uBlock Origin

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A free ad-blocker for people who are sick of online ads

uBlock Origin is an extension for Chrome, Opera and Firefox web browsers. It also works for Safari and Edge Betas. It is a free open-source extension that stops ads from appearing. It was designed because people are annoyed with pop-ups that override current software. View full description

PROS

  • It blocks the most harmful and annoying adverts
  • The program is very easy to install and is free

CONS

  • It will become defunct one day when it is no longer maintained
  • It doesn’t work for all web browsers

uBlock Origin is an extension for Chrome, Opera and Firefox web browsers. It also works for Safari and Edge Betas. It is a free open-source extension that stops ads from appearing. It was designed because people are annoyed with pop-ups that override current software.

Enforce your own content filtering

uBlock Origin is a cross-platform browser extension that was built to allow people to filter their own content. It allows people to enforce their own content choices without being forced to see ads that upset them. More importantly, they have found a way to stop those ads that do not allow you to click off them, or those ads that keep spawning new messages when you try to close them. There is no GUI because the extension works in the background without you knowing. It doesn’t slow your browser down--in fact, it speeds things up if you tend to visit websites with dense amounts of ads on them.

Where is the harm in downloading and using it

As with most ad-blockers, there will come a time when it doesn’t work and the advertisers find a new way of making ads appear without your consent. Yet, while the uBlock Origin extension is available, you may as well give it a go because it is free. It is a simple extension you can install and then remove when it stops working (if it ever does). There is really no downside to the use of this extension.

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uBlock Origin Varies with device