for sharing this informative article
Chrome's adblocker can be turned off but its a bit confusing. You have to choose "Allow
" instead of the default "Block
" on the setting "Block if site tends to show intrusive ads
The list of sites on which ads have to be blocked is downloaded periodically along with the list of malicious websites (which Chrome and other browsers already block) from the Google Safe Browsing API
The ads are blocked on these websites with EasyList and EasyPrivacy
which are also downloaded periodically. It should be noted that all ads will be blocked (including Google's) on the list of websites that fail the Better Ads Standards
but they will not be blocked on any other website.
EasyList+Easyprivacy and the list of bad ad sites will still be downloaded regardless of whether the ad blocker is enabled or not.
I guess I was somewhat right in thinking that Chrome's adblocker might be a bit more effective than normal adblockers. From the article
Personally I would turn Chrome's adblocker off. I don't want multiple adblockers running in the browser and I should be the one to decide which ads are blocked and on which website not Google.
Google’s implementation is a bit different from how most extension ad blocking is enforced. It does it at an earlier stage in the rendering processes than extensions have access to.