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Submitted by Anushree Goswami, on March 19, 2020

ABP: Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus (ABP) is an open-source browser extension for content-filtering and ad blocking may be supplemented to any of the most significant web browsers. It is created and developed by Eyeo GmbH (Wladimir Palant), a German software development company.

The extension has been launched for the list of browsers, which comprises:

  • Mozilla Firefox (comprising Firefox for mobile)
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge (beta version)
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • Yandex Browser
  • Android

In 2011, AdBlock Plus and Eyeo involved in substantial controversy from its users when it launched an "Acceptable Ads" program to "allow certain non-intrusive ads" (such as Google AdWords) to be enabled (whitelisted) under the extension's default settings. Whitelisting of ads allowed through this program was allowed by default for AdBlock Plus users.

History and Data figures information

Michael McDonald formed Adblock Plus 0.5, which enhanced the original Adblock by integrating the given mentioned following features:

  • Whitelisting
  • Support for blocking background images
  • Subscription to filters with a permanent address and involuntary updates
  • The facility to put out of sight HTML components, enabling a large range of images to be blocked
  • The facility to put out of sight ads on a per-site basis, rather than worldwide
  • Memory leak fixes
  • Enhancement to the user interface


  • In January 2006, McDonald put an end to the development and reassigned the name to Wladimir Palant, who launched Adblock Plus 0.6 with a modified codebase.
  • PC World selected Adblock Plus as one of the 100 best products of 2007, featuring in at 95.
  • As of December 2010, Adblock Plus has been accessible for Google Chrome and has over 10 million users. As of December 2017, it has also turned out to be the well-accepted extension for Firefox, with around 14 million users.
  • In November 2012, Adblock Plus was launched as an app for Android devices.
  • On March 3, 2013, the Android app was taken off from the Google Play Store alongside related ad-blocking apps.
  • As of August 2013, Adblock Plus has been accessible for Internet Explorer.
  • As of January 2014 and December 2014, Adblock Plus has been accessible for Safari and Yandex Browser.
  • In May 2015, An Adblock Plus browser beta version was launched called the "Adblock Browser".
  • On September 7, 2015, Adblock Browser 1.0 was launched, based on Firefox for mobile.


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