Ad Blocker for Note 10+

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Cyclops1055

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Apart from Adguard, are there other ad blockers that not only block system wide ads but also remove the ad placeholder(I think that's what it's called) on the web page, instead of showing a grey box with sad smiley face where the ad is suppose to be?
 

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Blokada works pretty good. Tried Samsung disconnect (Galaxy store). A bit pricy and recently started giving up on some ads..

Blokada works great for ad blocking. You will need to find it on the internet, as it is not in any store. The down side it is a VPN based app, even if you do not use the VPN portion of it.
 
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Cyclops1055

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Blokada works pretty good. Tried Samsung disconnect (Galaxy store). A bit pricy and recently started giving up on some ads..

Blokada works great for ad blocking. You will need to find it on the internet, as it is not in any store. The down side it is a VPN based app, even if you do not use the VPN portion of it.

But does Blokada remove the blocked ad placeholders?
 
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ceo.mtcl

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At home. Doesn't really do anything for the rest of the time someone isn't at home.


I have an Asus router and dynamic DNS from asus is free. My pihole is exposed to internet and I use that from outside if I want. You can also just use adguard's DNS as your custom dns and get a "free" pihole option.
 

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I got app from Note 8 days called Disconnect Pro from Samsung Store and it works with KNOX so its system level ad blocking and it works fine with Note 10+

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I have an Asus router and dynamic DNS from asus is free. My pihole is exposed to internet and I use that from outside if I want. You can also just use adguard's DNS as your custom dns and get a "free" pihole option.

The DNS option is cool but it's never been a better solution than what I have experienced with rooted options and also adhell.

I still get ads.

The pi hole thing is cool and all but frankly I don't use my phone that much at home and my computer's are already adfree

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I got app from Note 8 days called Disconnect Pro from Samsung Store and it works with KNOX so its system level ad blocking and it works fine with Note 10+

Should also mention it's about 30 bucks isn't it?
 

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The DNS option is cool but it's never been a better solution than what I have experienced with rooted options and also adhell.

I still get ads.

The pi hole thing is cool and all but frankly I don't use my phone that much at home and my computer's are already adfree

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Should also mention it's about 30 bucks isn't it?

well i got it for 5$ as part of promotion
 

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I'm a developer myself and a tech enthusiast, and I don't mind spending $$$s on things I like.

My reviews are based on four factors.
1. Strength of adblocking,
2. Security
3. Price
4. Ease of disabling adblocking.

The reason why I need to disable adblocking from time to time is because of some redirection links don't play well with adblocking. And some other situations where I need to click on an ad.

Paid:
1. Adguard Pro: In my opinion, the paid version of adguard does the best adblocking via the VPN it creates. It also works with socks5 proxy if you want to use a secondary vpn like PIA. This is exactly my preferred setup, I paid for a lifetime subscription for this for $12 for 2 mobile and 2 computer license. Yes, I did get a good deal at that point. It is also very easy on battery and I highly recommend this if $$$s are not a problem.

1. Strength of adblocking: Perfect (can add custom lists if more blocking is needed)
2. Security: adblocking is done locally on your phone so highly secure. Your request URLs and data isn't going out to a remote dns server.
3. Price: expensive
4. Ease of disabling adblocking: easy, just from a dropdown in notifications.

Free:
Now let's come to adguard DNS or pihole as a DNS server option. Adguard DNS blocks all ads for me. You can use it either directly by entering it in the settings (I dont like this option though because if you temporarily want to disable adblocking, its pain in the butt.) I like using the DNS servers using a simulated VPN app for DNS changers. There are quite a few available on play store. My favorite one is : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aykutcevik.dnschanger

Adguard DNS via DNS changer:

1. Strength of adblocking: high, but not customizable, whatever they offer as blocking you gotta live with it. However, note that they are pretty good with blocking ads. I never felt any problem.
2. Security: all requests go out to a remote DNS server, which either allows the request or blocks it. So not secure at all.
3. Price: free
4. Ease of disabling adblocking: easy with a DNS changer software.

