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FlashBlock

By Lex1 Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 4, 2010

Flash technology has been both a blessing and a curse for Internet users. It's brought us wonderful Web sites like YouTube, but it's also been responsible for annoying, slow-loading advertisements, cumbersome Web site splash pages, and those much-despised autoplaying videos. Fortunately for all of us, there's FlashBlock. This simple Chrome extension lets users control how they interact with Flash elements online.

FlashBlock installs easily and performs its magic with little user input. Once it's installed, anything that's Flash-based--ads, videos, whatever--will be replaced by a circular button with the Flash logo on it. If you decide that you want to view the Flash item, simply click the button, and it will appear and function normally. The extension can be disabled for entire Web sites--a helpful feature for sites like YouTube--and users can optionally hide the placeholder images. FlashBlock blocks not only Flash but Shockwave, Silverlight, and Authorware as well. That's pretty much the extent of FlashBlock's features, but as far as we're concerned, it's enough. We think Flash is great, but when it's misused it can be a serious online irritant. FlashBlock lets you choose how Flash functions in your online environment, and we love having that choice.

FlashBlock is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this extension to all users.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2.11.12

Google Chrome 4.0 or later

General

Release January 18, 2010
Date Added December 17, 2009
Version 1.2.11.12

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 7,034
Downloads Last Week 3
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Developer's Description

Flashblock is an extension for the Google Chrome that blocks all Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click to download and then view the Flash content. Flashblock currently blocks Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Shockwave\, Macromedia Authorware and MS Silverlight.