When comparing AdBlock Plus vs Privacy Badger, the Slant community recommends AdBlock Plus for most people. In the question“What are the best Chrome add-ons?” AdBlock Plus is ranked 15th while Privacy Badger is ranked 43rd.
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Pro Free & open source
Pro Blocks a wide selection of annoying ads
Video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, flashy banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and much more.
Pro Automatic detection & blocking
Privacy Badger automatically detects and block third-party tracking. If it detects an advertiser or network tracking you across different websites, subsequent requests to the advertiser will be blocked.
Pro Easy to use and configure
Everything works out of the box, you don't have to select blocking lists like in other ad blockers and there's pretty much nothing to configure.
Pro Easy import & export of settings
in human-readable format
Con Users automatically opted in to whitelist
AdBlock+ has an automatic whitelist when installed that allows certain advertisers through the blocking mechanism. The fact that these advertisers pay for this privilege makes this particular scenario rife with conflict of interest.
Con Uses too much RAM
AdBlock+ tends to use a lot of memory, which has been documented in many use cases as well as admitted by AdBlock themselves. Considering there are alternatives out there that can block ads successfully with half the RAM usage as AdBlock, one has to wonder why this is a problem specific to AdBock.