Mozilla Adblock bug can dramatically boost memory usage



Mozilla warned this week that the popular Adblock Plus plugin could potentially suck up gigabytes of memory from PCs using its Firefox browser, thanks to bugs and the design of the plugin itself.

And, perhaps not surprisingly, the amount of memory consumed will increase no matter which browser you use, although Firefox appears to be one of the culprits.

Any additional elements added to a browser increase its memory usage, whether it be a plugin for Chrome or Firefox. One of the more popular is AdBlock, which, as its name suggests, filters out the annoying ads that unfortunately pay for the salaries of sites like PCWorld and others. AdBlock Plus has over 19 million users on Firefox alone...

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