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.
The free Mozilla Firefox add-on removes all annoying online ads from your browser. Adblock Plus for Firefox \ blocks all intrusive advertisements everywhere on the web and makes your browsing experience extensively more enjoyable! Adblock Plus supports free content by allowing non-intrusive ads by default (if you think this is a bad idea, you can turn it off). Adblock Plus blocks all types of annoying ads including: Youtube video ads; Facebook and Twitter ads; Pop-ups and banners; Sneaky ads that aren't labeled as "ads"; Ads that disrupt content.
The most beloved adblocker also offers optional protection against malware and tracking while letting you disable social media buttons that can track you if even if you never click "like." Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox is currently equipped with over 40 potential filter lists. Adblock Plus is proud to have started the Acceptable Ads initiative in order to provide a compromise to websites with non-intrusive ads (configurable).
What's new in this version:
- 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