Adblock Plus

Free alternatives uBlock AdFender
Commercial alternatives Adguard
Operating systems Windows Linux FreeBSD Mac OS X Android

Adblock Plus starting window

Description

Adblock Plus is a free browser extension designed to block download and display of banners, pop-ups and other advertising media. The application works with such web browsers as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Adblock Plus can also be installed on Android as a standalone application.

Functionality

Adblock Plus blocks all types of advertisments on the web by default, including video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, flashy banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, etc. Users can use pre-made filter lists or create their own.

Having installed Adblock Plus, users can easily disable most tracking and browse the web more anonymously.

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

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

Conclusion

Having installed Adblock Plus, one may notice that the performance of the application is of high quality. The ads were blocked on the majority of web pages and it didn’t slow down web surfing. It should be noted that Adblock Plus has small system requirements; it is lightweight; and it has minimal impact on the speed of the browser starting and the processing of web pages. And most importantly, its advantage is that it is absolutely free and can compete with its commercial counterparts.

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