Just wanted to say thanks for such a thoroughly researched and extensive article. I’ve been doing a lot of Googling for Ad Blocker research, and there is limited data, and much of it is outdated. I’d love to see a similar article about effectiveness, because picking an adblocker is really the sum of performance + effectiveness. Adblock Latitude is a direct fork of Adblock Plus made specifically for the Pale Moon browser. Please consider expanding the scope to include effectiveness, including privacy measures .
Maybe it means that UBlock Origin is not set up properly, but with Adblock Plus, you subscribe to the filter list and go, rather than tinkering with the settings. Look….as long as we pay real money for the traffic we receive, I do not intent to allow others to force me into getting their bullshit in my browser. It bothers my aestetics, my eyes, it eats my precious time , it’s meant to manipulate me into buying things that I most likely do not need and so on. Next, think about the saved bandwidth and the benefit for the whole internet if you somehow manage to clean the trashiest of the trash lurking all over. It’s true though that some ads make sense and help others who help community for free, so that they can pay the hosting bill. More, it’s a reductionist opinion (“what fits me should fit all”).
Some sites show a sizeable difference between where you are and whether you are running the test in peak or off peak hours. I retested these sites as I went through the article to see if page loading and website cpu process were similar. With all of them I use Adblock Plus, with some minor tweaking to the subscription and disabling “acceptable” ads. Yes, I know that is not the intended use of ad-block software. I often use AdBlock Plus highlighter to remove dancing baloney and filagree that the web page designers implemented regardless of script calls for external advertisements.
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Unlike in Google’s case, where Chrome is based on an open-source browser named Chromium and where everyone gets a voice, everything at Apple is a walled garden, with strict rules. For Apple users, it all started a few years back when the company announced App Extensions, a mechanism through which apps could extend their functionality into other apps. Noted 3.5 stars by only 2060 users, so the least recommended. Stack Exchange network consists of 176 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. Installed and then went on YT, within 20 minutes, had blocked 95 pop ups.
I understand that uBlockO uses less resources if ‘parse and enforce cosmetic filters’ is unchecked. I’m curious though whether you had that option checked or not. On your other point, we will not be retesting for Firefox 41 as it would then be unfair to not retest for Chrome 45 because it also has some improvements. If we did that there would be multiple retests every few weeks for each new browser release, and that is something we are unable to do. Unfortunately that is exactly my point, my own router doesn’t allow me ArcSoft PhotoStudio for Windows to add any type of list and I would have to add each IP to block manually, one at a time. As my router is supplied by and locked to my ISP, I am unable to use a different router.
I got here because I was looking for a review of Adguard AdBlocker . It did fairly well against the others but what I was mostly curious about was the actual effectiveness. That is, how effective is a particular adBlocker against tracking, popups, video ads, anti-adblocker scripts, etc vs the others. I don’t want to have to sweep my desktop clean every time I load a page or look around sticky banners and bars to see content. But you seem to have missed mention of a second important reason adblock is necessary. Content providers are subject to the hysterical religion that claims my desktop belong to someone else and they can put anything they like on it. It would be nice to see a comparison to the opera with built-in adblock and to Firefox Quantum with enabled tracking protector on always.
Imagine a browser with 20 tabs opened at once when restoring a saved browsing session. Life is short and some people have to do a lot of things in the same bloody 24h day. And some of those some are quite fast thinker, they probably move faster than you, so they expect a slim and smooth browsing experience. I bet there are faster adblockers than these if you disable all filters. Dan has a point on this, 99% of laptop/desktops made in the last 4 years still has 4gb of Ram, the difference between the best and worst adblock still accounts for much less than 0.5% of Ram.
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What i mean as saying blog is that big websites make alot of trash clickbaits but your website is great and is from your own test and exprience so i call it blog that is by far better. You can’t even view a modern page like C N N without ads resizing , re-scaling the page, you can’t even read the article without tools like this. Page load time – An average taken for the page to load 10 times. We are using the Load event to time when the browser has finished retrieving all the resources required by the page. In Chrome this is a red score on the Network tab in Developer Tools. AdvertBan – Hasn’t been updated since 2012 and inevitably leaves most or all ads untouched.
As software engineer Will Lesieutre said this week in a HackerNews comment, Apple’s announcement was "totally believable because it’s in line with the last 10+ years of their product direction." There was no public pressure on Apple mainly because there aren’t really that many Safari users to begin with. With a market share of 3.5%, Safari users aren’t even in the same galaxy as Chrome and its 65% market lead.
AdBlock Pro for Chrome – AdBlock Pro is based on AdBlock Plus but has a simpler options interface and no acceptable ads option. The icon button sits in the address bar instead of the normal add on area and has 3 simple options to disable, go to options or create a filter. By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Notice and European users agree to the data transfer policy. An AdBlock settings box will open; click the Exclude button. Hackers have inserted malware inside an app offered for download by the Vietnam Government Certification Authority .