Adblock Plus and (a little) more

What Can an Ad Blocker for Google Chrome Do? · 4 days ago by Adblock Plus

An ad blocker for Google Chrome gives you a better internet experience so you can focus on what really matters.

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Adblock Plus and the Change to Manifest V3 · 23 days ago by Adblock Plus

The Manifest V3 version of Adblock Plus is here!

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Adblock Plus 4.0 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 27 days ago by Thomas Greiner

Install Adblock Plus 4.0 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 4.0 for Firefox
Install Adblock Plus 4.0 for Microsoft Edge
Install Adblock Plus 4.0 for Opera

This is the first Adblock Plus version that is based on the Manifest v3 extension format. For now this change only affects users on Chrome. Users on Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera will remain on Manifest v2 for the time being, so this release only includes some minor changes for them. Eventually, we are going to switch over to Manifest v3 on all platforms and we are continuing to monitor and test support for Manifest v3 on those platforms.

Snippets changes

Upgraded @eyeo/snippets to 1.2.2 (release notes), which includes the following changes:

  • Changed optional parameter syntax of skip-video snippet.
  • Updated skip-video snippet:
    • Added support for race.
    • Added support for optional named parameters.
    • Added optional parameters:
      • -run-once
      • -stop-on-video-end
      • -wait-until
    • Converted existing optional parameters to optional named parameters:
      • -max-attempts
      • -retry-ms
      • -skip-to

Chrome-specific changes

Known issues due to Manifest v3 limitations

  • The size of the extension package has increased significantly. We are investigating various ways to reduce the size of future Adblock Plus versions.
  • Filter lists from third-party sources have been disabled temporarily and won’t show up in the extension’s settings. Those filter lists will be restored with a subsequent update.
  • Filter lists may fail to update. This problem is more likely to occur for users with many custom filters.
  • Filter lists may fail to install. This problem is more likely to occur for users who have other content-filtering extensions enabled.
  • Custom filters may fail to be added.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Ad Blocker for Firefox · 39 days ago by Adblock Plus

When you use an ad blocker for Firefox, you can enjoy a better online experience with more control over the web.

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Adblock Plus 3.25.1 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 54 days ago by Thomas Greiner

Install Adblock Plus 3.25.1 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 3.25.1 for Firefox
Install Adblock Plus 3.25.1 for Microsoft Edge
Install Adblock Plus 3.25.1 for Opera

This release contains various bug fixes, including ones related to the upcoming transition to Manifest v3.

User interface changes

  • Made various improvements in preparation for the upcoming transition to Manifest v3 (abp#1553, abp#1628, abp#1632).
  • Fixed: Premium access got lost when the extension was unable to reach our servers to verify that the Premium license is still active (abp#1575).

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3 Benefits of Using an Ad Blocker for Firefox · 67 days ago by Adblock Plus

With an ad blocker for Firefox, you can block pop-ups and other intrusive ads, reduce malicious ads, and block trackers.

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Adblock Plus 3.25 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 86 days ago by Thomas Greiner

Install Adblock Plus 3.25 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 3.25 for Firefox
Install Adblock Plus 3.25 for Microsoft Edge
Install Adblock Plus 3.25 for Opera

This release includes various bug fixes ahead of the upcoming transition to Manifest v3, as well as additional functionality for existing snippets. It also resumes support for Firefox, bringing the changes from Adblock Plus 3.24 to Firefox users.

User interface changes

  • Extended in-product messaging to allow usage of adblockplus.org subdomains (abp#1485).
  • Fixed: Developer tools panel displayed content filters as type OTHER (abp#1626).

Filter changes

Upgraded @eyeo/webext-ad-filtering-solution to 1.2.4 (release notes), which includes the following changes:

  • Various fixes for upcoming transition to Manifest v3.

Snippets changes

Upgraded to @eyeo/snippets 1.2.1 (release notes: 1.1.0, 1.2.0, 1.2.1), which includes the following changes:

  • Added support for ^^sh^^ and ^^svg^^ CSS selectors to various snippets.
  • Added telemetry for machine learning snippets.

Firefox-specific changes

  • Disabled data collection for all Firefox users while we’re working on an opt-out experience that complies with Mozilla’s requirements (abp#1621).

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Adblock Plus 3.24.1 for Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 100 days ago by Thomas Greiner

Install Adblock Plus 3.24.1 for Chrome
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This release removes an experimental snippet.

Snippet changes

Upgraded @eyeo/snippets to 1.0.0 (release notes), which includes the following changes:

  • Removed experimental simulate-event-poc snippet in favor of simulate-mouse-event.

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Can I Block Cookie Banners? · 111 days ago by Adblock Plus

Block annoying cookie banners across the web when you sign up for Adblock Plus Premium.

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Adblock Plus 3.24 for Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 114 days ago by Thomas Greiner

Install Adblock Plus 3.24 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 3.24 for Firefox
Install Adblock Plus 3.24 for Microsoft Edge
Install Adblock Plus 3.24 for Opera

Note: This release was initially also intended for Firefox but was rejected by Mozilla’s extension review. Therefore we’re unable to bring this version to Firefox users yet, but we are working on addressing their concerns to bring future updates to Firefox users again soon.

This release includes various improvements to the out-of-the-box ad-filtering experience and it enhances the Premium cookie wall blocking feature.

User interface changes

  • Extended in-product messaging to allow for more targeted messages (ui#1424, ui#1577, ui#1597).
  • Made Premium cookie wall blocking feature more capable and versatile (ui#1464, ui#1591).
  • Added global filter list recommendation for various languages for which there is no language-specific filter list recommendation yet (ui#1495).
  • Added filter list recommendations for Hungarian (ui#1554).

Filter changes

Upgraded EWE to 1.2.3 (release notes), which includes the following changes:

  • Fixed: $document filter option was ineffective for frames (ui#1586).

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