Bluhell Firewall

Bluhell Firewall

Get a faster browsing experience by blocking nasty web resources using Bluhell Firewall, the lightweight Ad-Blocker and Tracking/Privacy Protector.

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What is Bluhell Firewall?
Bluhell Firewall is a Firefox extension designed for those who value speed and simplicity. It's an ad-blocker with just seven hard-coded blocking rules, covering around 8400 .com and .net domains. Unlike typical ad-blockers, it avoids feature bloat - there are no configurable options, subscriptions, or additional features. It operates efficiently, iterating over seven compiled patterns as opposed to hundreds of entries in an Easylist. Users can easily enable or disable the extension as needed, ensuring a streamlined and efficient browsing experience.
Merlin
Stats
Rating: 4.50 (26)
Version: 2.9 (Last updated: 2021-12-05)
Creation date: 2013-05-24
Weekly download count: 45
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • <all_urls>
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 326.77K
URLs: Website
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Merlin
Summary

All we know the availability of popular AdBlockers lying around... but frankly, these are too bloated with several features and options which most of us don't use beyond the defaults. So, this extension was made for those of us who don't care about all that stuff but does about just getting rid of all the nasty resources being loaded by websites.

This is a lightweight extension (ie, 30KB compared to ~700KB of other popular adblockers), which was made with performance in mind. No configurable options, subscriptions, additional features, etc It just block what can go to hell ;-)

How this is achieved is thanks to just seven hard-coded blocking rules covering about 8400 .com and .net domains, these were auto-generated from Easylist. That means, every time a certain resource wants to be loaded we will have to iterate through a list of seven compiled patterns, rather than for each entry from a common Easylist which contains hundreds of different items to check... You can now figure things out for yourself...

Next i'll let you decide if this is for you... as long performance is in your mind, it should.

You can turn the extension on/off at any time by clicking the toolbar button (Fx Desktop), or touching the menu item entry (Fx for Android)

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Blocks ads and popups effectively
  • Reduced Firefox RAM usage
  • Warns about potentially dangerous sites
  • The upgrade for Quantum was appreciated
  • Works quickly and silently when functioning correctly
Cons
  • Started using high power and disk resulting in freezing
  • Blocks some trusted OAUTH login transactions
  • Breaks some sites function
  • Regularly used safe sites like email and online banking are blocked
  • Does not have whitelist functionality for some sites users wish to support
Most mentioned
  • Effective ad and popup blocking
  • RAM usage gets reduced
  • Some trusted sites getting blocked
  • Crashes or freezing issues
  • Request for whitelist functionality
Recent reviews
Awesome ad-blocker & popup filter.
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Safety
Risk impact

Bluhell Firewall is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Bluhell Firewall if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Bluhell Firewall has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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