Got a question. Kinda techyish

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Before my time, I never used Win 95
I used to install it on multiple PC's a day when I worked in a computer store my buddy owned.

First off had to manually partition/FDISK the hard drive using DOS, then you used 14 FLOPPY DISKS to install from in sequence. Installing the OS was slow as fuck.

After a while they released Win95 on a CD and it made life much easier.
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OK, serious here folks.

IF you use an android device, ie phone or tablet you absolutely should install and use brave browser instead of chrome.

Why? Adblocking and popup blockers, plus no tracking. Brave is based on chromium so it behaves like chrome, same engine.

Chrome is unuseable without extensions and ublock doesn't work on chrome for mobile.

Do yourself a solid and try Brave. You'll like it

OK, serious here folks.

ublock doesn't work on chrome for mobile
I do it a bit different, I set custom DNS name servers that have the same lists as ublock. So like that all network connections of the device gets filtered through the ad blocking lists. Just blocking the browser is not enough, if you check through the connections log all the installed apps are constantly pinging back to the mother servers. If you filter at the DNS level you can block ads inside games, score apps and everything else.

There are a few services around, I use this one.

The free tier is more than enough for my usage. I like this one because you can use a vpn along with the filtering. Lots of the free ad blocking apps found on the Play Store actually create a local vpn on device to create the filtering locally, it's fine if you simply want to use ad blocking but if you need to vpn to another connection at the same time is of no use. This way, I can for example log in to a foreign betting site on a VPN connection and still filter.

Also with this service in the dash panel I can block a particular site at the DNS level so like that I don't make the mistake of accessing an account without verifying first. What I do is a block all gambling sites and opt in only the ones I will work with that particular vpn profile/ip connection/cookies/gnome account. In the pre-warm up stage with dummy accounts I can identify which are the servers that gambling sites employ to radar scan for unwelcome players by studying the logs. Most gambling sites will only nuke an account once these radar services mark your account but if the radar services' API connection never loads (ad blocked) then your account remains in good standing. Once I have ID'd all the connections/servers/API a particular site uses and accepts I can save that NextDNS profile to make sure I never fuck up with a connection mistake with that particular gnome account, and I simple change the DNS setting to a pre-saved profile one when I want to use a particular site/gnome. It's a bit of work but at times you can bonus whore likes it's 2005.

Give it a try uncle plommy, blocking at the DNS level is a superior method.
Rouge, I rarely use my phone for anything other than checking scores on thescore app, occasional browsing, and making calls.

My PC is the master device. Seems like a lot of work for a phone.
So thanks to Rouge I got to thinking about better ad blocking options than browser extensions.

A quick search led me to AdGuard 7.14 for Windows. Uses an installer.

I just installed it and am using a 14 day trial. If I like it I'll pony up the $30 for a yearly subscription.

There is also a MAC version.

So far so good.