Block Flash on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera

By | December 3, 2008 | 2 Comments


If you are being annoyed by flashy and sparkling flash objects which just loads your CPU with no good reason and looking for any ways to block them, then we have a solution for you. Of course, you could just uninstall Adobe Flash Player, but this is not a good idea, unless you are not using anything flash related (YouTube.com for example).

Another solution is to install simple flash block plugin for Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera.

Flashblock for Internet Explorer
Flashblock is an extension for Internet Explorer that takes a pessimistic approach to dealing with Macromedia Flash / Shockwave content on a webpage and blocks ALL Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click to view the Flash content.

Flashblock for Firefox 1.5 – 3.1
Flashblock is an extension for the Mozilla, Firefox, and Netscape browsers that takes a pessimistic approach to dealing with Macromedia Flash content on a webpage and blocks ALL Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click to download and then view the Flash content.

Flashblock currently blocks the following content types:
* Macromedia Flash
* Macromedia Shockwave
* Macromedia Authorware

Flashblock for Opera 9
Replaces Flash objects with a button you can click to view them. Two variants: with text and graphic buttons. And simple variant, without buttons.

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • http://nocontinues.net Tiago Sá

    Flashblock is a must have for firefox for me. Not only because of flash security flaws (adobe/macromedia’s fault), but because they are heavy and intrusive most of the times, and when you want to see them if you can just click. Or even better, if the website is filled with them and you want to see them all always, you just right click one of the placeholders and select “allow for this site”, reload and there you go.

  • Potential User

    The link in the article for Flashblock for Internet Explorer [http://www.getfoxie.com/feature/flashblock/] is no longer active.