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7 hours ago, Vistaboy said:

Please Sampei, can you tell why Ads (0/3)?

I have two custom lists that are more efficient than the predefined ones:

1) Extremely Condensed Adblocking List

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Originally made as a proof-of-concept to see how few entries that a modern-day adblocker would need to block ads, this list aims for at least 90% of EasyList's coverage with less than 0.1% as many entries.

2) EU US most prevalent ads & trackers ABP format

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This blocklist is based on surveys of most used advertising and tracking technology (e.g. surveys of W3C, W3Tech and the on-line marketing community itself). These tech surveys are held once a year. This is the reason of the low update frequency (365 days and ad hoc corrections to correct website breakage). The surveys are oriented on Europe and North America, this is the reason this blocklist contains mostly EU and US based advertising and tracking networks.

In advertising the number one (Google) has a marketshare of around 40 percent, Facebook the number two hits the 20 percent mark while the number three Comscore just has a little over 2.5% marketshare. For comparison Amazon with its huge webstore generates about the same advertising traffic on its own website. Number 100 on this list is probably used at 5000 websites of the Alexa Top 300.000 websites, while number 250 may only track you on 500 websites of the Alexa Top 300.000.

When you decide to use this filter, it is good practice to add you language specific Easylist filter. Language specific filters often contain specific block and hide rules of the websites you visit (first party). This blocklist aims to block advertising and tracking networks which are used on the websites you visit (third-party). That is why they supplement each other well.

 

And as you can see I have also entered the specific language list:

2A) EasyList Italy (minified)

These lists are more than enough to stop ADS.

Note that I also use Noscript.

Those who don't use Noscript can set uBlock Origin in medium mode.

To get an ADS block with identical effect.

 

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2 hours ago, Sampei.Nihira said:

I have two custom lists that are more efficient than the predefined ones:

1) Extremely Condensed Adblocking List

2) EU US most prevalent ads & trackers ABP format

And as you can see I have also entered the specific language list:

2A) EasyList Italy (minified)

These lists are more than enough to stop ADS.

Note that I also use Noscript.

Those who don't use Noscript can set uBlock Origin in medium mode.

To get an ADS block with identical effect.

 

:hello:

Thanks for detailed answer. I think you're perfectly right on positive effects of decreasing adblock entries for a smooth efficitent web browsing, but the next warning (not cited) quote of Extremely Condensed Adblocking List:

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Beware that this list doesn't have nearly as good coverage against malware sites as what EasyList has

let me think that for an old OS like XP (moreover whose source code getting leaked) it's maybe little better to give priority to safety at the expense of efficiency adblock listing. But in W7-W10 scenario your choice it's really worth of implementing.

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EasyList does not have a malware tag in the Filterlist.
Just do a simple search by Tags.
The purpose of the list is to block ads:

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If the blocking of ads also prevents the opening of pop-ups with possible malware content as a secondary effect, this decreases in value for those who use the Kees1958 list + Noscript.

As you can see in my custom lists there are antiphishing and antimalwares lists as well.
And in "my filters" I use my very personal Spamhaus list of 17 rules compared to the default of 10.

Not to mention the rule:

||HTTP://*^$third-party,~stylesheet,~media,~image

This simple single rule blocks all third-party requests (including XMLHTTPrequest, WebSocket, WebRTC, Ping, Object and ObjectSubrequests and Other e.g. beacons), so it provides more protection than uB0 medium mode protection which ‘only’ blocks third-party scripts and (i)frames (subdocuments in AdBlockPlus syntax).

It is possible to calculate today that the simple rule above alone blocks at least 30-40% of malicious websites.

I believe I am sufficiently protected even in a W.XP OS if we consider that uBlock Origin is only a small part of my security configuration.:yes::hello:

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On 1/7/2021 at 8:32 PM, Sampei.Nihira said:

If the blocking of ads also prevents the opening of pop-ups with possible malware content as a secondary effect, this decreases in value for those who use the Kees1958 list + Noscript.

Not to mention the rule:


||HTTP://*^$third-party,~stylesheet,~media,~image

This simple single rule blocks all third-party requests (including XMLHTTPrequest, WebSocket, WebRTC, Ping, Object and ObjectSubrequests and Other e.g. beacons), so it provides more protection than uB0 medium mode protection which ‘only’ blocks third-party scripts and (i)frames (subdocuments in AdBlockPlus syntax).

It is possible to calculate today that the simple rule above alone blocks at least 30-40% of malicious websites.

