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#31105 - 09/08/14 12:37 PM AdBlock Plus version numbers
deniro Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
My Add-ons Manager in Firefox says I have AdBlock Plus version 2.6.4, but on MacUpdate the newest version released (Sept 08, 2014) says 1.8.3.

Which is it?
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#31107 - 09/08/14 01:21 PM Re: AdBlock Plus version numbers [Re: deniro]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Adblock on Safari is 2.7.13. I don't know how closely the version number tracks on different browsers, but I would put my money on what the Firefox Add-ons manager says as being the most accurate.
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#31109 - 09/08/14 01:24 PM Re: AdBlock Plus version numbers [Re: deniro]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
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The Firefox Add-on version is the current one.
The only way you should be updating Add-ons is via Add-on Manager, since you're not likely to get infected due to Mozilla's vigilance.

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#31112 - 09/08/14 04:54 PM Re: AdBlock Plus version numbers [Re: grelber]
deniro Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
I only update through Firefox. But when I saw the update on Macupdate, and read the comments, I couldn't account for the discrepancy. Still can't.
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#31115 - 09/08/14 09:49 PM Re: AdBlock Plus version numbers [Re: deniro]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Adblock Plus 1.8.5 is an app that interacts with Safari, while Adblock Plus 2.6.4 is a Firefox add-on...an entirely different animal, albeit with the same name (but a different developer), neither of which should be confused with AdBlock, the Safari extension.
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#31118 - 09/08/14 10:31 PM Re: AdBlock Plus version numbers [Re: artie505]
deniro Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
Got it.
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#31125 - 09/09/14 07:23 PM Re: AdBlock Plus version numbers [Re: artie505]
dkmarsh Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09

Originally Posted By: artie505
Adblock Plus 1.8.5 is an app that interacts with Safari, while Adblock Plus 2.6.4 is a Firefox add-on...an entirely different animal, albeit with the same name (but a different developer), neither of which should be confused with AdBlock, the Safari extension.

Actually, Adblock Plus 1.8.5 for Safari—which, by the way, is a Safari extension, not "an app that interacts with Safari"—is the same product as Adblock Plus 2.6.4 for Firefox.

From About Adblock Plus:

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Adblock Plus is an open source project created by Wladimir Palant in 2006. Eyeo was founded in 2011 by Wladimir Palant and Till Faida to make its development sustainable.
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