Adblock Plus - Features

These features are provided by filter lists - you can also create your own filter lists.

EasyList is enabled by default (actually, a variant of EasyList that corresponds specifically to the language you have in your browser). In addition, the Acceptable Ads exception list is enabled. These are just base lists to show you what Adblock Plus can do. It’s yours to customize as you wish.

These blacklists have not been created by Eyeo GmbH, the company behind Adblock Plus, but come from the Easylist community (see https://easylist.adblockplus.org/en/). We mention them as examples but have no right to them or control over their content. In no case will Eyeo be held liable towards you or any other party for any loss or damage (including but not limited to loss of chances and of business) deriving directly or indirectly from your use of such lists.

Block Ads

Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads on the web by default: video ads for example on YouTube, Facebook ads, flashy banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and much more. It does this based on the filter lists you've chosen.
Simply install Adblock Plus to your browser (it is available for Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera) or your Android smartphone or tablet and all intrusive ads are automatically removed from any website you visit.

Acceptable Ads

Many websites rely on advertising revenues, so instead of blocking all ads, we decided to try and encourage websites to use non-intrusive advertising instead of annoying ads people are most like to ignore and want to block.
To accomplish this, we established strict guidelines with our users and third parties to identify acceptable formats and placements. These ads are therefore allowed out of the box. You can always disable this feature if you want.

Disable Tracking

With every browsing session, there are multiple firms tracking your online activity and browsing history. There are hundreds of ad agencies tracking your every move, but with Adblock Plus you can easily disable most tracking, and browse the web more anonymously.

According to Stanford University research, the EasyPrivacy tracking protection filters are the most efficient of all available tracking protection solutions.

To enable this feature, please open this dialogue and click “Add” to protect yourself against tracking. If you wish to disable this feature, please read here how to do this.

Disable Malware Domains

Slow startup, popups, advertisers hijacking your browser: Those are all signs of your computer being infected by malware. Even worse, computers infected by malware open the doors to all kinds of cyber criminality threats. These infected computers can then be used to sending out spam emails or attacking other computers or servers, stealing passwords, social security numbers, personal documents and credit card information.

Adblock Plus can be configured to block domains known to spread malware, protecting your computer against viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spy- and adware.

To enable this feature now, please open this dialogue and click “Add” to protect yourself against malicious domains. If you wish to disable this feature, please read here how to do this.

Disable Social Media Buttons

Buttons to share content on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and many others are placed on almost every website you visit. Even if you are not clicking them, every website containing these buttons is sending a request to the servers of the social network which can use that information to create a profile based on your browsing habits.

You can use Adblock Plus to remove social media buttons from every website, making sure that social networks can’t create a profile about you based on the websites you visit.

To enable this feature now, please open this dialogue and click “Add” to protect yourself against Social Media tracking. If you wish to disable this feature, please read here how to do this.

Typo Protection

The typo correction feature was part of Adblock Plus for Firefox but was removed in version 2.3. If you miss the feature, you can get it back by installing our extension URL Fixer.