Alternatives to Flashblock for all platforms with any license

  • Ghostery icon


    Ghostery sees the invisible web - tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons. Ghostery tracks the trackers and gives you a roll-call of the ad...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Vivaldi Browser Chrome Safari Yandex.Browser Opera Firefox

  • NoScript icon


    The NoScript is a Firefox extension that provides extra protection for Mozilla-based browsers: it prevents JavaScript, Java and Flash...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • RequestPolicy icon


    RequestPolicy is an extension for Mozilla browsers that improves the privacy and security of your browsing by giving you control over...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • Kill Evil icon

    Kill Evil

    Kill Evil is a Chrome extension that mercilessly removes or disables the following annoyances on all pages (except those you...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome

  • ScriptSafe icon


    A simple extension that brings some of NoScript 's functionality to Chrome while emphasizing simplicity and intuitiveness (no...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome

  • Flash Control icon

    Flash Control

    A Flashblock tool for Chrome. Stay in control of Flash content. Flashcontrol automatically blocks Flash and allows you to unblock...

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Chrome Chromium

  • JS Blocker icon

    JS Blocker

    JS Blocker is a Safari extension that puts you in control of which scripts—and more—are allowed on any given website—similar to...

    Open Source Mac Safari

  • Better Pop Up Blocker icon

    Better Pop Up Blocker

    Better Pop Up Blocker improves the default pop up blockers for Google Chrome and Apple Safari by blocking pop up windows opened by...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome

  • HTTP Switchboard icon

    HTTP Switchboard Discontinued

    httpswitchboard - Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD Chrome ... Opera Chromium Chrome Web Store

Flashblock Comments

Surprisingly practical

Positive Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Flashblock Jan 2014

I'm generally not a big fan of these types of "shoot first, ask questions later" extensions (case in point: NoScript and co.), but in the last few months, I've actually found Flashblock to be surprisingly useful. For starters, it's not particularly annoying to use--enabling Flash on a case-by-case basis is quick and always just one click away. Unlike in the case of NoScript, it doesn't actually break any websites; instead, disabling Flash with Flashblock simply lets you speed up the loading times on webpages that may not even have needed Flash to look good in the first place.

Also, one happy side effect of Flashblock is that it blocks nearly all in-video ads. (One exception: Hulu. Sorry folks, no silver bullet here.)