uBlock – Blocker for Chromium and Firefox

uBlock Origin is not an ad blocker; it’s a general-purpose blocker. The browser extension blocks ads through its support of the Adblock Plus filter syntax. The tool extends the syntax and is designed to work with custom rules and filters. Furthermore, advanced mode allows 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.

uBlock - Blocker for Chromium and Firefox
uBlock – Blocker for Chromium and Firefox

Out of the box, these lists of filters are loaded and enforced:

  • EasyList
  • Peter Lowe’s Ad server list
  • EasyPrivacy
  • Malware domains

Once you install uBlock Origin, you may easily un-select any of the pre-selected filter lists if you think uBlock Origin blocks too much. For reference, Adblock Plus installs with only EasyList enabled by default.

More lists are available for the user to select:

  • Fanboy’s Enhanced Tracking List
  • Dan Pollock’s hosts file
  • hpHosts’s Ad and tracking servers
  • MVPS HOSTS
  • Spam404
  • And many others

The more filters enabled, the higher the memory footprint. Yet, even after adding Fanboy’s two extra lists, hpHosts’s Ad and tracking servers, uBlock Origin still has a lower memory footprint than other very popular blockers out there.

You can read more and download this extension over here: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock#ublock-origin

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