Adblock Plus Hits 200 Million Downloads for Firefox; Sets Record

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Hate those pesky pop-up ads that sometimes seem to dominate your desktop screen? If so, you’re certainly not alone.

Just earlier this month, Adblock announced that its program had reached a 200 million download milestone for web browser Firefox.

Adblock has been a super popular add-on for successfully dealing with issue.

“So how many is 200 million downloads exactly? Doing some basic calculations, this means that since the introduction in 2006, the Adblock Plus was downloaded on average approximately once every second… Consistently during the period of over 7 years!” stated the company via its blog.

In addition to that, the developer said the moved makes Adblock “the first browser add-on ever to generate that many downloads on a single platform.”