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Version 3.4 of Adblock Plus has released, cuts down its memory usage by 50%

over 3 years ago by IanDorfman

eyeo GmbH has released the latest version of Adblock Plus, 3.4. This release includes a refresh to the user interface and an average 50% reduction in system memory usage.

The new UI removes the social media icons that could be clicked to visit Adblock Plus's social media pages, as well as the total number of ads blocked in total. It adds a list of blocked items on any given webpage versus the page's total number of items, and also gives a simple toggle for disabling ad blocking on a per-site basis.

According to a test by Martin Brinkmann of gHacks, however, Adblock Plus still uses more system memory than Small uBlock Origin iconuBlock Origin even after being updated to version 3.4.

Adblock Plus 3.4 is available on Small Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome, Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox, and Small Opera iconOpera, but not yet on Small Internet Explorer iconInternet Explorer, Small Microsoft Edge iconMicrosoft Edge, or Small Safari iconSafari.

Further coverage:
Adblock Plus blog
gHacks Tech News

Adblock Plus
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  • Firefox

Adblock Plus is a free extension that allows you to - among other things - block annoying ads, disable tracking and...