Chrome: Adblock Plus – the ad-blocking browser extension that does exactly what the name implies – has just updated on Google Chrome with significant improvements and is now basically on par with the quality of the Firefox version.
Adblock Plus is one of those extensions that have kept some Firefox users from switching over to Chrome, and while the official ABP team had released a Chrome version of the popular Firefox extension, it still wasn’t nearly as good. As of this latest release, however, Adblock Plus for Chrome:
1. Can understand the same filters as the Firefox version; now all ads are blocked (previously some were just hidden)
2. Has better filter matching performance.
3. Can block video-ads on Youtube much more reliably and free of side-effects.
Till from the ABP team tells us:
It is still in beta as it doesn’t have the same user interface as the Firefox version yet. But we feel that a major step has been achieved in order to finally have reliable ad-blocking without negative side-effects on performance for Chrome users who previously had to live with immature solutions.
You can grab the latest version from the link below. Adblock Plus is available for Firefox and Chrome.