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Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox

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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.2
  • Total Downloads:
    780,718
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 24, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

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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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5 stars

"Very good, very effective"

May 14, 2015  |  By lorenestes

2015-05-14 03:21:26  |  By lorenestes

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.6.6

Pros

I have been using various versions of Adblock Plus for years, in combination with various versions of Firefox. It works exactly as advertised and is very good, if you ask me. I have never had any problem with it, whatsoever. When I get a new computer, some of the first things I do is download Firefox, bookmark CNET, and add on Adblock Plus.

Cons

None that I know of.

Summary

OMG, download it now...what are you waiting for?

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1 stars

"garbage and dishonest"

April 21, 2015  |  By cnetsucksthelittleone

2015-04-21 13:18:09  |  By cnetsucksthelittleone

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.6.6

Pros

nonsensical

Cons

i now receive popups on a regular basis. i receive a very clean verizon mobile popup every three hours. more popups than ever before. just more dishonesty

Summary

garbage

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1 stars

"ABP allows floods of adware on your computer."

February 26, 2015  |  By Terry Gay

2015-02-26 08:54:37  |  By Terry Gay

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.6.6

Pros

None, this program is a threat your security.

Cons

I had ABP as an extension on my Chrome browser and my system became inundated with ad malware. I disabled ABP and cleaned up the viruses, and then reactivated it and the malware immediately became a flood again. I don't know if that is ABP's purpose, to pose as a Trojan horse and allow your computer to get hit, but I am warning everyone about downloading this program. Comodo treats it as a major threat and so does Avast. Be careful. Just because its offered by Cnet, the onus is on you to get the facts about all the software offered in here.

Summary

Avoid this program unless you want to spend hours running boot level scans to rid your computer of viruses. I gave it a half star because Cnet requires at least some rating otherwise I wouldn't have given it anything.

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1 stars

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

December 10, 2014  |  By HondoJ

2014-12-10 01:07:33  |  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

2014-09-04 10:36:33  |  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

2014-07-24 07:37:51  |  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

2014-03-21 06:37:14  |  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

2014-03-15 08:43:46  |  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

2014-03-07 09:51:36  |  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

2014-03-06 15:37:39  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8.2
  • Improved the way CSS property filters match elements.
  • Made sure that element hiding rules don't affect browser's and extensions' special pages, this regressed with Adblock Plus 2.8.
  • Fixed blockable items list slowing down page loading.
  • Pop-ups using data: URLs and similar unusual schemes can be blocked now.
  • When selecting keyboard shortcuts, more shortcut keys already in use by the browser can be recognized. This will change the shortcut key to show Blockable items list from Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-V to Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-U for pretty much everybody.
General
Publisher Adblock Plus
Publisher web site http://adblockplus.org/en/
Release Date November 22, 2016
Date Added November 24, 2016
Version 2.8.2
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements Firefox 9.0, SeaMonkey 2.6, and Thunderbird 9.0
Download Information
File Size 990.23KB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 780,718
Downloads Last Week 728
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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