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AdBlock is a content filtering and ad blocking browser extension for the Google Chrome, Apple Safari (desktop and mobile), Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge web browsers. AdBlock allows users to prevent page elements, such as advertisements, from being displayed. If the advertisement company pays a fee, AdBlock will deem it "acceptable" and display the advertisement to its user base. It is free to download and use, and it includes optional donations to the developers. The AdBlock extension was created on December 8, 2009, which is the day that support for extensions was added to Google Chrome.

AdBlock's efforts are not related to Adblock Plus. The developer of AdBlock, Michael Gundlach, claims to have been inspired by the Adblock Plus extension for Firefox, which is itself based on the original Adblock that ceased development in 2004.

Since 2016 AdBlock has been based on the Adblock Plus source code.

}} AdBlock is an open-source, content filtering and ad blocking extension for the Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Opera web browsers.<ref>https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom?hl=en</ref> AdBlock allows users to prevent page elements, such as advertisements, from being displayed. AdBlock is currently the most popular Google Chrome extension, with over 20,000,000 users,<ref>List of popular extensions for Chrome</ref> and the most popular Safari extension.<ref>List of popular extensions for Safari</ref> According to an article in The New York Times,<ref>New York Times article describing AdBlock</ref> the extension was created on December 8, 2009 (the day that support for extensions was added to Google Chrome). Safari support was added in June 2010.

AdBlock is not to be confused with Adblock Plus. The creator of AdBlock claims to have been inspired by the AdBlock Plus extension for Firefox, but otherwise the two efforts are unrelated.<ref>

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Version History

Version 2.1 added internationalization. Currently, AdBlock supports over 33 languages.

Version 2.4 saw many speed improvements - reportedly, the extension is twice as fast, while loading less memory per tab.<ref>AdBlock for Chrome</ref>

As of Version 2.5, the add-on blocks the download of all advertising resources, including ads in videos and in Flash.

Version 2.6 lets the user see how many ads have been blocked by AdBlock on the page and overall.<ref>

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Filters

AdBlock uses the same filter syntax as Adblock Plus for Firefox and natively supports Adblock Plus filter subscriptions. Filter subscriptions can be added from a list of recommendations in the “Filter Lists” tab of the AdBlock options page, or by clicking on an Adblock Plus auto-subscribe link.

CatBlock

On April 1, 2012 the developer tweaked the code to display LOLcats instead of simply blocking ads. Initially developed as a short-lived April Fool, the response was so positive that CatBlock is now an optional add-on supported by a monthly subscription.<ref>http://adblockforchrome.blogspot.com/2012/04/catblock-lives-on.html</ref>

See also

  • IE7Pro (for Microsoft Internet Explorer)

References

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