AdvertBan Version History

32 versions

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Version 2.3.1 34.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

- Apply per-site whitelisting to complementary hosts (i.e. if foo.com is whitelisted then www.abc.com is whitelisted too and vice versa).
- Verified compatibility with Firefox versions up to v14.0a1.
- Use strict JS mode ( https://developer.mozilla.org/en/JavaScript/Strict_mode ).
- Small cleanups.

Version 2.3.0 34.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

- Significantly reduced memory usage.
- Reduced the size of a file with cached ad blocking rules by a factor of 2.

Version 2.2.0 34.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

- Verified compatibility with Firefox 10.0a1.
- Reduced request and response sizes in ad filters' update protocol.
- Small code cleanups.

Version 2.2.0beta1 34.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

- Verified compatibility with Firefox 10.0a1
- Reduced both request and response sizes when updating ad filters from the server.
- Small tweaks across the code.

For details see http://code.google.com/p/ad-ban-extensions/source/list .

Version 2.1.1beta1 36.9 kB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

- Reduced the amount of data sent to AdvertBan server.

Version 2.1.0 34.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

- Added compatibility with Firefox 9.0a1
- Reduced traffic usage when updating ad filters

Version 2.1.0beta1 34.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

- Checked compatibility with Firefox 9.0a1
- Reduced response sizes returned from AdvertBan server when updating ad filters
- Made AdvertBan notifications more clear

Version 2.0.0 34.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

Changes since 1.8.2:
- AdBan has been renamed to AdvertBan.
- Enabled support for existing UI translations (German, Spanish, Hungarian and Russian).
- Made AdvertBan icon text-only. This allows picking up icon color from browser theme. See http://code.google.com/p/ad-ban-extensions/issues/detail?id=26 .

Version 1.8.3beta1 34.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

- Enabled UI translations for German, Spanish, Hungarian and Russian languages (they were disabled in previous versions)
- Use text icon instead of graphical icon. This should allow customizing its' color according to the color scheme used in Firefox.
- Shortened text in 'whitelist/blacklist sites' menu items.

Version 1.8.2 34.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

- Added support for Firefox 8.0a1
- Deprecated Firefox 3.0 support
- Now ad filters are updated via secure channel (https)

Version 1.8.2beta1 34.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later

- Added support for Firefox 8.0a1
- Removed support for Firefox 3.0
- Now AdBan updates ad filters via secure channel (https)

Version 1.8.1 34.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Added Spanish translation (thanks to Guillermo).
- Now page referrer is sent together with the url of the current page when reporting ads. This will help in detecting (and blocking) advertising networks used for the redirect to the current page.
- Whitelisted sites in AdBan menu now don't contain http:// prefix.

Version 1.8.1beta2 34.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Now AdBan records referrer urls when reporting ads. This can help in catching advertising networks, which were used for the redirect to the current page.
- Don't show url schemes whitelisted sites in AdBan menu.

Version 1.8.1beta1 34.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

Version 1.8.0 33.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Fixed compatibility problems with certain add-ons such as Babelfish
- AdBan server has been moved from http://ad-ban.appspot.com to http://www.advertban.com
- Tested with FireFox 7.0a1

Version 1.8.0beta1 33.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- AdBan server has been moved from ad-ban.appspot.com to advertban.com
- Tested compatibility with FireFox 7.0a1 .

Version 1.7.4beta1 33.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Fixed a compatibility problem with Babelfish add-on. See http://code.google.com/p/ad-ban-extensions/source/detail?r=331 for details.

Version 1.7.3 33.8 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Tested and added compatibility with the upcoming FireFox 5.* .
- Added German and Russian localizations.
- Now AdBan doesn't store whitelisted sites on a local disk while in private mode.
- Now AdBan sends a much smaller number of requests to the server when updating ad filters. This saves browser resources and improves your privacy. See http://code.google.com/p/ad-ban-extensions/source/detail?r=318 for technical details.

Version 1.7.3beta2 30.7 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Removed debug code, which has been accidentally left in the v1.7.3beta1 .

Version 1.7.3beta1 30.7 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Don't store whitelisted urls on a local disk in private mode.
- Optimized ad filters' update algorithm. See http://code.google.com/p/ad-ban-extensions/source/detail?r=318 .

Version 1.7.2 29.7 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

Changes since v1.6.2:
- Added ability to whitelist sites and ads on a per-site basis.
- Fixed a bug, which could lead to never-ending page loading under certain conditions.

Version 1.7.0beta2 29.7 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

Changes since v1.6.2:

- Added support for ads whitelisting on per-site basis.

Version 1.6.2 28.7 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

Changes since v.1.5.1:

- The ugly 'Report ads' button has been substituted by more appealing graphical AdBan button :)
- Improved ad blocking algorithm.
- Improved ad filters' updating algorithm.
- Improved error logging. This should simplify bugs' hunting.
- Decreased the overhead of the ad filters' updating mechanism.
- Added Hungarian localization. Thanks to KAMI. http://code.google.com/p/ad-ban-extensions/issues/detail?id=8 .
- Optimized the first run experience.
- Fixed possible memory leaks, which could occur during long term problems with the connection to AdBan server.

Version 1.5.1 24.6 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

Changes since the version 1.4.3:
- Now AdBan pre-loads ad filters for already visited sites on the first run. So ads on sites visited before the AdBan installation will be instantly blocked.
- Added a button for quick toggling on/off of the AdBan. By default this button is hidden, but it can be added to any toolbar via the View->Toolbars->Customize... dialog. This fixes the issue 4.
- Small optimizations all over the code.

Version 1.4.3 23.6 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

Changes since v1.4.1:
- Take into account per-site ad filters when hiding blacklisted links.
- Small performance optimization when updating local cache with ad filters.
- An optimization, which allows sending less data to the server when loading new ad filters from the server.
- Updated stale notification message, which was saying that Ctrl-Shift-V should be used for reporting ads. Now this keyboard shortcut is used for switching on/off of the AdBan.
- Update authentication cookie after each request to the server.

Version 1.4.1 23.6 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Now AdBan really shows help page on the first run. Previously the page could be left unopened under Firefox 3.6.
- Fixed a minor bug, which could lead to unstable ad blocking results on certain sites.
- Implemented protection against AdBan server overload in the event of server problems using exponential backoff.

Version 1.4.0 22.5 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Now AdBan blocks blacklisted popups instead of opening blank windows.
- Fixed a small bug. http://code.google.com/p/ad-ban-extensions/source/detail?r=134 .

Version 1.3.3 22.5 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Pre-fetching more ad filters related to the links on opened pages.
- Small performance optimization. Now AdBan should be even more faster. Compare AdBan's speed to the speed of competing add-ons at the speed test :)
- Disabled Ctrl-Shift-E keyboard shortcut, because it is already used by Firefox 4. Use the Ctrl-Shift-V shortcut for toggling on/off of the AdBan.
- Now AdBan shows help page during the first run.

Version 1.3.2 22.5 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- AdBan icon is transparent now.

Version 1.3.1 24.6 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Now AdBan prefetches ad filters for all links on the currently loaded page and automatically hides ad links on the page.
- Now AdBan periodically stores locally cached ad filters to a local file. This should prevent from locally cached ad filters' loss on browser crash.
- Fixed a bug http://code.google.com/p/ad-ban-extensions/source/detail?r=119 .