Posts Tagged ‘easylist’

Opera 37 Desktop Ships with Built-In Ad Blocker

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Ad Blockers are a tremendous aid for internet users, but a major headache for those who sell advertising space on their pages.

Opera Software announced today that it has added native ad-blocking to the latest developer version of the Opera desktop browser. While Opera Software is not the first company that integrated an ad-blocker in a desktop browser, it is the first with a sizable market share that did so. You could say that Mozilla was first with Tracking Protection in Firefox, but that mode is limited to the browser’s Private Browsing mode by default.


Firefox Using Lots of Memory? Adblock Plus May be the Reason

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

If you use Adblock Plus with Firefox, and you’ve noticed that Firefox is running kind of slow, you might want to check this out …

Mozilla has improved Firefox’s memory usage significantly in recent time. Many Internet users still think that Firefox is using a lot of memory, but if you compare actual memory usage between different browsers, you will notice that Firefox’s memory handling is excellent. That does not mean that you may not see spikes in memory usage even if you open the same websites as someone else. One of the reasons for this discrepancy in memory usage are add-ons.


Internet Explorer Tracking Protection Lists, Check Before Installing

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

If you’re thinking about setting up Tracking Protection in IE9, you probably want to read this …

Tracking Protection is a new feature introduced in Internet Explorer 9. It is a mix of an ad blocker and privacy tool that can block scripts automatically on web pages. Users can create their own custom lists or install lists directly from an official Microsoft website (see Internet Explorer 9 Tracking Protection Lists for all the details on that). Microsoft is currently offering five different lists created by four companies on the Tracking Protection Lists page.