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2nd September 2015, 05:37 AM |#4051  
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Glad I can be of help, i used logcat app to find the host, it was buried along with other URL's that completely disabled all images but after some testing i got the right one.

With that said, my wife used Chrome and I've installed the latest version of Adaway(Greatest app ever) but she still has ads all over as if adaway is not working at all. I made sure Chrome's "Data Saver" is off which it was by default and the ads still show up. I use firefox and i don't have this problem but if I also use the Google search bar to do a simple search for petsmart the first link that shows up is an Ad just like on my wifes phone. What am I missing to prevent the ads on google search and Chrome from appearing?

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No takers huh? I assume the google ads that show up in Google search and Chrome are normal and no way to prevent them from showing up?
2nd September 2015, 08:08 AM |#4052  
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can you post a log cat maybe we can see what it is doing. sure you have proper root and r/w access to system?

Looks like the error is due to host source adblock.mahakala.is (Issues #626, #633)

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FATAL EXCEPTION: IntentService[AdAwayApplyService]

Process: org.adaway, PID: 11737

java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Failed to allocate a 52 byte allocation with 20 free bytes and 20B until OOM

at java.util.regex.Pattern.matcher(Pattern.java:297)

at org.adaway.util.HostsParser.parse(HostsParser.java :89)

at org.adaway.util.HostsParser.<init>(HostsParser.jav a:53)

at org.adaway.service.ApplyService.apply(ApplyService .java:289)

at org.adaway.service.ApplyService.doWakefulWork(Appl yService.java:100)

at com.commonsware.cwac.wakeful.WakefulIntentService. onHandleIntent(WakefulIntentService.java:100)

at android.app.IntentService$ServiceHandler.handleMes sage(IntentService.java:65)

at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:10 2)

at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:135)

at android.os.HandlerThread.run(HandlerThread.java:61 )

[ 09-01 11:24:34.159 20028:20046 E/AndroidRuntime ]

FATAL EXCEPTION: IntentService[AdAwayApplyService]

Process: org.adaway, PID: 20028

java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: OutOfMemoryError thrown while trying to throw OutOfMemoryError; no stack available

2nd September 2015, 08:38 AM |#4053  
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No takers huh? I assume the google ads that show up in Google search and Chrome are normal and no way to prevent them from showing up?

In chrome...

In the address bar type "chrome://flags" without quotation marks.

And disable the following two flags if they are enabled or in default position.

1. "Enable Experiment Data Reduction Proxy"

2. "Data Saver Lo-Fi mode"

I am not 100% sure this will fix it, but this sounds like the way Google sneaks their ads past adaway.
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2nd September 2015, 03:47 PM |#4054  
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why new apk 3.0.2 is 5.3mb? it's a lot bigger that the 3.0.1 that was only 3.7mb

tnx

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Latest version throws an FC when I try to search for adware (last entry in menu).

LG G4 H815 Stock 5.1 FW, rooted and xposed installed.

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2nd September 2015, 05:11 PM |#4055  
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Glad I can be of help, i used logcat app to find the host, it was buried along with other URL's that completely disabled all images but after some testing i got the right one.

With that said, my wife used Chrome and I've installed the latest version of Adaway(Greatest app ever) but she still has ads all over as if adaway is not working at all. I made sure Chrome's "Data Saver" is off which it was by default and the ads still show up. I use firefox and i don't have this problem but if I also use the Google search bar to do a simple search for petsmart the first link that shows up is an Ad just like on my wifes phone. What am I missing to prevent the ads on google search and Chrome from appearing?

Cheers

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Tested it, but it doesn't work.

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In chrome...

In the address bar type "chrome://flags" without quotation marks.

And disable the following two flags if they are enabled or in default position.

1. "Enable Experiment Data Reduction Proxy"

2. "Data Saver Lo-Fi mode"

I am not 100% sure this will fix it, but this sounds like the way Google sneaks their ads past adaway.

does not make a difference, I think my assumptions about this is correct. Plus I don't have Chrome myself, I just use the google Search feature from time to time.
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2nd September 2015, 06:04 PM |#4056  
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why new apk 3.0.2 is 5.3mb? it's a lot bigger that the 3.0.1 that was only 3.7mb

One last minute change was I added the 64bit architectures. So all the newer phones and nexus9 that are 64bit have been running this 32bit only app. With 3.0.2 they get 64bit. I doubt its a noticeable change from a user but its better to run on the native arch if you can. Those extra libraries bumped the size of the app. All it effects is initial download of the apk size.
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2nd September 2015, 07:43 PM |#4057  
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Now might be as good a time as any for a few reminders. Trying to get rid of all "ads" is somewhat pointless and unrealistic. Many of the items discussed here might be seen as unnecessary ads by the user but from a content provider standpoint's, they are relevant and often crucial pieces of information.

AdAway can only deal with content processed through the local DNS scheme (i.e. through the hosts file). It can't do anything about shortened or encoded URLs (yes, Google, you!), javascript-generated or CSS-generated content, etc.

What I gather from questions here is that many people are actually looking for a way to dynamically modify the information displayed by web pages, a completely separate matter from URL redirection.

