Adblock Plus is the most popular Firefox addon

Adblock Plus is the most popular add-on for Firefox after Mozilla served its 3 billionth download last week, according to the company's blog. Adblock was downloaded 166 million times and is being used by 13,5 million users on a daily basis. Mozilla said that "fans love it because it gives them control of how they view the web."

Here's the the top 8

  1. Adblock Plus
  2. Video DownloadHelper
  3. Firebug
  4. Greasemonkey
  5. Download Statusbar
  6. NoScript
  7. Personas Plus
  8. DownThemAll

Video DownloadHelper comes in second and enables users to download videos from multiple sites, including YouTube. The developer tool Firebug comes in third and is used by 3 million users.

Mozilla launched add-ons for Firefox back in 2004 and gave mobile Firefox users a way to personalize their browsing experience in 2009. Firefox was one of the first browsers to extend its functionality through add-ons, which may be one of the reasons of its early success. The average user has five add-ons installed and 85 percent of Firefox users have at least one add-on customizing the browser to their needs. There are around 25,000 add-on developers according to Mozilla, with more than 150,000 add-ons in the add-on gallery.

Source: Mozilla | Images via Mozilla

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