PiHole via DNS changer:

1. Strength of adblocking: High, you get super high control over ad blocking.
2. Security: The DNS server is at your home so its secure. Your data won't go out to any other company.
3. Price: Needs an always on server running at home. People usually get a raspberry pi for this. If you need adblocking outside of your home, you'll also need a dynamic DNS service or a static IP address, which can be expensive. But you get what you pay for. You can do a lot more with this setup if you are a tech enthusiast like me.
4. Ease of setting it up and disabling adblocking: You need to be technically fairly comfortable with linux to set it up. There are some simple scripts and guides online though. Disabling is easy though.
 

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    block ad without any software
    setting> Connection> More Connection Setting> click on Private DNS > Click Private DNS Provider Hostnane and write down dns.adguard.com .save and restart mobile
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    I'm a developer myself and a tech enthusiast, and I don't mind spending $$$s on things I like.

    My reviews are based on four factors.
    1. Strength of adblocking,
    2. Security
    3. Price
    4. Ease of disabling adblocking.

    The reason why I need to disable adblocking from time to time is because of some redirection links don't play well with adblocking. And some other situations where I need to click on an ad.

    Paid:
    1. Adguard Pro: In my opinion, the paid version of adguard does the best adblocking via the VPN it creates. It also works with socks5 proxy if you want to use a secondary vpn like PIA. This is exactly my preferred setup, I paid for a lifetime subscription for this for $12 for 2 mobile and 2 computer license. Yes, I did get a good deal at that point. It is also very easy on battery and I highly recommend this if $$$s are not a problem.

    1. Strength of adblocking: Perfect (can add custom lists if more blocking is needed)
    2. Security: adblocking is done locally on your phone so highly secure. Your request URLs and data isn't going out to a remote dns server.
    3. Price: expensive
    4. Ease of disabling adblocking: easy, just from a dropdown in notifications.

    Free:
    Now let's come to adguard DNS or pihole as a DNS server option. Adguard DNS blocks all ads for me. You can use it either directly by entering it in the settings (I dont like this option though because if you temporarily want to disable adblocking, its pain in the butt.) I like using the DNS servers using a simulated VPN app for DNS changers. There are quite a few available on play store. My favorite one is : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aykutcevik.dnschanger

    Adguard DNS via DNS changer:

    1. Strength of adblocking: high, but not customizable, whatever they offer as blocking you gotta live with it. However, note that they are pretty good with blocking ads. I never felt any problem.
    2. Security: all requests go out to a remote DNS server, which either allows the request or blocks it. So not secure at all.
    3. Price: free
    4. Ease of disabling adblocking: easy with a DNS changer software.

    PiHole via DNS changer:

    1. Strength of adblocking: High, you get super high control over ad blocking.
    2. Security: The DNS server is at your home so its secure. Your data won't go out to any other company.
    3. Price: Needs an always on server running at home. People usually get a raspberry pi for this. If you need adblocking outside of your home, you'll also need a dynamic DNS service or a static IP address, which can be expensive. But you get what you pay for. You can do a lot more with this setup if you are a tech enthusiast like me.
    4. Ease of setting it up and disabling adblocking: You need to be technically fairly comfortable with linux to set it up. There are some simple scripts and guides online though. Disabling is easy though.
    3
    I use Private DNS (Settings -> More connection settings -> Private DNS) dns.adguard.com and does a pretty good job.
    You tube Vanced is also helpful to get rid of youtube ads.
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    I wish adhell would come back!

    If you don't mind a little de-compiling of another app that has a working KNOX key and hacking that together with the Adhell program....you still can :highfive:
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    I got app from Note 8 days called Disconnect Pro from Samsung Store and it works with KNOX so its system level ad blocking and it works fine with Note 10+

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