Adblock Plus and (a little) more

With new Firefox version, mass ABP-installation now available on all major browsers · 2015-07-28 15:28 by Ben Williams

Today Adblock Plus for Firefox updates to version 2.6.10. This is a big update mainly because starting today IT administrators at large organizations can deploy Adblock Plus hassle-free across their entire network for all major browsers.

This feature is already available for the other big browsers, but we needed to tackle one issue to get it on Firefox. That last hurdle was allowing administrators to preconfigure the first-run page to be disabled. The first-run page is the page where you are told about Adblock Plus’s options and given the opportunity to customize it right after you install it. While this is helpful for individual users, no IT administrator installing ABP over a network with hundreds or even thousands of computers would want to deal with this for every. single. installation …

So now they don’t have to – and therefore can easily install ABP on all their machines. Thus … saving their company bandwidth, increasing its security and cutting down on distractions resulting from ads.

Besides the big news for administrators, this update has several other improvements and fixes. For instance, Adblock Plus now works perfectly in Firefox 41. In addition, we improved notifications in two key ways, showing them immediately after download instead of waiting for a browser restart and adding a global opt-out for users who don’t want to receive them anymore. For a complete list of improvements see the accompanying release entry by my colleague Wladimir.

Comment [5]

  1. teresa · 2015-07-29 11:43 · #

    The adblock plus is not working
    I have reinstalled it a great number of times, without effect.
    Is there anyone out there who can help me.
    Many thanks

    Reply from Ben Williams:

    Sorry it’s not working out for you but I’m positive we can help you fix it. Best thing to do is to go to our forum here:

    Then report the issue, with all details in the proper subforum — they’re divided by browser.

  2. Indy · 2015-07-30 19:11 · #

    We had to take it off IE. Way too many hangs and delays in rendering pages.

    I’m confused about this announcement. I followed the link and there’s not information about actually deploying this on Firefox? Just to get support for current deployments?

    Reply from Ben Williams:

    Sorry you’re having some issues. First thing to do is check here: It describes a deployment in a Windows environment.

    If you have further questions send them to this email address:

  3. mario · 2015-08-14 16:52 · #

    eliminar toda publicidad inesesaria y molesta

    Reply from Ben Williams:

    We’re doing our best (sorry, my Spanish is awful).

  4. John Doe · 2015-08-17 17:27 · #

    Why does Adblock browser require so many access on android?

    eg. Record audio, take pictures and video, precise location(GPS)?

    Reply from Ben Williams:

    Those are the basics that most every browser asks for. It needs camera access, for instance, so you can upload images from your camera. Since it’s based on FF we used the same that they have. It’s definitely not as much as others ask for, just enough to function like you’d expect a browser to.

  5. JUDITH H · 2015-08-21 15:05 · #

    Does ad block plus not work for Windows 10, and if not how long before it does?

    Reply from Ben Williams:

    Windows 10 does not (yet) allow for extensions/add-ons. As soon as they do, we’ll get there as quickly as we can.

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