Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox

Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 122 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.3
  • Total Downloads:
    514,694
  • Date Added:
    July 31, 2014
  • File Size:
    944.71KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,840
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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One of the best known and simplest Firefox add-ons, AdBlock Plus effectively blocks online ads from a predefined list of ad providers. You can quickly personalize that list by clicking on the AdBlock Plus "stop sign" button it installs on either your navigation toolbar or your status bar. Adblock Plus runs unobtrusively in the background, and right-clicking an ad brings up message box, through which you can easily add to the list of blocked ads. Removing an ad from the blocked list also is as simple as clicking and choosing the appropriate option. Via the same list, you can customize certain sites and pages to show their ads, but keep all others blocked. This is especially useful for when AdBlock Plus interferes with streaming videos that air short ads when you play them.

While similar extensions exist for Firefox, none has the reputation of this one, which will also work in Thunderbird and SeaMonkey.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.0

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  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 122 votes

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    • 4 star 21
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    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 23
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  • 1 stars

    "Completely worthless, doesn't block anything anymore."

    September 04, 2014   |   By rorschach72

    Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.6.3

    Pros

    This software no longer has any pros.

    Cons

    ABP doesn't work anymore. It's been months since this software did anything useful like BLOCKING ADS. The creators of this software blame everyone other than themselves for their software not working. The ABP forums are no help at all. There is no legitimate support whatsoever.

    Summary

    Don't waste your time with this garbage. ABP doesn't work anymore.

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  • 4 stars

    "powerful tool against ads"

    July 24, 2014   |   By Mttfrst

    Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.5.1

    Pros

    Ads shall not pass!

    Cons

    a few ads pass though (1%)

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  • 3 stars

    "Not bad but causes issues"

    March 21, 2014   |   By MrTommy

    Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.5.1

    Pros

    Blocks a lot of crap from getting on my screen.

    Cons

    Somehow it got to the point where I could not forward, reply all, or move emails to spam and Adblock Plus seemed to be the cause. When I disabled Adblock, all of a sudden I was able to do all the above. Unable to prove I was NOT a robot at sites where I was asked to type in the letters I saw. I saw NONE!

    Summary

    After much fiddling around IN Adblock I was able to get around all these problems with settings. Took a LONG time to find these controls but once found, Adblock Plus was back to working again.

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  • 2 stars

    "No more reliable due to certain issues in it"

    March 15, 2014   |   By Domelo

    Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.5.1

    Pros

    It has been working wonderful when I installed it, but suddenly, it stopped working and I was getting lots of pop-ups on my screen through different sites.

    Cons

    Created a huge mess on my system. Never redirected me to the site I was viewing when once the pop-up arrised. System slowed down and started giving multiple errors.

    Summary

    Initially I started getting problems in adblock google chrome extension and later when I used firefox to get rid of it, it worked well on it for few days and then again, it did the same and I started getting lots of ads popping-up on my screen which ultimately annoyed me and I got rid of it using Adguard - Adblock, which is lighter and performance-wise better than adblock plus.

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  • 4 stars

    "Unobtrusive, the way an Ad Blocker should be"

    March 07, 2014   |   By mavericke

    Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.5.1

    Pros

    --doesn't appear to slow Internet performance
    --doesn't replace annoying ad pop-ups with its own ("do you want to block this?")
    --show small tabs you can click to block an ad that it hasn't already blocked

    Cons

    --it's so unobtrusive, I'm not sure what it's doing (operating in background is a double-edged sword)

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  • 4 stars

    "does a good job with some impossible ads"

    March 06, 2014   |   By jrschafer

    Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.5.1

    Pros

    Removes or blocks most

    Cons

    Can't remove everything

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  • 1 stars

    "Not as good as it once was!"

    January 20, 2014   |   By nunman62

    Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.4

    Pros

    Very few, blocks ads on web pages.

    Cons

    Unable to play more than 2 CNET videos in a row. Not good for playing continuous videos (like those in CNET).

    Summary

    In the past, this was an excellent add on for Firefox browser to play CNET videos without having to watch the ads in-between videos. But since they got rid of Fanboy's List filters, I can no longer watch more than 2 videos in a row...then nothing! The only way I can watch videos is to disable Adblock Plus thus defeating the purpose of using this add on in the first place! Useless to me now!

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent in AdBlock style!"

    November 17, 2013   |   By LogeshWarrior

    Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.3.2

    Pros

    High Stability while surfing

    Cons

    The webpage is little changed in the location of widgets.

    Summary

    Overall, It is an excellent plugin for Firefox. You may read this manual if you have any trouble in adding this plugin. http://www.infozub.com/2013/11/how-to-block-ads-in-google-chrome.html
    Moreover, this plugin has the ability to even remove Google ads in search! ;) Just enjoy guys.. No more adds... :P

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  • 5 stars

    "Very Good."

    October 06, 2013   |   By hl2dapper

    Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.3.2

    Pros

    Efficiency.

    Cons

    None, ....

    Summary

    Very Good.

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  • 5 stars

    "Goodbye annoying ads"

    September 09, 2013   |   By profdave521

    Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.3.2

    Pros

    Not as many distractions

    Cons

    None so far

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.6.3
    Version 2.6.3:
    • This release introduces a new notification that shows up the first time users visit a website which show obtrusive anti-adblock messages asking them whether to block those or not. Apart from this addition it also includes the following changes:
    • Fixed: Pipe character in filters interpreted wrong under some circumstances
    • Fixed: Share window on first-run page doesn't appear
    General
    Publisher Adblock Plus
    Publisher web site http://adblockplus.org/en/
    Release Date June 03, 2014
    Date Added July 31, 2014
    Version 2.6.3
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements Firefox 9.0, SeaMonkey 2.6, and Thunderbird 9.0
    Download Information
    File Size 944.71KB
    File Name adblock_plus-2.6.3-fx+an+sm+tb.xpi
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 514,694
    Downloads Last Week 3,840
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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