Improve your browsing experience with the help of this Firefox extension that packs customizable filters protecting you from unwanted content
What's new in uBlock Origin for Firefox 1.38.7 Beta 6:New: A new Support pane has been added to the dashboard, to make it easy for users to share technical information about their current uBO's configuration, and consequently make it easier for volunteers to diagnose reported issues. Closed as fixed: [patch by @eligrey] Don't assume document.documentElement is non-null
While some may be more tolerant, no user can honestly call themselves receptive to intrusive ads that flood the web pages they are visiting.
Fortunately, there are lots of software utilities that can correct disruptive popups and any other instances of advertisement and unwanted content that your browser needs to cope with, and uBlock Origin for Firefox is one of them.
Wide-spectrum blocker packing a multitude of filters
As made obvious by its very name, this is a Firefox addon that can minimize the impact ads, trackers, and malware websites have on your browsing experience. However, if Chome is your choice of browser, you can take uBlock Origin for Chrome for a spin.
The extension comes with a series of predefined filters, such as EasyList, Peter Lowe’s Ad server list, EasyPrivacy, and some malware domains in order to ensure the behavior of the site you are visiting is not intrusive in any way.
Being a wide-spectrum blocker, the addon also lets you resort to third-party filters, with a multitude of alternatives being put at your disposal.
Lets you create your own filters and rules
What’s more, creating filters and rules of your own is also possible and should guarantee that your browser’s behavior caters to your needs, regardless of how specific they are.
On the other hand, restricting the Firefox extension’s area of influence can also be done since it integrates a whitelist that lets you indicate the websites you don't want to be limited in any way.
This can also be done simply by resorting to the button you are prompted with once you click its icon in the toolbar. However, note that disabling or enabling uBlock Origin using this method has an impact only on the currently visited web page.
Handy tool that ensures a comfortable browsing experience
All in all, uBlock Origin for Firefox is an all-encompassing blocker that can protect you from ads, malicious websites, and trackers by employing a multitude of filters you are free to interact with as you see fit.
uBlock Origin for Firefox is part of these download collections: Block Flash
uBlock Origin for Firefox was reviewed by Anca Roman