uBlock Origin

uBlock Origin

Finally, an efficient blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.

What is uBlock Origin?

uBlock Origin is an add-on for Edge that serves as an efficient blocker with diverse filter lists. It comes ready with a selection of filters like EasyList, Peter Lowe’s Ad server list, and others for immediate protection. You also have the freedom to add more filters as per your preference, ensuring a smoother browsing experience. Apart from being an ad blocker, it can read and create filters from hosts files. It's a user-friendly, open-sourced tool designed to be effective while using minimal system resources.

Merlin
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By: Nik Rolls
Version: 1.56.0 (Last updated: 2024-02-17)
Creation date: 2022-02-10
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • contextMenus
  • privacy
  • storage
  • tabs
  • unlimitedStorage
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • <all_urls>
Size: 3.80M
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uBlock Origin
uBlock Origin (v1.56.0)
4.67 (28,806) 36,000,000
uBlock Origin
uBlock Origin (v1.56.0)
4.79 (17,283) 7,691,950
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Merlin
Summary
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An efficient blocker: Fast, potent and lean, and yet can load and enforce thousands more filters than other popular blockers out there.

Illustrated overview of its efficiency: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/uBlock-vs.-ABP:-efficiency-compared

Usage: The big power button in the popup is to permanently disable/enable uBlock for the current web site. It applies to the current web site only, it is not a global power button.


Flexible, it's more than an "ad blocker": it can also read and create filters from hosts files.

Out of the box, these lists of filters are loaded and enforced:

  • EasyList
  • Peter Lowe’s Ad server list
  • EasyPrivacy
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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Effective ad blocking capabilities
  • Doesn't require downloading additional software
  • Free to use, with high-quality video streaming not impacted
Cons
  • Some users report problems and request fixes
  • Issues with YouTube video playback while the ad blocker is active
Most mentioned
  • ilink网络加速器 (mentioned as a different extension/tool, not part of uBlock Origin's functionality)
  • YouTube and Google accessibility
  • High-quality video streaming without lag (4K support)
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Safety
Risk impact

uBlock Origin is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install uBlock Origin if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

uBlock Origin has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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