Adblock Plus for Chrome

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Key Details of Adblock Plus for Chrome

  • Browse the Web without ads using Google Chrome
  • Last updated on 04/22/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 27, 2012

As an extension for Google Chrome, AdBlock Plus will eliminate all of the ads from your browsing experience, even ones attached to videos on YouTube. Online ads slow down Web browsing and are quite annoying in general. ABP for Chrome installs in seconds and has absolutely no hiccups or surprises.

This software offers one the best features related to ad blocking -- it strips Web videos of ads. This is a fantastic feature if you frequently watch TV shows or other videos online. Other than that, this program isn't about what you see, but what you don't. While there's no layout of the actual program to speak of, it doesn't leave a bunch of obnoxious blank spaces where ads once were. It modifies Chrome's layout to make it look like the ads were never there in the first place. There are sometimes little jumps where ads would be in Web video, but it's hardly noticeable.

There are two things to look for when you're looking for ad-blocking software: Does it work and is it easy to install? AdBlock Plus fits both of those criteria perfectly. It installs and is ready to go in seconds and snuffs out ads all over the Web. If you use Google Chrome, there's no reason to surf without it.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.8.4

This release improves the snippet hide-if-contains-visible-text to also handle pseudo-elements when looking for the text content.

General

Release April 22, 2020
Date Added April 22, 2020
Version 3.8.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements Google Chrome

Popularity

Total Downloads 444,902
Downloads Last Week 41
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Developer's Description

Block annoying ads for free with the most popular extension ever. Block all annoying ads on all the sites you visit with the most powerful adblocking tool available! Adblock Plus for Chrome automatically removes ads from YouTube, Facebook, news sites and everywhere else. In order to support free content, non-intrusive ads are allowed by default (so you can still block them all if you want). Adblock Plus for Chrome blocks:video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, sponsored Tweets, pop-ups, banners and all other obtrusive ads on the web. Adblock Plus for Chrome also offers extra tools that give you control over your privacy. For instance, you can activate features that block tracking, malware and the social media buttons (e.g. the "like" button) that threaten your personal privacy. Moreover, the UI has been greatly improved to give you control over your Internet experience. An integrated ad-counter shows how many ads you're blocking on each page. In addition, the icon now opens a bubble that shows your personal "ad stats" (how many ads have you blocked all-time?), lets you hide specific page elements and enables you to whitelist sites you'd like to support. The most popular extension ever is used by tens of millions of users everyday. Supported by hundreds of volunteers from all over the world, we make sure that all the intrusive online advertising are blocked automatically. Adblock Plus is an open source project, which is also available for Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari and for Android. Adblock Plus for Google Chrome blocks annoying ads both on Windows and Mac OS X. A few years back, we introduced the Acceptable Ads initiative. It aims to support websites that rely on advertising by allowing non-intrusive ads that have gone through our whitelisting process. By allowing some ads, you support websites that depend on advertising but choose to do it in a non-intrusive way. You can disable this feature at any time. Download Adblock Plus for Chrome for free and get the best browsing experience.