Adblock Plus Features

Block Ads

Allow Acceptable Ads

Disable Tracking

Disable Malware Domains

Disable Social Media Buttons

Typo Protection

Each Adblock Plus feature functions because of a filter list. You can use pre-made filter lists or create your own.

By default, EasyList, which corresponds to your browser's language setting, and the Acceptable Ads list are enabled to get you started. You can remove them or add others - it's up to you.

Important: Eyeo GmbH, the company behind Adblock Plus, did not draft EasyList and, therefore, has no right to, or control over, its content. Visit the EasyList Community for more information. 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, including video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, flashy banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and much more. This is possible based on the filter list(s) you've selected.
Simply install Adblock Plus and, if you'd like, customize it to fit your unique browsing needs.

Allow Acceptable Ads

Since many websites rely on advertising revenue, Adblock Plus encourages the use of nonintrusive advertising rather than annoying, irrelevant ads.
To accomplish this, we've established a set of strict guidelines known as the Acceptable Ads initiative. Together with our users and third-party contributors, we have defined acceptable ads and outlined appropriate ad placement and size. Ads meeting these criteria are visible. You can, however, disable this feature at any time and browse ad-free.

Disable Tracking

With every browsing session, there are multiple firms tracking your online activity and browsing history. Hundreds of ad agencies are tracking your every move. 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, open this dialogue and click Add.

Disable Malware Domains

If your computer is slow at startup or riddled with pop-ups, it may be infected with malware. Computers infected with malware are vulnerable to all types of cyber attacks, including stolen identity. Infected computers can also be used to send spam emails or attack 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, adware and spyware.

To enable this feature, open this dialogue and click Add.

Disable Social Media Buttons

Buttons used to share content on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and others are placed on almost every website that you visit. Even if you don't click them, these buttons send requests to the social network's servers which then uses the information to create a profile based on your browsing habits.

Adblock Plus can disable social media buttons from websites, ensuring that social networks cannot create a profile based on the websites you visit.

To enable this feature, open this dialogue and click Add.

Typo Protection

A feature of Adblock Plus for Firefox, typo protection was removed in Adblock Plus version 2.3. If you miss this feature, you can get it back by installing our URL Fixer extension.