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Posted 06 June 2021 – 09:15 PM
Hello, I’m currently looking at uBlock Origin as a replacement for Adblock Plus, as some of my friends have been put off by it, since ads kept on bypassing their Adblock Plus, so they moved to uBlock Origin.
I downloaded uBlock Origin from the Chrome Web Store and is currently using it to supplement my daily online routine. I noticed that all websites I usually frequent with Adblock, now struggles to load with uBlock Origin. I haven’t seen any ads get around uBlock yet, but to be fair I never had this problem even with Adblock Plus.
Are there any more significant advantages that uBlock Origin has over Adblock Plus? Is it better to stick with uBlock Origin now?
Edited by Andre_Castillo14, 06 June 2021 – 09:18 PM.
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Posted 06 June 2021 – 09:25 PM
Most of the users on Bleeping Computer, uses UBlock Origin.
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Posted 06 June 2021 – 09:40 PM
UBlock Origin, easy to let more in plus the eye dropper to get rid of a popup. It is a matter of teaching it and learning which and what are video sites to allow in. Essentially can allow part or full for all the options, let to much in and cookies and ads. My main thing is cookies even in Private Mode.
Do a little, click the lock and refresh, trial by error. No idea if Chrome has Privacy Possum but it is a great little header blocker of stuff that is wonderful, never have to adjust and if do you know most stuff I can find on another site.
Ya, just learn the full/half allow and lock and reload and then the picker and or zapper, which sites have sound/video Sometimes have to use Firefox Inspect the page to find the URL it actually comes from then find it in the list.
Once have all your regular sites done should have no problems to little after.
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Posted 06 June 2021 – 10:37 PM
For Adblock Plus, it is important to uncheck the “Allow Acceptable Ads”. This remove some of the ads that were missed.
Ublock is lighter and probably faster than AdBlock Plus, but if you are using AdBlock Plus with just a few filters instead of many then the difference is not noticeable. I use a customized small filter for AdBlock Plus and it is very fast.
As for CSS ads and elements, these can be easily blocked in AdBlock Plus. But I use Stylus for that type of blocking.
Edited by 0lds0d, 06 June 2021 – 10:38 PM.
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Posted 06 June 2021 – 11:29 PM
Note this from uBlock dev who also states ”All content blocker extensions are affected by this issue. ”
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Posted 07 June 2021 – 08:57 AM
@opera “Note this from uBlock dev who also states ”All content blocker extensions are affected by this issue. ”” Huh?
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Posted 07 June 2021 – 09:43 AM
He is using v91 which most people aren’t on yet. Sort of a heads up for what might be to come.
There has been a regression in the extension API of v91 of Chromium-based browsers
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Posted 07 June 2021 – 10:52 AM
OK Thank you.
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uBlock Origin – Wikipedia

uBlock OriginuBlock Origin pop-up interfaceOriginal author(s)Raymond Hill (gorhill)Developer(s)Current:Raymond HillPast: Deathamns, Chris Aljoudi, Alex Vallat[1]Initial releaseJune 23, 2014; 7 years ago[2]Stable release1. 38. 6[3]
/ 14 October 2021; 0 days
Written inJavaScriptOperating systemCross-platformAvailable in63[4] languagesTypeBrowser extensionLicenseGPLv3WebsiteuBlock
uBlock Origin ( “you-block”) is a free and open-source, cross-platform browser extension for content-filtering, including ad-blocking. The extension is available for several browsers: Chrome, Chromium, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Pale Moon, as well as versions of Safari prior to 13. [5] uBlock Origin has received praise from technology websites and is reported to be much less memory-intensive than other extensions[6][7] with similar functionality. [8][9] uBlock Origin’s stated purpose is to give users the means to enforce their own (content-filtering) choices. [10][11]
As of 2021, uBlock Origin is still actively developed and maintained by its creator and lead developer Raymond Hill. [1]
History[edit]
uBlock[edit]
uBlock was initially named “μBlock” but the name was later changed to “uBlock” to avoid confusion as to how the Greek letter μ (Mu/Micro) in “μBlock” should be pronounced. Development started by forking from the codebase of HTTP Switchboard along with another blocking extension called uMatrix, designed for advanced users. [12] uBlock was developed by Raymond Hill to use community-maintained block lists, [13] while adding features and raising the code quality to release standards. [14] First released in June 2014 as a Chrome and Opera extension, by winter 2015 the extension had expanded to other browsers.
