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guenterneust
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005    Post subject: Adblock Extension makes Firefox very slow! Reply with quote

Hi

I installed ADBLOCK a few weeks ago.
But i noticed that rendering my own pages (a database interface in PHP, running on a linux machine 5 meters away) has become extremely slow.
The particulariy of these pages is that i have used small pictures as buttons. There are only 6 18x18 pixel pictures, but are repeated in many (hundreds) of rows.
The strange thing is that even after i disabled ADBLOCK, the rendering was equally slow (about 20 seconds, as compared to 2 seconds prior to install ADBLOCK). But deinstalling helped.

So GOOD BYE ADBLOCK
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many filters are you using? A very long filter list can affect performance.

Can you maybe provide a test page for us to check out?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

About 20 filters when i deinstalled ADBLOCK.
I don't know how to provide a test page, as my server is not available from the internet (and has to stay so).

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you could just take the output HTML and save it as a static file. If you don't have any web space of your own on which to put it, send it to eschew at gmail . com
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave up on Adblock 0.5.2.039 after just two days. Running with Firefox 1.0.2 on a 350 MHz IBM Thinkpad under Windows 98SE, it brought the system to its knees. I only had two or three filters in place at the time I removed it. It seems to work adequately on short pages that fit on a 1024x768 screen, but bogs down horribly on ordinary HTML pages with no ads if the page fills screen after screen. (I know, that's considered bad page design, but there are plenty of auto-generated pages that are presented that way to the browser.)

Adblock seems to use all the processor resources, slowing down not only the browser, but all other applications running concurrently.

Good idea, but needs much more work.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maniac42 wrote:
I gave up on Adblock 0.5.2.039 after just two days. Running with Firefox 1.0.2 on a 350 MHz IBM Thinkpad under Windows 98SE, it brought the system to its knees. I only had two or three filters in place at the time I removed it. It seems to work adequately on short pages that fit on a 1024x768 screen, but bogs down horribly on ordinary HTML pages with no ads if the page fills screen after screen. (I know, that's considered bad page design, but there are plenty of auto-generated pages that are presented that way to the browser.)

Adblock seems to use all the processor resources, slowing down not only the browser, but all other applications running concurrently.

Good idea, but needs much more work.

I run a 1gig cpu with 512mb of ram and it run slower after installing Adblock, but I do use 25 filters. I tried the suggestion rue Developer posted on Advanced Filters, but those didn't work

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005    Post subject: Good Friend Adblock - performance is NOT! Reply with quote

I also have been experiencing problems with Adblock for a while. Let me explain: I have been using adblock for a long time. When FF 1.0.2 came out, I installed, then went back to FF1.0 because performance was so bad. After FF1.0.3 came out, I tried again, same results, went back to FF1.0. After posting everything I did on the FF forum, the folks there convinced me that going back to FF1.0 was not a good move.

So I have been spending the past week or so on FF1.0.3, disabling extensions one by one, and testing the results. And all the results point to Adblock. I wish it weren’t so because I am one of Adblock’s biggest fans and cannot see browsing in a wild world web without this terrific extension.

In the hope that one of you on this forum sees something that is out of whack, please let me know, first here is a list of all the extensions I am running:

Generated Mon Apr 25 2005 02:02:22 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Enabled Extensions: (16)
Adblock 0.5.2.039
Add Bookmark Here 0.5.3
Always Remember Password 0.1.1
Auto Copy 0.5.4
Autofill 0.2
BugMeNot 0.6.2
Copy URL + 1.3.1
Download Manager Tweak 0.6.5
ieview 0.87
ListZilla 0.5.1
Mozilla Calendar 0.8.1+
QuickNote 0.6.0.1
ScrapBook 0.15.1
SpoofStick 1.05
Tabbrowser Preferences 1.2.4
U.S. Homeland Security Threat Level 0.4:

