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what are the best ad blocker and can you have to many

I currently have Firefox as my browser and use the following: Ghostery - privacy ad blocker, privacy badger and ublock origin.

I know there are some that are more hands on, but I want something simple and automatic.

Thanks in advance

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The problem I see

Is that while those seem to work nice together a few sites break when you block. This is not a bug in those apps but how those sites react to blocking.

You picked what I think are the best.

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Thanks for replying

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as far as having too many

IMO, it is a waste to have more than one. could slow down the page loading and browser over all. I use ublock orgins but I tend to swap around using different ones just to check them out.

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One favorite site does not work well with vpn

that's why I posted to begin with. Thinking maybe it was my 'ad blockers', or not haven't the right ones. But I disabled them and the issue remained. When I disconnect from the vpn the site works just fine. Using Nordvpn by the way.

Anyway, thanks for replying

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I've seen that

Not with a VPN but with a newspaper site my better half reads. They look for ad blockers and when they detect one, put up a "please disable" screen and lock the tab. A bypass for a while was to put a second blocker in, which seemed to confuse it. But eventually, they caught up.

But when I disabled both (in Firefox), the algorithm used by the newspaper still detected them and refused to continue until they were removed, just disabling wasn't enough.

They still didn't get their ad revenue, with the ads streaming in, the site is unusable!

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Late reply but NORD

I've seen NORD let you try other locations. If it's not the adblocker then try other countries.

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