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uBlock Origin

An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.

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  1.  LightweightuBlock Origin consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  Privacy focuseduBlock Origin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  3.  Block TrackersuBlock Origin has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
  4.  Dark ModeuBlock Origin supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.

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  • Developed byRaymond Hill
  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-3.0) and Free product.
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  • RatingAverage rating of 4.3 (42 ratings)
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  • English

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  •  33,350 Stars
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  •  16 Open Issues
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Our users have written 45 comments and reviews about uBlock Origin, and it has gotten 1548 likes

uBlock Origin was added to AlternativeTo by rikskepatat on and this page was last updated . uBlock Origin is sometimes referred to as uBlock0.

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Francewhoa
  
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The good • I love it. It is owned and supported by a friendly community. Not a corporation. More secure because its code is publicly available for review and contributions on GitHub at https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock • Easy to use. With both basic or advanced modes. • Lightweight on memory and CPU resources • More than 12 million users. Including 3.8+ millions users on Firefox and 8.9+ millions users on Chrome • Clear Manifesto: ......• The user decides what web content is acceptable or not in their browser. ......• The uBlock project does not support Adblock Plus' "Acceptable Ads Manifesto", because the "Acceptable Ads" marketing campaign is really the business plan of a for-profit entity. ......• Users are best placed to know what is or is not acceptable to them. uBlock's sole purpose is to give users the means to enforce their own choices. • Lots of features • uBlock Origin has a better track record at fully protecting your privacy, than AdBlock Plus (ABP). There is a controversy around ABP and its related for profit corporation trying to monetize ABP via ad whitelisting. Which means that corporation sales your privacy for profit :( Source at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adblock_Plus

The bad • Confusion with the names. Between "uBlock Origin" and "uBlock". For those not familiar with those names, uBlock Origin is better than uBlock. Mostly because as of May 2017 Ublock Origin is still actively maintained and updated. Source at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UBlock_Origin Compare to uBlock which as not been maintained and updated for more than 2 years, since 2015, and is trying to monetize an open source project. Source at https://github.com/chrisaljoudi/uBlock

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siphons

People who want adblock but don't do any research wind up with AdBlock Plus. Those that do a little digging will find that uBlock Origin is the best in pretty much every aspect.

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KillAdwareDevelopers
  
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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

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Firefox addon now requires GitHub account in order to report missing filters...

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Kezxo

And how is that different from before? You were never able to report issues without some kind of account?

You can post it on github or on https://www.reddit.com/r/uBlockOrigin/ , you can create a reddit account just by typing in a username and password, no email required.

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TBayAreaPat
  
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While I am a long time fan of AdGuard which seems to be the primary competitor of uBlock, after reading comparisons, I decided to run uBlock Origin at the same time which I heard could be done. One thing I notice quickly about uBlock is that it seems to do better at blocking nuisance overlays. It looks like uBlock Origin is doing a lot for me already, so it looks running both may be my plan for quite a while.

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uBlock Origin like all Manifest V2 extensions is highly privileged and requires trust in the developer (Gorhill). Adblocking has virtually no privacy benefit as it is a form of enumerating badness which has been proven to not work. Third-party filters can insert malicious rules to steal your data. In general, it's recommended never to install any browser extensions as they increase attack surface and make you stand out. By using uBlock Origin, you are effectively worsening privacy.

Those who wish to have the convenience of blocking ads should consider using Brave browser, a VPN with adblocking capabilities, or uBlock Origin Lite (which is a Manifest V3 compatible extension).

Sources: https://www.ranum.com/security/computer_security/editorials/dumb/ https://portswigger.net/research/ublock-i-exfiltrate-exploiting-ad-blockers-with-css

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It is the best. Its total filtering count is more than 600k. Dynamic filtering, full stop, seamless integration so on and so forth.

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ab1
  
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Most lists cannot block chat pop-ups JivoChat icon JivoChat

Users have to create their own rules or use other addons like Hello Goodbye icon Hello Goodbye.

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