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AdThwart or AdBlock?

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by Gintoki, Jan 25, 2010.

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Which adblocker is better?

  1. AdThwart

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  2. AdBlock

    87.0%
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  1. Jayayess1190

    Jayayess1190 Waiting on Intel Skylake

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    This is why, for now, adblocking in Chrome is horrid compared to FF. I use Adblock Plus Element Hiding Helper, it works really well.

    And how are these two the best out of:
    • Adblock Plus (seems to have disappeared)
    • Adblock Plus Element Hiding Helper
    • Adblock
    • Adsweep
    • Adthrawt
    • Adblock Chromium
    • Adblock Lite

    :confused:
     
  2. davepermen

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    looks like my guess was quite good :) and i understand google for not wanting to be able to completely remove ads / scripts, as they are one of the big users of those. which is what i stated from day 0 of chrome's existence: allowing a real adblock on it's own browser would mean their own business being in danger. chrome is for free, they make their money out of ads.
     
  3. McGrady

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    I think I read that Google is fine with ad blockers even though, yes they make a lot of money from their ads. But what I was getting at is, for Adblock Chromium, you can't see the ads at all. My main problem with the other ad blockers was that you could see them when you visited the page, and then after a second they disappear, but the page would move, so when I was about to click a link, I would miss, because the deleted ad took up the empty space. In ABC, right when I visit the page, I don't even see the ad at all. So there is no page moving.
     
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    as stated, adblockers can't REMOVE the html-parts while it's loading. it looks like the page always has to be loaded fully first (with ads and scripts and all), and THEN remove them afterwards.

    this, technically, would not be adblocking, it would be adhiding.

    adblock chromium, is that an addon, or is that how chromium, the open alternative to chrome, handles adblocking? if it's for chromium only, then, well, there they can intercept the full html parsing and block it right there.
     
  5. McGrady

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    It is an add-on. I understand Chrome doesn't have that ability yet to BLOCK ads, but for the particular add on AdBlock Chromium, it does it instantly I guess. I NEVER see the ads, whereas the other ones, I am able to see the ads and then it hides them.
     
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    AdThwart has the ability to delay images, flash and frames so that they are not shown while loading pages. It delays them till it can remove them.
     
  7. Gintoki

    Gintoki Notebook Prophet

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    I prefer AdBlock to AdThwart because Adblock has a feature that lets me block ads that get through and submit it to them so they can fix it for everyone else. I also prefer the user interface more as it is more refined and for those who like using what everyone else has it is the 2nd most used Chrome addon.
     
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