.9 my Amazon android app worked well finally, as soon as I upgraded to 3.9.1 I got "There is a problem on this page now..." error.
     
  3. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    The August 4 update of update-hosts.add was the last change I made in the area that affects the hosts file or whitelist.
    The only change I made at the time was to drop support for older firewall scripts by other forum members.

    The 3.9.1 release on August 9 nowhere remotely tangents anything that would trigger your page load problem.
    Maybe the hosts file auto-update has now a domain blocked by one of the hosts files used that has recently been added?
     
  4. Lost Dog

    Lost Dog Regular Contributor

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    Are you using pixelserv-tls? Try disabling that and see if it fixes the problem. That was my solution. I have not idea what the reason it but I've tried whitelisting everything I see blocked and still have the issue with it enabled.
     
  5. sp0gg

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  6. Mutzli

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  7. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    The Streisand effect will haunt them.
    Here's a complete list for your blacklist, add it manually to your existing entries and then run el edit blacklist and the IP will be changed to your pixelserv-tls IP. Then process it.
    Code:
    0.0.0.0 2znp09oa.com
    0.0.0.0 4jnzhl0d0.com
    0.0.0.0 6ldu6qa.com
    0.0.0.0 82o9v830.com
    0.0.0.0 abandonedclover.com
    0.0.0.0 abruptroad.com
    0.0.0.0 actuallysheep.com
    0.0.0.0 ak0gsh40.com
    0.0.0.0 ambitiousagreement.com
    0.0.0.0 anxiousapples.com
    0.0.0.0 argyresthia.com
    0.0.0.0 awzbijw.com
    0.0.0.0 balloontexture.com
    0.0.0.0 baskettexture.com
    0.0.0.0 bawdybeast.com
    0.0.0.0 beamincrease.com
    0.0.0.0 beamkite.com
    0.0.0.0 boilingbeetle.com
    0.0.0.0 boredcrown.com
    0.0.0.0 brassrule.com
    0.0.0.0 broadboundary.com
    0.0.0.0 broadcastbed.com
    0.0.0.0 calmfoot.com
    0.0.0.0 cherrythread.com
    0.0.0.0 chickensstation.com
    0.0.0.0 chiefcurrent.com
    0.0.0.0 chinchickens.com
    0.0.0.0 comfortablecheese.com
    0.0.0.0 commandwalk.com
    0.0.0.0 concernrain.com
    0.0.0.0 consciouscabbage.com
    0.0.0.0 copperchickens.com
    0.0.0.0 copycarpenter.com
    0.0.0.0 copyrightaccesscontrols.com
    0.0.0.0 crawlclocks.com
    0.0.0.0 critictruck.com
    0.0.0.0 crownclam.com
    0.0.0.0 curtaincows.com
    0.0.0.0 cutecushion.com
    0.0.0.0 decisiveducks.com
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    0.0.0.0 differentdesk.com
    0.0.0.0 dk4ywix.com
    0.0.0.0 docksalmon.com
    0.0.0.0 doubtfulrainstorm.com
    0.0.0.0 dragzebra.com
    0.0.0.0 elasticchange.com
    0.0.0.0 elephantqueue.com
    0.0.0.0 exclusivebrass.com
    0.0.0.0 flavordecision.com
    0.0.0.0 floodprincipal.com
    0.0.0.0 functionalclam.com
    0.0.0.0 futuristicfairies.com
    0.0.0.0 fuzzyflavor.com
    0.0.0.0 ga87z2o.com
    0.0.0.0 giddycoat.com
    0.0.0.0 gorgeousground.com
    0.0.0.0 greetzebra.com
    0.0.0.0 greyinstrument.com
    0.0.0.0 guardedgovernor.com
    0.0.0.0 guitarbelieve.com
    0.0.0.0 h78xb.pw
    0.0.0.0 hfc195b.com
    0.0.0.0 hilariouszinc.com
    0.0.0.0 illustriousoatmeal.com
    0.0.0.0 incrediblesugar.com
