Sideload Adblock Plus for Chrome

In some cases you may need to "sideload" Adblock Plus which will allow you to use an older version.

For Manifest V2 Chrome users that need to install an older version

Here is a direct link to a zipped file of the last supported version: Version 3.25.1 -

  1. Visit (or use the MV2 supported version above if you are on a Chrome version before 124)
  2. Locate the zip file for the release of ABP that you need and extract it to a location you can find easily.
  3. Type chrome://extensions in the address bar to open Chrome's Extensions page.
  4. Enable Developer mode in the upper right corner of the page.
  5. Click Load unpacked extension, browse to the location where you downloaded the file, and select the extracted folder.
  6. Click Add extension when Chrome prompts you.

Note: In general, it's not a good idea to install extensions that you get from somewhere other than the Chrome Web Store. Additionally, if you install ABP without going through the Chrome Web Store, you will not get updates automatically when we release them.

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