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There are alternatives, but this was the first of its kind to greatly improve performance (in terms of system resources), after the previous legend, Adblock Plus.

Ublock Origin

Easy Mode

Ublock Origin is the best security software, ad blocker, and coin mining blocker for your web browser. It's installed as a web browser extension and improves the performance of your web browser. In my opinion, it's the only daily-driver security software anyone would need. With the exception of certain persons, that would press a button when a flashing light would tell them: “you are infected, and need to press this button to disinfect”. Even then, I still think it's good enough. Adding more security software will just drive anyone mad.

Upon installing the Ublock Origin extension, you're done. You are using it on easy mode. Easy mode uses some filter lists that you're automatically subscribed to. They are updated regularly. If you look in Ublock Origin settings, the lists are in plain text. There's nothing secretive about them. While there are other lists to which you can subscribe, the default lists are the most user-friendly.

Basically, the lists are made of domains that provide advertising content. The list will also have domains with malicious content. Like all things monopoly, they centralize these things. Oops, did I just say that? Anyway, because they centralize, it makes it easier to block them. So, while you are visiting example.com, no data from ads-distribution.com or malwares-r-us.com will end up in your face.

You can also add filters from http://filterlists.com, but adding too many may keep web sites from working. The basic set of filters is best, as they are chosen for their ease-of-use. I do make exception with filter lists that prevent crypto-currency mining, otherwise known as coin blocker lists. Bad domains will use your CPU to create crypto-currency. These will especially make your computer run slow, and kill your battery life.

That's easy mode. If you choose to use it on medium mode, your browser will be even more snappier and use even less system resources.

Medium Mode

Medium mode is definitely not for everyone, but it makes pages more bearable for me. In essence, you are trying to load even less junk than with easy mode. The goal is to load only the content you are interested in reading/viewing. You'd be surprised how many scripts are loading even on easy mode. The scripts are programs, that, for example, watch every single thing you do on the site, and on other sites as well. I don't know what they're doing, but they certainly don't have to do with my reading the website. All I know, is that they are too much for my old laptop to handle. I'm trying to be practical.

Medium mode in Ublock Origin works by blocking any data from a different domain than the one you are visiting. If you are on cnn.com, you don't want content or scripts being run from we-own-you.com.

To simplify web browsing in medium mode, I have added, over time, the following ruleset to bypass medium mode, and route any website's requests to the default “easy mode” filtering. This by trial and error upon visiting sites that don't work, because they need access to another domain. One line per rule, each allows the named 3rd party site to bypass medium mode. The list reads as “any-site-you're-at(*) asking-for-domain.com bypasses-to-easy-mode(* noop). The first two lines are different: they are, in essence, what it means to be on medium mode.

I actually don't have to be writing these rules as I go along. The Ublock-origin user interface allows me to set a rule by clicking a button. I do go back and manually clean up my rulesets every few months, using an ancient word-count program. You can learn more detail on how to use medium mode in the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIYcI2tEqo8. If you prefer written instructions: https://www.maketecheasier.com/ultimate-ublock-origin-superusers-guide

* * 3p-frame block
* * 3p-script block
* amazonaws.com * noop
* bootstrapcdn.com * noop
* cloudflare.com * noop
* cloudfront.net * noop
* evbstatic.com * noop
* eventbrite.com * noop
* google.com * noop
* googleapis.com * noop
* gstatic.com * noop
* hearstapps.com * noop
* jquery.com * noop
* jsdelivr.net * noop
* kinja-img.com * noop
* kinja-static.com * noop
* livehelpnow.net * noop
* liveperson.net * noop
* lpsnmedia.net * noop
* netdna-ssl.com * noop
* paypalobjects.com * noop
* recaptcha.net * noop
* salesforceliveagent.com * noop
* shopify.com * noop
* squarespace.com * noop
* translate.google.com * noop
* youtube-nocookie.com * noop
* youtube.com * noop
* vimeo.com * noop
* vimeocdn.com * noop
* ytimg.com * noop
* zdassets.com * noop
* zendesk.com * noop

