Adblock for Chrome

Adblock for Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 38 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.24
  • Total Downloads:
    530,757
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Google Chrome extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Chrome browser.

Editors' Review

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Oh, sweet, sweet Adblock. We loved you in Firefox, and Adblock for Chrome is just as wonderful. Who knew that one little browser add-on could make surfing the Internet so much more enjoyable?

Adblock does exactly what its name implies: it blocks ads. Pretty much all of them. Banner ads? Yes. Those crazy annoying Flash ads that seem to be popping up everywhere? You bet. Facebook ads, Google ads, pop-up ads? Check, check, and check. Using the Internet with Adblock is oddly peaceful; all you see is the content you're looking for, and not all the distracting clutter that we've grown accustomed to. A small notification in the bottom right corner of the screen lets you know when a pop-up has been blocked, and you can choose to have Adblock stop blocking pop-ups from individual sites if desired. Using Adblock also results in the practical advantage of faster page loads, which is always a plus. This extension offers plenty of options for customization, allowing users to specify domains for which they don't want ads blocked, select specific filters, and submit ads that Adblock missed. Like most browser add-ons, Adblock doesn't have a Help file, but it's pretty straightforward. We found Adblock to be very effective and easy to use, and we highly recommend it to anyone seeking a smoother, less cluttered Web-browsing experience.

Adblock for Chrome is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this add-on to all users.

 
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4 stars

"Good but not as good as Firefox's adblocker plus"

February 17, 2010  |  By thegoldenstandard

 |  Version: Adblock for Chrome 1.3.24

Pros

Does a very decent job of removing most types of ads.

Cons

It just doesn't compare to the more established adblockers (yet).

Summary

When I saw that there was an effective adblock extension for chrome, I was really excited because that's the only reason I use Firefox, even though it' slow and freezes petty often (for me), I installed Chrome, made it my default browser, installed the adblock for Chrome, and took it for a spin. I was pleased to see that it did in fact remove banner ads (mostly), but it did not remove the ads that appear before flash movies on Cnet, as well as other specialized types of ads. For me this was a deal-breaker, because the adblocker plus for Firefox does all of the above. So here I am, typing this review in Firefox again.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Adblockforchrome
Publisher web site http://code.google.com/p/adblockforchrome/
Release Date February 17, 2010
Date Added February 17, 2010
Version 1.3.24
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows
Additional Requirements Google Chrome Beta Channel
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom
Popularity
Total Downloads 530,757
Downloads Last Week 2,083
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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