EasyList merges with Fanboy's List

written by MonztA, on May 17, 2013, 7:29:00 AM.

The Easy team is very happy to announce today that both major ad blocking lists, EasyList and Fanboy's List, become one list! Also, EasyPrivacy and Fanboy's Tracking List were merged.

With this change all users will have a consistent Internet browsing experience and will no longer have to bother whether they have to choose EasyList or Fanboy's List or which one of them is better.

Fanboy, who has many years of experience in ad blocking, is a gain for the Easy project and will from now on be the main author. Welcome to the team!

Fanboy's Annoyance List was already included in the EasyList repository some weeks ago. Also, a new filter list solely for blocking social media integration, Fanboy's Social Blocking List, was created and is officially featured on the Adblock Plus features page. It was adapted from the Annoyance List which means you do not need it if you already have Fanboy's Annoyance List.

You do not need to do anything to get the new list(s), everything will be done automatically.

If you encounter any issues, please report them in our forum.


  • Yay!

    Comment by Ant — May 17, 2013, 1:00:24 PM | # - re

  • What about "Poland Adblock List"? Will it be continued?

    Best Regards:-)

    Comment by wopako — May 17, 2013, 5:04:40 PM | # - re

  • It is still available on Fanboy's website (https://www.fanboy.co.nz/) but it is unclear if he will continue maintaining it.

    Comment by MonztA — May 17, 2013, 5:12:38 PM | # - re

  • so easylist now also includes fanboys annoyance list?

    Comment by djoko — May 17, 2013, 8:14:16 PM | # - re

  • What about the Fanboy Ultimate TPL for IE10?

    Comment by DD — May 18, 2013, 8:37:31 AM | # - re

  • No, it was added to the EasyList repository means that also the other EasyList authors have now access to it and can update it. You still have to add it to Adblock Plus manually.

    Comment by MonztA — May 18, 2013, 10:05:37 AM | # - re

  • Fanboy Ultimate for IE10 (as is for firefox) will be supported for the time being

    Comment by fanboy — May 18, 2013, 12:37:01 PM | # - re

  • @ fanboy,
    Thank you.

    Comment by DD — May 18, 2013, 3:05:16 PM | # - re

  • Hi guys! Why do not you merge EasyList with EasyPrivacy? It's very important.

    Comment by LiHao — May 20, 2013, 8:47:24 AM | # - re

  • I currently have AdblockPlus for Firefox with 4 subscriptions: EasyPrivacy+EasyList as 1, Fanboy's Tracking list, Fanboy's Adblock List and Fanboy's Enhanced Tracking List. Which lists do I need to subscribe to, to have all those and no duplicates?

    Comment by Hiro — May 20, 2013, 10:04:58 AM | # - re

  • I don't think EasyList+EasyPrivacy should be a default selection in ABP.

    Comment by MonztA — May 20, 2013, 12:17:50 PM | # - re

  • EasyList, EasyPrivacy and Fanboy's Enhanced Tracking List.

    Comment by MonztA — May 20, 2013, 12:18:30 PM | # - re

  • @ fanboy, "Fanboy Ultimate for IE10 (as is for firefox) will be supported for the time being"

    1. Title: Fanboy's Adblock-Nonelements List
    2. Updated: 11 May 2013
      : Expires=4
    3. License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
      Not Update since 11 May 2013.........
      Any comments?

    Comment by DD — May 20, 2013, 8:10:00 PM | # - re

  • You completely broke Google Analytics UI

    Comment by Anon — May 21, 2013, 7:16:50 PM | # - re

  • Some of our users have reported they are now unable to use our app. Where can we find the updated filter lists, and how do we go about applying for an exception?

    Comment by Mitrocc — May 22, 2013, 6:30:59 AM | # - re

  • Please report it here: forums.lanik.us/viewforum.php?f=64 and give exact details like which app and when does it happen.

    Comment by MonztA — May 22, 2013, 7:04:10 AM | # - re

  • Google Analytics is now blocked in its entirety. ABP is now broken since the merge

    Comment by ray — May 23, 2013, 4:07:03 PM | # - re

  • This has been fixed. Please force a filter update: https://adblockplus.org/en/faq_basics#update-filterlists

    Comment by MonztA — May 23, 2013, 4:15:32 PM | # - re

  • This has been fixed. Please force a filter update: https://adblockplus.org/en/faq_basics#update-filterlists

    Comment by MonztA — May 23, 2013, 4:15:45 PM | # - re

  • Can we have a little more clarity on the Annoyances list? Mainly, is it sticking around by that name? Or is it destined to merge with Social Blocking List, which looks like a subset of Annoyances right now?

    Comment by Rick — May 27, 2013, 7:37:12 PM | # - re

  • Sure. No, the Annoynce List will stay as well as the Social List. The latter was adapted to have a default list to only block social media integration. If you have the Annoyance List installed, there is absolutely no need for the Social List.

