Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox

Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 123 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    487,555
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 20, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

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

    3.6

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 123 votes

    • 5 star 64
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 24
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5 stars

"been using for years, essential!"

July 11, 2013  |  By thee_grey

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.2.3

Pros

easy to use and configure, does the job with ease, blocks 99.9% of the ads out there, and the few that do get by are easily dealt with.

Cons

none! if you told me i had to use only one add-on for the rest of my life, this would be the one i would choose, hands down.

Summary

fantastic add-on, essential in my book. i've been online and ad-free for over 6 years thanks to adblock! i don't understand the negative reviews regarding this add-on, as it's been a godsend to me. frees up my time by loading pages faster, unclutters my life by getting rid of extraneous eyesores (esp. those annoying flash ads).

i've recommended this to everyone i know, and never had anything but "thank you"'s thrown my way for pointing this out to them.

it's like i said before; ESSENTIAL.

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2 stars

"Paid off by Google to screw us."

July 05, 2013  |  By Art33158

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.2.3

Pros

Works on some sites

Cons

Accepted money from Google to serve up their ad's regardless of our setting. Defeating the purpose of the app, which was to stop Google from targeting us. First they let the NSA spy on us through their servers, now this. Uninstalling.

Summary

Cop out losers screwed us after we paid for the pro version. Do not install.

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4 stars

"It's really cleaned up my facebook pages"

June 01, 2013  |  By breadalbane

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.2.3

Pros

Seems to be very effective in blocking ads
Does not appear to conflict with other apps or block wanted pages

Cons

Pages sometimes load a little slower

Summary

I'm very happy with this app. Thank you.

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4 stars

"Really seems to get rid of the crap"

April 28, 2013  |  By anartist_cnet

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.2.3

Pros

I noticed an immediate cessation of garbage.

Cons

I am still not sure that it allows all small, non-animated, benign ad things through, the ones that will keep the rest at bay. And I am worried that it might be interfering with useful cookies that help me with PWs and such.

Summary

Definitely effective. And if it needs fine-tuning, that may well come.

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5 stars

"great working program that skips many ads"

April 12, 2013  |  By justchuck69

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.2.3

Pros

great working program that skips many ads ... like before videos on youtube and other sites

Cons

none so far

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1 stars

"No icon, no longer blocking ads"

March 31, 2013  |  By lmonteros

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.2.3

Pros

When it worked, it was terrific. Blocked almost all ads and could be customized.

Cons

New version--or latest update to Firefox--no longer blocks ANY ads and there is no icon to bring up the window to check or add filters. I even installed two additional Adblock extensions to try to fix the problem, but they haven't done anything.

Summary

Looking for something else. If Adblock can't fix whatever's wrong in the next couple days, there's no use having it at all.

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4 stars

"It still didn't block the crappy annoying ads"

March 21, 2013  |  By genebean66

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Mozilla Firefox 2.2.3

Pros

It blocks ad on other websites, still no problem!

Cons

Biggest Con is- It still doesn't block the crappy annoying Video ads on hulu! It used to block hulu video ads way back, when hulu found a way to bypass adblock, I'm hoping adblock will get their act together update their program so it can block hulu annoying video ads!

Summary

I hope on their future updates that it will block hulu annoying video ads just like the good old days!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.3
Version 2.2.3 has prevented Adblock Plus from working correctly among other things.
General
Publisher Adblock Plus
Publisher web site http://adblockplus.org/en/
Release Date March 13, 2013
Date Added March 20, 2013
Version 2.2.3
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows, 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 487,555
Downloads Last Week 3,336
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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