Hi @ada111 firstly, I questioned almost the same thing you did to the new moderator, except I didn’t imply whether Shields was protecting (which is the wrong term to use) its users from ads, I essentially asked what would be the value of it.
Secondly, I kindly asked you a similar question as well because I don’t have uBo installed in Brave. It just doesn’t make sense to ask Brave to allow the install of other and another Ad&Track blocking tools/extensions considering one proprietary purpose of Brave is to block all Ads&Tracks.
So the question should be what is uBo doing that Brave isn’t and why isn’t Brave working on this aspect more effectively?
I’d like to respond to you in a similar manner by saying it’s not nice to reply back with something false especially considering, I’m using Tor (Quantum Engine by Mozilla with uBo installed not because I dislike Brave but because I want Shields greatly enhanced from how it is functioning now, by implementing such enhancements as mentioned in the above research link pertaining to Machine Learning Ad&Track blocking and better support for Linux.
Just type in uBlock Origin in the search function in the community and you’ll see many questions and posts from myself mentioning how “I struggle to see how it can currently top FireFox because many will see adding uBlock Origin in Firefox similar to brave and arguably more efficient.” This was quite a while ago of course on the Muon version.
Do us favour, if you don’t mind.
- Start Brave afresh (with uBo turned off)
- Open Brave Task Manager (leave it open in plain sight) / There should be just five Brave related features in process
- I pretty sure Extension: Brave is Shields (my last Memory footprint showed around 17-18k) type what yours shows over general browsing
- Follow the same steps again but with uBo turned on, what does it show after general browsing?