    Comment by MonztA — May 27, 2013, 7:42:10 PM | # - re

  • Guys, this way Adblock now blocks the regular Google Analytics library (ga.js). I can understand why dc.js is blocked (it enables retargeting ads via Google Analytics), but ga.js is pure anonymous tracking, with a goal of optimising user experience based on aggregated data. Are there any plans of fixing that? Thanks.

    Comment by flo@bluerank — May 29, 2013, 10:36:15 AM | # - re

  • Could you please report this issue in our forum? forums.lanik.us/viewforum.php?f=64 If you are using Firefox, please submit an issue report with ABP where the Google Analytics file is blocked (see https://adblockplus.org/en/getting_started#false-positives) and also post the issue report link in the forum topic.

    Comment by MonztA — May 29, 2013, 10:51:13 AM | # - re

  • I've often wondered...Why does he call himself FanBoy...Is he a Gaming Fanboy of any Certain Company? Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo? ....Or is He a Computing FanBoy ?...

    Comment by Chelsie — Jun 21, 2013, 6:09:59 PM | # - re

  • Best news!!! Thanks for the hard work guys!!! Keep up the great work.

    Comment by Andy — Jul 6, 2013, 5:23:31 PM | # - re

  • Is the fanboy ultimate list (https://secure.fanboy.co.nz/r/fanboy-ultimate.txt) still being updated and maintained?

    Comment by J — Jul 9, 2013, 10:02:06 PM | # - re

  • Yes, it is.

    Comment by MonztA — Jul 10, 2013, 6:45:54 AM | # - re

  • Hello, thanks for the merge!
    It was a great news, only a question.

    I have installed these subscriptions in this order:

    1. EasyList
    2. EasyPrivacy
    3. Fanboy's Annoyance List

    So, I do not need to install Fanboy lists, right? because they are already included in the Easylist. Second, is Fanboy's Annoyance List merged with EasyPrivacy or not? Third, do we need to install Fanboy Ultimate List at all?


    Comment by Nima — Jul 10, 2013, 11:47:35 AM | # - re

  • No, you don't need to.
    No, it's not.
    You decide: "includes Main Adblock List, Tracking List, Enhanced Trackers List and Annoyances List" https://fanboy.co.nz/filters.html

    Comment by MonztA — Jul 11, 2013, 9:51:21 AM | # - re

  • Thank you so much for your reply. :)

    When I add the Ultimate list, I see this name:
    "Fanboy+Easylist-Merged Ultimate List"
    Is it right?

    If it includes the main adblock list, does it mean that it also includes main Fanboy list which is now merged with EasyList? Does it get updated at all?


    Comment by Nima — Jul 14, 2013, 6:11:54 AM | # - re

  • The name just has not been adjusted I guess.

    Yes and yes.

    Comment by MonztA — Jul 15, 2013, 4:04:47 PM | # - re

  • Comment by RLA — Jul 18, 2013, 7:01:42 PM | # - re

  • No, I would recommend installing the Adblock Plus extension for Opera.

    Comment by MonztA — Jul 19, 2013, 6:23:33 AM | # - re

  • This just totally confuses me about which lists I should select. If they can't explain it in words, perhaps some Venn Diagrams would explain what they have merged.

    Comment by Doug — Jul 23, 2013, 4:32:26 AM | # - re

  • Fanboy's Ad Blocking List is now EasyList and Fanboy's Tracking List is now EasyPrivacy.

    Comment by MonztA — Jul 23, 2013, 6:59:23 AM | # - re

  • disculpen la ignorancia pero solamente intale ya ase mucho tiempo el esta aplicacion para bloquear mis anuncias (google chorome mi navegador) el caso va es que nose que onda con esto ya instale algo mas que sale en la lista lo que quiero es que me deje entrar ami facebook por que lo selecciono y me vota denuevo aka que onda ke es esto o ke royo ??¿?¿?¿ como dije disculpe me gran y enorme ignorancia pero como le ago para que ya no me apareca esta pagina y pueda entrar ami facebook

    Comment by jorge — Sep 28, 2013, 5:54:19 AM | # - re

  • I currently have these lists

    easy Privacy
    easy list
    easyprivacy+easy list
    malware domains
    fanboy's social blocking list

    in that order

    I want to get easylist plus fanboy's list (combined into one now.) what ever it is called now

    I do think I have some redundancy.
    Any help here would be appreciated.

    Comment by mary — Oct 2, 2013, 10:28:58 PM | # - re

  • Oh, one more thing. I read someplace, that adblock plus no longer works. Is this true?

    Comment by Mary — Oct 2, 2013, 10:31:31 PM | # - re

  • You can remove EasyList and EasyPrivacy. EasyList = Fanboy's List

    Comment by MonztA — Oct 3, 2013, 8:38:09 AM | # - re

  • No.

    Comment by MonztA — Oct 3, 2013, 8:38:54 AM | # - re

  • Hi MontzA.

