Adblock Plus for Firefox 2.6.3

4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 (271 votes)


Windows (All) / Freeware / 11,174 downloads

Adblock Plus picks up where Adblock left off. It is a content filtering plug-in for the Firefox browser. It is both more robust and more precise than the built-in image blocker. It allows the user to specify filters, which remove unwanted content based on the source-address. Every time a webpage loads, it will intercept and disable the elements matching your filters.

Reviews of Adblock Plus for Firefox

  1. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.6.3 (May 15, 2015)

    Forget about this slow and system heavy adblocker that sneakily lets all ads by multinationals on your system, and switch to uBlock Origin.

  2. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.6.3 (Jul 14, 2014)

    Becoming a pig. Went with Adblock Edge addon instead, which is a fork in the road of Adblock Plus.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.1.1 (Apr 11, 2012)

    Becoming a bit disappointed with AdMuncher, so looked into this. Nice work. With a lite ad block list to my Windows Hosts file and AdBlock filtering(including Fanboys), I get just as much satisfaction with the blocked content as I do with AdMuncher. So, I may drop my AdMuncher subscription next time around.

    For those that find BetaNews too slow to load(plus some other sites) who don't use Facebook, add the following to your filter list in AdBlock...
    ...And notice the great improvement.
    Same goes for Twitter(for those that don't use it)...

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.1.1 (May 26, 2010)

    Does not slow down the browser, safe, fully compatible with other Adds-ons, with adding filters it can even be effective for keeping sites away. (security consideration)

    Absolutely effective. Now it upgrades to 1.2.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 (Jan 6, 2009)

    Working good with both Seamonkey and Firefox. You don't know how valuable this plug in is till you use a pc/browser that doesn't have this. I know IE has its IE pro, but it doesn't seem to catch as many ads as this plug in.

  6. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 (Dec 2, 2008)

    This plus Rick752's excellent filters (EasyList, EasyElements) form a powerful couple against nasty ads on most websites. I wonder why this hasn't been built into Firefox by default.

  7. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 (Dec 2, 2008)

    While it is true that you can't help support a friendly website by clicking ads you CAN'T SEE....

    I can't imagine browsing without this necessary extension.

  8. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 (Dec 2, 2008)

    The best, as usual!

  9. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 (Dec 2, 2008)

    Without this I wouldn't browse the web. :)

  10. 5 out of 5 stars
    Undesired Username

    Reviewing 1.0 (Dec 2, 2008)

    Heh, Canuckistani, I know what you mean. Whenever I have the misfortune of using a system that doesn't have ABP, I'm amazed by the crap I have to deal with.

    Remember to add a "*$script,third-party" filter rule. Check out the ABP blog.

  11. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 11, 2008)

    Adblock Plus, as great as it is, has two downsides. Firstly, when friends are talking about some annoying ad on such and such a site you don't know what they're talking about and you feel a little left out. Secondly, when you're visiting friends or relatives and you go to check your web mail you get a short trip through hell. No, the goggles do not help.

  12. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 11, 2008)

    The Web-surfer's best defense against the plague of online advertising - absolutely essential for Firefox.

  13. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 11, 2008)

    With Adblock, NoScript and FF 3b5, the web is fun, clean and safe again. Breakfast of champions good.

  14. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 11, 2008)

    Words can't do justice to how great this extension is.

  15. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 10, 2008)

    All my machines have firefox and Adblock installed first thing.
    i hope future version of firefox has this built in or packaged in the default install.

  16. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 10, 2008)

    Started using this recently because I couldn't get regular adblock working on FF 3beta 5.

    Not bad.

  17. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 10, 2008)

    After updating XP with all the patches, the first thing I do is install Firefox and then Adblock Plus before anything else

  18. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 28, 2007)

    I couldn't live without this.

  19. 5 out of 5 stars
    Point Zero

    Reviewing (Sep 28, 2007)

    Some real gem, PERIOD!

  20. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 25, 2007)

    I wouldn't use the Information Supertubeway without it.

  21. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 24, 2007)

    Absolutely indispensable. Firefox + Adblock Plus is the basic requirement every computer must have.

  22. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 24, 2007)

    I honestly think this is the best free program for Firefox and for browsing 5 rating for me!^^

  23. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing (Sep 24, 2007)

    this is the main reason of why I use FF over opera..\

  24. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 24, 2007)

    Best ad blocker bar none

    Even better with Adblock Element Hiding Helper

    (allows you to clock any part of any page, not just images or flash etc.)

  25. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 22, 2007)

    This program is a godsend! I would rate it a 6 if possible.

  26. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 22, 2007)

    best extension ever!!! thanks for the K-Meleon support Wladimir!!!!

  27. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 21, 2007)

    best firefox extension ever !!!

  28. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 21, 2007)

    Yes, Adblock Plus is great, *if* you're a Firefox user. I give a rating of 5 for this, because it deserves it. Sorry to say this, but not everyone is a Firefox user and to compare Adblock Plus to Ad Muncher is plain ridiculous. Ad Muncher is far and beyond anything Adblock Plus can achieve, not just because it is browser independent, but also because it's much, much more versatile and configurable.

  29. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 11, 2007)

    This is a great addon for firefox, perhaps the most popular and widely used/useful. But, I think anyone who can honestly say this is better than ad muncher has never used ad muncher because it is payware. Ad muncher, and several other apps, get bad reps because they cost money and the firefox fanatics feel that all software should be free.

