Should I use AdBlock, AdBlock Plus, or AdBlock VPN?

We sometimes receive questions from folks that are unclear about which product they need to use. This article is meant to clear up any confusion and help you determine which of our products are right for you. 

Adblock Inc. is composed of three separate products: Adblock Plus, AdBlock, and AdBlock VPN.

Two of our products, AdBlock and Adblock Plus, provide ad blocking. Use the information below to compare the two products and decide which is right for you:

Adblock.jpeg  AdBlock
Free ad blocking
Desktop extensions: Chrome, Firefox, and Edge 
Mac app (+ optional VPN access): Safari
Mobile apps: Safari (iOS app) & Samsung Internet (Android app)

Free features (desktop extensions only)
AdBlock Premium (desktop extensions only)
Price: Buy Premium



desktop extension menu




abp.jpeg  Adblock Plus
Free ad blocking
Desktop extensions: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, and Yandex 
Mac app: Safari
Mobile: Safari (iOS app) and Samsung Internet (Android app)

Adblock Plus Premium (Chrome, Firefox & Edge only)
Price: Buy Premium
Free features (desktop extensions only)
  • Manual ad blocking
  • Issue reporter


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desktop extension menu


Our third product, despite its name, does not provide ad blocking: 

VPNlogoSquare.pngAdBlock VPN

When we decided to offer a VPN it made sense to use AdBlock, a name known and trusted by people all over the world to block ads.

AdBlock VPN is simply another tool that can be used to improve your security and privacy online. When you access the internet you send information between your computer and the computers being used to run whatever website you visit. That information—what websites you're trying to visit, where you're located, and more—can be intercepted by your internet service provider (ISP) to build a profile of your online activity. VPNs can also make it harder for third party service providers to know your location or IP address information. The result of using a VPN is an additional layer of security and anonymity as you surf the web.

App available on: Mac, Windows, Android (including Chromebooks), and iPhone/iPad
Price: Buy AdBlock VPN

Want to learn more? Check out this article: How to Use AdBlock VPN.

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