Flashblock Alternatives

    Flashblock is described as 'takes a pessimistic approach to dealing with Macromedia Flash content on a webpage and blocks ALL Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click to download and then view the Flash content' and is a popular Ad Blocker in the Web Browsers category. There are seven alternatives to Flashblock for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Firefox and BSD. The best alternative is NoScript, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Flashblock are GNU LibreJS (Free, Open Source), RequestPolicy (Free, Open Source), 3P Request Blocker (Free) and Better Pop Up Blocker (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 14, 2020

    1. The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java, Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank).
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    2. GNU LibreJS is a free add-on for GNU IceCat and other Mozilla-based browsers. It blocks nonfree nontrivial JavaScript while allowing JavaScript that is free and/or trivial.

    3. 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 allowed by webpages you visit.
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    4. Prevent your browser from connecting to 3rd party domain without user consent. Increase your privacy, security, and speed by blocking unnecessary requests.
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    5. 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 like alert, prompt, and confirm boxes.
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      • Chromium
      A Flashblock tool for Chrome. Stay in control of Flash content. Flashcontrol automatically blocks Flash and allows you to unblock content selectively; reduce memory and CPU usage with an added re-block ability.
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    6. UtraBlock 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 privacy.
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