Here is a list of all Adblock filters I have:
http://m2.doubleclick.net/584615/jazz728x90_NoIT_sound_30k.swf?clickTag=
http%3A//ad.doubleclick.net/click
http%3A//www.hp.com/music
http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/cms/2004/other/rs_961_image_logo.6562336.GIF
http://m2.doubleclick.net/584615/jazz250x250_NoIT_sound_30k.swf?clickTag=
http%3A//ad.doubleclick.net/click
http%3A//www.hp.com/music
http://m2.doubleclick.net/584615/jtpromo160x600_24k.swf?clickTag=
http%3A//ad.doubleclick.net/click
http%3A//h10049.www1.hp.com/music/us/en/shark_tale.html
http://m2.doubleclick.net/584615/jazz728x90_NoIT_sound_30k.swf?clickTag=
http%3A//ad.doubleclick.net/click
http%3A//www.hp.com/music
http://m2.doubleclick.net/584615/jazz250x250_NoIT_sound_30k.swf?clickTag=
http%3A//ad.doubleclick.net/click
http%3A//www.hp.com/music
http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/cms/2004/other/News_home_page_Myths_446x250.6562173.jpg
http://m2.doubleclick.net/viewad/937464/16746_garnetford728x90.gif
http://m2.doubleclick.net/viewad/973987/20188_button-ad.gif
http://spe.atdmt.com/ds/EIEINUSAIUSA/Oct_2004_Master/oct17_weekly_160x600.swf?clickTag1=
http://ad.doubleclick.net/click
http://clk.atdmt.com/go/knghtusa3120000009ein/direct;ai.4529247;ct.1/01&clickTag=
http://ad.doubleclick.net/click
http://clk.atdmt.com/go/knghtusa3120000009ein/direct;ai.4529247;ct.1/01
http://gcirm.customcoupon.com/RealMedia/ads/Creatives/Promo-TimeMoney/728x90_01.swf?clickTAG=
http://gcirm.customcoupon.com/RealMedia/ads/click_lx.ads/trb-ca-losangeles.com/promo/17145/x30/Promo-TimeMoney/a728x90.html
http://customcoupon.com/cgi-in/valuecenterentry.cgi?pid=10523%26ZID=ko68%26NID=4
http://m2.doubleclick.net/846685/728x90_10-8_HQ_brbnd_moving.swf?clickTag=
http://ad.doubleclick.net/click
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/mobileoptions/broadband/index.jsp
http://m2.doubleclick.net/viewad/980141/20408_comcastspec160x600.jpg
http://m3.doubleclick.net/846685/728x90_10-08_HQ_brbnd_moving.swf?clickTag=http%3A//ad.doubleclick.net/click
http%3A//www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/mobileoptions/broadband/index.jsp
http://m3.doubleclick.net/viewad/980141/20408_comcastspec160x600.jpg
http://m3.doubleclick.net/viewad/973987/20188_button-ad.gif
http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/inquirer.news/endorsement;kw=top;c2=special_packages;c3=endorsement;c4=endorsement_homepage;pos=top;group=banner;dcopt=ist;tile=1;ord=1098502179059?
http://m3.doubleclick.net/844392/noPlace.swf?clickTag=http%3A//ad.doubleclick.net/click
http%3A//www.vanguardcareers.com/index.html
http://ak.bluestreak.com//adv/aloha/*
http://ad.doubleclick.net/adi/N339.tribuneinteractive.com/*
http://ad.doubleclick.net/*
http://adserver.trb.com/ads/latimes/*
http://www.nytimes.com/ads/fox/*
http://oas.signonsandiego.com/RealMedia/ads/*
http://cdn2.adsdk.com/*
http://ar.atwola.com/content/*
http://i.cnn.net/cnn/CNN/Programs/lou.dobbs.tonight/images/*
http://ar.atwola.com/html/*
http://spe.atdmt.com/*
http://us.a1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/a/ya/yahoo_messenger/*
http://www.timewarnercable.com/Media/*
http://home.ingdirect.com/images/osa_oma_dynrate.swf?strSavAPY=3.00%25&strPrimeRate=5.75%25&str1YearArmMortRate=4.00%25&str5YearArmMortRate=5.375%25&str5YearArmMortAPR=5.721%25
http://img-cdn.mediaplex.com/ads/

Any ideas? Please let me know any thoughts to chase up. I appeciate all that you all do to monitor these things and help out people like me.

Thanks agains!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005    Post subject: Re: Good Friend Adblock - performance is NOT! Reply with quote

Firefox 1.0.x should not be slower in any way than 1.0 as far as I know. Have you tried a really clean reinstall of Firefox? With a fresh profile and everything.

You had a lot of duplicates in your list. I've cleaned it up some for you.
Code:
.adsdk.com
.atdmt.com
.atwola.com
.doubleclick.net
*/ads/*
*/adv/*
http://us.a1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/a/
http://www.hp.com/music/
http://h10049.www1.hp.com/music/us/en/shark_tale.html
http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/cms/2004/other/rs_961_image_logo.6562336.GIF
http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/cms/2004/other/News_home_page_Myths_446x250.6562173.jpg
http://customcoupon.com/cgi-in/valuecenterentry.cgi?pid=10523%26ZID=ko68%26NID=4
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/mobileoptions/broadband/index.jsp
http://www.vanguardcareers.com/index.html
http://i.cnn.net/cnn/CNN/Programs/lou.dobbs.tonight/images/
http://www.timewarnercable.com/Media/
http://home.ingdirect.com/images/osa_oma_dynrate.swf?strSavAPY=3.00%25&strPrimeRate=5.75%25&str1YearArmMortRate=4.00%25&str5YearArmMortRate=5.375%25&str5YearArmMortAPR=5.721%25


You should probably remove some of the very long and specific filters there. By the time you return to the page which had that ad they will have changed it so your filters don't match any longer. Use shorter more general filters.

You could also try a precompiled filterlist like G's excellent filterset.G.
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