uBlock Reviews

uBlock Origin

about uBlock · · Helpful Not helpful 5 Helpful Report as spam

Make sure you are using uBlock Origin, you can do some search if you care to see why, but uBlock essentially became begware, uBlock Origin is still being developed by the main guy without problems. If you are on chrome after you click uBlock Origin read the first few reviews, some guy tried to put a fake one up with the same name!

uBlock Origin absolutely is way way way better than AdBlock.


begware indeed!

Begware, and no longer seriously developed.

about uBlock and uBlock Origin · · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

If features will actually get added instead of removed, i'll happily switch back to uBlock, but for now, it's Small uBlock Origin iconuBlock Origin for me.

[Edited by Venom88, April 26]

[Edited by rikskepatat, April 27]

about uBlock · · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

The good
• Nothing good with uBlock :(

The bad
• Potentially not secure. Because the software source code has not been maintained in years
• uBlock is very bad. Beyond bad. It is a deceptive software. Do not be fool by its name. uBlock is a begware.

• If you need stronger security and privacy with ad blocking, you might be interested to consider another software with the code fully publicly available for review. Such as uBlock Origin:

Firefox add-on at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

Google Chrome extension at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm

Source code at https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock

Reviews at Small uBlock Origin iconuBlock Origin

Double check that you use the legit "uBlock Origin". Not the scam and unethical "uBlock" at ublock.org Those two software are very different.


Thank you so much.

about uBlock · · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Thank you for the Firefox support !

about uBlock · · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

uBlock is one of the original open source projects built to help users block ads and maintain control over what they see in their browsers. It’s a great product with a ton of potential. And with consumers still facing a constant barrage of ads, it’s as vital today as when it was originally created.

However, it’s been years since uBlock has been given the love and attention it deserves. But that’s in the process of changing. If you’ve noticed recent updates to the product, that’s because uBlock has been acquired by the team responsible for AdBlock. We will be investing heavily into uBlock to help it deliver on the promise of being one of the best ad blockers available.

Please keep an eye out for changes at uBlock over the next few months. We are excited to help uBlock reach its full potential as a product people can use to block ads, protect their privacy and maintain some control over their browsing experience!

about uBlock · · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Beware that the original uBlock was taken over by a 2nd developer, while the original developer went on to create uBlock Origin. Read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UBlock_Origin#History

about uBlock · · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Avoid uBlock. Instead switch to uBlock Origin. uBlock Origin is the continuing development of uBlock by the original founder, while uBlock came to be improperly utilized to solicit donations for the project which did not go to the original developers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UBlock_Origin#History


Slaps ABP around on all fronts.

about uBlock · · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Fantastic add-on.



about uBlock · · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It has been a delight witnessing the development and expansion of this extension. And now available for Firefox!

Resource usage is excellent compared to alternatives. Perhaps the single best extension ever created to protect privacy.

A humble thank you to the creator.


Support of Mozilla Firefox!

about uBlock · · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I think that I will fork source on Github and will make it for Mozilla Firefox!


I liked it but was just a tiny bit disappointed...

about uBlock and Adblock Plus · · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

While it does its job of blocking unwanted ads/domains and definitely doesn't use as much power/memory as Adblock Plus (or any alternative), it doesn't feel all that user friendly when it comes to customizing settings compared to adblock plus.


it doesn't feel all that user friendly when it comes to customizing settings compared to adblock plus

Would you mind giving me specific examples?

From Adblock Plus issue tracker (their TODO list), it does appear that even Adblock Plus agrees that µBlock does some things the right way. Examples:

#1460 "Add a setting for not loading element hiding rules"
A µBlock feature since the beginning.

#1431 "Block element preview does not accurately demonstrate the effects of the suggested filter"
µBlock will highlight as accurately as can be the effect of the filter you select/create on a web page.

#1422 "Add a way to subscribe to any known filter list in Chrome, Opera and Safari"
Already implemented in µBlock, since months.

µBlock supports whitelisting specific web pages, or specific subset of web pages without needing to handcraft a filter.

Entering custom filters or whitelist in µBlock is as easy as editing text, while in ABP you have to go through a single line editor, and no way to edit afterward if you make a typo. You can import/export these with µBlock, or just cut&paste them from/to a text editor. Not possible with ABP. You can comment out a single line with µBlock. Not with ABP.

Comparing settings tab by tab, I really can't find where ABP is unarguably more user friendly. µBlock offers more options for the user to customize: enabled/disable auto-update, enable/disable cosmetic filters, request log (not found on ABP for Chrome), new filter options to give more control to the user ("inline-script" to disable inline script tags, "important" to override all exceptions), etc.

So I am really curious as to what specifically ABP is offering which is enough to dismiss all µBlock's advantages, including efficiency which gives the user more freedom to use more filter lists and thus higher protection.

[Edited by gorhill, October 02]

Its the best, thats all I can say.

But I have a question. I always use chrome/firefox and even also IE. This blocker now is available on both Chrome and Firefox. Any chance it comes to IE, too? I mean, even AdBlock has arrived on IE with usual updates. I know, since I use IE with AdBlock Plus. It would be awesome, if you'd make it on IE. Please, make it happen. I know lots of people dont like IE, but its not that bad after few optimalization.

Better than AdBlock

about uBlock and Chromium, Google Chrome, Adblock Plus · · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

Works perfectly fine in Chrome and other Chromium browsers.


It hides, doesn't block

about uBlock and Mozilla Firefox · · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

Doesn't seem to block anything in Firefox, just hides it.


uBlock does both (just like AdBlock Plus). First, it inserts itself into all HTTP requests of the current tab and aborts those that match an entry in the filter lists. Second, it checks the DOM of the current document and inserts CSS rules into the head part of the page, which then hides some other content.

If you want more control over the blocking part, use the extension as an advanced user. You'll then be able to stop loading content from websites by domain/subdomain - either always or only as a third-party connection on (sub)domains of your choice.