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An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean
uBlock Origin (or uBlock) is not an ad blocker; it's a general-purpose blocker. uBlock blocks ads through its support of the Adblock Plus filter syntax. uBlock extends the syntax and is designed to work with custom rules and filters. Furthermore, advanced mode allows uBlock to work in default-deny mode, which mode will cause all 3rd-party network requests to be blocked by default, unless allowed by the user.
That said, it's important to note that using a blocker is NOT theft. Don't fall for this creepy idea. The ultimate logical consequence of blocking = theft is the criminalisation of the inalienable right to privacy.
Ads, "unintrusive" or not, are just the visible portions of privacy-invading apparatus entering your browser when you visit most sites nowadays. uBlock₀'s main goal is to help users neutralize such privacy-invading apparatus — in a way that welcomes those users who don't wish to use more technical, involved means (such as µMatrix).
EasyList, Peter Lowe's Adservers, EasyPrivacy and Malware domains are enabled by default when you install uBlock₀. Many more lists are readily available to block trackers, analytics, and more. Hosts files are also supported.
Once you install uBlock₀, you may easily un-select any of the pre-selected filter lists if you think uBlock₀ blocks too much. For reference, Adblock Plus installs with only EasyList enabled by default.
released on 13 May 2017
git clone https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock.git
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 February 2018.
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