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How to block malware domains with Adblock Plus in Mozilla Firefox

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I would've never known about this filter subscription had it not become available in Adblock for Chrome, it adds in allot of protection.

 

How to block malware domains with Adblock Plus in Mozilla Firefox


Instructions:

1. Install Adblock Plus first if you don't already have it:
https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/1865

2. Open Adblock Plus.

3. Click: Add filter subscription

4. Click: Add a different subscription

5. Manually input the 'subscription title' as:
Malware Domains

6. Manually input the 'filter list location' as:
https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/malwaredomains_full.txt

 

Edit:

Jump to post #4 by eL_PuSHeR for better and easier instructions on getting this subscription and others to work in Adblock Plus.

Edited by Andavari

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very cool, just added it to my adblock list. thanks for that.

 

one question, that list made by malwaredomains, i take it that will need to be manually updated in adblock plus ?

there doesn't seem to be an auto-update feature.

 

looks very similar to the HOSTS MVPS methodology.

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i take it that will need to be manually updated in adblock plus ?

there doesn't seem to be an auto-update feature.

 

I only started using it just before I made this topic, so I don't know. I did see a reference that it needs to be updated daily.

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I have found out that it's easier to uninstall completely Adblockplus and then reinstalling it. It will show a menu offering several new features... namely (block malware domains, remove Facebook and Twitter "like" buttons and prevent web usage tracking). For Firefox you need to manually delete two files containing "adblock" word before reinstalling.

 

If anyone knows of an easier method, please post it. I don't know why the new setup menu doesn't come up after autoupdating ABP.

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I have found out that it's easier to uninstall completely Adblockplus and then reinstalling it. It will show a menu offering several new features...

 

That is easier! I followed your instructions and it showed a 1st Use page to enable those other subscriptions. Strange how it was never available when upgrading/over-installing Adblock Plus versions.

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Thanks for the tip Andavari :)

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If anyone knows of an easier method, please post it.

 

Go to: https://adblockplus....n/subscriptions

 

Scroll down to Miscellaneous then click on Subscribe: Malware Domains.

 

This will open Adblock Plus Options in a new tab. At least it doe's in Comodo Dragon.

 

Click on + Add button and your done.

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Go to: https://adblockplus....n/subscriptions

 

Scroll down to Miscellaneous then click on Subscribe: Malware Domains.

 

This will open Adblock Plus Options in a new tab. At least it doe's in Comodo Dragon.

 

Click on + Add button and your done.

 

Thank you. By the way the last Miscellaneus option made me chuckle (Rick Astley...)

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I also tried that 'Fanboy's Social Blocking List' but had to remove it because it causes far too much stalling of pages, and pages not displaying correctly.

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