AdvertBan Version History

19 versions

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Version 40.9 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 56.*

- Apply per-site whitelisting to complementary hosts (i.e. if is whitelisted then is whitelisted too and vice versa).
- Verified compatibility with Firefox versions up to v14.0a1.
- Use strict JS mode ( ).
- Small cleanups.

Version 40.6 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 12.0a1

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

Version 40.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 11.0a1

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

Version 40.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 9.0a1

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

Version 39.9 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 8.0a1

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 .

Version 40.7 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 8.0a1

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

Version 40.6 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 7.0a1

- 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 38.9 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 7.0a1

- Fixed compatibility problems with certain add-ons such as Babelfish
- AdBan server has been moved from to
- Tested with FireFox 7.0a1

Version 38.9 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 5.*

- 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 for technical details.

Version 34.8 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 5.*

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 33.2 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 5.0a2

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. .
- Optimized the first run experience.
- Fixed possible memory leaks, which could occur during long term problems with the connection to AdBan server.

Version 29.3 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 5.*

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 28.5 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*

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 28.1 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*

- 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 27.4 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*

- Now AdBan blocks blacklisted popups instead of opening blank windows.
- Fixed a small bug. .

Version 27.2 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*

- 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 27.3 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*

- AdBan icon is transparent now.

Version 29.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*

- 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 .

Version 23.2 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*

- Added keyboard shortcuts for quick access to the 'Report ads' dialog (Ctrl+Shift+V) and for quick on / off toggling of the AdBan add-on (Ctrl+Shift+E).
- Use safer TextNode DOM element instead of potentially dangerous innerHTML for per-page CSS injection. See for details.