You can also add any from the following site specific ruleset, assuming you use any of the included sites:

academia.edu academia-assets.com * noop
acestream.org acestream.net * noop
acestream.org torrentstream.org * noop
admin.google.com google-analytics.com * noop
afterdawn.com afterdawn.fi * noop
airbnb.com muscache.com * noop
alibaba.com alicdn.com * noop
alibaba.com aliunicorn.com * noop
alibaba.com cnzz.com * noop
alibaba.com taobao.com * noop
aliexpress.com alibaba.com * noop
aliexpress.com alicdn.com * noop
aliexpress.com alipay.com * noop
aliexpress.com alipayobjects.com * noop
aliexpress.com aliyun.com * noop
aliexpress.com taobao.com * noop
alternativeto.net auth0.com * noop
amazon.com akamaihd.net * noop
amazon.com media-amazon.com * noop
amazon.com ssl-images-amazon.com * noop
amazon.com.au ssl-images-amazon.com * noop
androidauthority.com androidauthority.net * noop
apple.com cdn-apple.com * noop
aws.amazon.com awsstatic.com * noop
babylon-software.com babsft.com * noop
bestbuy.com bbystatic.com * noop
bigbytes.net cdnassets.com * noop
bikebling.com paypal.com * noop
bikeinn.com tradeinn.com * noop
bikeradar.com cdnassets-bikeradar.global.ssl.fastly.net * noop
biotechwithoutborders.org squarespace.com * noop
biotechwithoutborders.org typekit.net * noop
brit.co britcdn.com * noop
busbud.com busbud-pubweb-assets.global.ssl.fastly.net * noop
cainiao.com alicdn.com * noop
cash.app cash-f.squarecdn.com * noop
chainreactioncycles.com bazaarvoice.com * noop
chase.com chasecdn.com * noop
citi.com eccmp.com * noop
clarin.com vodgc.net * noop
cloudflare.com discourse-cdn-aws1.com * noop
community.cloudflare.com discourse-cdn.com * noop
community.letsencrypt.org discourse-cdn.com * noop
comptroller.nyc.gov comptrollernyc.com * noop
consumerreports.org consumerreportscdn.org * noop
consumerreports.org cr.org * noop
cpanel.net cpanel.com * noop
createsend.ifixit.com createsend1.com * noop
cuny.edu pcdn.co * noop
cyberghostvpn.com cgvpn.info * noop
dailymotion.com dmcdn.net * noop
dengarden.com hubstatic.com * noop
deviantart.com deviantart.net * noop
dhgate.com dhresource.com * noop
digitalcitizen.life ampproject.org * noop
domesticshelters.org typekit.net * noop
download.cnet.com fdlstatic.com * noop
dropbox.com dropboxstatic.com * noop
dx.com dxcdn.com * noop
ebay.ca ebay.com * noop
ebay.ca ebaydesc.com * noop
ebay.ca ebayimg.com * noop
ebay.ca ebaystatic.com * noop
ebay.co.uk ebay.com * noop
ebay.co.uk ebaydesc.com * noop
ebay.co.uk ebayimg.com * noop
ebay.co.uk ebayrtm.com * noop
ebay.co.uk ebaystatic.com * noop
ebay.com ebaydesc.com * noop
ebay.com ebayimg.com * noop
ebay.com ebayrtm.com * noop
ebay.com ebaystatic.com * noop
ebay.com paypal.com * noop
ebay.com.au ebaystatic.com * noop
ecowatch.com rbl.ms * noop
en.aptoide.com ravenjs.com * noop
ergobuyer.com bigcommerce.com * noop
espn.co.uk espn.com * noop
espn.co.uk espncdn.com * noop
eventbrite.com evbstatic.com * noop
eventbrite.com evbuc.com * noop
examine.com examinecdn.com * noop
examine.com raxcdn.com * noop
expedia.com travel-assets.com * noop
facebook.com fbcdn.net * noop
fairwheelbikes.com bigcommerce.com * noop
fairwheelbikes.com jirafe.com * noop
fastoolnow.com yswcdn.com * noop
firefox.com mozilla.net * noop
fitbit.com lithium.com * noop
fiverr.com discourse-cdn-sjc1.com * noop
fiverr.com fiverrcdn.com * noop
forbes.com forbesimg.com * noop
foxsports.com foxdcg.com * noop
foxtext.com kxcdn.com * noop
gcemetery.co b-cdn.net * noop
gcemetery.co disqus.com * noop
gcemetery.co disquscdn.com * noop
getintomylife.com amazon-adsystem.com * noop
gitlab.com gitlab-static.net * noop
