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Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:54:33 GMT


Adblock Plus 1.13.2 for Chrome and Opera released

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:50:29 GMT

Install Adblock Plus 1.13.2 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 1.13.2 for Opera

This is an emergency release, fixing a regression and preventing installation on unsupported Opera versions.


  • Fixed a regression with the “Hide targeted messages?” notifications, which prevented the notification text from being displayed (issue 5014).
  • Adblock Plus can no longer be installed on Opera 35 and older versions, which are incompatible (issue 4787).

Adblock Plus 1.13.1 for Chrome and Opera released

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:21:42 GMT

Install Adblock Plus 1.13.1 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 1.13.1 for Opera

This is an emergency release, fixing overly eager popup blocking.


  • Fixed a bug whereby popup windows containing iframes were sometimes blocked by mistake (issue 5009). While this was a pre-existing bug, it was made more serious by our recent popup blocking improvements (issue 4834).

Adblock Plus 1.13 for Chrome and Opera released

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:18:34 GMT

Install Adblock Plus 1.13 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 1.13 for Opera

This is a major release containing some user interface improvements and more changes behind the scenes.


  • Further improved our WebSocket (issue 4643, 4807) and popup (issue 4834) blocking capabilities.
  • Improved the “Block element” tool, fixing a bug where the dialog window would sometimes fail to open (issue 4714) and another which very rarely caused the currently targeted element(s) not to be highlighted (issue 4603).
  • Improved the “Add your own filters” interface in the Options page. Extremely large filters are now displayed properly (issue 1121), and the interface is much more responsive when dealing with large numbers of custom filters (issue 4752).
  • Improved the Adblock Plus developer tools pane. Chrome’s dark theme is now supported (issue 4136), the Control-F search interface now works (issue 4644) and elements hidden by CSS property filters are now listed (issue 3596).
  • Worked around a limitation with Chrome’s onCommitted event which caused many problems (issue 4598, 4599, 4647, 4804). Most notably this caused some requests to be improperly blocked / not blocked.

Celebrate and share a safer Internet with us today!

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:05:12 GMT

Did you know today is the official Safer Internet Day? No? Well, now you do! Today is about celebrating all the accomplishments we have achieved in the past years to make the Internet a better and safer place for everyone.

Why working at an ad blocker was the best way I could think of to help advertising

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:27:34 GMT

Happy 2017! New year, new job – sort of, as I’ve been here at eyeo for two months already. Read on to see why I joined the company, what I found here and why I’m glad I made this move.

Adblock Plus 1.6 for Internet Explorer released

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:06:38 GMT

We are happy to announce the release of Adblock Plus 1.6 for Internet Explorer. This update brings a bunch of features, all of which you were able to try first in our latest development build.

As we have already pointed out in the development build announcement we are switching to CSS injection for element hiding, instead of a custom DOM traverser. This change was implemented for a more powerful element hiding.

The new way of element hiding through CSS injection will work only on IE10+. But since we support IE8+ we have also made improvements to the traverser itself and fixed other bugs, which should make the general ad blocking experience more robust.

We have also resolved a case where ABP for Internet Explorer would crash, so a more stable experience is also to be expected. You can see the full list of changes included in the release here.

Why you will always have a choice to switch off Acceptable Ads, and why you shouldn’t - an opinion piece

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:46:18 GMT

The advertising business in general has gone down the wrong rabbit hole. It’s all about getting clicks. To find out why the Acceptable Ads initiative is the most sensible choice despite all of this, read more in this personal opinion piece.

It's still perfectly legal to block ads in Germany after latest court victory over Spiegel

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Late Friday we received news that we had won our sixth lawsuit in Germany. The victory, this time over Spiegel Online, confirmed once again that ad blocking is completely legal in Germany.

Flattr Plus: Let us shine some light on the progress

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:05:00 GMT

You’re probably wondering about Flattr Plus, Eyeo’s joint project with Flattr to revolutionize how people fund content. Click onward, and find all the newness that’s fit to print.

Adblock Plus 2.8.2 for Firefox released

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:17:49 GMT

Install Adblock Plus 2.8.2 for Firefox

This is a maintenance release, most importantly introducing some improvements to CSS property filters.

Additional changes

  • Made sure that element hiding rules don’t affect browser’s and extensions’ special pages, this regressed with Adblock Plus 2.8 (issue 4624, issue 4625).
  • Fixed blockable items list slowing down page loading (issue 4587).
  • Pop-ups using data: URLs and similar unusual schemes can be blocked now (issue 4368).
  • When selecting keyboard shortcuts, more shortcut keys already in use by the browser can be recognized. This will change the shortcut key to show Blockable items list from Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-V to Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-U for pretty much everybody (issue 4544).