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Adblock Plus is a free extension that allows you to - among other things - block annoying ads, disable tracking and block domains known to spread malware.
Available for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Maxthon, Opera, Safari and Yandex, Adblock Plus uses filters that you choose to block all unwanted elements.
Adblock Browser , a mobile web browser with Adblock Plus built-in, is also available for Android and iOS.
Adblock Plus itself does not block ads by default. However it does unblock 3rd party ads who pay to be included on our whitelist via EyeO, our parent company.
Adblock Plus requires the user to "tell" it what to block by adding external filter lists. Filter lists are essentially an extensive set of rules that tell Adblock Plus which elements of a website to block. Our default whitelist is enabled by default overriding all blocklists by default.
You can add any filter list you want. For example, block tracking or malware. You can also create your own filter lists. Almost all filters are open source, therefore many filter lists have been created by Internet users.
You can "opt" out of our unblocking whitelist by disabling it manually.
Filter lists enabled by default include:
An ad-blocking list selected based on your language (EasyList)
The Acceptable Ads list
These are enabled to get you started. You can remove them or add others - it's up to you.
EasyList corresponds to your browser language and is aimed at disabling ads that are considered to be intrusive by our community of users. Eyeo GmbH did not draft EasyList and therefore has no right to, or control over, its content other than our default global whitelist. Visit the EasyList Community for more information.
The Acceptable Ads whitelist displays ads that comply with the acceptable ads criteria. The list is maintained by Eyeo GmbH.
Adblock Plus is also a platform with 4 apps listed on AlternativeTo. Browse all 4 apps for Adblock Plus.
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I used to like this plugin, than Ublock was created. There is actually a wannabe version of ublock too, so look for the original, Ublock Origin!
This addon is just not that good, it works but not great quality.
So now AdBlock officially announced he will make his own database with an "OK" advertisments and we will anyway have to listen to them.. Pretty dark side of an AdBlock if you ask me. Need alternatives fast
unfortunately adblock plus is currently synonymous with false adblocker. I do not know what agreement they have reached or with whom, but it is sure that they are reporting income. Very bad.
If you didn't know already, adblock has monitized off itself allowing some ads years ago, so I switched to Adblock Edge, but now uBlock is the king. It uses less memory, its open source and they don't want any donations.
ABP has been engaging in these antics for many years now. Avoid and use uBlock Origin.
Used Adblock Plus for many years. But it started to consume around 1.7 Gb of RAM per instance (Chrome profile when it's installed).
Got sick of restarting Adblock Plus and switched to uBlock Origin - same subscriptions, but much less RAM (not more than 300Mb for many opened tabs).
Adblock Plus is good but it spikes up Firefox RAM usage. If you have a slow computer, don't use this.
I found myself Adblock for Chrome. Very comfortably. Are there any plug-in for Safari?
You can filter alternatives to Adblock for Safari and find what you like :)
Since I have learned there is such an extension for Google Chrome , I do not spend time dealing with advertising.
ad "block" plus forces 3rd party ad rendering by paying to be on a whitelist which is enabled by default
Wladimir Palant has made himself untrustworthy with his inane "acceptable privacy violation" defaults.
3rd party ads sell privacy for profit: this is ALWAYS UNACCEPTABLE.
ublock origin is the only remaining adBLOCK project with a focus on BLOCKING and safeguarding PRIVACY
Lifehacker for everybody, who wants work with out annoying ad.
Adblock became the king of adblocking and did a good job -although it takes more time to load a site without ads than one with most ads showing- but recently they introduced plans for advertisers to profit from what adblock calls non-invasive ads.
Shifted to open-source ublock origins for a faster, lighter, non invasive option.