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Adblock Plus is the most popular ad blocker available for Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, Android and Internet Explorer. Block all annoying ads all over the web: remove video ads on YouTube, block Facebook ads, get rid of pop-ups and much more. Google started blocking the web's worst ads in Chrome on Thursday. Here's what it means for you. UBlock is one of the most popular ad blockers available for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Use uBlock to block all annoying pop-ups and ads. UBlock can also protect your privacy by blocking trackers. UBlock block ads all over the web. Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads, and supports websites by not blocking unobtrusive ads by default (configurable). Only with Firefox—Get Firefox Now.
The original AdBlock works automatically. Choose to continue seeing unobtrusive ads, white-list your favorite sites, or block all ads by default. Just install, then visit your favorite website and see the ads disappear! NOTE: * Unobtrusive ads aren't being blocked in order to support websites. Dreamwaver. * The notice you see about having access to your history and website data is automatically generated because AdBlock runs on every tab. But it does not actually monitor your browsing history or require your personal information to work properly. What's new in this version Latest changes: - Removed all HTML tags from locale messages.
- Updated translations. - Updated 'bandaids' processing to help block ads on certain web sites. - Updated the 'success' text on the 'Debug Report' page. Also, the debug data now includes the AdBlock 'paused' state. - Updated translations. - Updated the contact information for the Hungarian and Hebrew filter lists. - Fixed text display issue on AdBlock menu - Fixed an issue with the build process to include all necessary files.
- Added log messages to the AdBlock pop up menu to help determine usage of each menu item. - Added the '%' as an allowed character in a filter list domain. - Updated the Israeli / Hebrew filter list contact info. - Fixed an issue when a user subscribed to a language filter list that required an EasyList subscription also.
- Changed the filter list subscription persistence logic to not store EasyList Lite to persistent storage, and instead load it from a file included with the add on. EasyList Lite will be updated 1 hour after the browser has been started. - Fixed a bug related single page sites, such as YouTube. - Added a log message when the popup menu is opened.
- Removed old Safari specific browser logic. - Implemented the improved ping / stats processing. - Added a check for invalid characters to the purge element processing to avoid issue with bad CSS query strings. Update: Since the problem is apparently on my end for reasons unknown I'll return this to my previous 4 star rating.== old comment follows ==After using this since its release I've come to realize that this extension automatically re-enables the option to 'allow some non-intrusive advertising'. The option will remain off for a time after turning it off, but it is automatically turned back on at some point without notice or explanation. I wonder if this is related to inserting their own ads like AdBlock Plus does? I've noticed in the past week or so, AdBlock has started disabling randomly and/or enabling to option to allow non-intrusive ads to pop up.
Not only that, but everytime I load up YouTube it blocks the ad before the video, but it also blacks out the screen so I have to refresh the page. Very obnoxious.Update: Now it's random as to whether or not it will actually block the ad BEHIND the black view window. I'm not sure if it's something to do with Edge or with the extension, but it's getting obnoxious.UPDATE 11/7: They fixed it! Back to being the best adblock ever!UPDATE 11/8: Aaaaaand it's broken. What is going on??? I love Adblock, but this extension is causing many pages I visit to 'stop responding' which is a major pain. I'd much rather experience ads than have to restart my browser or browser tab while in the middle of something.
I've actually experienced the page stopped responding issue and turned Adblock off during the issue.watched it start responding normally again immediately. So pretty sure this is Adblock doing this. Page click examples that would stop responding: Facebook notification icon, Amazon loginUPDATE: So my Edge definitely started having issues sometime after installing AdBlock, but I've since uninstalled AdBlock completely and continued to experience issues. Ironically, I've since reinstalled AdBlock because my Edge is basically unusable unless ads are blocked. There still could be some relation with AdBlock to my issues, but as of now if it weren't for AdBlock my Edge would be very unresponsive. Thanks AdBlock.
You might see fewer ads on the web from now on. But you probably won't. On Thursday, Google Chrome, the most popular browser by a wide margin, began rolling out on sites that engage in particularly annoying behavior, such as automatically playing sound, or displaying ads that can't be dismissed until a certain amount of time has passed. Google is essentially blacklisting sites that violate specific guidelines, and then trying to filter all ads that appear on those sites, not just the particularly annoying ones.
Despite the advance hype, the number of sites Chrome will actually block ads on turns out to be quite small. Of the 100,000 most popular sites in North America and Europe, fewer than one percent violate the guidelines Google uses to decide whether to filter ads on a site, a Google spokesperson tells WIRED. But even if Chrome never blocks ads on a page you visit, Google's move has already affected the web. The company notified sites in advance that they would be subject to the filtering, and 42 percent made preemptive changes, the spokesperson says, including Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and In Touch Weekly.
'As long as you're practicing respect for our audience, you're OK.' Michael Priem, Modern Impact The company notifies sites that are in violation of the guidelines before blocking them. Sites have 30 days to resolve the advertising issues Google highlights. If a site doesn't resolve the issues, Chrome will attempt to filter all ads on those pages. Users will see a brief notification that ads have been blocked on a page. On desktop versions of Chrome, this will look a bit like pop-up blocking notifications, while on mobile it will look more like, well, a pop-up ad. Chrome joins Apple's Safari in offering limited ad-blocking features without the need to install third-party apps or plugins.
Last year, Apple stepped up a feature of Safari that blocks third-parties from tracking what you do online, and added an option to Safari that allows users to view a stripped down, ad-free 'reader view' of webpages by default. Michael Priem, CEO of the Minneapolis-based advertising firm Modern Impact that works with companies like Samsung and Best Buy, says his clients worry about the impact these changes will have on their ability to reach consumers. But he says companies generally understand that bad advertising practices have a negative impact on their brands. 'As long as you're practicing respect for our audience, you're OK,' he says. The big question is how much Google's moves will actually discourage people from using more aggressive ad-blockers. Yes, it's already motivated a few sites to make some changes, and others will likely follow.
Given that Chrome is used by about 56 percent of web users, according to, being filtered could amount to a massive drop in ad revenue for sites that don't preemptively clean house. But it's unclear whether disappearing only the most annoying one percent of ads on the web will stop people from installing ad-blockers—let alone win back people who already use them—if other irritating practices continue, and users still worry about privacy and security.