Adblock Plus

01 PC for 01 Year
Product Rating
5.00 out of 5
Version: Adblock Plus 2018

$0.00

  • Publisher: Eyeo GmbH
  • Genre: Ad Blocking Extension
  • Firewall Type: Other
  • Platform: Android/Mac/Windows/iOS
  • Protection Types: Malware|Phishing|Spyware|Virus
  • Parental Controls: Yes
  • Cloud Based Software: No
  • Subscription: Yes
  • Device Supported: 01 PC
  • Subscription Period: 01 Year

Block ads that interrupt your browsing experience. Say goodbye to video ads, pop-ups, flashing banners and more. Blocking these annoyances means pages load faster.

With Adblock Plus avoiding tracking and malware is easy. Blocking intrusive ads reduces the risk of "malvertising" infections. Blocking tracking stops companies following your online activity.

Websites need money to stay free. Support them by allowing Acceptable Ads (enabled by default). Want to hide all ads? No problem.

What is Adblock Plus?

Adblock Plus is a free extension that allows you to - among other things - block annoying ads, disable tracking and block domains known to spread malware. Available for Android, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Maxthon, Opera, Safari and Yandex, Adblock Plus uses filters that you choose to block all unwanted elements.

Created by Wladimir Palant in 2006, Adblock Plus is an open source project licensed under GPLv3. In 2011, Palant, together with Till Faida, founded Eyeo to make its development sustainable.

How does Adblock Plus work?

Adblock Plus itself has no functionality; it doesn't block anything until you "tell" it what to block by adding external filter lists. Filter lists are essentially an extensive set of rules that tell Adblock Plus which elements of a website to block. You can add any filter list you want. For example, you can block tracking and/or malware (technically, Adblock Plus under default settings already has some level of tracking and malware protection but you can enable more protection). You can also create your own filter lists. Almost all filters are open source, therefore many filter lists have been created by Internet users.

Filter lists enabled by default include:

  • An ad blocking list selected based on your language (EasyList)
  • The Acceptable Ads list

These are enabled to get you started. You can remove them or add others - it's up to you.

EasyList corresponds to your browser language and is aimed at disabling ads that are considered to be intrusive by our community of users. Please note, Eyeo GmbH did not draft EasyList and therefore has no right to, or control over, its content. Visit the EasyList Community for more information.

The Acceptable Ads list displays ads that comply with the acceptable ads criteria agreed upon by our community of users. The list is maintained by Eyeo GmbH.

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