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“Just to clear up misunderstanding: I will keep both the Chromium/Firefox working fine. I am not as familiar with the Firefox API as I am with the Chrome API, but nothing which I can’t take on in the longer term, the same way I did not know anything about the Chrome API when I started HTTPSB. If anything, uMatrix on Firefox will be a good exercise in dealing with the intricacies of the Firefox API. ” —Gorhill”I will do my best to submit pull requests for things which are important — i. e. bugs really. I think people should give a try to the official repo (uBlock, not uBlock0). I think Chris has a better sense of good UI than I do, I have to admit I kind of like most of the changes he made already. It has been difficult to let go after working so long on a project, but I had to do it, and though I have been conflicted in the past few days about the new ownership, it’s settling for me — I now feel optimistic about the outlook of uBlock under the new ownership. ” —Gorhill
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uBlock OriginuBlock Origin pop-up interfaceOriginal author(s)Raymond Hill (gorhill)Developer(s)Current:Raymond HillPast: Deathamns, Chris Aljoudi, Alex Vallat[1]Initial releaseJune 23, 2014; 7 years ago[2]Stable release1. 38. 6[3]
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Written inJavaScriptOperating systemCross-platformAvailable in63[4] languagesTypeBrowser extensionLicenseGPLv3WebsiteuBlock
uBlock Origin ( “you-block”) is a free and open-source, cross-platform browser extension for content-filtering, including ad-blocking. The extension is available for several browsers: Chrome, Chromium, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Pale Moon, as well as versions of Safari prior to 13. [5] uBlock Origin has received praise from technology websites and is reported to be much less memory-intensive than other extensions[6][7] with similar functionality. [8][9] uBlock Origin’s stated purpose is to give users the means to enforce their own (content-filtering) choices. [10][11]
As of 2021, uBlock Origin is still actively developed and maintained by its creator and lead developer Raymond Hill. [1]
uBlock was initially named “μBlock” but the name was later changed to “uBlock” to avoid confusion as to how the Greek letter μ (Mu/Micro) in “μBlock” should be pronounced. Development started by forking from the codebase of HTTP Switchboard along with another blocking extension called uMatrix, designed for advanced users. [12] uBlock was developed by Raymond Hill to use community-maintained block lists, [13] while adding features and raising the code quality to release standards. [14] First released in June 2014 as a Chrome and Opera extension, by winter 2015 the extension had expanded to other browsers.
The uBlock project official repository was transferred to Chris Aljoudi[15] by original developer Raymond Hill in April 2015, due to frustration of dealing with requests. However Hill immediately self-forked it[16] and continued the effort there. This version was later renamed uBlock Origin and it has been completely divorced from Aljoudi’s uBlock. [17] Aljoudi created to host and promote uBlock and to request donations. In response, uBlock’s founder Raymond Hill stated that “the donations sought by are not benefiting any of those who contributed most to create uBlock Origin. “[5] The development of uBlock stopped in August 2015 and it has been sporadically updated since January 2017. [18] In July 2018, was acquired by AdBlock[19] and since February 2019 began allowing “Acceptable Ads”, [20][21] a program run by Adblock Plus that allows some ads which are deemed “acceptable”, and for which the larger publishers pay a fee. [22]
uBlock Origin remains independent and does not allow ads for payment. [23]
uBlock Origin[edit]
Raymond Hill, the founder and original author of uBlock, as of 2015 continued to work on the extension under the name uBlock Origin, sometimes stylized as uBlock0, [24] and abbreviated as uBO. [25]
A joint Sourcepoint and comScore survey reported an 833% growth rate over a ten-month tracking period ending in August 2015, the strongest growth among software listed. [26] The report attributed the growth to the desire of users for pure blockers outside the “acceptable advertising” program. [27]
In January 2016, uBlock Origin was added to the repositories for Debian 9 and Ubuntu 16. 04. [28][29] The extension was awarded “Pick of the Month” by Mozilla for May 2016. [30]
On December 11, 2016, Nik Rolls released a fork of uBlock Origin for the Microsoft Edge browser (now known as Microsoft Edge Legacy). [31] In April 2020, this fork was deprecated as Microsoft replaced Microsoft Edge Legacy with a Chromium-based Edge. [32]
As of January 2021, the uBlock Origin Chrome extension had over 10 million active users and the Firefox version had 5 million active users. [33][34]
The project specifically refuses donations and instead advises supporters to donate to maintainers of block lists. [5][35]
Blocking and filtering[edit]
uBlock Origin supports the majority of Adblock Plus’s filter syntax. The popular filter lists EasyList and EasyPrivacy are enabled by default, along with the malware domain blocklist URLHaus. The extensions are capable of importing hosts files and a number of community-maintained lists are available at installation. Among the host files available, Peter Lowe’s ad servers & tracking list and lists of malware domains are also enabled as default. Some additional features include dynamic filtering of scripts and iframes and a tool for webpage element hiding.
uBlock Origin includes a growing list of features not available in uBlock, including:
A mode to assist those with color vision deficiency.
A dynamic URL filtering feature.
Logging functionality.
Interface enhancements including a DOM inspector, privacy-oriented options to block link prefetching, hyperlink auditing, and IP address leaks via WebRTC (uBO-Extra is required to block WebRTC connections in Chromium). [36][37]
