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sharks
July 17th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Adblock plus-- My Best Addon ever in Firefox. Its the definitely the best IMHO.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

teet
July 17th, 2008, 03:30 PM
I've been using it for years and I agree.

I honestly can't stand advertisements of any kind (tv, radio, or print). If I really like a site and know that it's ad supported, I'll turn off adblock every once in a while and click on all the ads.

-teet

SuperSonic4
July 17th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Although Adblock plus is an amazing addon I prefer Tab Mix Plus (TMP) although I do have both installed anyway xD

Canis familiaris
July 17th, 2008, 03:42 PM
I use Opera and disable the Plugins and Javascript.
Press F12. Deselect Enable Plugins. Deselect JavaScript.
Works well for me.

original_jamingrit
July 17th, 2008, 04:16 PM
I prefer noscript. It doesn't block all ads, but I don't mind them. It mostly just blocks the annoying javascript ads.

Really, I prefer to unblock ads on websites that I like to support. Fortunately, most websites can tell when I have scripts disabled and serve a static ad instead.

mech7
July 17th, 2008, 05:45 PM
I use Opera and disable the Plugins and Javascript.
Press F12. Deselect Enable Plugins. Deselect JavaScript.
Works well for me.

Disable javascript and half the web will break.. many webapps use js these days...

lukjad007
July 17th, 2008, 05:50 PM
Disable javascript and half the web will break.. many webapps use js these days...

I use NoScript and Adblock Plus. I like Adblock the most because it stops the flashing ads easily and I like NoScript because I can choose when to let JavaScript on and on what sites.

adityakavoor
July 17th, 2008, 05:50 PM
flash block is better

tashmooclam
July 17th, 2008, 05:55 PM
I also use Adblock plus, it works well.

lukjad007
July 17th, 2008, 06:02 PM
I had Flashblock. I trashed Falshblock.
I don't like it because Flashblock is harder to handle. Youtube was a pain because Flashblock would block the video. If I would enable Flash for the movie, nothing would happen. I would the refresh the page and Flashblock would block it again. I figured out that I had to enable flash as soon as the page began to load or I couldn't watch the clip. Still it was hit or miss. On split second slow and a refresh was needed. I now block Flashblock. ;)

mthei
July 17th, 2008, 06:14 PM
Disable javascript and half the web will break.. many webapps use js these days...

You can disable it as a default behaviour and allow it for specific site. It works just the same as NoScipt.

darthmob
July 17th, 2008, 06:56 PM
adblock (plus) + noscript is a must have for me!

bp1509
July 17th, 2008, 07:30 PM
ablockplus has always given me a decrease in performace, so i stay clear from it.

I do use Ad Block (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10) though, along with Adblock Filterset.G Updater (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1136), and of course, NoScript and CustomizeGoogle.

I never see any ads really.

jomiolto
July 17th, 2008, 08:38 PM
ablockplus has always given me a decrease in performace, so i stay clear from it.

I do use Ad Block (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10) though, along with Adblock Filterset.G Updater (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1136), and of course, NoScript and CustomizeGoogle.

I never see any ads really.

Thanks for the information! I never realized that Adblock Plus could affect performance as much as it apparently does -- switching from it to Ad Block makes my Firefox fly! And with that Filterset I haven't seen any ads either (I only did a quick test on some ad-heavy sites, though). :KS

phaed
July 17th, 2008, 11:59 PM
Agreed. I can't surf without AdBlock Plus. I don't know how I ever survived without it. The ads are immediately noticeable (and annoying) now.

On the other hand, I tried NoScript for a while but found it to be overkill. If you're visiting mainstream sites, you have little to worry about, espcially on Linux. The only exploit that I've come across since I started using Ubuntu three years ago is a tinyurl link to a .js file that copied my cookies. But the passwords are kept eslewhere in an encrypted file, so it wasn't much of a breach. Plus, you can set tinyurl so it will show you the urls first.

The biggest problem, even for mainstream sites, is xss using iframes. They should be savvy enough about security to turn off HTML in forms, or use Site Security Policy.

y-lee
July 18th, 2008, 02:55 AM
Yeah ad block is a must for me to but actually i also use ever add on mentioned here so far except for flash block. And might I mention grease monkey and stylish. These two add ons allow you to customize web pages somewhat. Way cool :)

BLTicklemonster
July 18th, 2008, 03:08 AM
Adblock plus G script and no script are a must have for me.

Can you imagine, in some ad agency's ivory tower the bean counters are scratching their heads wondering why the numbers just don't add up. "but by our reckoning there should be X amount more people browsing these sites".

Get a real job, moron.

:guitar:

aysiu
July 18th, 2008, 03:08 AM
I have no extensions installed.

dracule
July 18th, 2008, 03:19 AM
I never got how Opera had adblock built in...

I know you can block elements, but I do not want to right click on 5 things on each page and select block.

when i switched to opera i had to download this HUGE file that was supposed to block all the ads, but it didnt do near as good job as adblock plus.

zachtib
July 18th, 2008, 03:27 AM
if you don't know, adblock plus is in the repositories as well, apt-get install adblock-plus

adityakavoor
July 18th, 2008, 05:01 AM
I had Flashblock. I trashed Falshblock.
I don't like it because Flashblock is harder to handle. Youtube was a pain because Flashblock would block the video. If I would enable Flash for the movie, nothing would happen. I would the refresh the page and Flashblock would block it again. I figured out that I had to enable flash as soon as the page began to load or I couldn't watch the clip. Still it was hit or miss. On split second slow and a refresh was needed. I now block Flashblock. ;)

you could have easily whitelisted youtube

tuxxy
July 18th, 2008, 05:03 AM
Web Developer is my favourite

thedevnull
July 18th, 2008, 05:09 AM
Adblock plus-- My Best Addon ever in Firefox. Its the definitely the best IMHO.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

Yes! Actually, I have a degree in Marketing and I LOVE it even more!
Oh the IRONY!

:lolflag:

mthei
July 19th, 2008, 12:55 AM
I never got how Opera had adblock built in...

I know you can block elements, but I do not want to right click on 5 things on each page and select block.

when i switched to opera i had to download this HUGE file that was supposed to block all the ads, but it didnt do near as good job as adblock plus.

You can either edit your urlfilter.ini youself, adding what you need as you go along, or you can go online and find a list to copy and paste into the same file.
Such as:
http://www.fanboy.co.nz/adblock/opera/

I've been using Opera as my main browser for the last two years and I've never seen an ad.

bruce89
July 19th, 2008, 12:59 AM
Epiphany-extensions has an adblock one by the way.

ubuntu-freak
July 19th, 2008, 02:17 AM
ablockplus has always given me a decrease in performace, so i stay clear from it.

I do use Ad Block (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10) though, along with Adblock Filterset.G Updater (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1136), and of course, NoScript and CustomizeGoogle.

I never see any ads really.


Agreed. I only briefly used Adblock Plus because of that.