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|Apr 2, 2013, 12:59 PM||#1||
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Rage Furry X
Join Date: Mar 2003
Google's crusade against Adblock heats up...
A sign of things to come, I think.
Make it difficult to install: Adblockers required root to even work. Scary warnings about voiding warranties.
Make it difficult to even setup: Adblockers had to be manually configured or they were useless. Most people go eh, POS doesn't work!
Make it difficult to even get: Most will never know, since they are gone from the app store. Scary security warning about naughty software.
It's amazing how many computers I see now coming pre-installed with Gooware. How many apps now try to push Gooware onto your system when you install those programs.
Long live our spyware pushing overlord!
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Last edited by gamefoo21 : Apr 2, 2013 at 01:02 PM.
|Apr 2, 2013, 02:11 PM||#2|
Drinking your milkshake
Join Date: Jun 2004
Most adblockers require root because they monitor traffic in real time (Adblock Plus did this) or they modify your hosts to reroute ad traffic. These are not things that normal programs should be doing, so the fact that they require root is good.
It's a shame they removed the apps from the store, but it's not a problem. Many of the apps were free and now they are just hosted on their own sites.
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