@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.
As of the most recent Play Store Update 22.214.171.124 you can no longer use Block-This and access the play store. It looks like google is trying to prevent users from using ad-blockers. Basically in order to get into the app store you have to disable block this each time. I also noticed this week Gawker media company sites will not load when block this is active.
Just trying to provide an update on what I have seen. Love the app. I'm not sure what changes both of the above made to break this, just filling you in on whats broken now.
Hi. You can disable before installing something and enable it immediately after.
This problem was actually solved months ago, I made it so Google Play is not allowed to connect to Block This VPN, so you can use Google Play normally
Have you tried clearing mobdro cache first, then activate block-this? If you started mobdro, and or it's running in the background, and for any reason, like block-this lost internet connection, or you turned it off, then back on, then mobdro May have ads in caches. Also, terrarium updated not long ago, so did mobdro update recently?
If you want to be shocked, try this app out, and see just which apps have how many advertisers attached as SDK's.
Anyone else looking to run Block-this and a VPN at the same time, I would suggest using Orbot (Tor) with the browser Orfox. This will come the closest to using both a global blocker and a VPN or proxy. You can have all your device traffic routed through Tor and still block advertisers,trackers,etc. Otherwise, you are limited by Android operating systems.
@mrsafetycache It can happen that block this doesn't work for your OS. Samsung customizations of Android bring a lot of unexpected bugs and behaviors and for some old versions of Android on Samsung phones, block-this completely breaks your internet. In this case I would advise you to uninstall it until you get an upgraded Android version. Sorry.
Hi, if you are on the latest version, 3.0, then open the app, tap the menu top left, see whitelist, tap that, then the plus button bottom right to load a list of your apps. Then select which ones to add to whitelist. That's it.