Escape the irritation of internet ads - You should add µBlock to your list of extensions

02/19/2015 - 00:00

Kirk Nankivell | @KirkNankivell

As you may know or have noticed, I run 0 ads on this site.  I am extremely annoyed by them and have never found an internet banner ad or anything of the like to be useful.  

With the recent news of Ad Block Plus bending over to several internet giants such as Google, Amazon, and others, it only makes sense to look to their competitors that are actually still blocking atrocious adverts.

µBlock is one such alternative that is here to our rescue as its... "An efficient blocker: easy on memory and CPU footprint, and yet can load and enforce thousands more filters than other popular blockers out there."

If you have Ad Block Plus, I'd recommend uninstalling and adding this extension instead.  If you don't have any ad blocking extension, this is going to make your life so much better!  You can add the extension to your browser here for Chrome or Firefox.

A few other useful extensions to have are HTTPS Everywhere, Ghostery, LastPass, and Mailvelope.  What other extensions do you find useful?