The uBlock project official repository was transferred to Chris Aljoudi[15] by original developer Raymond Hill in April 2015, due to frustration of dealing with requests. However Hill immediately self-forked it[16] and continued the effort there. This version was later renamed uBlock Origin and it has been completely divorced from Aljoudi’s uBlock. [17] Aljoudi created to host and promote uBlock and to request donations. In response, uBlock’s founder Raymond Hill stated that “the donations sought by are not benefiting any of those who contributed most to create uBlock Origin. “[5] The development of uBlock stopped in August 2015 and it has been sporadically updated since January 2017. [18] In July 2018, was acquired by AdBlock[19] and since February 2019 began allowing “Acceptable Ads”, [20][21] a program run by Adblock Plus that allows some ads which are deemed “acceptable”, and for which the larger publishers pay a fee. [22]
uBlock Origin remains independent and does not allow ads for payment. [23]
uBlock Origin[edit]
Raymond Hill, the founder and original author of uBlock, as of 2015 continued to work on the extension under the name uBlock Origin, sometimes stylized as uBlock0, [24] and abbreviated as uBO. [25]
A joint Sourcepoint and comScore survey reported an 833% growth rate over a ten-month tracking period ending in August 2015, the strongest growth among software listed. [26] The report attributed the growth to the desire of users for pure blockers outside the “acceptable advertising” program. [27]
In January 2016, uBlock Origin was added to the repositories for Debian 9 and Ubuntu 16. 04. [28][29] The extension was awarded “Pick of the Month” by Mozilla for May 2016. [30]
On December 11, 2016, Nik Rolls released a fork of uBlock Origin for the Microsoft Edge browser (now known as Microsoft Edge Legacy). [31] In April 2020, this fork was deprecated as Microsoft replaced Microsoft Edge Legacy with a Chromium-based Edge. [32]
As of January 2021, the uBlock Origin Chrome extension had over 10 million active users and the Firefox version had 5 million active users. [33][34]
The project specifically refuses donations and instead advises supporters to donate to maintainers of block lists. [5][35]
Features[edit]
Blocking and filtering[edit]
uBlock Origin supports the majority of Adblock Plus’s filter syntax. The popular filter lists EasyList and EasyPrivacy are enabled by default, along with the malware domain blocklist URLHaus. The extensions are capable of importing hosts files and a number of community-maintained lists are available at installation. Among the host files available, Peter Lowe’s ad servers & tracking list and lists of malware domains are also enabled as default. Some additional features include dynamic filtering of scripts and iframes and a tool for webpage element hiding.
uBlock Origin includes a growing list of features not available in uBlock, including:
A mode to assist those with color vision deficiency.
A dynamic URL filtering feature.
Logging functionality.
Interface enhancements including a DOM inspector, privacy-oriented options to block link prefetching, hyperlink auditing, and IP address leaks via WebRTC (uBO-Extra is required to block WebRTC connections in Chromium). [36][37]
Site-specific switches to toggle the blocking of pop-ups, strict domain blocking, cosmetic filtering, blocking remote fonts, and JavaScript disabling were also added to uBlock Origin. [38] The Firefox version of uBlock Origin has an extra feature which helps to foil attempts by web sites to circumvent blockers. [39]
CNAME-uncloaking third-party trackers in Firefox[edit]
In November 2019, a uBlock Origin user reported a novel technique used by some sites to bypass third-party tracker blocking. These sites link to URLs that are sub-domains of the page’s domain, but those sub-domains resolve to third-party hosts via a CNAME record. Since the initial URL contained a sub-domain of the current page, it was interpreted by browsers as a first-party request and so was allowed by the filtering rules in uBlock Origin (and in similar extensions). The uBlock Origin developer came up with a solution using a DNS API which is exclusive to Firefox 60+. [40] The new feature was implemented in uBlock Origin 1. 25, released on February 19, 2020. [41]
Performance[edit]
Technology websites and user reviews for uBlock Origin have regarded the extension as less resource-intensive than extensions that provide similar feature sets such as Adblock Plus. [42][43][44] A benchmark test, conducted in August 2015 with ten blocking extensions, showed uBlock Origin as the most resource-efficient among the extensions tested. [45]
uBlock Origin surveys what style resources are required for an individual web page rather than relying on a universal style sheet. The extension takes a snapshot of the filters the user has enabled, which contributes to accelerated browser start-up speed when compared to retrieving filters from cache every time. [46]
Supported platforms[edit]
uBlock Origin is actively developed for applications based on two major layout engines. [13][42][47]
Currently supported[edit]
Blink
Google Chrome/Chromium (desktop)
Opera (desktop)
Microsoft Edge (Chromium) (desktop)
Gecko
Firefox (desktop: 0. 85. 5 and later)[note 1]
Firefox for Android (mobile: 0. 9. 1. 0 and later)
Thunderbird (desktop: 1. 3. 0 and later)
SeaMonkey
Previously supported[edit]
WebKit
Safari (desktop: uBlock Origin 1. 10. 0 and later (Beta)). [48][note 2] Stopped working with macOS 10. 15 Catalina and Safari 13. [49][50]
EdgeHTML
Microsoft Edge (legacy) (uBlock Origin available in Windows Store in beta from 1. 0). [51][52][note 3]
Notes
^ uBlock also supports Firefox legacy browsers (including SeaMonkey and Pale Moon), use the firefox-legacy release starting with firefox-legacy-1. 16. 4, see)
^ Unofficial release. Fork by Ellis Tsung (el1t) for Safari from the official project.
