Adblocking is essential to privacy. SRware‘s fork of Chromium, is the only way to use the google (evil ad serving empire) open source web browser. A few bytes closer to ideal:
11.10.2008: Adblocker integrated in Iron
The wish of many users comes true: We integrated an
Adblocker in Iron!
With a filterlist so nearly all online-advertising can be
blocked. A working list can bedownloaded
here and just has to be copied to the Iron folder (e.g:
C:\Program Files\Iron Fork\). Note: You must first get the
latest version of Iron you can find under “Downloads”.
So Iron is the first Chromium based webbrowser worldwide
which has an adblocker included.
It does not fully support the AdBlockPlus format; it is a loose implementation borrowing from http://fanboy.co.nz/adblock
If one plans to use Steve Pellegrin’s set of scripts to strip down rick752‘s AdBlockPlus list, The EasyList, originally intended for BFilter, with SRware’s Iron Chromium Fork some adjustments might be needed
Otherwise manually ditch the whitelist, convert ! to # for comments, and dump $ and following per line.
Portable Iron Fork … eat the web safely
update.1: Fanboy now authors an ablock list for Chromium likely in response to this well read SRware forum post (Iron adblock.ini documentation request not yet answered) — this thread has the highest number of views in the English forum.
Similarly minded posts request element hiding capability for Iron’s adblock engine, GUI features (right click / context menu) to control adblocking in Chromium starting with the Iron fork — similarly remarked as possible in a variety of (free) addons for Internet Explorer. Interestingly only AdBlockPro for IE, seemingly approaching abandonware for lack of updates, offers context menu for blocking (plugin) objects like flash; the firefox implementation in AdBlock Plus relies on irksome object tabs. Ie7pro could likely offering context menu blocking for flash as it has been suggested in their forums and received well by IEpro developers. The BEST example of adblocking for IE8 is unfortunately questionableware “simple adblock“: all of the power of AdBlock Plus with fewer ethical restraints.