You can’t avoid Facebook

Today I decided I had to get rid off the annoying Facebook ‘Like’ buttons that appear on various websites (“Nuclear disaster in Japan – [Like] 123213 people like this!”).

A quick google search came up with an easy solution described at if you’re using FireFox and the great Adblock+ plugin (ABP), all you have to do is add these to lines to your list of filter strings:**

So I opened the ABP interface, guess what I saw:

Facebook everywhere


The filtering works great though it seems so far.

Update: If you also want to remove Twitter’s ‘Tweet this’ button and various links to other social networks, you can use MonztAs Social-Filter for ABP. Simply save the text file to your computer, then click ABP > Preferences in Firefox. In the Adblock Plus Preferences window, go to File > Import filter… and navigate to the text file you saved earlier. Done.


About dfspspirit

PhD student in bioinformatics, interested in photography, level design, digital image manipulation, architecture and, of course, bioinformatics.
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