Alternatives to Flashblock for all platforms with any license


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  • 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 networks, behavioral data...

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

  • RequestPolicy icon


    RequestPolicy is an extension for Mozilla browsers that improves the privacy and security of your browsing by giving you control over when cross-site requests are...

    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 whitelist): - oncontextmenu (disabled...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome

  • HTTP Switchboard icon

    HTTP Switchboard

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

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

    • Discontinued "Important: No longer developed. [HTTP switchboard] ...has been split into two distinct, more advanced extensions: uBlock and uMatrix." quoted from uMatrix can do everything HTTP switchboard could and more, so I would redirect to it's page:
  • 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 NoScript for Firefox. Frames, objects...

    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 javascript, & other annoyances...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome

  • UltraBlock icon


    ltraBlock is a browser extension that detects and blocks ads, invisible trackers and third-party cookies. It makes websites load faster, more secure and protects your...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS

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Flashblock Comments

Surprisingly practical

about Flashblock · ·

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.)