Friday, September 5, 2008

Block ads in Chrome

Those complaining about not having adblock plus in chrome here is a trick from Google Blogoscoped by

How can I install an ad blocker for Chrome?

I received the following small tutorial on how to do this, but I can't guarantee it works and I don't know about potential side-effects... please use with care (quote HTML'ified):

1. Install free software Proxomitron. It stays in your system tray and only eats 3MBs of RAM.

2. In Google Chrome go to Options -> Under the Hood and click on "Change Proxy Settings".

3. A new window will open. Click on "LAN Settings", tick "Use a proxy server for your LAN". In the Address field enter "localhost" and for Port enter "8080". Also tick "Bypass proxy server for local addresses"

That's it really. It's not as effective as the Firefox Adblock extension but it works well nonetheless.


Crazy Ask said...

UC Browser v10.5.2 absolutely does have an adblock feature! It's available in the settings. Don't know about any of the earlier versions, the current version is the only one I've ever looked at. The adblocker addon is already installed and just needs to be enabled. The adblocker works fine and without digging into it further probably just uses the "easylist" subscription filter like the vast majority of other mobile browsers that offer adblocking. Others might like the Ui but I personally didn't care for it and the fact that it installed four different folders into my device storage was annoying, at least for me.
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