I believe I am sufficiently protected even in a W.XP OS if we consider that uBlock Origin is only a small part of my security configuration.:yes::hello:

My fault, never fallen in love with Noscript because of his aggressivity and tricky learning curve

But i've borrowed that great rule, applied and saved it in a uBlock backup folder for future reference :worship::hello:

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! The Most Abused Top Level Domains
! https://www.spamhaus.org/statistics/tlds/
||rest^$all
||gq^$all
||work^$all
||tk^$all
||ml^$all
||viajes^$all
||casa^$all
||london^$all
||cf^$all
||fail^$all
||surf^$all
||exposed^$all
||fit^$all
||date^$all
||golf^$all
||email^$all
||top^$all

The syntax of the list changed on the advice of Raymond Hill himself.
The domains "cam" and "asia" reached a low score of 1.19 and have been removed from the list.

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The Mozilla team takes the cookies problem seriously:

 

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/02/23/total-cookie-protection/

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/01/26/supercookie-protections/

In the absence of these features in our browsers, the use of efficient anti-tracking lists becomes essential.

 

I'm checking to enable advanced settings in my CCleaner:

  • Mozilla DOM Store *
  • HTML5 Store *
  • Cookies and HSTS Cookies *

It might be interesting, in the absence of the advanced settings that I use in CCleaner, to use an extension.

Just one example for your attention, below:

 

https://github.com/JustOff/cookies-exterminator

https://github.com/JustOff/cookies-exterminator/releases/tag/2.9.10

 

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37 minutes ago, Sampei.Nihira said:

I'm checking to enable advanced settings in my CCleaner:

  • Mozilla DOM Store *
  • HTML5 Store *
  • Cookies and HSTS Cookies *

It might be interesting, in the absence of the advanced settings that I use in CCleaner, to use an extension.

Yeah, I'm only on CCleaner V5.41.6446 (portable - nothing but the application alone)

I think I was (mistakenly) under the impression my settings were taking care of this; however, now I see, that is not the case :(

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Please do keep us posted if you are able to get these advanced settings.

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Interesting article of some days ago:

 

https://adguard.com/en/blog/cname-tracking.html

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Browsers themselves can't protect users from CNAME-cloaked tracking. But content blockers can: AdGuard and AdGuard DNS, as well as uBO on Mozilla Firefox already block such "hidden trackers"

UBO on Mozilla Firefox,but not UBO Legacy with New Moon, because only UBO >= version 1.25.0 has this feature.

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Now we're making the full list of all known CNAME-cloaked trackers publicly available as a part of the AdGuard Tracking Protection Filter

I therefore recommend that MSFN members enable this list in their UBO Legacy.
Although it appears that Easy Privacy has recently included the same ( probably) CNAME list.

Another way to get CNAME protection is to use AdGuard DNS.

 

P.S.

The ηMatrix extension also has a CNAME protection feature.
But its reliability is to be proved

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I tried to calculate the percentage of CNAME trackers blocking done by my lists in UBO Legacy.

If the mathematical formula I used is correct:

((3215 -294)/3215)*100 = 90.86 %

But I may have been wrong.
Any MSFN member is free to correct my possible mistake.:yes:

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On 12/4/2020 at 11:56 AM, Sampei.Nihira said:

I have inserted in "My filter" the top 10 updated TLDs taken from the database of:

https://www.spamhaus.org/statistics/tlds/

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/DandelionSprout/adfilt/master/Alternate versions Anti-Malware List/AntiMalwareABP.txt

Edit - 09 december


! The 10 Most Abused Top Level Domains
! https://www.spamhaus.org/statistics/tlds/
||*.rest^$all
||*.gq^$all
||*.work^$all
||*.tk^$all
||*.ml^$all
||*.viajes^$all
||*.casa^$all
||*.london^$all
||*.cf^$all
||*.fail^$all
||*.surf^$all
! Dandelion Sprout's Bad top-level domains
! https://raw.githubusercontent.com/DandelionSprout/adfilt/master/Alternate%20versions%20Anti-Malware%20List/AntiMalwareABP.txt
||*.ga^$all
||*.pw^$all
||*.loan^$all
||*.agency^$all
||*.gdn^$all
||*.bid^$all
||*.top^$all

Each line of code with the "all" function is equivalent to 5 rules.
Today Raymond Hill decided a change that allows the reuse of the rules *****, we hope it will be followed by Just Off for the legacy version of UBO.

If any MSFN member is interested I am willing to share my general rules in My filters.:yes::hello:

 

*****

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/commit/c77f697b4b7b1060a5e3217116c2920d81bfb77b

 

I'm interested, thanks

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