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If you’re an ad, your days are numbered. AdBlock, long the darling of those who want to skip the Twinkie and dive straight into the filling, has a Chrome version that works a treat. It not only takes out banner ads, pop-ups, Flash ads, and Google results ads, it also cuts a whole lot of extraneous visual fluff out of pages unduly laden -- such as the MSN.com main page shown here. You’ll be amazed at how your browsing suddenly runs much faster. Customize it till the Contented Cows come home, with easy access to all sorts of settings.