Site-specific switches to toggle the blocking of pop-ups, strict domain blocking, cosmetic filtering, blocking remote fonts, and JavaScript disabling were also added to uBlock Origin. [38] The Firefox version of uBlock Origin has an extra feature which helps to foil attempts by web sites to circumvent blockers. [39]
CNAME-uncloaking third-party trackers in Firefox[edit]
In November 2019, a uBlock Origin user reported a novel technique used by some sites to bypass third-party tracker blocking. These sites link to URLs that are sub-domains of the page’s domain, but those sub-domains resolve to third-party hosts via a CNAME record. Since the initial URL contained a sub-domain of the current page, it was interpreted by browsers as a first-party request and so was allowed by the filtering rules in uBlock Origin (and in similar extensions). The uBlock Origin developer came up with a solution using a DNS API which is exclusive to Firefox 60+. [40] The new feature was implemented in uBlock Origin 1. 25, released on February 19, 2020. [41]
Technology websites and user reviews for uBlock Origin have regarded the extension as less resource-intensive than extensions that provide similar feature sets such as Adblock Plus. [42][43][44] A benchmark test, conducted in August 2015 with ten blocking extensions, showed uBlock Origin as the most resource-efficient among the extensions tested. [45]
uBlock Origin surveys what style resources are required for an individual web page rather than relying on a universal style sheet. The extension takes a snapshot of the filters the user has enabled, which contributes to accelerated browser start-up speed when compared to retrieving filters from cache every time. [46]
Supported platforms[edit]
uBlock Origin is actively developed for applications based on two major layout engines. [13][42][47]
Currently supported[edit]
Google Chrome/Chromium (desktop)
Opera (desktop)
Microsoft Edge (Chromium) (desktop)
Firefox (desktop: 0. 85. 5 and later)[note 1]
Firefox for Android (mobile: 0. 9. 1. 0 and later)
Thunderbird (desktop: 1. 3. 0 and later)
Previously supported[edit]
Safari (desktop: uBlock Origin 1. 10. 0 and later (Beta)). [48][note 2] Stopped working with macOS 10. 15 Catalina and Safari 13. [49][50]
Microsoft Edge (legacy) (uBlock Origin available in Windows Store in beta from 1. 0). [51][52][note 3]
^ uBlock also supports Firefox legacy browsers (including SeaMonkey and Pale Moon), use the firefox-legacy release starting with firefox-legacy-1. 16. 4, see)
^ Unofficial release. Fork by Ellis Tsung (el1t) for Safari from the official project.
^ Unofficial release. Fork by Nik Rolls (nikrolls) for Microsoft Edge.
See also[edit]
Ad blocking
Adblock Plus
Privacy Badger
^ a b “Contributors to gorhill/uBlock”. GitHub. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “Changelog for the first versions”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “Release 1. 6”. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
^ “Completed translations”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ a b c “uBlock / “. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Henry, Alan (January 27, 2015). “uBlock, the Memory-Friendly Ad-Blocker, Is Now Available for Firefox”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Brinkmann, Martin (October 10, 2014). “How to add custom filters to Chrome ad-blocking extension μBlock”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Schofield, Jack (January 29, 2015). “Are there any trustworthy sources for downloading software? “. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Whitwam, Ryan (February 12, 2015). “μBlock aims to block ads without draining system resources”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “uBlock”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Gardiner, Michael (November 5, 2015). “Adblock Plus vs. Ghostery vs. Ublock Origin: Not All Adblockers Were Created Equal”. International Business Times. Archived from the original on July 22, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “uMatrix”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ a b Brinkmann, Martin (June 24, 2014). “uBlock for Chrome is a resource-friendly adblocker by the HTTP Switchboard author”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Hill, Raymond. “Changes from HTTP Switchboard”. “Please clarify uBlock0 vs. uBlock”. April 27, 2015. Archived from the original on April 27, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ Hill, Raymond (October 21, 2017). “uBlock Origin is completely unrelated to the web site “. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “uBlockAdmin/uBlock”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “An update on uBlock”. July 13, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “uBlock Incorporates Acceptable Ads”. February 23, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “uBlock 0. 5. 13”. February 13, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
^ “About Adblock Plus”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “”. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
^ “Official uBlock Origin add-on lands for Firefox”. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
^ “uAssets”. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
^ Levine, Barry. “The Ad Blocker Landscape: What You Need To Know Today”. Marketing Land. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
^ “The state of ad blocking – September 2015”. Sourcepoint and comScore. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
^ “Debian Sid – uBlock Origin”. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
^ “Ubuntu – uBlock Origin”. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
^ DeVaney, Scott (May 2, 2016). “May 2016 Featured Add-ons”. Mozilla Add-ons Blog. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
^ Rubino, Daniel. “uBlock Origin adblocker now available for Microsoft Edge via the Store”. Windows Central. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