gmx.com ui-portal.de * noop
godaddy.com wsimg.com * noop
gogetssl.com cdn77.org * noop
google.com googleusercontent.com * noop
goshippo.com addressy.com * noop
goshippo.com goshippo.com * noop
goshippo.com mxpnl.com * noop
groupon.com grouponcdn.com * noop
hollywoodreporter.com brightcove.net * noop
homedepot.com homedepot-static.com * noop
hostinger.com gravatar.com * noop
hostinger.com intercom.io * noop
hostinger.com intercomcdn.com * noop
hostsoch.in livechatinc.com * noop
ibm.com s81c.com * noop
iherb.com images-iherb.com * noop
imdb.com media-amazon.com * noop
imdb.com media-imdb.com * noop
imdb.com ssl-images-amazon.com * noop
independent.co.uk ampproject.org * noop
indiegogo.com iggcdn.com * noop
irishmirror.ie tm-awx.com * noop
itsfoss.com wp.com * noop
jumocomputer.com extreme-ip-lookup.com * noop
kayak.com r9cdn.net * noop
khanacademy.org kastatic.org * noop
kikwear.com paypal.com * noop
kikwear.com volusion.com * noop
labdoor.com labdoor.io * noop
leetcode.com alicdn.com * noop
linkedin.com licdn.com * noop
live.com office365.com * noop
login.live.com gfx.ms * noop
login.live.com msauth.net * noop
luckystarbus.com thawte.com * noop
matthewprovenchermd.com youtube-nocookie.com * noop
meetup.com meetupstatic.com * noop
meetup.com nr-data.net * noop
meetup.com polyfill.io * noop
microsoft.com aspnetcdn.com * noop
microsoft.com azureedge.net * noop
microsoftonline.com microsoftonline-p.com * noop
moocloud.esy.es moocloud.esy.es * noop
moviepass.com unpkg.com * noop
mozilla.org mozilla-community.org * noop
mozilla.org mozilla.net * noop
mozilla.org mozillademos.org * noop
na.s-tec.shimano.com wistia.net * noop
namecheap.com nc-img.com * noop
namesilo.com intercom.io * noop
namesilo.com intercomassets.com * noop
namesilo.com intercomcdn.com * noop
nerdondemand.com softaculous.com * noop
netdoctor.co.uk cdnds.net * noop
netflix.com nflxext.com * noop
netflix.com nflximg.net * noop
netflix.com nflxso.net * noop
newegg.com neweggimages.com * noop
nih.gov pubmed.gov * noop
nixos.org discourse-cdn-sjc2.com * noop
noxzema.com turnto.com * noop
nullprogram.com disqus.com * noop
nullprogram.com disquscdn.com * noop
nypost.com instagram.com * noop
nypost.com wp.com * noop
nytimes.com nyt.com * noop
okcupid.com okccdn.com * noop
online-tech-tips.com pcdn.co * noop
oreid.io oreid.io * noop
outdoorgearlab.com stackpathdns.com * noop
pafcuonline.org payanyone2.com * noop
pages.awscloud.com awsstatic.com * noop
pcgamer.com futurecdn.net * noop
performancebike.com bikenashbar.com * noop
pinterest.ch pinimg.com * noop
pinterest.com pinimg.com * noop
pipingrock.com pipingrock.com * noop
planetx.co.uk veinteractive.com * noop
quirktools.com mekineer.com * noop
quora.com quoracdn.net * noop
racefans.net f1fanatic.co.uk * noop
racefans.net youtube-nocookie.com * noop
racycles.com azureedge.net * noop
reddit.com gstatic.com * noop
reddit.com redditmedia.com * noop
reddit.com redditstatic.com * noop
redpillpsychotherapy.com wsimg.com * noop
republicwireless.com discourse-cdn-sjc1.com * noop
researchgate.net rgstatic.net * noop
rollingstone.com polyfill.io * noop
roomrs.co roomrs-backend.herokuapp.com * noop
satechi.net aspnetcdn.com * noop
sciencedirect.com sciencedirectassets.com * noop
scmp.com i-scmp.com * noop
sendatext.co kxcdn.com * noop
serverfault.com sstatic.net * noop
serverfault.com stackexchange.com * noop
shipstation.com hs-analytics.net * noop
skype.com live.com * noop
skype.com skypeassets.com * noop
smithsonianchannel.com brightcove.net * noop
softonic.com sftcdn.net * noop
sourceforge.net fsdn.com * noop
spareroom.com stripe.com * noop
speedtest.net cdnst.net * noop
