Block ads in Google Chrome in two easy steps

I’m a die-hard Firefox user due to its extensibility and ad blocking. It’s a memory hog and can be a bit sluggish on slower computers. I recently decided to give Google Chrome a try and it’s among the snappiest browsers on the market. Granted, I have no extensions installed so it’s running pretty lean. The first thing I noticed was the dreaded return of ads. Ad Block Plus is one of the most popular Firefox add ons. It’s unknown if Google will permit ad blocking on a large scale with Chrome since Google is one of the world’s largest ad servers. At the moment, there is no Ad Block Plus for Google Chrome but you can block ads with Adsweep in a few simple steps. To enable Adsweep, you have to run the development version of Chrome which enables extensions so this may not be for everyone.

I’m a die-hard Firefox user due to its extensibility and ad blocking. It’s a memory hog and can be a bit sluggish on slower computers. I recently decided to give Google Chrome a try and it’s among the snappiest browsers on the market. Granted, I have no extensions installed so it’s running pretty lean. The first thing I noticed was the dreaded return of ads. Ad Block Plus is one of the most popular Firefox add ons. It’s unknown if Google will permit ad blocking on a large scale with Chrome since Google is one of the world’s largest ad servers. At the moment, there is no Ad Block Plus for Google Chrome but you can block ads with Adsweep in a few simple steps. To enable Adsweep, you have to run the development version of Chrome which enables extensions so this may not be for everyone.

  1. Install Google Chrome from the dev channel. (direct link)
  2. Install Adsweep. (direct link)

When you’re done, close your browser, reopen it and access adsweep.org, you should see a red notification in the upper-right corner of the page (only displayed on adsweep.org), saying AdSweep is installed.

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