When comparing AdBlock Plus vs Blokada, the Slant community recommends Blokada for most people. In the question“What are the best ad blockers?” Blokada is ranked 3rd while AdBlock Plus is ranked 19th.
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Pro Blocks a wide selection of annoying ads
Video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, flashy banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and much more.
Pro Free & open source
Pro Free and open source
Pro Great features
Blokada works across all of your apps, not only the browser! It doesn't require root, supports both wifi and mobile networks, and is perfectly safe and simple to use. Just turn it on, and it will do the job silently!
Pro Block Ads
Blokada efficiently blocks ads, tracking and malware. It saves your data plan, makes your device faster and protects your privacy.
Pro No ROOT require
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.
Con Cannot use with VPN
Because Blokada works by using an internal VPN to act as a filter, it is not possible to use Blokada if you're using an actual VPN.