    0.0.0.0 ivykiosk.com
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    0.0.0.0 karisimbi.net
    0.0.0.0 limpingline.com
    0.0.0.0 lizardslaugh.com
    0.0.0.0 lopsidedspoon.com
    0.0.0.0 loudloss.com
    0.0.0.0 lp3tdqle.com
    0.0.0.0 lumpyleaf.com
    0.0.0.0 matchcows.com
    0.0.0.0 messagenovice.com
    0.0.0.0 mixedreading.com
    0.0.0.0 mowfruit.com
    0.0.0.0 ovalpigs.com
    0.0.0.0 peacepowder.com
    0.0.0.0 photographpan.com
    0.0.0.0 pietexture.com
    0.0.0.0 possibleboats.com
    0.0.0.0 practicetoothpaste.com
    0.0.0.0 presetrabbits.com
    0.0.0.0 profitrumour.com
    0.0.0.0 provideplant.com
    0.0.0.0 quaintcan.com
    0.0.0.0 quicksandear.com
    0.0.0.0 readgoldfish.com
    0.0.0.0 rebelsubway.com
    0.0.0.0 receptiveink.com
    0.0.0.0 resolutekey.com
    0.0.0.0 rulerabbit.com
    0.0.0.0 saysidewalk.com
    0.0.0.0 scarcestream.com
    0.0.0.0 scintillatingspace.com
    0.0.0.0 scrubsky.com
    0.0.0.0 scrubswim.com
    0.0.0.0 separatesilver.com
    0.0.0.0 shakesea.com
    0.0.0.0 shakytaste.com
    0.0.0.0 shallowschool.com
    0.0.0.0 shelterstraw.com
    0.0.0.0 shiveringsail.com
    0.0.0.0 shockingswing.com
    0.0.0.0 simplisticnose.com
    0.0.0.0 sinceresofa.com
    0.0.0.0 snakesort.com
    0.0.0.0 sneaklevel.com
    0.0.0.0 sneakystamp.com
    0.0.0.0 spectacularsnail.com
    0.0.0.0 spillvacation.com
    0.0.0.0 squeamishscarecrow.com
    0.0.0.0 storesurprise.com
    0.0.0.0 stormyachiever.com
    0.0.0.0 stormyshock.com
    0.0.0.0 stormysponge.com
    0.0.0.0 straightnest.com
    0.0.0.0 strivesidewalk.com
    0.0.0.0 structuresofa.com
    0.0.0.0 succeedscene.com
    0.0.0.0 superficialsink.com
    0.0.0.0 swimslope.com
    0.0.0.0 terribleturkey.com
    0.0.0.0 thirdrespect.com
    0.0.0.0 throattrees.com
    0.0.0.0 tidytrail.com
    0.0.0.0 tracedesire.com
    0.0.0.0 trickycelery.com
    0.0.0.0 tritetongue.com
    0.0.0.0 truckstomatoes.com
    0.0.0.0 unknowntray.com
    0.0.0.0 unusualtitle.com
    0.0.0.0 voicevegetable.com
    0.0.0.0 wateryvan.com
    0.0.0.0 wirecomic.com
    0.0.0.0 www.2znp09oa.com
    0.0.0.0 www.4jnzhl0d0.com
    0.0.0.0 www.6ldu6qa.com
    0.0.0.0 www.82o9v830.com
    0.0.0.0 www.abandonedclover.com
    0.0.0.0 www.abruptroad.com
    0.0.0.0 www.actuallysheep.com
    0.0.0.0 www.ak0gsh40.com
    0.0.0.0 www.ambitiousagreement.com
    0.0.0.0 www.anxiousapples.com
    0.0.0.0 www.argyresthia.com
    0.0.0.0 www.awzbijw.com
    0.0.0.0 www.balloontexture.com
    0.0.0.0 www.baskettexture.com
    0.0.0.0 www.bawdybeast.com
    0.0.0.0 www.beamincrease.com
    0.0.0.0 www.beamkite.com
    0.0.0.0 www.boilingbeetle.com
    0.0.0.0 www.boredcrown.com
    0.0.0.0 www.brassrule.com
    0.0.0.0 www.broadboundary.com
    0.0.0.0 www.broadcastbed.com
    0.0.0.0 www.calmfoot.com
    0.0.0.0 www.cherrythread.com
    0.0.0.0 www.chickensstation.com
    0.0.0.0 www.chiefcurrent.com
    0.0.0.0 www.chinchickens.com
    0.0.0.0 www.comfortablecheese.com
    0.0.0.0 www.commandwalk.com
    0.0.0.0 www.concernrain.com
    0.0.0.0 www.consciouscabbage.com
    0.0.0.0 www.copperchickens.com
    0.0.0.0 www.copycarpenter.com
    0.0.0.0 www.copyrightaccesscontrols.com
    0.0.0.0 www.crawlclocks.com
    0.0.0.0 www.critictruck.com
    0.0.0.0 www.crownclam.com
    0.0.0.0 www.curtaincows.com
    0.0.0.0 www.cutecushion.com
