Adblock Plus requires filter lists to block ads. A default filter list based on your browser's language settings is automatically activated when you install Adblock Plus. It blocks ads from the most popular (often English language-based) websites. However, it does not block ads on less popular national websites. For example, if you live in Germany you should subscribe to the national German filter list. This filter list is detected as "EasyList Germany + EasyList".

An overview of actively maintained filter lists can be found here.

Chrome

  1. From the Chrome toolbar, click the Adblock Plus icon and select Options. The Adblock Plus Settings tab opens.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and scroll to the Filter Lists section.
  3. Click Add a new filter list.
    The Add a filter list window opens.
  4. Enter the filter list name in the Filter list name field.
  5. Enter the filter list URL in the Filter list URL field.
  6. Click Add a filter list.
    The add is successful if Just now appears next to the list.
  7. Close the tab.

Firefox

  1. From the Firefox toolbar, click the Adblock Plus icon and select Options. The Adblock Plus Settings tab opens.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and scroll to the Filter Lists section.
  3. Click Add a new filter list.
    The Add a filter list window opens.
  4. Enter the filter list name in the Filter list name field.
  5. Enter the filter list URL in the Filter list URL field.
  6. Click Add a filter list.
    The add is successful if Just now appears next to the list.
  7. Close the tab.

Internet Explorer

  1. From the status bar located at the bottom of the browser, click the Adblock Plus icon and select Settings. The Adblock Plus Options tab opens.
  2. Select a filter list from the drop-down menu.
  3. Close the tab.

Maxthon 5 (Windows only)

  1. From the Maxthon sidebar, click the Adblock Plus icon and select Extension Manager.
    The Maxthon Settings tab opens.
  2. Select the Addons tab.
  3. Locate Adblock Plus and click Options.
    The Adblock Plus Options window opens.
  4. Click Add filter subscription.
  5. Select a filter list from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Add.
    The add is successful if the current date and time appears next to the list.
  7. Click Done.

Maxthon 4.9 (Windows only)

  1. Click the Adblock Plus icon and select Adblock Plus Options.
    The Adblock Plus Options window opens.
  2. Click Add filter subscription.
  3. Select a filter list from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Verify that the filter list update status appears as Last update (Date) (Time).
  6. Click Done.

Opera

  1. From the Opera toolbar, click the Adblock Plus icon and select Options. The Adblock Plus Settings tab opens.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and scroll to the Filter Lists section.
  3. Click Add a new filter list.
    The Add a filter list window opens.
  4. Enter the filter list name in the Filter list name field.
  5. Enter the filter list URL in the Filter list URL field.
  6. Click Add a filter list.
    The add is successful if Just now appears next to the list.
  7. Close the tab.

Safari

  1. From the Safari toolbar, click the Adblock Plus icon and select Options.
    The Adblock Plus Options tab opens.
  2. Click Add filter subscription.
  3. Select a filter list from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Add.
    The add is successful if the current date and time appears next to the list.
  5. Close the tab.

Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet

  1. Open the Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet app.
  2. Tap Configure your filter lists.
  3. From the Other Languages section, select the filter list you want to subscribe to.
  4. Tap the back button to refresh.
  5. Close the app.

Yandex Browser

  1. From the Yandex Browser toolbar, click the Adblock Plus icon and select Options. The Adblock Plus Options tab opens.
  2. Click Add filter subscription.
  3. Select a filter list from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Add.
    The add is successful if the current date and time appears next to the list.
  5. Close the tab.