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10 Ad Blocking Extensions Tested for Best Performance

9 comments, 1362 views, posted 8:03 pm 26/08/2015 in Teh Internet by mynameis
mynameis has 18599 posts, 1654 threads, 16 points
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Blocking website adverts in web browsers has been a hot topic in recent years and there are merits to both sides of the argument. Many sites out there bombard you with tons of ads, and quite often you will feel that you have no choice but to use an ad blocker because either the ads slow down the site loading too much, or they are incredibly annoying and get in the way or distract from your browsing.

On the other side, there are sites that try to inconvenience you as little as possible and be sensible with the amount of ads displayed and their placement. Blanket use of ad blockers will hurt those sites just as much as the bad sites you feel have gone overboard with their ads. It’s no secret the vast majority of websites on the internet need to use ads to help pay for running costs. Staff, hardware, fast servers, fast CDNs and the like are not free and need to be paid for.

But we cannot get away from the fact an ad blocker is probably the number one add-on for browsers like Chrome and Firefox, and will continue to be so for some time yet. Besides removing the adverts, ad blockers also save bandwidth by cutting down the amount of content a page loads, they can also help with your privacy by blocking scripts that track your browsing habits. There’s several ad blocking extensions available for Chrome and Firefox, and some work better than others. To see what they do when when loading a web page, we’ve decided to put a number of ad blockers to the test. This test is about the performance of an ad blocker in terms of how quickly it loads a range of ad blocked pages, the maximum amount of memory it uses and how much stress it puts on the CPU.

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Extra Points Given by:

REALITY (5), pachi99 (4), msobis (5), superuser (5)

Comments

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8:10 pm 26/08/2015

mynameis

For the lazy:

2
8:21 pm 26/08/2015

mynameis

Shame that there's no mention of uMatrix but I guess it's still obscure. It's from the guy that made µBlock Origin and rolls script blocking, frame blocking, plugin blocking, etc into an all in one blocker. Works on Pale Moon too.
https://github.com/gorhill/uMatrix/releases

2
8:28 pm 26/08/2015

REALITY

and Opera!

2
8:32 pm 26/08/2015

pachi99


my web browser

2
8:37 pm 26/08/2015

pachi99


my web browser

3
8:39 pm 26/08/2015

Flee

Blocking ads is a stance against capitalism.

FASCISTS!

2
8:49 pm 26/08/2015

pachi99

Quote by Flee:
Blocking ads is a stance against capitalism.

FASCISTS!


The Peronist boys
all United will succeed,
and as always we will give
a cry from the heart:
Viva Perón! Viva Perón!
By this great Argentine
that is knew to conquer
to the great mass of the people


fighting the capital.


Perón, Perón, what large sos!
My general, as you valés!
Perón, Perón, great driver,
you're the first worker!
The social principles
that Perón has established,
the whole village is attached
and shouts of heart:
Viva Perón! Viva Perón!
By this great Argentine
He worked unceasingly,
to reign in the village
the love and equality.
Perón, Perón, what large sos!
My general terms you valés!
Perón, Perón, great driver,
you're the first worker!
We imitate the example
This Argentine male,
and following your path
We gritemos heart:
Viva Perón! Viva Perón!
By that big Argentina
with San Martin dreamed,
is reality and the effective
that I owe to Perón.
Perón, Perón, what large sos!
My general terms you valés!
Perón, Perón, great driver,
you're the first worker!

1
10:52 pm 26/08/2015

pachi99

Quote by Flee:
Blocking ads is a stance against capitalism.

FASCISTS!


0
6:53 pm 07/11/2017

quiclee1

I think adblock is much better as compared to other adblockers. Check the difference here to know more about adblock vs adblock plus

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