AdBlock Plus affecting Chrome

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  1. Rimjob Bob

    Rimjob Bob Classy Fellow

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    Over the past week I've had Chrome frequently not load pages, and I figured out that running its AdBlock Plus extension is the problem. I've used this extension on Chrome for years without a problem.

    Suggestions?
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    I use uBlock Origin. The footprint is much lighter, and it doesn't allow any ads, including "sponsored" ones.

    If that one doesn't appeal to you, I've also used Adguard, and it works pretty well, too. It's a rising star in the ad blocking community.
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  3. steve2^4

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    yeah that started for me too. It was while viewing Washington Post. Workaround is to whitelist the site it freezes on (but not while you're on that site).

    I posted on adblock's forum and they suggested I try uBlock Origin (UBO)! It works better than adblock. Faster I think and no freezes. Not any annoying "whitelist our site" pop-ups either. I think adblock is at its end-of-life.

    The adblock guru did mention not to run more than 1 adblocker extension on another thread there.
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    Ah yes! Which reminds me, in addition to uBlock, there is an extension called uBlock Extra, which (usually) prevents websites from figuring out you have an adblocker.
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  5. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    I'm using Avast Adblock, and that's good at killing "whitelist us! Myah see! Myaahhh!", bullshit.
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    Been using uBlock Origin and Extra for a week, both working well. Good call, @Amaris .
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