Adblock Plus and (a little) more

200 million Firefox downloads · 2013-04-24 16:17 by Wladimir Palant

As Adblock Plus is growing rapidly, we are constantly breaking new thresholds. Today, world’s most popular extension has achieved a new milestone that no one before us was able to reach: we have reached the 200th million download on Firefox. This makes Adblock Plus the first browser add-on ever to generate that many downloads on a single platform.

So how many is 200 million downloads exactly? Doing some basic calculations, this means that since the introduction in 2006, the Adblock Plus was downloaded on average approximately once every second… Consistently during the period of over 7 years!

We are constantly working hard to develop the extension further to ensure a flawless web experience on multiple platforms. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our users (each one of you!) for using Adblock Plus, our vast user base of tens of millions users have actively contributed to our success. A final shout out goes to our contributors, the beating heart of the ABP functionality. We thank you for all the voluntary hard work over the years — without you, we would have never achieved such a success.


Comment [7]

  1. jhall · 2013-04-24 18:18 · #


    Thank you for allowing me to keep my mental space clear on the web. I am terrible with distractions and you have tangibly improved my quality of life.

    I will see you at 400 million!!

  2. Akshay · 2013-04-24 19:15 · #

    Keep up the good work & make it more customizable (especially Australias will be anti)
    also support for tracking cookies is welcome
    but keep up the good work
    FF & seamonkey FTW

  3. Arerifx · 2013-04-26 19:47 · #

    Wow..great achievement,Congrats ABP!!Don’t forget about acceptable things will always has one gonna give something without they get something..just the annoying n intrusive ads

  4. sofia mixa · 2013-04-27 13:02 · # please adblock

  5. Belgarin · 2013-04-30 14:40 · #

    200 million downloads, and NO MORE bugs being fixed for months now, congratz !

  6. nasr · 2013-05-05 22:23 · #


  7. Richard Tamir · 2013-05-07 08:22 · #

    I recently have been getting unwanted Google windows popping up, all in the same unique style. (probably changes with country), also tvnoop.??? and others. They are not uninstallable, at least to my knowledge. But I think they have been installed as Google extensions, so I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome (where they appear, not in IE). Please reply if you know about these guys, and if I am OK or should do something more. Seems to be a new kind of malware.

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