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This is a discussion on Ad Sweep within the Chrome Troubleshooting section, part of the Google Chrome category: I understand this extension is no longer supported by the developer. Even so it's still available for download from the ...


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    Anomaly is offline Junior Member
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    I understand this extension is no longer supported by the developer. Even so it's still available for download from the site. There are two versions of the extension. One say it's a legacy version. Thats the one I use and it works well. The newer version is completely borked and blocks absolutely nothing. Does anybody know why the new version is useless but the legacy version works well?

    Also when I install the legacy version it works but in a day or so it auto updates to the newer version and of course breaks. How can I stop that?

    What are others here using for ad blocking in Chrome?

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    Hi Anomaly. Have a look at my sticky thread in the plugins section. You can block all ads, and tidy up with a smaller version of Adsweep (which doesn't auto-update).

    I've just tried Adblock+ again (it kept loosing my settings not long ago) but it stops my element inspector working, which I use to identify what to hide using Adsweep. Am awaiting help on that from the author.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael3185 View Post
    Hi Anomaly. Have a look at my sticky thread in the plugins section. You can block all ads, and tidy up with a smaller version of Adsweep (which doesn't auto-update).

    I've just tried Adblock+ again (it kept loosing my settings not long ago) but it stops my element inspector working, which I use to identify what to hide using Adsweep. Am awaiting help on that from the author.
    Where is the small version of Ad Sweep you are referring to. I don't see a link to it.

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    @Anomaly: it's attached to this post, but had to be renamed to .txt for uploading to the forum. Remove the .txt before using it.

    That version works perfectly, but read through the code to see where (and how) to add your own filters. There are other posts in that thread worth reading, and some tips on DIV id and class filters. (When looking at something you want removing, right-click and hit 'Inspect element', then look at the HTML section the item is enclosed in).

    Almost forgot; Regarding auto-updating, I think it may be caused by a manifest having a line like "update_url": "http;//www.example.com/example.xml/" in it. (I'm currently learning how to create extensions, so am not certain of this).
    Last edited by Michael3185; 10-29-2009 at 10:25 AM.
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    OK thanks for the info.


    As for the auto updating there is a line in the manifest that has an address to update. I removed it and it still updated on me The machine that was not updating has an older version of Ad Sweep and for some reason it doesn't update even though it also has an address for it. I just used that older version on my other machines and it works fine for now.

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