^ Unofficial release. Fork by Nik Rolls (nikrolls) for Microsoft Edge.
See also[edit]
Ad blocking
Adblock Plus
AdBlock
Ghostery
NoScript
Privacy Badger
References[edit]
^ a b “Contributors to gorhill/uBlock”. GitHub. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “Changelog for the first versions”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “Release 1. 6”. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
^ “Completed translations”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ a b c “uBlock / “. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Henry, Alan (January 27, 2015). “uBlock, the Memory-Friendly Ad-Blocker, Is Now Available for Firefox”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Brinkmann, Martin (October 10, 2014). “How to add custom filters to Chrome ad-blocking extension μBlock”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Schofield, Jack (January 29, 2015). “Are there any trustworthy sources for downloading software? “. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Whitwam, Ryan (February 12, 2015). “μBlock aims to block ads without draining system resources”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “uBlock”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Gardiner, Michael (November 5, 2015). “Adblock Plus vs. Ghostery vs. Ublock Origin: Not All Adblockers Were Created Equal”. International Business Times. Archived from the original on July 22, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “uMatrix”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ a b Brinkmann, Martin (June 24, 2014). “uBlock for Chrome is a resource-friendly adblocker by the HTTP Switchboard author”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Hill, Raymond. “Changes from HTTP Switchboard”. “Please clarify uBlock0 vs. uBlock”. April 27, 2015. Archived from the original on April 27, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Hill, Raymond (October 21, 2017). “uBlock Origin is completely unrelated to the web site “. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “uBlockAdmin/uBlock”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “An update on uBlock”. July 13, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “uBlock Incorporates Acceptable Ads”. February 23, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “uBlock 0. 5. 13”. February 13, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
^ “About Adblock Plus”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “Official uBlock Origin add-on lands for Firefox”. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
^ “uAssets”. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
^ Levine, Barry. “The Ad Blocker Landscape: What You Need To Know Today”. Marketing Land. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
^ “The state of ad blocking – September 2015”. Sourcepoint and comScore. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
^ “Debian Sid – uBlock Origin”. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
^ “Ubuntu – uBlock Origin”. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
^ DeVaney, Scott (May 2, 2016). “May 2016 Featured Add-ons”. Mozilla Add-ons Blog. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
^ Rubino, Daniel. “uBlock Origin adblocker now available for Microsoft Edge via the Store”. Windows Central. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
^ Rolls, Nik (June 12, 2021), nikrolls/uBlock-Edge, retrieved July 9, 2021
^ “uBlock Origin Chrome”. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
^ “uBlock Origin Firefox”. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
^ “Why don’t you accept donations? “. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
^ Hill, Raymond (July 15, 2017). “uBO-Extra: A companion extension to uBlock Origin”. Retrieved July 18, 2017 – via GitHub.
^ “uBO-Extra README”.
