Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox

Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 123 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.6
  • Total Downloads:
    554,223
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 19, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox automatically stops ads from displaying while you're online, giving you a much cleaner surfing experience.

Pros

Control features: Although the idea of blocking every ad on the Internet sounds good, in reality we've become so used to ads that we want some of them. Some websites advertise content that we find interesting or that we actually like to purchase from. The features in Adblock Plus that allow you to quickly make allowances for certain ads are great for enabling the type of advertising content that you actually want to look at.

Great for beginners: You have a lot to choose from when it comes to finding a piece of ad blocking software. One of the biggest appeals of Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox is that it is well-suited to the beginner. Even if you're not used to working with this type of software, it should be no problem to smooth out your browsing by removing ads.

Removing additional ads: Just as ad blocking software can remove too many ads, it can also fail to miss some that you want to move. Adblock Plus makes it easy to remove components you don't wish to view, by just adding an option in the contextual menus to remove content from the browser window.

Cons

Filter lists are annoying: If you use too many lists at once, you can actually end up slowing down the software. The entire method of blocking using lists is slightly cumbersome.

Bottom Line

If you hate all the ads on the Internet, then you should take Adblocker Plus for a spin. Overall, the software works very well and does a great job of removing ads and giving you control over your Internet browsing.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Version 2.6.3 doesn't work, however..."

December 10, 2014  |  By HondoJ

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.6.3

Pros

Version 2,6.6 does again. This site is two versions behind. Try: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/versions/

Cons

This version is out of date.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6.6
Adapted to an API change in current Firefox nightlies causing Adblock Plus to break.
General
Publisher Adblock Plus
Publisher web site http://adblockplus.org/en/
Release Date December 19, 2014
Date Added December 19, 2014
Version 2.6.6
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 98
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 554,223
Downloads Last Week 4,034
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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