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This is a discussion on [New Ext] dvCr(Chromium)AdBlocker within the Chrome Plugins section, part of the Google Chrome category: Extension : dvCrAB Developer : deVars Latest Version : V 0.9.3.80 Download Latest Version : V 0.9.3.80 Description : Here ...


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    Default [New Ext] dvCr(Chromium)AdBlocker

    Extension : dvCrAB

    Developer : deVars

    Latest Version : V 0.9.3.80

    Download Latest Version : V 0.9.3.80

    Description :

    Here is my take on Chrome's ad blocker extension implementation.

    dvCrAB, at the moment, is in its Alpha (Fiddler Crab) release so expect a lot of ads not getting wiped out. I have tested it on a number of sites and it is fairly stable.

    Documentation : dvcrabproject

    Update:
    Spider Crab release
    Changes:
    + v.0.9.3.80
    + Slimmed down the preferences page.

    Quick Notes:
    # How to add filters:
    1.) Click on the "Add Filter. . ." button.
    2.) Choose which filter type to add. [Warning: Although the general filters are the most easiest to use, they are prone to false positives in the long run.]
    3.) After putting you filter in the filter box, click on the "Add" button.
    4.) Click on either "OK" or "Apply" filters.

    # How to remove a filter:
    1.) Select the filter on the Filter List.
    2.) The selected filter will pop-up on the filter change box.
    3.) Clear the box by pressing delete or backspace.
    4.) Click on the "Change" button.

    # How to wipe the list clean:
    For last resort circumstances, the "Clear List" button is at the bottom of the preferences form.

    I wanted to share this to the community and would like some feedbacks, comments and suggestions in fine-tuning how it works.

    For the feedbacks, please email me at devarskun (at) aim (dot) com (which is faster) or leave a post (I'll try and visit this thread regularly).

    Suggestions for sites to block and block rules are always welcome.
    Last edited by deVars; 10-31-2009 at 05:09 PM. Reason: Version Updates
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    Welcome to ChromePlugins

    thanks for sharing

    will this extension work with dev Chrome ?

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    What are the advantages of this extension over AdBlock+ and AdSweep?

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    @sulasno: As of now, I have only tested it on dev Chrome: 4.0.221.6 But I was already working on this one before the dev Chrome got updated.

    @mindphaser: Unfortunately, I haven't tried or seen how the AdBlock+ worked (for Chrome). dvCrAB is based off of AdSweep's premise. dvCrAB works at the DOM level and takes out nodes matching a set pattern/rule. The current code is set so that adding patterns/rules will not need a major rewrite.
    Last edited by deVars; 10-10-2009 at 08:10 PM. Reason: grammar mistake
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    You know, I've said this before, but these things should be called content hiders rather than ad-blockers. They don't block ads, but hide them after they've loaded, so the only advantage is that you don't see them. There's no advantage whatsoever in speeding up web browsing or saving bandwidth by not loading junk and severing connections to stats and counter servers.

    I realise that many people in these forums are pretty advanced in terms of playing around with Chrome and other stuff, but it's helpful to those who aren't to know the facts regarding ad blocking. Hence this thread.

    Aside from having fun developing stuff, there's no need for anything like Adblock Plus in Firefox, as BFilter, Privoxy and others do the job perfectly well. Content hiders like Adblock+, Adsweep, and now this extension are a great help in hiding things which aren't ads, but which you just don't wish to see. The difference should be made clearer for the many visitors who don't contribute and just want to download an ad blocker that works.
    Last edited by Michael3185; 10-11-2009 at 01:57 AM.

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    You know, I've said this before, but these things should be called content hiders rather than ad-blockers. They don't block ads, but hide them after they've loaded, so the only advantage is that you don't see them. There's no advantage whatsoever in speeding up web browsing or saving bandwidth by not loading junk and severing connections to stats and counter servers.
    Michael: I have tested my extension on Chrome with an emptied cache. It does block resources as well as external scripts to the extent that it prevents ads from being loaded. Why don't you try it and find out?

    This is definitely not just content hiding.
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    I am going to remove AdBlock+ and install this extension in Chromium

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    ok it seems that it is working as advertised
    as least I don't see the ad on this site
    Last edited by sulasno; 10-11-2009 at 05:15 PM.

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    Thanks for trying it out, sulasno! =)

    I was working on how to put user-defined filters in dvCrAB using Gears. Just found out Gears won't be supported on extensions. =|
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    DeVars, I think you should look at the html5 storage - But it does not look very documented yet (read not at all)..

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    I noticed that sites with flash are a bit slow to load but I can live with it;

    I am also using flashblock
    FlashBlock 1.2.11.1
    ID: cdngiadmnkhgemkimkhiilgffbjijcie
    FlashBlock for Chrome. Press Alt+F or Ctrl+Shift+F for permanent unblocking on the site. Use Ctrl+Click for saving flash-video.

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