Does Adblock Plus block ads or hide them?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by HAN, Mar 12, 2014.

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  1. HAN

    HAN Registered Member

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    Just curious. I was looking at the Adguard Chrome extension and learned it does not block ads, it hides ads. I looked around for a definitive answer about Adblock Plus but couldn't find any.
     
  2. gorhill

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    Both. It has filters to block before a request is made, and then more filters to hide whatever was not block at request time. I do have benchmarks which measure what is blocked at request time: https://github.com/gorhill/httpswit...d-blockers:-Top-15-Most-Popular-News-Websites.
     
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