    You can get ad muncher for free too, just go to their site and try the trialpay system. Free ad blocker which works with EVERY browser or HTTP application.

  30. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 3, 2007)

    The first add-on I always install after installing Firefox, followed by the Adblock Filterset.G Updater wich provide auto update to Adblock ;)

    A top must-have, you'll never surf without it again once you tried it :D

  31. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 2, 2007)

    Its even better than ad muncher, why? because ad muncher slows down loading pages while removing all ads and crap but this ones doesn't, and ofcourse its a Firefox extension and not a separate program.

  32. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 2, 2007)

    great add-on :) a must have

  33. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 2, 2007)

    Can't use internet without it.

  34. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 2, 2007)

    Using Ad Block pluck together with No Script,FirePhish Anti-Phishing,McAfee Site Advisor and KeyScrambler make Mozilla Firefox completelly safe to surf.
    I made a couple of web security tests and with these extensions noone found any security leak!
    Ad Block Plus is for sure the very top pop-up protector!

  35. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 2, 2007)

    I use this and "Ad Muncher" I actually like ad muncher better because it has better filter list, and more options to stop web trackers and all kinds of other ad related stuff, but this programs is awesome when combined w/ 'element hider' addon for adblock plus. I can hide things even if they aren't ads.

  36. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 1, 2007)

    Only reason I still use Firefox, this plugin makes it worth using alone.

  37. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 1, 2007)

    Great add-on!!!! Best web blocking program I have ever used.

  38. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 1, 2007)

    best add-on out there!

    complete changelog:

  39. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.7.5 (Apr 21, 2007)

    number 1 Firefox extension. Autoupdate worked smoothly without any problems...

    I miss the ability to display some of the automaticaly blocked elements of the page. I can only extract this site from blocking...

  40. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.7.5 (Apr 20, 2007)

    "This extention is one of the main reasons I don't switch to Opera..."


  41. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jan 8, 2007)

    I've used this for over a year. Nice!

    Best way to get this is:
    Firefox->Tools->Add-Ons->Get Extensions

    The link is currently in the popular section and is up to date.

    ANOTHER GREAT ADDON for security is NoScript. Once you use it a little bit you'll realize how amazing it is at protecting your computer. I would not dream of surfing without it.

  42. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jan 8, 2007)

    Contrary to what the descriptions says about Adblock Plus, you should NOT use the Filterset.G Updater.

    Read the FAQ at their website:

    "Filterset.G has been intentionally made incompatible with the built-in subscriptions feature in Adblock Plus, updating Filterset.G requires a separate extension which basically duplicates existing functionality."

  43. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Dec 21, 2006)

    This extention is one of the main reasons I don't switch to Opera...

  44. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Dec 21, 2006)

    Adblock Plus and NoScript extensions make web browsing much safer and less annoying. I disabled Ad Blocking and Mobile Code Control of ZoneAlarm Pro, so I'm able to control ads and scripts from within my Firefox.
    Somethin about Filterset.G Updater many people Complain about. It's not about updating, but adding another filterset in Adblock Plus (and Adblock). In my experience it blocks more ads than filtersets included in this extension, so it is the only filterset I'm using.

  45. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Dec 21, 2006)

    This should be included in Firefox

  46. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Dec 20, 2006)

    I just checked and mine had already updated itself automatically. Good solid software .. a welcome addition to the FF tool set.

  47. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Dec 20, 2006)

    This is part of the reason I have not switched to Opera. Ad-block Plus gives me everything I need that Opera is lacking a lot of. Firefox wins over Opera in my books due to many great extensions and this one is mandatory.

  48. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Dec 20, 2006)

    Adblock Plus makes Firefox the browser of choice for me. I wish I could use this with Opera.

  49. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Nov 27, 2006)

    @Satansgeek: Filterset.G Updater is *not* required for this extension, it is perfectly capable of automatic updates itself. Actually, the publisher recommends not to use Filterset.G:

  50. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Oct 30, 2006)

    @ iamanon

    I suggest that you read the publishers description where he advises users of the need for the adblock filterset G updater to ensure *automatic* updates. The "plus" designation first referred to the addition of the white listing capability that wasn't present in the adblock extension.


    Proxies and this extension work in different ways and will thus often have different success rates when attempting to "clean" pages of unwanted content. Host files are another tool that can help one to have a better browsing experience. Please don't forget that when all the available tools are used to their best effect the user gains the most. I note that you say you use both proxies and this extension...rather than, perhaps unintentionally given your rating of this product, seeming to somewhat dismiss the benefits of this product perhaps you might let the developer know of your appreciation for his work which he gives to you FOC.

  51. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Oct 30, 2006)

    Adblock Plus does not need "Adblock Filterset.G Updater" because it already has an updater built in (that is the Plus).

  52. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jun 27, 2006)

    I've always believed it is so much simpler to use a proxy. I use this now that I'm running high speed, but I can't get too excited about it.

  53. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.7 (May 9, 2006)

    Great !

  54. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.7 (Apr 29, 2006)

    Much better than the older versions of Adblock and Adblock Plus! Install this first and then add the extension "Adblock Filterset.G Updater" to keep the list of items for it to block up to date and you have a great duo of extensions!

  55. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Mar 25, 2006)

    It migrated my large Adblock 0.5 D39/D40 block list successfully without any errors. Intergrates with the Filterset.G plugin too for automatic updates. Seems to function well and is preventing ads from loading whereas adblock was loading, then blocking from view.
    No errors encountered so far.

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