spiritofhealthkc.com bigcommerce.com * noop
squareup.com ada.support * noop
squareup.com squarecdn.com * noop
stackexchange.com sstatic.net * noop
stackoverflow.com sstatic.net * noop
standard.co.uk ampproject.org * noop
statista.com statcdn.com * noop
stephaniediamond.com virb.com * noop
stephaniediamond.com virbcdn.com * noop
superuser.com sstatic.net * noop
support.southrivertech.com freshdesk.com * noop
swansonvitamins.com chasepaymentechhostedpay.com * noop
t-mobile.com assetsadobe.com * noop
t-nation.com discourse-cdn-sjc1.com * noop
taobao.com alibaba.com * noop
taobao.com alicdn.com * noop
taobao.com tmall.com * noop
target.com targetimg1.com * noop
teamviewer.com lithium.com * noop
teamviewer.com tv-static.net * noop
techradar.com futurecdn.net * noop
techrepublic.com cbsistatic.com * noop
ted.com tedcdn.com * noop
the5krunner.com worldssl.net * noop
thebikesmiths.com shopifycs.com * noop
therationalmale.com wp.com * noop
theunconventionalroute.com wp.com * noop
thewirecutter.com siren-production.global.ssl.fastly.net * noop
timewarnercable.com adobedtm.com * noop
timewarnercable.com nextit.com * noop
tmall.com aliapp.org * noop
tmall.com alibaba.com * noop
tmall.com alicdn.com * noop
tmall.com alipay.com * noop
tmall.com aliyun.com * noop
tmall.com mmstat.com * noop
tmall.com taobao.com * noop
tmall.com taobaocdn.com * noop
tmall.com tbcdn.cn * noop
tools.usps.com arcgisonline.com * noop
topbuzz.com ipstatp.com * noop
torrents.io torrentseeker.com * noop
trekbikes.com azureedge.net * noop
tribecoliving.com activehosted.com * noop
tripadvisor.com citymaps.io * noop
tripadvisor.com tacdn.com * noop
twitter.com twimg.com * noop
upwork.com paypal.com * noop
upwork.com static-upwork.com * noop
usps.com custhelp.com * noop
velobuildmall.com ly200-cdn.com * noop
verizonwireless.com vzw.com * noop
virustotal.com virustotalcloud.appspot.com * noop
vitacost.com bazaarvoice.com * noop
vox.com vox-cdn.com * noop
walgreens.com wag-static.com * noop
walmart.com walmartimages.com * noop
weather.com w-x.co * noop
wiggle.com wigglestatic.com * noop
wikipedia.org wikimedia.org * noop
amazon.co.uk ssl-images-amazon.com * noop
androidpolice.com gfycat.com * noop
bleepingcomputer.com bleepstatic.com * noop
cbssports.com cbsimg.net * noop
cbssports.com cbsinteractive.com * noop
cbssports.com cbsistatic.com * noop
cnet.com cbsistatic.com * noop
consumersearch.com amazon.com * noop
deviantart.com parastorage.com * noop
dropbox.com dropboxcaptcha.com * noop
healthline.com unpkg.com * noop
icloud.com icloud-content.com * noop
indiegogo.com stripe.com * noop
jellycomb.com ymcart.com * noop
maledefender.com sndcdn.com * noop
maledefender.com soundcloud.com * noop
microsoft.com onestore.ms * noop
microsoft.com s-microsoft.com * noop
mobilefun.com mobilefun.co.uk * noop
newegg.com tiqcdn.com * noop
onyourmark.nyc parastorage.com * noop
samsung.com tiqcdn.com * noop
sitepoint.com discourse-cdn.com * noop
softwarehow.com kinstacdn.com * noop
teamsid.com pcdn.co * noop
unixmen.com pcdn.co * noop
walmart.com wal.co * noop
wix.com parastorage.com * noop
womenshealthmag.com instagram.com * noop
yippyinc.com hsforms.com * noop
zdnet.com cbsistatic.com * noop
xda-developers.com algolia.net * noop
xda-developers.com xda-cdn.com * noop
yacy.net searchlab.eu * noop
yadi.sk yandex.net * noop
yadi.sk yandex.ru * noop
yadi.sk yastatic.net * noop
yahoo.com yimg.com * noop
yandex.com vk.com * noop
yandex.com yastatic.net * noop
zensupplements.com bigcommerce.com * noop

information-technology/2019-ublock-origin-extension.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/17 00:27 by marcos