When comparing AdBlock Plus vs AdBlocker Ultimate, the Slant community recommends AdBlocker Ultimate for most people. In the question“What are the best ad blockers?” AdBlocker Ultimate is ranked 4th while AdBlock Plus is ranked 7th.
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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 Avoids awful looping problems on Firefox one sees with Adblock Plus and uBlock
Pro Supports most popular browsers
AdBlocker Ultimate works on Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari and Yandex.Browser.
Pro Completely free
Pro Free and open source
Anyone can improve and audit the code.
Licensed with a gplv3 license.
Pro No acceptable ads
Unlike other adblockers, AdBlocker Ultimate doesn't have any whitelisted websites, ad networks or advertising agencies.
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.