I decided to try out the Pi-hole project.
Just to see what all the fuzz is about and how it works and got a Pi in the closet that does nothing.
Have to say, it's impressive.
What Pi-hole does is it blocks all ads, malware, cryptocurrency mining on a network level, not per device with no added ad-ons on the device. Being it a tablet, cellphone or your fridge where one browse the internet.
The interface is extremely use friendly, the stats it provide is handy and clear. Quite shocking at times as well.
Here are some of my stats. The red block is entries of the 3rd party lists that I have added just to cover more basses. The rest are standard entries provided by the developers.
Note: that this is only for about 5 hours give or take of stats and not consecutive browsing.
As can see there was 4 clients that made 4,946 DNS requites out of that 1,224 was blocked or Pi-holed as they state it, out of a list of 109,935 blockable entries.
To think how big the internet is and we only know of about 109,935 bad/no go domains. (at time if writhing)
The only small drawback that I see is that this will only help on your network, and once the device is off your network and onto others network you are back at square one with the ads and so on.
Over all I can see this;
Providing stats of who is browsing what sites (even gave me the stats of my phone applications DNS requests )
Helping parents blocking snooping kids....
Keeping your browsing save and clean ON ALL devices on your network.