If you have been checking the FILTER LISTS tab in AdBlock's options and see that a filter list is several days old, don't be alarmed. It usually means your browser wasn't open when AdBlock tried to fetch the latest version of the file from the server where it lives. AdBlock will try again the next time you start your browser. You can also manually update your filter lists at any time.


If you notice a filter list is almost always out of date, however, your computer may be having trouble fetching the file. First make sure your connection to the server that hosts the list is working and the file is available for downloading.


Are you using the AdBlock for Safari app?

Make sure the app is running. The window can be minimized, but the app must be running in the background for it to update your filter lists automatically. AdBlock will try to fetch updates as soon as you open the app.


Chrome (Windows, MacOS, Linux)

Microsoft Edge (Windows)

Firefox (Windows, MacOS, Linux)

Firefox (Android)

Safari (MacOS; app)

Safari (MacOS; extension)

Safari (iOS)

Samsung Internet (Android)


Chrome (Windows, MacOS, Linux)

  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser toolbar and select Options.
  2. On the GENERAL tab, select I'm an advanced user.
  3. On the FILTER LISTS tab, at the bottom of the page, click Show links to the filter lists.
  4. Click the link next to the filter list that is not updating.


Continue with "Next steps," below.


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Microsoft Edge (Windows)

  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser toolbar and select Options.
  2. On the GENERAL tab, select I'm an advanced user.
  3. On the FILTER LISTS tab, at the bottom of the page, click Show links to the filter lists.
  4. Click the link next to the filter list that is not updating.


Continue with "Next steps," below.


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Firefox (Windows, MacOS, Linux)

  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser toolbar and select Options.
  2. On the GENERAL tab, select I'm an advanced user.
  3. On the FILTER LISTS tab, at the bottom of the page, click Show links to the filter lists.
  4. Click the link next to the filter list that is not updating.


Continue with "Next steps," below.


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Firefox (Android)

  1. Tap the Firefox menu (the three vertical dots in the upper right corner) and tap AdBlock at the bottom of the menu..
  2. Tap Options.
  3. Tap the AdBlock menu (the three stacked horizontal lines in the upper right corner) and tap GENERAL.
  4. On the GENERAL tab, select I'm an advanced user.
  5. Tap the AdBlock menu and select FILTER LISTS.
  6. On the FILTER LISTS tab, at the bottom of the page, tap Show links to the filter lists.
  7. Click the link next to the filter list that is not updating


Continue with "Next steps," below.


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Safari (MacOS; app)

  1. Open a new tab.
  2. Paste the first of the following addresses in the address bar, then press Enter.
    https://cdn.adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist_content_blocker_v2.json
    https://cdn.adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist+exceptionrules_content_blocker_v2.json
    https://cdn.adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist_content_blocker.json
    https://cdn.adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist+exceptionrules_content_blocker.json
  3. Continue with "Next steps," below.
  4. Repeat Step 2 with each of the remaining addresses.


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Safari (MacOS; extension)

  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser toolbar and select Options.
  2. On the GENERAL tab, select I'm an advanced user.
  3. On the FILTER LISTS tab, at the bottom of the page, click Show links to the filter lists.
  4. Click the link next to the filter list that is not updating.


Continue with "Next steps," below.


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Safari (iOS)

  1. Open a new tab.
  2. Type or paste the address of the filter list you want to test in the address bar, then tap Go.
    Easylist: https://cdn.adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist_content_blocker.zip
    Easyprivacy: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/easyprivacy.zip
    Bulgarian: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist_plus_bulgarian.zip
    Chinese: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/chinese.zip
    Czech: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/czech.zip
    Danish: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/danish.zip
    Dutch: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/dutch.zip
    German: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist_plus_german.zip
    Greek: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist_plus_greek.zip
    Finnish: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist_plus_finnish.zip
    French: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist_plus_french.zip
    Israeli: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/israeli.zip
    Hungarian: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/hungarian.zip
    Italian: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/italian.zip
    Indonesian: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist_plus_indonesian.zip
    Japanese: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/japanese.zip
    Korean: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist_plun_korean.zip
    Latvian: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/latvian.zip
    Polish: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist_plus_polish.zip
    Romanian: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/easylist_plus_romanian.zip
    Russian: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/russian.zip
    Swedish: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/swedish.zip
    Turkish: https://adblockcdn.com/filters/turkish.zip


Continue with "Next steps," below.


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Samsung Internet (Android)

  1. Open a new tab.
  2. Type or paste the address of the filter list you want to test in the address bar, then tap the check mark.

    Easylist: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylist.txt
    Indonesian: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/abpindo+easylist.txt
    Bulgarian: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/bulgarian_list+easylist.txt
    Chinese: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylistchina+easylist.txt
    Czech and Slovak: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylistczechslovak+easylist.txt
    Danish: http://adblock.dk/block.csv
    German: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylistgermany+easylist.txt
    Hebrew: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/israellist+easylist.txt
    Italian: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylistitaly+easylist.txt
    Lithuanian: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylistlithuania+easylist.txt
    Latvian: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/latvianlist+easylist.txt
    Arabic and French: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/liste_ar+liste_fr+easylist.txt
    French: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/liste_fr+easylist.txt
    Romanian: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/rolist+easylist.txt
    Russian and Ukrainian: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/ruadlist+easylist.txt


Continue with "Next steps," below.


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Next steps

If the filter list does not open in a new tab, it means something is preventing your computer or device from getting to the file. Your network connection may be spotty or there may be a problem with the list server. Wait half an hour or so and try the above steps again.


If the filter list opens in a new tab, it means your computer or device is able to get to the file. Now confirm AdBlock can get to it, too, by manually updating your filter lists.


The filter list should update in a few seconds. If the update fails, restart your computer and and try the manual update again. If the filter list updates when you do it manually, it should update itself automatically from now on.


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