Ad blocking

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Using Viasat's browser.
I want to install an extension to block even more content.

Google has changed their rules recently and their store doesn't have ad blocking apps anymore.
I was about to install AdNauseam when I read the warning about Chrome variants.
Don't know what category Viasat's browser falls under.

Anyone know?


Install AdNauseam

The following instructions are for Google Chrome/Chromium ONLY. For other chromium-based browsers simply download the latest .CRX file and drag into your browser window.

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Bob Lexus

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DavidBrowserGuy, Browser Expert

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Hi Bob,
As you have may have read (https://www.techradar.com/news/chrome-will-limit-full-ad-blocking-to-enterprise-users), Google is planning to deprecate the API that allows uBlock Origin and other extensions to block ads.  To ensure that our customers do not lose this capability, Viasat has developed an embedded ad, tracker and malware blocker for the browser.  It is now available as an experimental feature, which you may enable by going to viasat://settings/manageAdsMalwareAndPrivacyTrackers. Later this month, we plan to roll out an upgrade to Viasat Browser that includes a user-friendly interface for managing the ad blocker, that we hope you will enjoy.

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DavidBrowserGuy, I tried the experimental feature, and it has some serious defects. Facebook will only load one post , then goes blank, loads another, goes blank, and so one. I disabled it and Facebook works fine again.
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Hi Steve, We would like to troubleshoot this with you.  Could you please send us an email at browser@viasat.com so we can start the dialog.  We will want you to close and re-open your browser, verify that you are running the latest version, and clear browser cache.  And, if any of those items fix the issue, please let us know what it was.  Thanks!
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M.E.M.

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Firefox is supposed to be keeping its adblockers. Several tech magazines have recommended switching to Firefox because of that.