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.

Download

abp_filters.txt ~50 KiB

Using

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.

Suggestions

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.

Disable JavaScript because most of the garbage on websites relies on it. It is also insecure and you lose some privacy using it.

The filter list is licensed as WTFPL version 2.

Contents

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.

Filter Groups

Removed Groups

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.

I removed other filter groups because they broke too many sites for me. Here are some of them.

Resources

Add-ons

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.

About Filtering

List Management Tools

Firefox Tweaks


Made by Mr. Satterly
With help from Mrs. Satterly