There ARE browser-specific tools to "hide" web content but they typically require much more user involvement and only alter the display, not what is being actually transmitted. Research what extensions or addons are available for your particular browser and you might find suitable tools to be used in conjunction with AdAway, even though few are practical for mobile devices.

I know it's heresy to some, but sometimes the wisest approach is to ignore a few annoying display elements here and there. If AdAway keeps 99% of what you see on your screen relatively junk-free, you're doing fine. The Internet will never be totally tailored to your personal needs or wishes. Oh yeah, also remember that NOT using apps or sites that display too much garbage works fine too...
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2nd September 2015, 07:52 PM |#4058  
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also remember that NOT using apps or sites that display too much garbage works fine too...

The problem is that the google search widget yields ads at the top of every search so the only solution is to ditch Google Search/Chrome etc.

I personally use Firefox with add blocking extension and it works great, no ads what so ever, however I don't have the ability to search using voice commands quickly which is the only reason why i use the Google search widget. With that said, as i suspected there is no way to avoid ads using Google Search or Chrome from showing up no matter what app you use.

PS: for others who think adding your desktop hosts list to adaway or using MoaAB it does not matter, I tried adding Easylist which is what most use and confirmed via logs it blocks the ads that are normally generated in Google search, those same hosts applied to Android don't . Some ads are hard codes and show up in other ways than DNS and pointed out. I'll do some more exploring to see if there is something else that can be done but i'm not too optimistic.
2nd September 2015, 08:14 PM |#4059  
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The problem is that the google search widget yields ads at the top of every search so the only solution is to ditch Google Search/Chrome etc.

I personally use Firefox with add blocking extension and it works great, no ads what so ever, however I don't have the ability to search using voice commands quickly which is the only reason why i use the Google search widget. With that said, as i suspected there is no way to avoid ads using Google Search or Chrome from showing up no matter what app you use.

PS: for others who think adding your desktop hosts list to adaway or using MoaAB it does not matter, I tried adding Easylist which is what most use and confirmed via logs it blocks the ads that are normally generated in Google search, those same hosts applied to Android don't . Some ads are hard codes and show up in other ways than DNS and pointed out. I'll do some more exploring to see if there is something else that can be done but i'm not too optimistic.

I'm not sure to which ads you refer. The attached screenshot is the result of a quick "OK Google Justin Bieber" voice search on my Note 3. Aren't those the results one can expect from such as simple (and silly) search?
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2nd September 2015, 08:19 PM |#4060  
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Now might be as good a time as any for a few reminders. Trying to get rid of all "ads" is somewhat pointless and unrealistic. Many of the items discussed here might be seen as unnecessary ads by the user but from a content provider standpoint's, they are relevant and often crucial pieces of information.

AdAway can only deal with content processed through the local DNS scheme (i.e. through the hosts file). It can't do anything about shortened or encoded URLs (yes, Google, you!), javascript-generated or CSS-generated content, etc.

What I gather from questions here is that many people are actually looking for a way to dynamically modify the information displayed by web pages, a completely separate matter from URL redirection.

There ARE browser-specific tools to "hide" web content but they typically require much more user involvement and only alter the display, not what is being actually transmitted. Research what extensions or addons are available for your particular browser and you might find suitable tools to be used in conjunction with AdAway, even though few are practical for mobile devices.

I know it's heresy to some, but sometimes the wisest approach is to ignore a few annoying display elements here and there. If AdAway keeps 99% of what you see on your screen relatively junk-free, you're doing fine. The Internet will never be totally tailored to your personal needs or wishes. Oh yeah, also remember that NOT using apps or sites that display too much garbage works fine too...

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I'm not sure to which ads you refer. The attached screenshot is the result of a quick "OK Google Justin Bieber" voice search on my Note 3. Aren't those the results one can expect from such as simple (and silly) search?

Do a search for "Petsmart" this is what me ad my wife get. S6 Edge, OE2

Now unless I'm missing something that sponsored ad at the top should not be there, it isn't on the desktop, nor mobile firefox with the addon. However using Google search or Chrome on Android will yield this type of result on most searches.

https://img.xda-cdn.com/LI59GmwkewF3alofr9r0Ti4bgcs=/http%3A%2F%2Fi61.tinypic.com%2F2vc6u5l.jpg
2nd September 2015, 08:46 PM |#4061  
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Do a search for "Petsmart" this is what me ad my wife get. S6 Edge, OE2

Now unless I'm missing something that sponsored ad at the top should not be there, it isn't on the desktop, nor mobile firefox with the addon. However using Google search or Chrome on Android will yield this type of result on most searches.
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Maybe you don't think the ad should be there, but apparently Google disagrees and frankly that seems reasonable to me. I'm not sure how any process could realistically filter out this type of data which after all is extremely relevant to your search. Whatever you use on your desktop and Firefox doesn't use the Android Google Services or Google App. If your issue is with Google Search and how Google deals with your Advertising ID, you may want to review the section on "Ads" in your Google Settings app.

Not that it needs to be pointed out again, but this has nothing to do with the simple DNS redirection process optionally facilitated by AdAway.
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