Adblocker Question

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Adblocker Question

Postby zero57 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:16 pm

Hi, I just registered today, but I have been using SRWare Iron for quite awhile now. And I have to say, SRWare Iron is way better than Firefox and Google Chrome.

What I want to ask is, is that this adblocker:

better than the built in SRWare Iron Adblocker? (Located in: C:\Program Files\SRWare Iron\adblock.ini)
Is the google chrome extension adblock compatible with SRWare Iron? Does the built in adblocker ACTUALLY blocks the ads like AdBlock Plus in Firefox?

TL:DR (Too Long, Don't Read)
1. Is Google Chrome's AdBlock better than SRWare built in AdBlocker?
2. Is Google Chrome's AdBlock compatible with SRWare Iron?
3. Does SRWare Iron built in Adblocker actually blocks ads and stops it from downloading like AdBlock Plus for Firefox?
4. Does Google Chrome's Adblock actually blocks ads and stops it from downloading like AdBlock Plus for Firefox?
5. Which one should I pick? Keep SRWare Iron AdBlock. Or Install Google Chrome's Adblock? I want the best one so I can load pages faster.


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Re: Adblocker Question

Postby ironuser » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:34 pm

Read this thread
It may hold a clue or two for you.
Personally, I would not trust anything that has the Google brand on it to be anything but another path for Google to 'track' usage.


Re: Adblocker Question

Postby bulek » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:53 pm

In short both solution would work for you. Iron built-in adblocker actually blocks ads loading. As far as I know the plugin does not block that and only hides ads. Is it better ot not - you need to decide because it depends on your preference. If the speed is the main point then built-in blocker should work faster. If the flexibility or accuracy then the plugin may be better.

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Re: Adblocker Question

Postby arflech » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:20 pm

Chrome Adblock does not have the Google brand; it is a totally separate project, from Michael Gundlach.

Anyway, its advantages include auto-updating, the ability to add blocking rules via a right-click menu, and a more expressive syntax (including regular expressions, whitelists, and element hiding), using the same rules as Wladimir Palant's Adblock Plus for Firefox; its disadvantage is that it doesn't work quite as well as the built-in Iron adblocker at blocking content from downloading, this was fixed by Apple in Safari 5 (so Safari Adblock, ported by Gundlach from the Chrome Adblock codebase) but not yet by the Chromium project, and it has to do with an issue of the timing of a new Javascript event that Chrome Adblock uses to block content when it can.

On the balance I recommend the built-in Iron adblocker, along with Adblock+ Element Hiding Helper for those element-hiding rules; however if that issue with Chrome's content-blocking ability is ever solved, I would recommend moving there (auto-updating of everything FTW) unless you're really that concerned about the privacy-invasive features of Chrome.

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