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Chrome: Is it safe to use Adblock and Adblock Plus at the same time?

Discussion in 'Browsers, Add-ons and Plug-ins' started by gbpackerfan, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. gbpackerfan

    gbpackerfan Regular Member

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    Is it safe to do that for the Google Chrome?
     
  2. iPanik

    iPanik Regular Member

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    Why would you wan't to do that?

    It would slow the browser down to much to have any benefits.
     
  3. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Regular Member

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    As iPanik says this can only serve to slow things down with no benefits.
     
  4. House_maniac

    House_maniac Regular Member

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    Adblock plus is better, use it. You won't benefit anything using both.
    I guess more people use adblock plus so it will keep getting updates quicker than adblock. ;)
     
  5. gbpackerfan

    gbpackerfan Regular Member

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    Okay, thanks for the replies! And is Adblock Plus really better than Adblock? For the Google Chrome, I mean. It says that Adblock Plus is still in beta version for Chrome...
     
  6. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Regular Member

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    Go to about:flags in Chrome's URL bar. Enable experimental extensions API. Restart the browser.

    Install this:
    http://adblockplus.org/devbuilds/adblockpluschrome-experimental/00latest.crx

    that's the best adblocking you can get on Chrome
     
  7. jamescv7

    jamescv7 MalwareTips Moderator MalwareTips Staff

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    Like an antivirus you cannot install two adblockers at the same time.

    Just pick the addon that made it effective for blocking ads.
     
  8. Lindawinda

    Lindawinda New Member

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    It is safe as far as I know. I use them both in Chrome and they don't slow down the browser at all. As a matter of fact, when I installed AdBlock Plus, for some reason, AdBlock installed with it. They work together on my laptop, not against each other. My browser is super fast.
     
  9. comfortablynumb15

    comfortablynumb15 Well-Known Member

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    Good lord, what a thread necro :D There's no question of "safety", it's a matter of why bother? These extensions are nothing without their lists, so why have two extensions checking several different lists when you can just have one doing it? It may or may not slow things down, but it's just pointless extra work for both the extensions and the browser. K.I.S.S I always say.
     
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  10. FreddyFreeloader

    FreddyFreeloader Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, both reference pretty much the same lists (which is what actually does the ad blocking.)
     
  11. Amiga500

    Amiga500 Active Member

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    Im currently using ublock origin in my google chrome and it blocks ads and scripts all in one extension...low on resources too.
     
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