^ “uBlock wiki”. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
^ “Inline script tag filtering – Overwiew”. GitHub, gorhill/uBlock. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
^ “uBlock Origin Now Blocks Sneaky First-Party Trackers in Firefox”. BleepingComputer. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
^ “uBlock Origin 1. 25 Now Blocks Cloaked First-Party Scripts, Firefox Only”. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
^ a b “uBlock ad blocker added to Mozilla’s extensions site”. Jim Lynch, Technology and Other Musings. Archived from the original on June 9, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
^ Kesari, Varun. “Adblock Plus vs uBlock Origin | Which one to Choose In 2017? | RMG”. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
^ Harper, Christopher (May 2, 2015). “uBlock Origin – Better Than AdBlock Plus? – Make Tech Easier”. Make Tech Easier. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
^ “10 Ad Blocking Extensions Tested for Best Performance”. Raymond Tech Resources. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
^ “Notes on memory benchmarks, selfies”. uBlock GitHub documentation. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
^ “Apple – Safari – Safari Extensions Gallery”. Apple. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
^ “el1t/uBlock-Safari”. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
^ “Catalina compatibility · Issue #156 · el1t/uBlock-Safari”. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
^ “Explanation of the state of uBlock Origin (and other blockers) for Safari”.
^ “nikrolls/uBlock-Edge”.
External links[edit]
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8 BEST Ad Blockers For Chrome In 2021 [Free Pop Up Blockers]

Read this Review of Free & Commercial Pop Up Blockers along with their Features, Pricing, and Comparison to Select the Best Ad Blocker for your needs:
We will review and rate the top 8 ad blockers that are available on the market today.
Pop Up Blockers are software products that block internet ads. With many websites and applications using ads as a monetization strategy, the emergence of ad blockers has been somewhat of a natural progression.
While there are cases for and against pop up blockers in general, they can nevertheless help the internet users to have a better experience online.
What You Will Learn:What Is An Ad Blocker? Frequently Asked QuestionsList Of The Best Ad BlockersComparison Of Top Pop Up Blockers#1) AdLock#2) AdGuard#3) Adblock Plus#4) AdBlock#5) Ghostery#6) Opera Browser#7) uBlock Origin#8) AdBlocker UltimateConclusionRecommended Reading
What Is An Ad Blocker?
An Ad Blocker is a software product that blocks internet ads. Whether its a website or your favorite mobile game, Pop Up Blockers can stop ads from showing up.
Uses
Many websites and applications offer their content for free. To make money, the publisher displays adverts as a way to generate revenue. However, in certain cases, these ads can interfere with the usability of the website or the application.
Ad Blockers can restore the user experience of such websites and applications by withholding ads from being displayed.
General Features
Due to the competitive market of ad blockers, many come with a lot of added features. Acceptable ads and whitelisting are the features that are worth considering. This allows non-intrusive ads to be displayed.
Content filtering is another useful feature that you might want to look into. This stops inappropriate content from being displayed.
Factors To Be Considered
With a number of different products available on the market, competition is too fierce. Price is one thing that should be taken into consideration.
Free versions usually allow some form of acceptable ads, which also allows websites to make money. On the other hand, you can expect to pay a yearly fee if you want to block everything.
Fact Check: According to the research carried out by eMarketer, fewer people are using ad blockers. In the US, one in four people uses an ad blocker which for the most part are installed on the desktop and laptop computers. In fact, research has shown that while internet users continue to increase, the change over the years continues to decline as the graph below illustrates. Furthermore, the research from Statista shows that the loss of revenue due to pop up blockers is expected to reach 12, 12 billion USD in 2021.
ProTip: If you’re looking for an Ad Blocker for the entire family, then consider choosing the one that also provides filtering for inappropriate content.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q #1) How do Ad Blockers work?
Answer: Ad Blockers work in one of the two ways:
Script-blocking
Ad Blockers that work as browser extensions typically look at the information that websites send. They compare the incoming information to a list of ad scripts they have. If they find a match, then they simply block that script from loading.
DNS blocking
Applications and websites looking to display ads will ask a particular server on the internet as which ads must be shown. The pop-up blocker blocks such requests and the application or website is not able to receive ads to display.
Q #2) What is a DNS Ad Blocker?
Answer: Ad blockers that use DNS to block ads are somewhat of a new breed however they are proving to be quite effective at their job. The way they work is also quite simple.
When a website or an application makes a request to show an ad, then this request has to go through a DNS server. The DNS server essentially tells the website where the advert is located. DNS Adblockers change the DNS to the one that recognizes and blocks these requests.
Q #3) What are Acceptable Ads?
Answer: Acceptable ads are adverts that are deemed non-intrusive. With many free websites and apps depending on the revenue generated from ads to stay in business, by allowing acceptable ads you can ensure that these resources continue to remain available without impacting the quality of your experience.