    0.0.0.0 www.decisiveducks.com
    0.0.0.0 www.delightdriving.com
    0.0.0.0 www.differentdesk.com
    0.0.0.0 www.dk4ywix.com
    0.0.0.0 www.docksalmon.com
    0.0.0.0 www.doubtfulrainstorm.com
    0.0.0.0 www.dragzebra.com
    0.0.0.0 www.elasticchange.com
    0.0.0.0 www.elephantqueue.com
    0.0.0.0 www.exclusivebrass.com
    0.0.0.0 www.flavordecision.com
    0.0.0.0 www.floodprincipal.com
    0.0.0.0 www.functionalclam.com
    0.0.0.0 www.futuristicfairies.com
    0.0.0.0 www.fuzzyflavor.com
    0.0.0.0 www.ga87z2o.com
    0.0.0.0 www.giddycoat.com
    0.0.0.0 www.gorgeousground.com
    0.0.0.0 www.greetzebra.com
    0.0.0.0 www.greyinstrument.com
    0.0.0.0 www.guardedgovernor.com
    0.0.0.0 www.guitarbelieve.com
    0.0.0.0 www.h78xb.pw
    0.0.0.0 www.hfc195b.com
    0.0.0.0 www.hilariouszinc.com
    0.0.0.0 www.illustriousoatmeal.com
    0.0.0.0 www.incrediblesugar.com
    0.0.0.0 www.ivykiosk.com
    0.0.0.0 www.j93557g.com
    0.0.0.0 www.jewelcheese.com
    0.0.0.0 www.karisimbi.net
    0.0.0.0 www.limpingline.com
    0.0.0.0 www.lizardslaugh.com
    0.0.0.0 www.lopsidedspoon.com
    0.0.0.0 www.loudloss.com
    0.0.0.0 www.lp3tdqle.com
    0.0.0.0 www.lumpyleaf.com
    0.0.0.0 www.matchcows.com
    0.0.0.0 www.messagenovice.com
    0.0.0.0 www.mixedreading.com
    0.0.0.0 www.mowfruit.com
    0.0.0.0 www.ovalpigs.com
    0.0.0.0 www.peacepowder.com
    0.0.0.0 www.photographpan.com
    0.0.0.0 www.pietexture.com
    0.0.0.0 www.possibleboats.com
    0.0.0.0 www.practicetoothpaste.com
    0.0.0.0 www.presetrabbits.com
    0.0.0.0 www.profitrumour.com
    0.0.0.0 www.provideplant.com
    0.0.0.0 www.quaintcan.com
    0.0.0.0 www.quicksandear.com
    0.0.0.0 www.readgoldfish.com
    0.0.0.0 www.rebelsubway.com
    0.0.0.0 www.receptiveink.com
    0.0.0.0 www.resolutekey.com
    0.0.0.0 www.rulerabbit.com
    0.0.0.0 www.saysidewalk.com
    0.0.0.0 www.scarcestream.com
    0.0.0.0 www.scintillatingspace.com
    0.0.0.0 www.scrubsky.com
    0.0.0.0 www.scrubswim.com
    0.0.0.0 www.separatesilver.com
    0.0.0.0 www.shakesea.com
    0.0.0.0 www.shakytaste.com
    0.0.0.0 www.shallowschool.com
    0.0.0.0 www.shelterstraw.com
    0.0.0.0 www.shiveringsail.com
    0.0.0.0 www.shockingswing.com
    0.0.0.0 www.simplisticnose.com
    0.0.0.0 www.sinceresofa.com
    0.0.0.0 www.snakesort.com
    0.0.0.0 www.sneaklevel.com
    0.0.0.0 www.sneakystamp.com
    0.0.0.0 www.spectacularsnail.com
    0.0.0.0 www.spillvacation.com
    0.0.0.0 www.squeamishscarecrow.com
    0.0.0.0 www.storesurprise.com
    0.0.0.0 www.stormyachiever.com
    0.0.0.0 www.stormyshock.com
    0.0.0.0 www.stormysponge.com
    0.0.0.0 www.straightnest.com
    0.0.0.0 www.strivesidewalk.com
    0.0.0.0 www.structuresofa.com
    0.0.0.0 www.succeedscene.com
    0.0.0.0 www.superficialsink.com
    0.0.0.0 www.swimslope.com
    0.0.0.0 www.terribleturkey.com
    0.0.0.0 www.thirdrespect.com
    0.0.0.0 www.throattrees.com
    0.0.0.0 www.tidytrail.com
    0.0.0.0 www.tracedesire.com
    0.0.0.0 www.trickycelery.com
    0.0.0.0 www.tritetongue.com
    0.0.0.0 www.truckstomatoes.com
    0.0.0.0 www.unknowntray.com
    0.0.0.0 www.unusualtitle.com
    0.0.0.0 www.voicevegetable.com
    0.0.0.0 www.wateryvan.com
    0.0.0.0 www.wirecomic.com
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    0.0.0.0 zbwp6ghm.com
     
