uBlock Origin is a popular cross-browser content blocker that is seen by many as one of the most efficient extensions of its kind.
The browser extension is available for Firefox and Chromium based browsers, as well as Microsoft Edge. Basically, what that means is that you can install it in virtually any browser out there right now — with the exception of Internet Explorer.
The extension was initially known as uBlock — originally named with the Greek letter µ instead of u — and released for Google Chrome. The uBlock project was handed over to Chris Aljoudi in 2015, and Raymond Hill, the creator of uBlock, started work on uBlock Origin.
One of the issues that came out of the split was that Chris Aljoudi, the new owner of uBlock, created the website ublock.org. This website asks for donations to cover “bandwidth costs” and to support “the project”.
Raymond Hill confirmed however that the site and the donations that it collects are not related to the official uBlock Origin project, and that the money does not benefit the development of the extension in any way.
BEWARE! uBlock Origin is COMPLETELY UNRELATED to the web site ublock.org
The donations sought by the individual behind ublock.org (“to keeps uBlock development possible”, a misrepresentation) are not benefiting any of those who contributed most to create uBlock Origin (developers, translators, and all those who put efforts in opening detailed issues).
The site ranks well in search engines, and it is likely that some users will land on it when they search for uBlock Origin or extensions to block advertisement or content on the Internet.
This article has been created to provide all users with a list of official resources of the uBlock Origin project.
Note: If you don’t find your web browser listed here, it may still be possible to install the extension. If it is based on Chromium, you may be able to install the Chrome extension, and if it is based on Firefox, the Firefox add-on may work in the browser.
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