Judging by a few reviews I read in playstore, they serve up quite a fw ads. Could be that, and or other issues affecting the stream. But, I saw lots of other issues in the reviews as well. It's possible that it is a streaming issue from the source, like using an "anti-Adblock" in their software. Thanks for responding, but, I'm not going to install this app, because of permissions. The ad SDKs included gain the same access as any app. So, I am real picky about what I install. Sorry I can't help, but perhaps gsava, the owner here, will respond when he has time. Generally, he is very busy.
If you are still seeing ads with airplane mode enabled, then those ads were cached on your phone before you ever started Block-This. What you need to do, is clear the cache for any game, or app, or streaming apps just after enabling Block-This. And if they stored ads in data, well that might need clearing, but that's only a last resort, because it's like a fresh install after clearing data, meaning you loose everything, as the warning would show before hitting the button to proceed.
Once you turn off internet access, on device, where do you think those ads came from? Your lack of knowledge, and experience are showing, and I would further ask, where did you download the game apps from in the first place. That could be can even worse problem if it's a pirated app, or clone found on some shady app store.
@aweffjio the traffic between the websites you are visiting is just exchanged between your device and the website you are visiting and is not monitored by Block This.
The external servers are used for the DNS lookup which means that your device asks "Block This" servers for the actual location of the website.
For example.. if you enter in your browser "ads.google.com", your browser will then ask the "Block This" servers about the IP address of "ads.google.com". Then a "Block This" server checks if "ads.google.com" is used to show ads and if yes, it "blocks" this request by telling it that the IP for this address is 127.0.0.1.
Also I would add Incase anyone else has this issue, that HTC added a new app to nougat update called "Boost+" and it can regulate apps in foreground and background. Open the app, then background, find the apps you want to be left alone, tap the app, then the third choice is "off". I'm not entirely sure if this is in addition to battery optimization, but whitelist the app there also.
I updated to nougat on HTC m9, Sprint a few weeks back, and I've not experienced anything like what you mentioned. I would reinstall BT and try again. Do you have any web filtering by an anti-virus app? What browsers did you experience this issue? I have 4 different browsers, Chrome, Firefox, Adblock Plus, and Brave. Non have had problems with browsing while on BT. One thing I did have to do after updating was to reset all app permissions, or actually I reset all app preferences and RE-enabled the permissions for each app. But largely I was having a battery drain problem, since fixed. I also re did my backups from "back up & reset" and automatic restore, just to make sure everything was fresh. Basically, I turn off then back on, which cleared the old out, and stored all new backup data.
I have been using this app for some time, but won't have Nougat until sometime next month I think. The first thing I would do, is go through all settings to see if something was moved back to default by the update. Especially Google settings. But permissions would be the next thing to look at too. Also, it could be something specific to the device OEM you are using.
Could you check thing out, and maybe let us know more about your device, software version and patch level? I just got an update to November 1st patch level back on the 12 th of December, and it broke several of my apps on Sprint HTC m9. Coincidentally, data monitoring apps, to be more specific. But, I'm using Block this as I type, and it's working just fine. I would be interested to know what steps you have taken to try and resolve the issue. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.