Adblock Plus Filters
My supplemental filters for Adblock Plus subscriptions blocks garbage on webpages. I use many regular expressions, a few domain filters, but no CSS or white list filters.
abp_filters.txt ~50 KiB
Adblocking should be called web filtering, a firewall, content-control software, or any other number of things because adblockers can block anything from social icons to smooth scrolling scripts. Many lists block more than just advertisements. Even the word advertisement includes counters and trackers since most online advertisements are all of those and more.
If you don't know how to use Adblock Plus read their getting started guide. It explains how to use Adblock Plus, but the filters can be used in other blockers.
The filter file isn't a subscription because it doesn't have an update interval. Some ways to use the filters are copy individual filters, import as a custom list using the restore backup feature in Adblock Plus, and add as a subscription and manually update it.
Import as a Custom List
While the list can be used with uBlock it is Adblock Plus that has the nice feature of importing custom lists. Unfortunately when importing it wipes out existing custom filters. After importing you filters organized by groups that can be easily edited or disabled.
I suggest you use Fanboy Ultimate List, Malware Domains, Peter Lowe's ad server list, Spam404 scam list, and Adblock Warning Removal List. Fanboy Ultimate List has white list filters that allows ads and trackers. In Adblock Plus white list filters override blocks from other lists. Disable any filters that get in your way.
The filter list is licensed as WTFPL version 2.
The lists below are filter groups in my Adblock Plus custom filters. Use Adblock Plus' restore backup feature to see the filter groups. Unfortunately doing so replaces existing custom filters.
- Ads (counters and trackers)
- Back to Top
- Cookies Disabled Warnings
- Smooth Scrolling
- Donation Requests
- Feedback Requests
- Google Search
- Powered By
- Social (buttons, icons, logos)
- Trust Seals
- BBB - Better Business Bureau
I removed some filter groups because Firefox has the option to block or turn off features listed below. Most of those features and defects are documented on pages linked in resources. The settings I list here may not be the only ones that control those features.
- web fonts (gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled)
- favorite icons (browser.chrome.favicons)
- Flash content (don't use Flash plugin)
- Silverlight content (don't use Silverlight plugin)
- geo location (geo.enabled)
- right click blocking (dom.event.contextmenu.enabled)
- animated GIFs (image.animation_mode)
- clipboard editing (dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled)
- mobile and OS redirects (user agent spoofing)
I removed other filter groups because they broke too many sites for me. Here are some of them.
- blank images
- recently viewed
- related content
- 3rd party weather
- loading images
I use Adblock Plus because it is easier to maintain custom lists in. I have read forum posts saying uBlock Origin is better for users.
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