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Published: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:35:48 GMT


How cryptojackers maliciously worm their way into ads to turn your computer into their mining zombie

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:37:19 GMT

Cryptojacking is back. And this time, as opposed to being directly run on particular websites by the owners, it’s attached itself to ads that could end up anywhere … just waiting to suck your computer’s CPU to keep the lights on in its crypto mine. Ever need another reason to use an ad blocker?

Adblock Plus ends 2017 with 15 million new downloads on Android mobile

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:37:07 GMT

Based on a recent report by Berlin-based digital company Contentpass, mobile ad blocking on Samsung devices has grown globally from 1.8 percent to 6.3 percent from October to November this fall. At Adblock Plus, we concur.

Adblock Plus 3.0.2 for Firefox released

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:42:27 GMT

Install Adblock Plus 3.0.2 for Firefox This release features a number of bug fixes, some of which work around limitations of Firefox’s new Web Extensions API. Additionally, there are some minor improvements to the options page, aiming to address some of the feedback from both our users and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Changes Fixed the “Block element” tool for Windows users (issues 6053 and 5817, corresponding to Firefox bugs 1418394 and 1418655 respectively). Fixed blocking of WebRTC connections on websites using CSP security mechanism, works in Firefox 58 and higher now (issue 5953, Firefox bug 1406278). Made sure that filter list downloads and other requests performed by the extension cannot be blocked (issue 6010). Fixed subscription link handling for Windows users (issue 5965). Fixed a bug which caused the mobile options page to be zoomed incorrectly (issue 6046). Fixed a bug which caused the desktop popup window to open instead of the mobile options page with Firefox 57 for Android and higher (issue 5977). Improved our Developer Tools panel, fixing a bug which prevented viewing the requested resource (issue 6035) and improving the quality of the icon (issue 6036). Improved the layout of the options page (issue 5872), fixed the page title (issue 5972) and added a warning for users who subscribe to both the Easy Privacy and Acceptable Ads filter lists (issue 6031). Firefox 50 is no longer supported, the options page is essentially broken there without a way to fix it (issue 5971, Firefox bug 1209869). Known issues Adblock Plus extension might disappear completely, only to be fixed by restarting the browser (Firefox bug 1420145). In Firefox 57 on Windows, filtering by type in the Developer Tools panel isn’t possible (issue 5988, Firefox bug 1417043). In Firefox, filtering by search string in the Developer Tools panels isn’t possible (Firefox bug 1366752). “Block element” option isn’t available for some websites (issue 5938, Firefox bug 1408996). In Firefox 57 on Windows, there is a delay before the suggested filter appears in the “block element” dialog window (Firefox bug 1418655). Blocked frames are not hidden (issue 6051, Firefox bug 1418975). Occasional heavy disk activity (issue 6050, Firefox bug 1277612). High CPU usage on some websites (issue 6067). [...]

Adblock Browser 1.3.3 for Android released

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:39:22 GMT

Install Adblock Browser 1.3.3 for Android


  • Adjusted how and how often filter lists are downloaded in case of flaky internet connections. (Issue 6070)
  • Fixed issue: Ad blocking malfunction for some users. (Issue 6108)

After the previous version update, some users’ ad blocking settings ended up in a non-recoverable state. In order to get this working again, this fix will, when settings are non-recoverable, reset user preferences to default. For help with your ad blocking settings, don’t hesitate to write us at

Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet 1.1.2 released

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:51:09 GMT

Install Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet 1.1.2


How to Use Adblock Plus in Private Mode

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:47:40 GMT

Did you know that you can use Adblock Plus in Private mode? You’ve probably switched to private mode in the past and noticed that Adblock Plus wasn’t there. You will first need to activate it for ABP in order to use it there. Follow the steps below to activate Adblock Plus while in private mode.

Adblock Browser 1.3.2 for Android released

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:51:24 GMT

Install Adblock Browser 1.3.2 for Android


  • Fixed issue with the missing reading list. Your reading list is now available as a sub-folder in your Bookmarks. (Issue 6032)
  • Fixed issue with the “Give feedback” link. (Issue 6015)

An Open Letter to UC Browser users

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:15:38 GMT

You may have heard that the huge Alibaba-owned UC Browser, which has some ad-blocking capabilities, was removed from the Google Play store. If you’re a UC user, or you were wondering why you can’t currently become one, we’d like to explain the situation and give you a little background.

Adblock Plus 3.0.1 for Firefox released

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:41:13 GMT

Install Adblock Plus 3.0.1 for Firefox

This release adds many translations which were missing in the Adblock Plus 3.0 release. There are no changes beyond that.

Adblock Browser 1.3.1 for Android released

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:38:29 GMT

Install Adblock Browser 1.3.1 for Android

During the rollout of Adblock Browser 1.3.0 we’ve discovered a bug which caused the application to consistently crash after the upgrade. Only devices with a specific configuration were affected, but it was noticeable enough for us to stop the rollout and submit an update which addresses this issue right away.


  • Fixed a bug which caused Adblock Browser to crash under specific circumstances after upgrading to the latest version. (Issue 5989)