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  1. #1
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    Default Adblocker performance vs Chrome and issues

    How does it compare to the adblock extension for Google Chrome? I ask because, while it appears to be working (on the dashboard it is marking up "blocked ad events" from right now), from a browsing experience it doesn't look like it.

    What I mean is, on IE for example, I load up speedtest.net and the entire widget is surrounded by ads. Top, bottom, both sides. But on Chrome with the extension, only one on the top.

    Same thing with youtube. If I navigate there on Chrome, no ads. If I use my mobile (connected to the same LAN), or use IE, or disable the adblock chrome extension, I get the ads in front of videos.

    So what gives?

    Like I said, on the dashboard it IS adding up ads that it blocks but just doesn't seem like it does an adequate job at all.

    I read that untangle's adblock doesn't block https adds. Can it? When I first set up the untangle, it seemed to block all the youtube ads but no longer does. I have updated the ad list.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Weird. I also use Untangle's ad blocker. I just went to speedtest.net (and beta.speedtest.net). For me there were 0 ads. none.

    There were the normal links to other services speedtest endorses at the top, but no ads on the sides or bottom.

    I do use Untangle's SSL Inspector module though. Maybe that is why mine worked better/differently?
    Last edited by JasonJoel; 04-17-2017 at 05:23 PM.

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    Interesting. I added that and it did block every ad from speedtest.net as well as youtube ads. Interesting though because speedtest was http not https so why would "decryption of https and smtps" allow the ads to be blocked off an http site?

    Also, is that the solution? You have to run SSL Inspector? I don't think it's worth $120 for home use just to block ads on my mobile app, something my pc can do for free with adblock in chrome. Thoughts?

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    Where does the $120 figure come from?

    A home license is $50 for all apps.

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    I think the home license is worth it for ANY home user, in all circumstances at the cost of $50/yr. But that is a narrow minded opinion based on the fact I use a lot of the features in Untangle that are only available in the paid apps (like full use of Web Filter).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonJoel View Post
    I think the home license is worth it for ANY home user, in all circumstances at the cost of $50/yr. But that is a narrow minded opinion based on the fact I use a lot of the features in Untangle that are only available in the paid apps (like full use of Web Filter).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctaranto View Post
    Where does the $120 figure come from?

    A home license is $50 for all apps.
    When I installed the app it said "free trial buy now". I went there and it said "starting at $10.00 a month!"

    I wasn't aware there was a home license that included all apps for $50/year (correct?).

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