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List Of The Best Ad Blockers
AdLock
AdGuard
Adblock Plus
AdBlock
Ghostery
Opera Browser
uBlock Origin
AdBlocker Ultimate
Comparison Of Top Pop Up Blockers
#1) AdLock
Best for Removing pop-ups and other ads on all major browsers.
Price:
Free Chrome and Safari extension.
Android: $20 a year or $50 lifetime
Desktop (Windows): $40 a year or $100 lifetime
Both: $30 a year or $75 lifetime
All prices excluding tax.
All paid products have a 30-day money-back guarantee.
AdLock offers a free browser extension for Chrome and Safari that blocks all ads. However, these extensions only work on the browser on which they are installed.
To block ads on other programs, AdLock also offers AdLock for Windows and Android. For as little as $20 a year, you can forget about ads on your computer or/and smartphone, no matter what application you are using.
Features
Adblocking extension for Chrome and Safari.
Ad-blocking software for Windows and Android that blocks ads on Skype, YouTube, games, and other applications.
Protects your personal data.
Cons
It is not part of Acceptable Ads. You cannot whitelist any websites.
Android app is not available on Google Play.
Verdict: AdLock is a great solution for those who are tired of ads outside the realm of the browser. This does not come free, however, with a 30-day money-back guarantee you can try it out and decide if it’s worth the money or not.
#2) AdGuard
Best for Getting rid of online trackers and ads while protecting your computer from malware.
Price
$79. 99 lifetime or $2. 49 a month.
Prices are excluding tax.
AdGuard DNS: Free
14-day free trial
AdGuard offers a number of different products for adblocking and safe browsing. You can get it as a browser extension or an application. They have products for Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS.
It also has a home solution, that protects all the devices in your home as well as AdGuard DNS. This is a free service and does not require any app installation. It works just by simply changing the DNS settings on any device.
Many products, including browser extensions, AdGuard DNS, AdGuard for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
Ad blocking, secure browsing, and parental control.
AdGuard Home protects your whole network by blocking ads and tracking.
Not a part of the Acceptable Ads.
Verdict: AdGuard offers many ways to block ads on most devices. Users can choose the way to protect their data and get rid of the ads in the way they prefer. AdGuard also has parental controls that allow you to keep your kids from seeing adult content.
Website: AdGuard
#3) Adblock Plus
Best for Blocking pop-ups and ads on websites.
Price: Free to download and use for everyone.
Acceptable Ads:
Free for smaller entities.
Large entities: 30% of the additional revenue created by whitelisting their Acceptable Ads.
AdBlock Plus is one of the most popular ad blockers available. It works with many desktop and mobile browsers, including Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera. With AdBlock Plus it is possible to create additional block lists and custom filters.
They also support whitelisting, which allows you to choose websites that the pop up blocker should not work on. The Acceptable Ads feature allows non-intrusive ads to go through, however, it is easy to disable it. Companies that want to be added to the Acceptable Ads whitelist can apply by filling out a form.
Blocking ads on all desktop and mobile browsers (Samsung Internet, Safari, Firefox).
Ad-blocking browser for Android and iOS.
Companies can apply to be listed in the Acceptable Ads whitelist.
Acceptable Ads feature is enabled by default.
It works only on browsers.
Verdict: AdBlock Plus allows you to browse the internet faster and without interruptions. It is free and open-source. The Acceptable Ads feature allows you to see only non-intrusive ads and the companies can apply to be whitelisted. This is free for small companies, however, large companies have to pay a fee.
Website: Adblock Plus
#4) AdBlock
Best for Stopping annoying ads, improving browser speed, and protecting yourself.
Price: Free
AdBlock is a free and open-source pop up blocker. It is one of the most popular ad blockers worldwide and is available on Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, iOS, and Android.
It uses filter lists that are set as default for all the users, however, there is a possibility to create your own list or whitelist the websites that you wish. AdBlock is part of the Acceptable Ads program, which only allow non-intrusive ads to go through.
Works on most browsers on desktop (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari) and mobile (iOS and Android).
Blocks ads, pop-ups, malware, YouTube & Facebook ads, and Cryptocurrency Mining.
Part of the Acceptable Ads program.
AdBlock users have to disable Acceptable Ads if they wish to see no ads at all.
It only works on browsers.
Verdict: Adblock is trusted by 65 million users. It is free, open-source, and allows you to customize your filter lists. It blocks all ads and pop-ups, including those on social media.
