Malvertising: The problem, and the very obvious solution. · 2018-03-27 15:00 by Tom Woolford
Simple virus checking isn’t enough. Viruses can now hide in ads, and you may not know until it’s too late!
Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, Your Data and You · 2018-03-22 14:50 by Tom Woolford
Adblock Plus discusses the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica data scandal, and what you should do to keep your data safe.
What you can block with Adblock Plus, part 2 (video) · 2018-02-21 14:00 by Ben Williams
Ever been marooned at an ads conference where people are throwing around words and alphabet soup acronyms that have no meaning? Even if you rather wouldn’t, it’s helpful to understand this jargon so you can understand your surroundings on the web. So today we got some help from Professor Ads, who defined for us just one of these terms … the “interstitial” in a new video.
What you can block with Adblock Plus, part 1 · 2018-02-08 14:45 by Ben Williams
For readers of this blog, it’s probably pretty obvious what all you can block with ABP. Or is it? We’d like to provide our users — from those who know it all to all the newbies out there — as well as people who don’t use an ad blocker yet, with a series of blog posts detailing what you can do with ABP. First up, the crux of the biscuit: ADS.
Adblock Plus and Safer Internet Day - keeping your kids safe! · 2018-02-06 16:56 by Jan Oczenasek
The internet is a great place for kids and teenagers to explore, learn and share experiences with their friends. But the internet can also contain harmful images and videos, inappropriate advertisements or viruses. Taking our cue from “Safer Internet Day” we would like to highlight how you can protect your child on the internet.
What will Google Chrome’s new ad filter actually block? We investigate... · 2018-01-24 14:00 by Ben Williams
I can’t really count the amount of times people have asked us about how Google’s forthcoming “ad filter” will look. To give you an idea, we investigated what types of ads it will filter, then compared that to ABP with Acceptable Ads turned on. The results confirmed what we thought: it’ll be more like an ad skimmer, letting through about 84 percent of tested ad types.
How cryptojackers maliciously worm their way into ads to turn your computer into their mining zombie · 2018-01-09 20:37 by Ben Williams
Cryptojacking is back. And this time, as opposed to being directly run on particular websites by the owners, it’s attached itself to ads that could end up anywhere … just waiting to suck your computer’s CPU to keep the lights on in its crypto mine. Ever need another reason to use an ad blocker?
Adblock Plus ends 2017 with 15 million new downloads on Android mobile · 2017-12-13 14:37 by Rachel Brochado
Based on a recent report by Berlin-based digital company Contentpass, mobile ad blocking on Samsung devices has grown globally from 1.8 percent to 6.3 percent from October to November this fall. At Adblock Plus, we concur.
How to Use Adblock Plus in Private Mode · 2017-11-27 17:47 by Shannon Sewell Bell
Did you know that you can use Adblock Plus in Private mode? You’ve probably switched to private mode in the past and noticed that Adblock Plus wasn’t there. You will first need to activate it for ABP in order to use it there. Follow the steps below to activate Adblock Plus while in private mode.
An Open Letter to UC Browser users · 2017-11-17 17:15 by Ben Williams
You may have heard that the huge Alibaba-owned UC Browser, which has some ad-blocking capabilities, was removed from the Google Play store. If you’re a UC user, or you were wondering why you can’t currently become one, we’d like to explain the situation and give you a little background.