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Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox

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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 120 votes

    • 5 star: 64
    • 4 star: 20
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 22
  • Current version:

    3.2 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 3.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Unobtrusive, the way an Ad Blocker should be"

    March 7, 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "does a good job with some impossible ads"

    March 6, 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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