Are you using Microsoft Windows?
merrittjr wrote:I've used this extension for years with no issues, and within the last few days it's become unusable.
Did you install a new version of AdBlock Plus from the Google Chrome web store in the last few days?
A fake copy of AdBlock Plus with malware was recently discovered on the Chrome web store.Chrome app store has a rogue Adblock Plus entry under apps!https://adblockplus.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=23489
Any website I try to go to, it will take forever to load
This malware attempts to install a proxy which redirects your web traffic through the hacker's server. This might be the reason for the long delay.
It automatically gets scanned on a daily basis with no issues found whatsoever
Some of this malware has a valid code signing certificate; it may not be detected by the virus scanner. And the scanner will not
detect a counterfeit copy of the AdBlock Plus extension either. If you scan for malware, please report the name of any malware that was detected. You should also uninstall AdBlock Plus and install it again to be sure you have the authentic version. But first make a backup copy of the counterfeit AdBlock Plus extension so it can be analyzed by the developers.