AdBlock Leaks Memory!

Uninstall the AdBlock firefox extension!

AdBlock, a very popular firefox extension leaks memory like a stuck pig and the firefox folks are not saying much about it in a way that is “forward facing” to users. To make matters worse, the replacement they do recommend (AdBlock Plus) is not a valid install package as posted to mozilla and the developer from what I hear refuses to cooperate or colaborate with the greater developer community. All of this raises the question of quality control for extensions and who is to assume responsibility for quality. My suggestion to the folks over at mozilla is to create a process by which new extensions must be tested and approved for inclusion as an official mozilla download! Do it for the love of everyone’s precious time and do it to maintain mozilla’s reputation for a quality browsing experience.

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