^ Rolls, Nik (June 12, 2021), nikrolls/uBlock-Edge, retrieved July 9, 2021
^ “uBlock Origin Chrome”. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
^ “uBlock Origin Firefox”. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
^ “Why don’t you accept donations? “. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
^ Hill, Raymond (July 15, 2017). “uBO-Extra: A companion extension to uBlock Origin”. Retrieved July 18, 2017 – via GitHub.
^ “uBO-Extra README”.
^ “uBlock wiki”. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
^ “Inline script tag filtering – Overwiew”. GitHub, gorhill/uBlock. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
^ “uBlock Origin Now Blocks Sneaky First-Party Trackers in Firefox”. BleepingComputer. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
^ “uBlock Origin 1. 25 Now Blocks Cloaked First-Party Scripts, Firefox Only”. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
^ a b “uBlock ad blocker added to Mozilla’s extensions site”. Jim Lynch, Technology and Other Musings. Archived from the original on June 9, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
^ Kesari, Varun. “Adblock Plus vs uBlock Origin | Which one to Choose In 2017? | RMG”. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
^ Harper, Christopher (May 2, 2015). “uBlock Origin – Better Than AdBlock Plus? – Make Tech Easier”. Make Tech Easier. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
^ “10 Ad Blocking Extensions Tested for Best Performance”. Raymond Tech Resources. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
^ “Notes on memory benchmarks, selfies”. uBlock GitHub documentation. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
^ “Apple – Safari – Safari Extensions Gallery”. Apple. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
^ “el1t/uBlock-Safari”. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
^ “Catalina compatibility · Issue #156 · el1t/uBlock-Safari”. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
^ “Explanation of the state of uBlock Origin (and other blockers) for Safari”.
^ “nikrolls/uBlock-Edge”.
External links[edit]
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Posted 06 June 2021 – 09:15 PM
Hello, I’m currently looking at uBlock Origin as a replacement for Adblock Plus, as some of my friends have been put off by it, since ads kept on bypassing their Adblock Plus, so they moved to uBlock Origin.
I downloaded uBlock Origin from the Chrome Web Store and is currently using it to supplement my daily online routine. I noticed that all websites I usually frequent with Adblock, now struggles to load with uBlock Origin. I haven’t seen any ads get around uBlock yet, but to be fair I never had this problem even with Adblock Plus.
Are there any more significant advantages that uBlock Origin has over Adblock Plus? Is it better to stick with uBlock Origin now?
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Posted 06 June 2021 – 09:40 PM
UBlock Origin, easy to let more in plus the eye dropper to get rid of a popup. It is a matter of teaching it and learning which and what are video sites to allow in. Essentially can allow part or full for all the options, let to much in and cookies and ads. My main thing is cookies even in Private Mode.
Do a little, click the lock and refresh, trial by error. No idea if Chrome has Privacy Possum but it is a great little header blocker of stuff that is wonderful, never have to adjust and if do you know most stuff I can find on another site.
Ya, just learn the full/half allow and lock and reload and then the picker and or zapper, which sites have sound/video Sometimes have to use Firefox Inspect the page to find the URL it actually comes from then find it in the list.
Once have all your regular sites done should have no problems to little after.
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Posted 06 June 2021 – 10:37 PM
For Adblock Plus, it is important to uncheck the “Allow Acceptable Ads”. This remove some of the ads that were missed.
Ublock is lighter and probably faster than AdBlock Plus, but if you are using AdBlock Plus with just a few filters instead of many then the difference is not noticeable. I use a customized small filter for AdBlock Plus and it is very fast.
As for CSS ads and elements, these can be easily blocked in AdBlock Plus. But I use Stylus for that type of blocking.
Edited by 0lds0d, 06 June 2021 – 10:38 PM.
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Posted 06 June 2021 – 11:29 PM
Note this from uBlock dev who also states ”All content blocker extensions are affected by this issue. ”
Posted 07 June 2021 – 08:57 AM
@opera “Note this from uBlock dev who also states ”All content blocker extensions are affected by this issue. ”” Huh?
Posted 07 June 2021 – 09:43 AM
He is using v91 which most people aren’t on yet. Sort of a heads up for what might be to come.
There has been a regression in the extension API of v91 of Chromium-based browsers
Posted 07 June 2021 – 10:52 AM
OK Thank you.
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Frequently Asked Questions about ublock origin vs ublock

Are uBlock and uBlock Origin the same?

Raymond Hill, the founder and original author of uBlock, as of 2015 continued to work on the extension under the name uBlock Origin, sometimes stylized as uBlock0, and abbreviated as uBO.

Which is better uBlock Origin or AdBlock?

Ublock is lighter and probably faster than AdBlock Plus, but if you are using AdBlock Plus with just a few filters instead of many then the difference is not noticeable. I use a customized small filter for AdBlock Plus and it is very fast. As for CSS ads and elements, these can be easily blocked in AdBlock Plus.Jun 6, 2021

Is using uBlock Origin legal?

In fact, a group of publishers in Hamburg, Germany was so upset that they actually took Adblock Plus to court. Today, after a four-month trial, reasonable heads prevailed as the regional court in Hamburg ruled in our favor by declaring that ad blocking is, in fact, perfectly legal.”

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