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More and more Brits are using ad-blockers, says survey

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Resource hogs

Apart from preventing malware, the other main reason I use an adblocker is because so many adverts are so resource-heavy. If you have a few tabs open suddenly your computer can slow to a crawl because some badly-coded Javascript or Flash ad is sucking all your CPU cycles. On some websites it's so bad that scrolling the page is very laggy and the page is unusable. Perhaps Firefox will totally lock up.

The whole point of ads is a way to generate revenue in return for creating content, but if the ads take over the page so I can't consume the content, then it renders them useless

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