AdBlock for Chrome
|App Name||AdBlock for Chrome|
|App Version Reviewed||2.5.31|
|Test System Specs||Windows 7 Ultimate x64|
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.20 GHz
16 GB RAM
128 GB SSD system drive
|Trial Version Available?||N/A|
|Author Donation Link||N/A|
|Reviewer Donation Link||N/A|
|Screencast Video URL||Unknown|
|Relationship btwn. Reviewer and Product||N/A|
Blocks ads on web pages in Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
I have used this app extensively for a prolonged period. My review is based on that experience, and not reading specs or installing it for 10 minutes.
Who is this app designed for:
For anyone interested in getting rid of ads on web pages.
It filters many ads. A lot of good work done there. It's comprehensive.
Works well on some sites, but primarily those without many ads.
The needs improvement section
The plugin will make many web sites unresponsive or cause extreme delays in scrolling. These difficulties are far from minor. They are critical failures that make the software essentially unusable, except for those that are immortal and can wait for extremely long periods, e.g. minutes.
Scrolling problems include unresponsiveness and "chunking" with each scroll-wheel click taking several seconds or longer.
Disabling or uninstalling the plugin resolves all these issues immediately.
Why I think you should use this product
If you are a very light web user, then this might be for you.
How does it compare to similar apps
I have yet to see an app like this that works decently. So, it fails just as badly as all the others I've tried.
This is another fail for the web.
Again, this is a problem with an interpreted language being used to do what a compiled language should be used to do.
Links to other reviews of this application
Unknown. Not interested in the opinions of people who read specs or post based on a few minutes of use, e.g. CNET.