Adblock Plus is now 5 times faster at recognizing ads, uses 60% less CPU

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ronjor, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    75,756
    Location:
    Texas
    Emil Protalinski@EPro March 13, 2019
     
  2. Beyonder

    Beyonder Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Posts:
    423
    Only took uBlock to get them to change. Good job guys!
     
  3. DOSawaits

    DOSawaits Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2008
    Posts:
    469
    Location:
    Belgium
    If the ad blocking is as responsive as the UI, I'd gladly leave it in the shelves, not even mentioning the clumsy way of creating our own blocking rules.
     
  4. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    8,342
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    This is really good stuff. I mean really good. :)
     
  5. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Posts:
    413
    Location:
    Dubai
    This is amazing. Long time ABP user. I tried switching to other adblockers but they either break certain webpages or are too difficult for me to use. Like I could never for the life of my get the Facebook Annoyances Blocker Filter installed in uBlock Origin

    I could definitely feel my web browsing speed mush snappier now!
     
  6. summerheat

    summerheat Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
    Posts:
    1,670
    What? Importing a filterlist in uBO is really easy.

    Regarding the speed improvements in ABP: It remains to be seen if it is finally really as fast as uBO now. Even if it is, I will stay with uBO for various reasons:

    All this is not available in ABP. Hence, even if it has caught up performance-wise, uBO is still much more powerful and versatile.
     
  7. pegas

    pegas Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Posts:
    2,366
    Good to hear that ABP finally improved because it was an elephant among adblockers for past years. Nevertheless I stay coupled with Adguard on all my devices (iOS, Android, Win, macOS). Tried almost all available out there but nothing could compare with AG as regards filtering speed, features, creating own rules etc.
     
  8. summerheat

    summerheat Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
    Posts:
    1,670
    @pegas : I've tried the Adguard extension and I'm using Adguard Pro on my iOS and Android devices so I know what I'm talking about. If you say:

    ... it seems quite obvious to me that you've never looked thoroughly into the uBO wiki.

    But we're getting OT - this thread is about ABP.
     
  9. ArchiveX

    ArchiveX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2014
    Posts:
    1,432
    Location:
    Land of the Light
    ABP GUI remains...:thumbd:
     
  10. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Posts:
    11,965
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    I stopped taking APB serious once I saw they allowed animated ads to be displayed, same with Chrome's adblocker, what a joke.
     
  11. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Posts:
    413
    Location:
    Dubai
    I just switched to uBlock Origin bro, it's even faster than ABP and no configuration required to disable acceptable ads since it doesn't have any! Blocks everything unlike ABP
     
  12. Nightwalker

    Nightwalker Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Posts:
    1,127
    The only real alternative to uBlock Origin/Nano Adblocker is AdGuard, the rest isnt worthy the time.
     
  13. pegas

    pegas Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Posts:
    2,366
    Really? Perhaps you don't know what is advantage of an application over an extension.
     
  14. summerheat

    summerheat Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
    Posts:
    1,670
    Yes, I do - although I don't use it as I'm running Linux on my desktop system. I was specifically referring to your mentioning "nothing could compare with AG as regards filtering speed, features, creating own rules etc." although most of uBO's features presented here are not available in AG.
     
  15. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    8,342
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    Well look at it this way-with the proliferation of a good amount of these type add-ons, and fine tune improvements, an end user's personal browser choice is become a lot simpler no matter which one is selected for use.

    Good job add-ons developers!
     
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.