Block Ads In FireFox 64 Bit Browser

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I had to reinstall FireFox and now I am getting ads I don't want. I googled how to block those ads and came up with what can be seen in the attachment. I cannot find "Content Blocking" anywhere as is also seen in the attachment. I went under "Settings" and still find no way to block the adds. it is not under "More Tools" either. How can I block the ads and have FF run as it did until today when I had to reinstall it?

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I would use a combination of Firefox addons. Start with something like Adblock Plus, or uBlock Origin.
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OK, thank you. Not sure how I did it on my other machines but I didn't install any other programs to block the ads.
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I have been using uBlock Origin for several years now; it works well for me.
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I use uBlock Origin and Adblocker Ultimate and have for several years. They seem to work quite well. When they block something that you are really interested in, it is easy to choose to allow the content to be seen temporarily on a one time basis or you can white list sites that they would normally block if you visit them often.
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Thank you both for that information.
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At the risk of it making it sound like there's an echo in here:

"I have been using uBlock Origin for several years now; it works well for me."

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🤣, thank you for the input.
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I just searched for uBlock Origin and saw, as expected, it is an "extension" for FF. Can Extensions be managed like turned on or off or removed in FF if necessary?
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Yes, you can enable/disable add-ons in the Add-ons Manager:

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Thank you for that information.
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+1 for uBlock Origin!
(Oh - it's been mentioned before...)
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I installed uBlock Origin and it works great. I also installed the No Script I see above. I am not at all sure what it does but I had to disable it in order to get to a site I use daily to read some comics online that my local paper no longer carries. So what is No Script used for?
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NoScript by default blocks all JavaScript on all sites. This blocks a lot of potentially unwanted activity.
You can use the NoScript button on the right hand side of the address bar to allow scripts temporarily if you visit a site only once, or permanently if you trust the site and want to visit it again.
It is extremely annoying in the beginning, but after a while, you will have enabled scripts on all sites that you trust and that that you visit regularly.
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Thank you. I just tried it and it let me get to the site.
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I use the latest version called AdBlocker Ultimate on Chrome & FF.
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I have a site I visit frequently. It is called Nextdoor. As seen in the attachment, I believe I have made it a Trusted site yet when No Script is enabled I cannot get to it. Is there something else I need to do so I can access it without disabling No Script?
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Try setting each of the other sites to be temporarily allowed and see if that makes a difference. Some sites depend on others to work properly, and so just allowing the main site may not be enough.
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Leif wrote:
10 Aug 2022, 14:29
Try setting each of the other sites to be temporarily allowed and see if that makes a difference. Some sites depend on others to work properly, and so just allowing the main site may not be enough.
Yep, that worked. Now I just have to figure out which one or more than one of the sites fixed it. Thank you.
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