Is Adblock Plus malicious?

Is Adblock Plus malicious?

If you installed AdBlock (or an extension with a similar name to AdBlock) from anywhere else, it may contain adware or malware that can infect your computer. AdBlock is open source software, which means that anyone can take our code and use it for their own, sometimes nefarious, purposes.

How do I add a filter list to Adblock Plus?


  1. From the Edge toolbar, click the Adblock Plus icon and then click the gear icon in the upper-right corner.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and scroll to the Filter Lists section.
  3. Click Add a new filter list.
  4. Enter the filter list URL in the Filter list URL field.
  5. Click Add a filter list.
  6. Close the tab.

How can I tell which Adblock Plus is blocking?

How to view a blocked element

  1. From the Chrome toolbar, click the Chrome menu icon.
  2. Hover over More Tools and select Developer Tools.
  3. Click the >> icon in the upper right corner and select Adblock Plus.

Who created Adblock Plus?

developer Wladimir Palant’s Eyeo GmbH
Adblock Plus (ABP) is a free and open-source browser extension for content-filtering and ad blocking. It is developed by developer Wladimir Palant’s Eyeo GmbH, a German software company.

Who created AdBlock Plus?

Is Adblock Plus better than AdBlock?

In our tests, Adblock was slower in both Chrome and Firefox. The more tabs you have open, the slower they run and enabling and disabling Adblock while testing multiple tabs shows a slight but noticeable slowdown in browser speed. Adblock Plus copes better with multiple tabs and works very well in Firefox.

What is EasyList filter?

The EasyList filter lists are sets of rules originally designed for Adblock ( on WayBackMachine ( that automatically remove unwanted content from the internet, including annoying adverts, bothersome banners and troublesome tracking.

How do I find a hidden ad blocker?

Right-click on the web page and select Inspect to open the Developer Tools window. Click the AdBlock tab in the Developer Tools window. It might be hidden in the overflow menu (>>). Reload the web page.

Is it illegal to use AdBlock on Crunchyroll?

If you come on Crunchyroll with Adblock enabled you are litterally stealing ad revanue from the company.

Who owns total adblock?


Original author(s) Michael Gundlach
Developer(s) BetaFish Incorporated
Initial release December 8, 2009
Stable release Chrome, Safari, Opera: 3.46.0 / April 22, 2019 (Google Chrome)

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