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How do I disable (uninstall) Adblock Plus?

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How do I disable (uninstall) Adblock Plus?

I am trying to watch a missed TV episode. I get a "message" indicating that I have to disable Adblock Plus. Directions given: In right hand corner of Firefox, click on the ABP icon, and uncheck "Enable Adblock Plus". However, there is NO such icon on Firefox' toolbar. I went to your help site; FAQ; checked out forums, etc. You would think "disable Adblock Plus" would be pretty simple, but I guess it's not.

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Support Forum Moderator

Re: How do I disable (uninstall) Adblock Plus?

Right-click the ABP icon and click on Enable Adblock Plus so that the check-mark is gone. Same thing when you want re-enable it.

New Contributor

Re: How do I disable (uninstall) Adblock Plus?

Thank you so much for your reply. I'm sorry you didn't read my email. Since my toolbar does NOT include the icon in question, i.e. ADB, I can neither enable nor disable it. Do you have any additional suggestions incorporating the fact, as noted in my original query, that I have NO ADB icon on my toolbar and where I might find one so that I can disable or enable same? Thank you.

New Contributor

Re: How do I disable (uninstall) Adblock Plus?

I was having all types of mysterious issues with Firefox 5, various videos would not play, radio streaming audio wouldn't play, couldn't stay logged into anything. Found out it was AdBlock that was blocking everything. Trashed it and all is fine, as it was too complicated to figure out and deal with on everypage. I don't mind people being able to pay for their site with ads. I'm a capitalist.

Support Forum Moderator

Re: How do I disable (uninstall) Adblock Plus?

AdBlock doesn't come with Firefox, "someone" installed it on your PC.

New Contributor

Re: How do I disable (uninstall) Adblock Plus?

adblock plus installed itself onto my computer. i want it disabled. the suggestions about the icon doesn't apply since there is no icon. tell me how to disable it - i'm very annoyed with mozilla = i don't like the new look either. this is making me angry.

Site Moderator

Re: How do I disable (uninstall) Adblock Plus?

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

Shooting Star Contributor

Re: How do I disable (uninstall) Adblock Plus?

The real and genuine Adblock Plus doesn't install itself or without explicit user consent.

You can disable this Adblock Plus by going to Tools (Alt + T) > Add-ons, click Extensions on the left, look for the entry and Disable or Remove. Instead, if it's already visible on the toolbar or status bar (Addon bar), click on the icon and Disable everywhere.

To selectively disable ABP on individual webpages or whole sites:

While there click Options, again Options and check (tick) Show in toolbar or Show in statusbar. Once it appears on the toolbar or statusbar you can easily click on the icon to disable ABP on individual pages like this (https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/781327) by clicking Disable on this page only or click Disable on support.mozilla.com to disable ABP on the whole site / subdomain.

If ABP icon isn't appearing on the toolbar you may have to Customize the toolbar via View (Alt + V) > Toolbars > Customize and bring in the ABP icon (after enabling) to the toolbar.

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Useful links:

All about Tools > Options

Going beyond Tools > Options - about:config

about:config Entries

What's That Preference? add-on - Quickly decode about:config entries - After installation, go inside about:config, right-click any preference, enable (tick) MozillaZine Results to Panel and again right-click a pref and choose MozillaZine Reference to begin with.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Firefox Profile Folder & Files

Safe Mode

Basic Troubleshooting

Problematic Extensions

Troubleshooting Extensions and Themes

Testing Plugins

Troubleshooting Plugins

New Contributor

Re: How do I disable (uninstall) Adblock Plus?

I'm sure this is a really excellent response, but I must say that I don't have a clue as to what you are talking about. But I thank you just the same.

Shooting Star Contributor

Re: How do I disable (uninstall) Adblock Plus?

lol... sorry to have rudely awakened you from your peaceful existence. Actually we were trying to help @bsari. I guess this should have been started as a a new thread. Anyway really sorry.