Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I added it then directly removed it because it blocked my new registration to Mozilla fire fox.
Please register for a new Mozilla Firefox account using this add on,you'll receive an error message.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.3.1-signed.1-signed). 

I successfully registered and logged in to a new Mozilla account with AdBan installed and enabled. Probably the problem is in another add-on you installed together with AdBan?

First impression, I'm impressed Rated 5 out of 5 stars

My first impression of this add-on is that it works faster than the other well-known one. My computer is already fast so I tried it on an old Pentium 3 600Mhz computer and sport sites that used to stutter when you scrolled are now much smoother. Have to give it 5 stars for that major improvement alone.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.3.1-signed.1-signed). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Giving the users a chance to check out & compare AdBan's speed with other addons is good. But I think it would be great if you guys provided a graphical chart of its speed & other popular blockers. My guess is general user's wont actually bother to check an addons speed to others. So providing a chart would really help.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.3.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

The provided speed test cannot be considered as an authoritative test for ad blocking add-ons. It is just a toy test, which was written just for fun in 10 minutes. The main aim of this test is to feel and compare the speed of ad blocking matching algorithms, which are used in various ad blocking add-ons.

I'll return to the test in the future in order to make it more authoritative, so useful comparison charts could be created and published.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I used Adblock and Adblock Plus for a long time. It slowed Firefox and cause some links not to work, especially on Boston.com. And of course the pages were defaced with "block" tabs that I never used. It was worth the problems, though, until I decided to try AdBan.

AB is excellent so far, and I don't have to endure those long waits for a page to finish loading.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.3.1-signed.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great stuff, way faster then AdBlock, especially on Facebook. Keep up the good work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.3.1-signed.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I switched over to AdBan simply because Adblock Plus has a voracious memory leak. So far, so good--browsing is snappy & the ads are blocked. Keep up the good work. One question, though:

'An optimization, which allows sending less data to the server when loading new ad filters from the server.'

What data gets sent to the server?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.3.1-signed.1-signed). 

AdBan periodically sends truncated links from visited sites to the server in order to update locally cached ad filters, which are related to these links. AdBan sends truncated link prefixes to the server only in two cases:
- if the given site is visited the first time;
- if the locally cached ad filters for the opened site are stale. Currently ad filters become stale in 24 hours.
This means that AdBan usually sends truncated link prefixes once in 24 hours for every opened site.
The length of the truncated link prefixes is dynamically determined by the ad filters' update mechanism. The length is short enough to strip majority of the privacy-sensitive information (session id, authentication token, etc.), which could be located in the link.
Because of the employed ad filters' update algorithm each AdBan instance caches only a small part of ad filters database, which covers only actually visited sites. This makes AdBan fast comparing to other ad blocking solutions, which usually load the whole ad filters database irrespectively of actually visited sites. This also allows creating extremely huge and comprehensive ad filters database on the server without performance degradation of AdBan instances.
The source code of the ad filters' update algorithm is available at http://code.google.com/p/ad-ban-extensions/source/browse/trunk/firefox/components/adban.js .

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works much better than AdBlock Plus!
Nice work go on!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2.1-signed.1-signed). 

Crazed Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Totally useless. Joke?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2.1-signed.1-signed). 

What do you mean? If you mean that AdBan could open blank pages instead of blocking popups such as livejasmin, then it will be fixed in the upcoming release. See the corresponding patch at http://code.google.com/p/ad-ban-extensions/source/detail?r=135 .

Comment Rated 1 out of 5 stars

What does this do that AdBlock Plus doesn't?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0.1-signed.1-signed). 

AdBan works faster than the AdBlock Plus and it has no limits on the number of ad blocking filters, so they can be distinctly customized for each site in order to achieve perfect results. This means that every AdBan user can achieve perfect ad blocking on all the sites he visit by just reporting noticed ads or sites broken by AdBan.
Read more at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adban/developers .

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the first add-on, which blocks nasty pop-ups on adult sites out of the box :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0.1-signed.1-signed). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice add-on. The first impression wasn't very good - just after the installation it didn't block even widespread ads (adsense and doubleclick) on the first couple of test pages. I was very angry and disappointed. But then something magical happened and it started blocking all the ads on all the pages I usually visit. Firefox feels snappier with this add-on than with AdBlock Plus.
Keep up the good work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0.1-signed.1-signed).