1. Alain_A's Avatar
    Like the title says. Is it possible? Now it is getting annoying.
    Or those adds come from WC?
    11-16-2015 11:55 AM
  2. charlatan1978's Avatar
    This isn't a Win10 mobile problem, it happens on my Lumia 930 running WP8.1.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-16-2015 12:10 PM
  3. Alain_A's Avatar
    I figure if we can removed it from a computer we could also remove it from the phone. Just need someone in the know how to process.
    11-16-2015 01:42 PM
  4. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    Unfortunately, unless you can root a device, and install ad blocking apps, or you can get ABP and change the ports etc, you can't, unless you support the devs and buy the app.

    Edge can't have ad blocks (yet) because it doesn't have the facility for extensions. Chrome on the other hand, does, and seems to actively promote ad block or ad block plus. They even have an ad block browser listed in store.
    ven07 and xandros9 like this.
    11-16-2015 02:05 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Unfortunately, unless you can root a device, and install ad blocking apps, or you can get ABP and change the ports etc, you can't, unless you support the devs and buy the app.

    Edge can't have ad blocks (yet) because it doesn't have the facility for extensions. Chrome on the other hand, does, and seems to actively promote ad block or ad block plus. They even have an ad block browser listed in store.
    There is no rooting of Windows Phones. That's an Android thing.
    11-16-2015 02:49 PM
  6. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    There is no rooting of Windows Phones. That's an Android thing.
    Yes, I know. Lol I used to cook roms. I realised I hadn't put android in there. But you get the drift ;)
    Laura Knotek and ven07 like this.
    11-16-2015 06:42 PM
  7. seb_r's Avatar
    One of the countless and useless limitations of WP and WindowsRT - pretty retarded.
    You can only block the ads on WiFi when you running a router that is capable of adblocking - either by a DNS blacklist (DNSBL) or using a proxy like squid(guard) to filter the content. Pfsense can do both and does a great job here. Tho I doubt most people can set it up. A cheaper solution is the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite. Their forums provide HowTo's for setting uo DNSBL with automatic updates.
    11-16-2015 07:56 PM
  8. EspHack's Avatar
    set the data saving thing to high, when using cellular data it will block ads but also degrade image quality, on wifi you can set your router to deny ads too

    aand... https://adblockplus.org/en/edge this is a cute possibility I'm hoping to be true, edge is supposed to be universal right? so it seems ABP is already coding a solution for edge on pc even though there is no plugin support until 2016 so it means they are implementing it like it is today on IE, maybe it can be ported to ARM and run on w10m with little effort? that surely is a very, very long shot... but its the best we've got
    Laura Knotek and ven07 like this.
    11-16-2015 10:41 PM
  9. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    I always rooted android, but it doesn't bother me too much now on WM, most are just small banner ads, with one or two full screen in apps.

    I have decided that it is a small price to pay for devs to support WM.
    libra89 likes this.
    11-17-2015 03:27 AM
  10. charlatan1978's Avatar
    The OP mentioned that he is getting ads popping up when using the Windows Central website.
    Does anyone else get this?
    The OP has it on W10M with Edge browser, myself I have it on WP8.1 with IE browser.
    For me it has started happening over the last couple of weeks.
    It only appears to be on the Windows Central website.
    11-17-2015 05:08 AM
  11. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    Why not try the app. If OP on 10 M, then that's the way to go. I run the app and ads are unobtrusive
    libra89 likes this.
    11-17-2015 09:02 AM
  12. Alain_A's Avatar
    What app are you running?
    Yes 10 M on my Lumia 830.
    Also I believe Microsoft are pushing some too
    11-17-2015 12:07 PM
  13. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    I'm using the actual windows central app from store
    11-17-2015 12:30 PM
  14. Todd Settle's Avatar
    This is how I'm dealing with ads at home, running on a Linksys WRT1900AC Router (with OpenWrt CC Firmware)
    With OpenWrt on the router: I install Privoxy. That way, anything connecting to the WiFi at home gets filtered by Privoxy
    I notice lots of ads on Youtube at Work on my free Wifi (yes it's three times faster, but....) at home without ads you only have to download what YOU NEED!
    I'm trying to get Squid Proxy to work with Privoxy, but... thats taking a little more thinking and head scratching.
    I'll get it done!
    03-27-2016 05:37 AM
  15. harihar akhil's Avatar
    You can block ads in the entire wp only if you have unlocked boot loader and rooted your device. If your device is rooted deploy this xap and follow the instructions as shown in app.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/wind...e-8-x-t3178203

    Or if you can add the hosts file to windows phone system by switching to Qualcomm mass storage mode.(method similar to windows pc)
    03-27-2016 06:03 AM
  16. 7a2eer's Avatar
    lol. Even Firefox OS browser can install an adblock extension (uBlock, adblockEdge, ABP, etc).
    Seriously now, how much longer should Microsoft expect customers to wait?? Bad enough Edge is slow to load ads, especially the ones on WindowsCentral
    03-27-2016 08:54 PM

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