Adblock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 28 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.5.3.043
  • Total Downloads:
    145,803
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 26, 2006
  • Price:
    Free

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Editors' Review

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Although we had to track down this free ad blocker after installation, we're pleased with how it works. Adblock instantly prevents annoying ads from appearing while you peruse the Web with your Firefox browser. Strangely, there's no indication of where the program's launcher is placed following installation. After much searching, we found it sitting in the Tools menu of our browser. A submenu list leads to a basic main window to modify what the program calls blockable elements, or the source address of a site and its category and node name. You also can add filters to block ads using wild cards.

We like that you can instantly block ads, page by page, using a hot-key combination. A white list is available to render the ads on specific pages or entire sites exempt from blocks. We weren't pleased with the detective work it took to find this application, but we discovered it's quite useful for controlling the content displayed on Web sites.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"I doesn't remove The worse of the Pop up from Yahoo!"

August 08, 2013  |  By Quester55

 |  Version: Adblock 0.5.3.043

Pros

it gets those constant Pop ups on the Web sites you visit,

Cons

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However you be the Judge for it's running & Blocking Without you wanting it to BLOCK , Like Down loading a you tube, Clip, forget it, YOUR BLOCKED, Down Loading TIPS for a GAME?, Forget it, again, Your Blocked!
The WORSE of it IS; Having to Fill out these Darn Questionnaires, Just to Have The Service/Program REMOVED!!!

Summary

I wouldn't Wish this overbearing Program on my Worse Enemy!
The powers that are behind this Program, Seem to REFUSE, DELETING IT From My System!

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1 stars

"Not compatible with 9.1"

April 27, 2012  |  By Mergatroid Mania

 |  Version: Adblock 0.5.3.043

Pros

Might work with old versions

Cons

Doesn't work with new versions

Summary

Don't bother.

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3 stars

"Good at times."

May 26, 2011  |  By kstephens87

 |  Version: Adblock 0.5.3.043

Pros

Can stop most annoying advertisements thus making viewing/reading web pages more pleasant.

Cons

Sometimes this add-on does NOT block things you want it to block, which can be annoying.

Summary

3/5 stars due to that it doesn't always block things.

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5 stars

"Very Good,"

April 04, 2011  |  By hl2dapper

 |  Version: Adblock 0.5.3.043

Pros

Efficiency.

Cons

None......

Summary

Very Good.

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2 stars

"Don't bother"

April 12, 2010  |  By cptnjarhead

 |  Version: Adblock 0.5.3.043

Pros

Installed fine.

Cons

Wanted to block surveys on page start ups and this didnt stop them.

Summary

Uninstalled.. when survey popped up on same page i was trying to stop.
If your using Firefox.. install script blocker. Works great and has tons of features.

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1 stars

"INCOMPATIBLE w/ latest versions of Firefox"

November 23, 2009  |  By TalphaLyra

 |  Version: Adblock 0.5.3.043

Pros

Um... OK: quick download.

Cons

Incompatible w/ Firefox, now -- I'm on v3.5.5, e.g. Ergo, add-on doesn't install.

Summary

Don't even bother!

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1 stars

"Not for FF3.0"

June 28, 2008  |  By bigjohnl

 |  Version: Adblock 0.5.3.043

Cons

Won't install.

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3 stars

"Tried it before I used Adblock plus."

May 26, 2008  |  By Combatd

 |  Version: Adblock 0.5.3.043

Pros

Blocks ads like it says.

Cons

Not user friendly, you have to input every single detail, get AdBlock Plus, much better than this.

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1 stars

"FAILS TO DO THE JOB"

March 28, 2008  |  By TigrrrTamer

 |  Version: Adblock 0.5.3.043

Pros

I downloaded ADBLOCK for one reason only: block those /$%?&* ANNOYING FLASHING ADS, expecially on game sites such as flyordie.com where I like to play chess sometimes (well I used to but the flashing ads hurt my eyes and drove me away). It does NOT succeed in blocking these ads. It asks for a URL but none is made available for the ad... if I block the window's URl I'll no longer have access to my gameboard. When right-clicking on block ad it should figure out the URL itself.

Cons

I do not know if the free version is just a scam to make you buy the pro version... but the free version is so poor that it does not make me want to pay for a pro version.

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1 stars

"There are better alternatives out there."

December 18, 2007  |  By chephy

 |  Version: Adblock 0.5.3.043

Cons

Adblock Plus is the way to go. Adblock is dead.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher The Adblock Crew
Publisher web site http://adblock.mozdev.org/
Release Date October 26, 2006
Date Added October 26, 2006
Version 0.5.3.043
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Mozilla Firefox: 1.5 - 2.0.0
Download Information
File Size 75.82KB
File Name adblock-0.5.3.043-fx+fl+mz+ns.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 145,803
Downloads Last Week 947
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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