Adblock Plus - Features

Block Ads

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

Acceptable Ads

Adblock Plus will always block annoying ads.
Still, many websites rely on advertising revenues so we want to encourage websites to use plain and unobtrusive advertising instead of flashy banners. That's why the Adblock Plus community has established strict guidelines to identify acceptable ads, and Adblock Plus allows these out of the box. You can always disable this feature if you want to block all ads.

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 all tracking, and browse the web truly anonymously.

According to Stanford University research, the Adblock Plus 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 all 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.
Websites containing phishing and other harmful or annoying content are often hosted under misspelled domains and you are at risk of visiting them just by making a small mistake when entering an internet address into your browser. URL Fixer can automatically correct typos in the address bar to protect you from accidentally visiting malicious domains when misspelling an internet address.