adblock pro or ublock origin ???



  • I installed adblock pro 4.1 but when I hover over the icon in the upper right of the top panel, it says ublock origin.

    Are they one and the same ? If not, which one is better.

    Before installing adblock pro, I tried the built in content blocker in the page actions, but it did not block very many ads.
    Should content blocker be used with a ad blocker extension ?



  • @jim217 said in adblock pro or ublock origin ???:

    I installed adblock pro 4.1 but when I hover over the icon in the upper right of the top panel, it says ublock origin.

    Are they one and the same ? If not, which one is better.

    They are definitely not one and the same.

    I use ublock origin.



  • Well, this is really weird then; under Vivaldi extensions, it shows that I have adblock pro installed and enabled and the little 'broom' icon for adblock pro appears in the upper right of the Vivaldi screen.
    However, when I hover over the icon, the caption says ublock origin.
    What gives ?


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    @jim217 - Hard to say. Those tooltips get their text from the extension itself, not from the browser. Have you EVER had ublock origin installed? If so, there could be something left over from its settings.

    By reputation, ublock origin is better in pretty much every way. I say by reputation, as I have never used an adblocker of any kind.



  • FWIW, i used to use ABP for years in all my chromium browsers, til i discovered UO a couple of years ago. It claimed to use less resources yet do a better job, so i did a comparison test, & felt the claims were pretty right. I then switched to UO. My gut feel is that in the past couple of years a lot of other users seem to have made a similar choice.



  • @Steffie i am another user that did ABP to UO. when UO had problems with webRTC i installed both with UO disabled. after they fixed the leak, i switched back. i have a hunch that which one is "better" will alternate with time. i figure diversity of good options will help. so if one does something stupid (whitelisting ads), the other can capitalize on the opportunity to attract more users.



  • in my expericence definitely uBlock Origin. The main reason it's about less cpu usage, and the difference are huge, you will see. And this is good also because, in this way, you can add (if you wish) more filter-list. Also a better element hiding management imho



  • UBlock, we can highlight a significantly lower consumption of resources so we can say that there is no notable difference between both extension. you can check this uBlock Origin vs AdBlock Plus



  • Did he not refer to Adblock Pro? (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-pro/ocifcklkibdehekfnmflempfgjhbedch?hl=pt-BR)
    To me, it looks more like one of the countless clones that exist.


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    Over the years i remember Adblock slowed down website while filtering/blocking and i switched to uBlockOrigin.





  • As soon as I read your post, I thought to myself "I wonder if the reason you're seeing a tool-tip for UBO is because ABPro is just a re-branding of UBO, and the extension developer hasn't even bothered to change said tool-tip.' And sure enough:

    Chrome’s Adblock Pro is a uBlock Origin rip-off

    I'd uninstall it and go with the genuine article if I were you, especially given what the author of UBO had to say about the extension in question:

    This is essentially the same code base as an older version (circa 1.7.4) of uBlock Origin, but with Google Analytics hook added to the manifest. Note the absence of privacy policy.
    Also, aside google-analytics.com, whoever is behind this extension added another Content Security Policy directive which should really not be needed (the ability to embed Flash objects in the extension code itself). I consider this suspicious.


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