Adblock Plus

AdBlock PlusDo you find online advertisements annoying? If you are using Firefox – you can easily block them by using the Firefox add-on, Adblock Plus.  Now, I’d rather you not use it here because this is how I earn extra money to survive – and I know none of you want to see me on the street – right?  Just kidding.  You can use it if you want to – because it takes care of your tracking and annoying banner needs.

To somebody who has used Firefox for many years like me, AdBlock Plus is not really new – however, time and time again I get the question asked, “How can I block ads in Firefox?” or “How can I keep advertising companies from tracking my browsing history?” or something to that effect.  If you are that parinoid – then AdBlock Plus is right for you.

Here is a little more about the add-on from the developer:

Adblock Plus allows you to regain control of the internet and view the web the way you want to. The add-on is supported by over forty filter subscriptions in dozens of languages which automatically configure it for purposes ranging from removing online advertising to blocking all known malware domains. Adblock Plus also allows you to customize your filters with the assistance of a variety of useful features, including a context option for images, a block tab for Flash and Java objects, and a list of blockable items to remove scripts and stylesheets.

Very rare is the time I found where this add-on for Firefox totally messed up a webpage.  When this happens, it often happens with an advertising partner (like the Google AdSense website).  You can also choose to filter who’s ads you see versus who’s ads you do not see.  This can come in really handy when you want to support a webpage like mine – but not a big one like, umm – who am I not competing with?  HuffingtonPost.com – there that is a good big guy substitution.

Want to give it a shot? Head on over to the Firefox Add-ons website and download it.

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