Hosts file

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  1. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    I am using adblock plus on google chrome,but when I disable it the pages load faster.So I think adblock plus slows down surfing.Is it better to use hosts file on Ubuntu? Does it make surfing faster?
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    It might be a bit faster but more difficult to manage and more difficult to customize.
     
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    There's another adblock extension. Try it [that's what I use on Chromium family because I think it's better than + version].

    Hosts file are good & fast but will never block as much as these extensions.
     
  4. The Red Moon

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    Problem with using the hostfile is the more you add the slower everything becomes.:argh:
     
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    Thanks,I am trying the other adblock and it seems faster.
     
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    How many subscriptions did you have in Adblockplus?
     
  7. linuxforall

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    Adblock on Chrome works fine, there is slight hit on speed but nothing that would make life bad. Just don't add too many subscription, I also use Ghostery alongwith Adblock.
     
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    Only easylist and adblock custom filters no more.My extensions are:Adblock,clearcache,traffic light,vanillla cookie manager and xmarks.
     
  9. tlu

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    It's true that the Chrome version of Adblock Plus is far behind the excellent Firefox version. For example, the list of blockable items is missing. Adblock (without Plus) is better, indeed.
     
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