  8. thelonelycoder

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    @Mutzli sounds very Swiss BTW.
     
  9. jack901

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    so the only way to add them is to manually type in to 1 ad domain to blocklist? did not see any list to read or to import.
    thanks


     
  10. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    Open the /tmp/<your device>/adblocking/blacklist.txt in an editor and paste the posted list to the end of it.
    Save it and then in the AB UI enter el and edit blacklist to convert the IP to the ps IP. Then process the list.
     
  11. Butterfly Bones

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    Instructions are in the post you quoted.

     
  12. jack901

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    apparently I did not understand blacklist , but anyway thank you! it worked great.
    thanks for your patience.

     
  13. Mutzli

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    Yes, that was my cats name when I used to live in Switzerland.
     
  14. Makaveli

    Makaveli Regular Contributor

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    Thanks for the code made this super quick to do.
     
  15. ^Tripper^

    ^Tripper^ Occasional Visitor

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    Are these instructions for all users of AB?
     
  16. thelonelycoder

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    This is more to support the Streisand effect than the actual need to block a single domain, functionalclam.com in this case.
    The company behind it, Admiral, owns the domains in the blacklist I posted.

    We are all affected by brute force measures such as that silly DMCA takedown request Admiral threatened GitHub and possibly EasyList with.

    So yes, unless Singapore is outside of the earthly internet DNS zone, this blacklist can be added to any ad-blocker using hosts file based blocking.
    AB-Solution is one of them.
     
  17. Mutzli

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    I found this discussion on Github about the difficulties of finding and blocking all of Admiral's domain names. https://github.com/paulgb/BarbBlock/issues/4#issuecomment-322018147

    Apparently they own hundreds if not thousands of domain names. Some of them hosted on Amazon and Google cloud servers which can change IP addresses any time depending on the servers that host them.
    If Admiral can set a precedence with this DMCA take down, adblocking would become a real PITA.
     
  18. thelonelycoder

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    The IP changes are not a problem for hosts based blockers. Hosts, or domains are resolved by the DNS Servers on which all rely on for the internet to work.
    But the DMCA request, if approved, is the worrisome part.
    But then, what good is it, are they going to drag me to court if I were to host a hosts file? There are thousands of places that host these files. GitHub is just one of them.
     
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  19. RMerlin

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    Just move everything outside of the US. The DMCA is an American law.
     
  20. Rimmel

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    Has anyone compiled a whitelist of domains that may be useful to people? e.g. popular gaming domains for PS3/4, Xbox etc etc?

    Example: when my son says why is my EA sports game suddenly taking 5 minutes to load, then I will need to start search for domains to whitelist - Steam is another one etc etc

    I can find blacklists, but a good whitelist would be infinitely useful as well.

    thanks in advance
    Rimmel
     

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