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I've never bothered with ad blockers implemented as browser plugins as they tend to cause more problems than they're worth - not to mention that this approach means you have to have a blocker on each device on your network. Even host files need to be updated on each machine, so I don't find it to be particularly effective either. Not to mention you don't have access to a hosts file on some devices.

I've settled on Pi-hole, which is essentially a DNS server combined with a domain blacklist. I run it on a tiny Linux VM running on a machine that's turned on 24/7 anyway. As long as your devices use it for DNS, they all get ad-blocking, including PCs, tablets, phones, smart TVS, gaming consoles, etc.

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As I'm writing this, 108,896 domains are being blocked. I can add my own custom domains (and whitelists), but I find that generally whatever it comes with and gets updated with works well enough.
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