What are filter lists?

Filter lists are sets of rules that tell your browser which elements to block. You can block as little or as much as you want. Choose from pre-made, externally maintained filter lists, or create your own (English only). Almost all pre-made filter lists are created, published and maintained by users for users under open source licenses.

Default filter lists

The following filter lists come pre-installed with Adblock Plus:

  • Acceptable Ads
  • EasyList (+ bundled language filter list - depending on your browser’s language setting)
  • ABP Anti-circumvention filter list

Where to Find Adblock Plus Filter Lists

Chrome , Firefox  , Edge  , Opera , Yandex  

  1. Click on the ABP icon
  2. Click on the gear icon.
  3. Go to Advanced, located on the left of your page.
  4. Scroll down to Filter Lists.


Due to changes on Apple regulations, custom filter lists are no longer supported on Safari.

Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet

  1. Open the Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet app.
  2. Tap Configure your filter lists.

How to subscribe to a filter list?

You can see how to subscribe to a filter list in this article: Add a new filter list


It is not recommended to add too many filter lists to Adblock Plus. This can slow down the ad blocker and, therefore, your browsing.

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