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Old 28. May 2010, 01:24 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I just downloaded Chrome today after reading the Windows Secrets newsletter. Is there an extension that would work like No Script does for Firefox? I feel safe in FF because of it.

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post.
No, but Chrome does include built-in sandboxing and other access restrictions, which pretty much separates it from your system. The malware (viruses) can enter through Chrome but they usually can't touch your system.

NoScript is still a good tool if you have low bandwidth and/or download caps. Also makes most websites load faster.

There's this extension called FlashBlock which can block Flash, Shockwave, Authorwave, and Silverlight.

You can also take a look here: http://techie-buzz.com/browsers/disa...le-chrome.html
That's for the newest, not stable, versions though.
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Old 28. May 2010, 01:33 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Chrome is very secure by default, for the reasons J.L. mentioned. Any need to block scripts would be more for privacy concerns.
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Old 28. May 2010, 05:44 AM   #43 (permalink)
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There's this extension called FlashBlock which can block Flash, Shockwave, Authorwave, and Silverlight.

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J.L. and other experts, do you know if FlashBlock (for Chrome) blocks the download (and so saves on bandwidth) or merely prevents the display? The little write-up in the link above didn't mention what exactly is achieved as far as I could tell.
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Old 28. May 2010, 12:35 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Just when I thought I'd made up my mind to use AdThwart,.. I've now become a little unsure with some of the other options being posted here.
I googled "Privoxy" and whilst most of the public opinions seem to be in favour of it, there are some who downright say that it's not good at all. I guess it's a bit like asking a group of people which is the best car,.. Ford or Toyota ? .. You'll never be able to please all of the people all of the time !
In the meantime, I'll continue on with AdThwart and maybe in a week or so switch over to try out AdBlock and AdSweep together as a combo.
Thanks to all of you for coming up with so much good info,.. I'm staying tuned !

BTW, I replaced my Google Chrome today with the latest Beta version,.. so far, so good!
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Just when I thought I'd made up my mind to use AdThwart,.. I've now become a little unsure with some of the other options being posted here.
I googled "Privoxy" and whilst most of the public opinions seem to be in favour of it, there are some who downright say that it's not good at all. I guess it's a bit like asking a group of people which is the best car,.. Ford or Toyota ? .. You'll never be able to please all of the people all of the time !...
Re. Privoxy: I haven't read enough on it, but it's not in the same league as the AdThwarts, AdBlocks, AdSweeps, etc. It's far more technical ...

The main thrust of my comments have been directed at finding out whether the various extensions actually prevent the download (and hence save on internet usage) versus downloading everything but merely preventing display in the browser. To my mind, the latter's the lemon, Ford or Toyota .

Just for example, take the example of "element hiding". In this case, the elements are downloaded but just not displayed. They're hidden. Of course, there's a clear cosmetic benefit here.
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Old 28. May 2010, 01:04 PM   #46 (permalink)
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J.L. and other experts, do you know if FlashBlock (for Chrome) blocks the download (and so saves on bandwidth) or merely prevents the display? The little write-up in the link above didn't mention what exactly is achieved as far as I could tell.
I guess I should be able to work this out myself .

Open a "flashy" site once with FlashBlock on and "save all" to disk as blockon, and once with FlashBlock off and "save all" to disk as blockoff.

An examination of what is in the saved folders of blockon and blockoff should give me my answer. If they're both the same , if blockon has fewer files .
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Old 30. May 2010, 01:05 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I've been using AdSweep & AdThwart together as a combination for two days now,.. everything seems to be running smoothly with no conflicts between the two.
I believe that your suspicions are correct regarding the way in which these extensions work. The ads are not blocked from loading,.. just "erased" or "hidden" from the page so I don't see them. If that's how they work then I guess I'll accept that as fine as long as it doesn't impinge upon the speed and efficiency of Chrome which is why I use it as my default browser.
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I've been using AdSweep & AdThwart together as a combination for two days now,.. everything seems to be running smoothly with no conflicts between the two.
I believe that your suspicions are correct regarding the way in which these extensions work. The ads are not blocked from loading,.. just "erased" or "hidden" from the page so I don't see them. If that's how they work then I guess I'll accept that as fine as long as it doesn't impinge upon the speed and efficiency of Chrome which is why I use it as my default browser.
You are right about that. The downloading issue is primarily a problem for those with limitations of internet usage. If someone has an "unlimited" broadband plan they needn't bother about the downloading aspect.
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Old 30. May 2010, 05:32 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Although AdBlock for Chrome is more popular, I wouldn't recommend it.
That extension waits until the ads are finished loading, and then hides them. That sure can affect the speed.

AdThwart on the other hand, "hides" them pretty much immediately. Rarely ever notice the ads.
Can say the same for Iron's adblock, which only works for SRWare Iron.

Here's what ChromePlus claims: http://forum.chromeplus.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=534
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The best one I know is this youtube extension. With it you can download every youtube video as a mp3 file with good quality.
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