Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Newest update to Adblock Plus is a massive strike against ‘anti-adblock’ tools · 2018-08-28 14:15 by Tom Woolford

We are pleased to announce the launch of Adblock Plus version 3.3 with several bug fixes and improvements included. The big news is that Adblock Plus 3.3 takes aim at the anti-ad blocking technology that more and more sites are employing. With the fight against anti-adblock companies (whose sole purpose is to circumvent your ad blocker and shove ads at you anyway) getting more aggressive every day, Adblock Plus is countering that by shutting down the anti-adblockers.

Just as we worked hard to stop Facebook from continuing to serve ads against your wishes (over one year and counting now), we’ll always work hard to protect and serve your right to an ad-free experience. Shutting down the anti-ad blockers is a logical next step in our continued fight for users.

As you might have guessed, we strongly and fervently believe in a user’s right to block any and all ads they choose. If you use Adblock Plus, you shouldn’t have to spend another second worrying that ads will still be shoved in your face because a website is using anti-ad blocking technology . We think that kind of technology goes against users’ wishes and should be stopped.

Adblock Plus stands with you and supports your decision to block all useless and irritating ads.

Adblock Plus version 3.3 is available for Chrome, Firefox and Opera users.

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Comment [14]

  1. Marcin · 2018-08-28 18:30 · #

    An example of ad-block circumvention is polish news service wp.pl. AdBlock 3.3 on Firefox does not seem to change much there.

    Reply from Tom Woolford:

    Hi Marcin,

    We will look into it. There will be more anti-circumvention measures coming very soon, so please keep an eye out!

    Tom

  2. Htrrr · 2018-08-29 09:07 · #

    Would you explanation how to use the new weapon to block anti adblock ads?

    Thx.

    Reply from Tom Woolford:

    Hi,

    It is included automatically, you just need to update to version 3.3.

  3. 2PQ · 2018-08-30 10:01 · #

    I get an error to download ABP filter list !!

    Reply from Tom Woolford:

    Hi,

    Sorry to hear that. Please send an email to support@adblockplus.org and our team will be happy to help.

    Thanks

  4. David · 2018-08-30 14:49 · #

    Hi,
    How about ABP on Android at the proxy level? It used to work beautifully, but now I cannot connect if ABP is enabled as a proxy.

    Maybe I’m doing something wrong, but I have tried with different versions and nothing yet.

    Thanks,

    David

    Android 7.0
    Samsung Experience 8.0
    Kernel 3.18.14-12710487

    Reply from Tom Woolford:

    Hi David,

    Please send an email to support@adblockplus.org and our team will be happy to help!

    Thanks

    Tom

  5. Roblen · 2018-08-30 23:37 · #

    Ads not blocked at “heise.de”.

    Reply from Tom Woolford:

    Hi Roblen,

    Please send an email to support@adblockplus.org to make them aware of this issue.

    Regards

    Tom

  6. Konstantin · 2018-09-01 12:24 · #

    Please Update Adblock Plus for Edge

    Reply from Tom Woolford:

    Hi Konstantin,

    I will pass this on to our Edge team.

    Thanks

  7. Mané Garrincha · 2018-09-04 02:39 · #

    The filters were bypassed :’-(

    Reply from Tom Woolford:

    Hi Mané,

    The good news about these filters is they can be updated quickly. Let us know where you’re having issues and we’ll try and sort it out.

    Thanks

    Tom

  8. AW · 2018-09-05 17:13 · #

    Not preventing the anti-adblock ‘feature’ at Business Insider.

    Reply from Tom Woolford:

    Hi AW,

    These features are meant to block reinjections of ads, not paywalls or anti- adblock walls. Legally we can’t do anything about those.

    Thanks

    Tom

  9. Clumbo · 2018-09-06 09:14 · #

    @AW This filter list has in crosshairs the “Ad reinsertion” when Adblock Plus is detected NOT the anti-adblock or the paywall that prevent you from seeing the content of the website.

  10. AW · 2018-09-06 19:34 · #

    I see. Misunderstanding on my part. Thanks.

  11. root hero · 2018-09-07 08:52 · #

    @TomWoolford Why ublok fix anti-adblock and not worry ?

    Reply from Tom Woolford:

    Hi,

    The issue is one of legality. We have a lot of people trying to make ad blocking illegal, especially in Germany, where we’re based. We have successfully beaten 7 lawsuits to keep ad blocking legal.

    One of the key points in winning these legal cases is that we don’t interrupt a publisher’s right to put up anti-ad block walls.

    Ublock does not have the same legal pressure as us – no one has taken them to court (I think) so they can do what they want. If someone did decide to take them to court, they would potentially have problems.

    Hope that helps!

    Tom

  12. Oz · 2018-09-08 01:58 · #

    How about Safari on MacOS?

    Reply from Tom Woolford:

    Hi,

    Our new ABP for MacOS will be launching soon.

    Thanks

    Tom

  13. Vincent Jimenez · 2018-09-14 07:11 · #

    Some Video Websites already disable Adblock Plus plug-in even if the user
    has it on

    This cases are happening in HULU,Twitch And Youtube

    Reply from Tom Woolford:

    Hi Vincent?

    Really? Could you send an email to support@adblockplus.org so we can check this out for you?

    Thanks

    Tom

  14. Oz · 2018-09-17 23:33 · #

    There are some issues with ABP and Safari 12 on MacOS

    The pages load slower and the scrolling isn’t smooth…

    Reply from Tom Woolford:

    Hi Oz,

    Would you mind shooting an email to support@adblockplus.org, so the team can troubleshoot with you?

    Thanks

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