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The Acceptable Ads Committee wants your input

When the Acceptable Ads Committee (AAC) was established in 2016, it was structured in a way that the ad-blocking user’s voice, and by proxy that of digital rights organizations, needed to count just as much as that of the multi-billion dollar online advertising supply chain. Having users at the table with voting power is a first within the online advertising...

New Release: Adblock Plus 3.9

Adblock Plus 3.9 for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Edge is here! What has changed? Don’t worry, nothing about the way your favorite ad blocker works has changed. It’s still there to help you have a clean, annoyance-free internet experience. However, we are always improving and expanding wherever we can.  Firstly, we are bringing back a cool...

New update page

We’re making it easier for you to support the best free ad blocker Since we launched the first version of Adblock Plus, our clearest priorities have always been user choice and transparency. We are currently at version 3.8 and every update makes our adblocker even better. That’s the reason why over 100 million users worldwide rely on us to...

Why and how to block ads on Android

Everyone can admit that these days we have become dependent on our mobile devices. And it doesn’t matter whether you use android or iOS: we carry these beloved devices everywhere we go and use them for just about anything, from checking emails and watching videos, to social networking and online banking. And doing all this can make your data privacy...

A few easy YouTube fixes: How to block YouTube ads and protect online privacy

The basic truth about YouTube is that, love or hate it, it enables people to have access to a wide range of information, entertainment, and really almost everything else. With YouTube videos, we can look up how to do the simplest tasks, watch (or binge) old movies and keep up with the latest music videos. Not to mention get access to just about any...

New Release: Adblock Plus 3.8

Adblock Plus 3.8 for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera has been released. Welcome to 2020! The crew behind your favorite ad blocker is hitting the ground running with a new Adblock Plus release. So, what’s new? It’s no secret that ABP blocks bad ads. But what about the ads that your favorite content creators rely on for revenue? We’ve always been...

Adblock Browser 2.0 is here

On 05 February 2020, Adblock Plus released Adblock Browser in its 2.0 version for Android. This newest version contains an integrated YouTube modus, which automatically opens all YouTube links in the Adblock Browser. That means: Never again watching annoying ad clips on YouTube, especially those that come right in the middle of the best part of the...

Ad blocker for Edge: ABP continues to support the browser in its new Chromium-based version

Microsoft Edge has recently released its new Chromium-based version. Since 2016, users have been able to block ads on Microsoft Edge with Adblock Plus, and we continue to support the browser in the update! Get the extension for the new version here. Adblock Plus was the first ad blocker for Microsoft Edge available to the general public. Regardless...

No beautiful gift: Tracking, Retargeting and ‘Malvertising’

Safe shopping without annoying ads Profits from online shopping during the Christmas season have been rapidly rising for years. In 2018, German online shops recorded sales of 13,3 billion euros during this period, and the prognosis for 2019 is set for 14,7 billion euros. Online shopping is evermore popular, but it is not only marked by advantages....

Circumvention: 74% of ad-blocking users will leave sites with ad-block walls

Ad-block walls prevent monetization According to the PageFair Adblock Report, 90% of ad-blocking users surveyed have encountered an ad-block wall. This, in fact, does not help publishers to monetize the content they created, as you can see in the following comic by System32Comics: Seventy-four percent of these users will leave websites...

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