Website: AdBlock
#5) Ghostery
Best for Making your web browsing experience faster, cleaner, and safer.
Ghostery is an open-source, free ad blocker. It uses smart blocking technology that optimizes your browsing experience by blocking ads and stopping trackers. Their user-friendly interface allows you to customize what you wish to block and it can also provide you with analytics.
Ghostery works with Cliqz, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Edge. They also have privacy browsers for Android and iOS smartphones.
Customized ad blocking.
Tracker analysis.
Privacy Browser for Android and iOS.
Not a part of Acceptable Ads.
It only works for browsers.
Verdict: Ghostery is a great free pop up blocker to block ads. It stands out with its ability to stop trackers and keep your data as safe as ever. Their mobile browsers allow you to browse the internet safer than ever before on your smartphone as well.
Website: Ghostery
#6) Opera Browser
Best for Secure and smooth browsing with VPN and adblocking.
Opera is a free internet browser with a built-in VPN and adblocking addons i. e. you don’t need to get any additional extensions and it is completely free for everyone. The browser is available for both desktop and mobile devices.
Besides blocking ads, it also gives warnings for malware and fraudulent pages & links. There are also more extensions available if you wish to customize it further.
Built-in free VPN.
Built-in ad blocker.
Also available for Android and iOS.
It only blocks ads in the browser.
Not a part of Acceptable ads.
Verdict: Opera is a safe and ad-free internet browser. It is probably the easiest way to get rid of ads as all you need to do is download the browser and install it.
Website: Opera Browser
#7) uBlock Origin
Best for Content-filtering including ad-blocking on several browsers.
uBlock Origin is an effective browser extension that works with Chrome and Firefox. It is lightweight, easy on memory, and features thousands of filters.
uBlock Origin is open-source, thus you can create new lists and filters from host files. Users can also choose to whitelist the websites that they don’t want to block to work on.
Blocks ads and malware.
Easy on memory, so it doesn’t slow don’t your computer.
Customizable filters and whitelists.
Verdict: uBlock Origin is the best option for those who don’t want to slow down their computers while using an ad blocker. It is lightweight but still is powerful enough to block all those pesky ads.
Website: uBlock Origin
#8) AdBlocker Ultimate
Best for Removing ads and focusing your attention on the content you want.
Free
Lifetime: $74. 95
Monthly: $4. 95
Free trial: 14 days
AdBlocker Ultimate offers both free and paid products. Their free products include an open-source browser extension that is compatible with Chrome, Mozilla, Opera, Safari, and Edge. They also have a free browser for Android called AdBlocker Ultimate Browser and a mobile app for Safari on iOS.
Their Android browser features some advanced paid functions. Their paid service is an application for Windows PC that blocks ads throughout the system, and not only on the browser.
Free browser extensions to block ads and protect privacy.
Safe and ad-free mobile browsers.
Windows application that works outside the browser.
No application is available for Mac.
Verdict: AdBlocker Ultimate blocks all ads, malicious websites, and trackers. Besides their free and open-source browser extensions, AdBlocker also offers a paid Windows application that works independently of the browser.
Website: AbBlocker Ultimate
Conclusion
Ad Blockers come in all shapes and sizes. With many free and paid versions to choose from, it can be quite difficult to decide which one to go for. When all is said and done, we need to remember why Pop Up Blockers are there, i. to give users the experience they deserve back.
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However, we also need to strike a balance, by understanding the fact that publishers offering free content need to make money.
Overall Winner: AdGuard
Although AdGuard is not a part of the acceptable ads program, its suite of products can really help the users take control of their online experience. With DNS filtering offering network-wide control, AdGuard takes it a step further by introducing parental controls to filter out inappropriate content for children.
Best Compromise: AdBlock Plus
Not only is Adblock Plus free, but it also features acceptable ads. Instead of charging you the user, AdBlock Plus charges large companies who want to be a part of its acceptable ads program, thereby saving you money whilst allowing companies who depend on ad-generated revenue to continue offering you free content for years to come.
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Frequently Asked Questions about ublock origin vs adblock

Is uBlock Origin an Adblocker?

uBlock Origin (/ˈjuːblɒk/ “you-block”) is a free and open-source, cross-platform browser extension for content-filtering, including ad-blocking. … As of 2021, uBlock Origin is still actively developed and maintained by its creator and lead developer Raymond Hill.

Is uBlock the best ad blocker?

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