Opened on 07/31/2014 at 08:58:38 PM

Closed on 10/08/2014 at 12:57:29 PM

#1168 closed defect (rejected)

Android app does not block ads on Puffin Browser

Reported by: Fandroid Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Android Keywords:
Cc: mapx Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Android
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
Review URL(s):



Android 4.4.4
Puffin Browser
Adblock Plus 1.2.1 build 318

How to reproduce

  1. Enable filtering on Adblock
  2. Refresh EasyList
  3. Uncheck acceptable ads
  4. Launch Puffin Browser
  5. Navigate to
  6. Ads still show

Observed behaviour

Ads are blocked on Chrome, just doesn't work on Puffin.

Expected behaviour

Ads should not appear.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed on 08/01/2014 at 06:44:27 AM by mapx

  • Cc mapx added
  • Component changed from Unknown to Adblock-Plus-for-Android

a comment from the forum:

I think it wont run on puffin because puffin is runing like virtual machine and it s not directly data streamed on android like other browsers so adblock cant detect it.i think that that is the reason but i may be wrong.

Last edited on 08/01/2014 at 06:45:03 AM by mapx

comment:2 Changed on 10/08/2014 at 12:56:38 PM by rjeschke

Yes, as one can see from their official web page, Puffin uses their own network and tunnels traffic, we can't do anything here.

Quote from Puffin's FAQ:

18. Q: Does Puffin support any content-filtering features?
Puffin does not support content-filtering at this moment. If you currently use 3rd party’s content-filtering service, Puffin will bypass the service.

comment:3 Changed on 10/08/2014 at 12:57:29 PM by rjeschke

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