Yes! You're welcome to install AdBlock for your business or organization. You'll need to use the Chrome browser to take advantage of Google's group policy administration to suppress the first-run page when AdBlock is installed. See below for instructions.


How much does an AdBlock license cost?

The same rules apply for enterprises as when you use AdBlock on your personal computer. You decide whether and how much you want to pay. If you plan to install AdBlock on several hundred computers (or more!), please consider donating. We understand that IT budgets at schools and small businesses can be tight. If your budget won't stretch, you're welcome to use AdBlock for free with our blessing. But if you can afford even a token payment, we would really appreciate your support. Every one helps! :)


If you choose to pay for AdBlock, you can do so for the organization as a whole or per seat. Use your company or organization credit card or PayPal account; we can't accept purchase orders.


How can I keep our users from seeing your first-run page?

Normally AdBlock's payment page appears every time AdBlock is installed. You can suppress this behavior to avoid your users having to see a donation pitch every time they open Chrome.


First, install AdBlock for Chrome on your users' computers via group policy. See Google's group policy help for more information. Then disable the first-run page using extension policies or a JSON file.


Windows

On Windows instances that are joined to an Active Directory domain, the first-run page can be disabled with the following registry file:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\3rdparty\extensions\gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom\policy]
"suppress_first_run_page" = dword:0000001


ChromeOS

On Chromebooks, AdBlock's first-run page can be disabled with the following JSON file:


{
 "suppress_first_run_page": {
   "Value": true
 }
}


Please note, our research indicates this will work; however, we aren't able to test it ourselves because we don't have a Chromebook. Please let us know in the feedback for this article if you encounter an error. We'll be happy to help as much as we can. For more detailed information, please see Google's Chrome for business and education help for Chrome devices.


OS X/MacOS

For more information on configuring Chrome extensions by policy and instructions for OS X/MacOS, please see the Chromium project documentation.


Linux

On Linux computers, the first-run page can be disabled with the following JSON file in /etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed/ or /etc/chromium/policies/managed/:


{
  "3rdparty": {
    "extensions": {
      "ldcecbkkoecffmfljeihcmifjjdoepkn": {
        "suppress_first_run_page": true
      }
    }
  }
}



Can we add to the default filter list subscriptions by policy?

The same mechanism as above can be used to allow central configuration of additional filter list subscriptions.


Windows:

You will need to set up the following group policy to subscribe your users to additional filter lists. This example will subscribe users to the EasyPrivacy filter list in addition to the default filter lists new users are already subscribed to:

  

[HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\3rdparty\extensions\gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom\policy\additional_subscriptions]
"1" = "https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easyprivacy.txt"

 

ChromeOS:

Please see Google's Chrome for business and education help for Chrome devices.


OS X/MacOS, Linux:

For instructions for OS X/MacOS and Linux, please see the Chromium project documentation.


What about custom filters we want all of our users to have?

You can't use group policy to install AdBlock with your organization's custom filters already in place. However, you can create your own filter list on a local host and subscribe your users to it automatically.


Windows:

On Windows instances that are joined to an Active Directory domain, a local custom filter list can be enabled with the following registry file (assuming the URL of the custom filter list is  "https://yourcompany.com/yourcustomlist.txt"

   

[HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\3rdparty\extensions\gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom\policy\additional_subscriptions]
"1" = "https://yourcompany.com/yourcustomlist.txt"

 

ChromeOS:

You can use a JSON file in the following format:


{
    "additional_subscriptions": {
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "type": "string"
      }
  }
}


For instance:


{
  "additional_subscriptions": {
    "Value": ["EXAMPLEURL"]
  }
}


For more information, please see Google's Chrome for business and education help for Chrome devices.


OS X/MacOS, Linux:

For instructions for OS X/MacOS and Linux, please see the Chromium project documentation.


Where can I learn more?

For more information on configuring Chrome extensions by policy and instructions for other operating systems, please refer to the official Chromium Projects documentation.