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- Created 2012-03-12
is a content-filtering and
extension for the
, and Opera web browsers. AdBlock allows users to prevent page elements, such as
, from being displayed. AdBlock is currently the most popular extension for
. It currently has more than 15,000,000 users. According to an article in
The New York Times
, the extension was created on December 8, 2009 (the day that support for extensions was added to Google Chrome). Safari support was added in June 2010.
AdBlock is not to be confused with
. The developer of AdBlock for Chrome claims to have been inspired by AdBlock Plus, which is a community supported development effort, but otherwise the two efforts are unrelated.
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