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No more ads! Adblock for Firefox

 

Category: Web Surfing

How many times have you been annoyed by ads? How many times did you want to get rid of them at least for a bit? Well, now it's no longer a dream, it is as real as possible and only few clicks away.

THE extension

The power of Firefox is now no longer a secret, more and more people are using it with each day. It is fast, safe and popup free. But there is one thing it doesn't do by default: blocking ads.


That is where Adblock comes into play. But what is it? Well, it's simply an extension you can add to your Firefox. It's easy to install, easy to use, yet so powerful!

In order to use it, you need to install it first, you can do that from the official extensions website or you can use one of the development websites (just search on Google for "Adblock" and you'll find more than enough of them).

Adblock installation

Restart and Configure

When you are done installing just restart the browser and you're ready to block those pestering ads. You'll see an icon in the right left corner of your browser (or a little tab depending on version). In order to block ads on your pages, just right click on the ad and select to Adblock it. You can also use * as a wildcard in the list in order to block any ads from that particular website or to block patterns that might be ads over various websites.

You can also view elements that can be blocked from a page by clicking on the Adblock icon.

Adblock icon right click

Share and enjoy

And like this wasn't simple enough you can also import or export filters to share them with your friends for example or to save them after a system reinstall. Just open Adblock preferences from the Tools menu or by right clicking on the icon and selecting Preferences and select import/export from the menus on the open window.

Adblock Plus Preferences

And now, with Adblock Plus an even easier way of configuration has been added: automatic update. All you need to do now is to add a filter subscription and you're done, Adblock will check that website and download new filters automatically.

Such subscription lists can be found all over the Internet, here is an example:
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeoa83f/firefox/adblock_rick752.txt

Adblock has even more options, like selecting pages on which to disable blocking or even entire websites, but I will let you find them out yourself

Related Links:

http://adblockplus.mozdev.org/


Posted by: Indy on February 25, 2006 at 20:21.
 

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