Adblock Plus is a Firefox add-on that makes ads disappear (and has plenty of other useful features, too).

Just install the tool, restart Firefox and it'll begin filtering your web pages immediately. Most, if not all of those annoying Flash ads will disappear right away, speeding up your browsing and allowing you to concentrate on the site content.

The program hasn't worked for you? Adblock Plus provides a choice of more than 40 filters, and you can choose the ones that are most effective for you.

There are filters for many languages beyond just English, for instance, from Dutch, French and German, to Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, and more.

And you can also install filters for many specific purposes: to block ads on adult or P2P websites, to protect you from privacy risks, keep you safe from known malware domains, and even a blacklist for known Rickrolling pages (no, really...).

Version 2.6.9.1 (History):

- Slightly optimized performance, domain-specific filters will no longer affect overall performance.
- Added extensions.adblockplus.suppress_first_run_page preference to allow administrators disable the first-run page if Adblock Plus is installed globally.
- Fixed: $elemhide filter option doesn't consider website signatures correctly.

Verdict

Adblock Plus is one of the easiest ways to speed up your web browsing and cut down on web clutter