    The default install of Adblock Plus activates the following lists:
    [1] EasyList Dutch+EasyList
    [2] Mailware Domains
    [3] Fanboy's Social Blocking List
    [4] EasyPrivacy

    My question is: Is there another Fanboy list, which is adding extra value (protection)?

    For example:
    [A] Fanboy Ultimate Adblock list
    [B] Enhanced Tracking list
    Source: https://fanboy.co.nz/filters.html

    [C] Fanboy Adblock List
    [D] Tracking List
    [E] Annoyance Block List
    Source: https://fanboy.co.nz/

    Mybe it's an idea to document which list from A-E is included into 1-4, for all other future visitors ? Also what is the relationship between list A-B and C-E? Maybe even compared to 1-4?

    So to summaries: which list is obsolete compared to the default Adblock Plus installed lists and which list would you advice to install as an extra layer of protection? At least to me, this is still unclear after reading the newspost and the comments.

    Thanks you in advance for your response and even more for making this listst available! :-)

    Comment by ELNL — Oct 7, 2013, 10:08:48 AM | # - re

  • Great work and much thanks to all. I rely on Adblock Plus to keep my internets clear of debris.

    Now, how about a comprehensive and definitive chart showing which lists contain which other lists, what each one does, and what each is intended for? Even after reading all the comments here, it still hasn't been stated in any clear language, and I'm unable to find any such information on this site. Users are forced to guess.

    • If I want to make use of all these lists, which ones specifically should I subscribe to without creating redundancies? Or, which specific lists do you, the authors, recommend for users wanting to block everything?
    • I'm of course assuming that redundancies could possibly affect performance, and so should be avoided. Is this logical or even a thing to worry about at all? Many of us are so obsessed with performance that we can't not think about it, no matter how small the effect.

    A Venn diagram would be great, or maybe an "If you want this... use these..." chart. But please - PLEASE, at least create a dedicated page with absolutely clear, specific, and complete descriptions of each and every list, in one place - ya' know... for dummies. :)


    Comment by Ezriilc — Oct 22, 2013, 3:54:28 PM | # - re

  • Isn't it already explained on https://easylist.adblockplus.org/ and https://fanboy.co.nz/filters.html which list contains which list and what it's good for?

    Comment by MonztA — Oct 22, 2013, 4:03:00 PM | # - re

  • Great to hear you guys are working together more closely and removing duplication both your lists are great to use so this will help streamline the process and make adblock plus more powerful by working together !

    Comment by David — Nov 10, 2013, 8:24:40 PM | # - re

  • One thing that's unclear is whether or not being subscribed to ...say, Fanboy'sUltimate is more efficient/beneficial than if I was to subscribe to each list (EasyList+EasyPrivacy, Fanboy'sEnhanced, and Fanboy'sAnnoyance) individually. Or if it makes no difference at all. Other than that...

    Comment by Fingerblasta — Jan 13, 2014, 6:09:00 AM | # - re

  • Hi. I subscribe Easylist, EasyPrivacy, and Disable Malware. Do I still need Fanboy's Social Blocking List with them, or is it included in any of the three? Thanks!

    Comment by nao — Jan 17, 2014, 2:42:30 AM | # - re

  • It's oviously not included.

    Comment by MonztA — Jan 17, 2014, 8:37:16 AM | # - re

  • No real difference.

    Comment by MonztA — Jan 17, 2014, 8:37:33 AM | # - re

  • No real difference whether you have it or not? Why was it created in the first place?

    Comment by elbee — Jan 17, 2014, 8:41:18 AM | # - re

  • Clear and informative. I came hear because AdBlock plus blocked a commonly used script I was using, Tampermonkey extension Beta. I was using the Chrome browser. I am still not sure how to fix this.

    Comment by Shirley — Jan 27, 2014, 6:44:37 PM | # - re

  • It's just one subscription instead of separate ones.

    Comment by MonztA — Jan 27, 2014, 6:50:01 PM | # - re

  • "No real difference whether you have it or not? Why was it created in the first place?"

    Derrrp. Haha, good point. Stupid question I guess.

    The reason I ask, I guess, was I was thinking that maybe the "bundle" was one giant list and might not be updated as quickly or as often, so if one small thing was added to a list, having them added separately would be better. But clearly it doesn't make a difference.

    Comment by Fingerblasta — Jan 29, 2014, 2:30:18 PM | # - re

  • Why is there no big list with all other lists in it?

    Comment by peter — Mar 23, 2014, 6:39:40 PM | # - re

  • What the fuck is that? i didnt open this webpage i just open Firefox next thing i see Thank you for Istalling Adlock Edge bla bla bla, when did i and how did i installed it i dont konw and im trying to deinslalled it theers no way Fuck fucking Lizard go kill youreself

    Comment by fuck you — Apr 15, 2014, 10:01:02 AM | # - re

  • ad block

    Comment by Jitendra — Apr 19, 2014, 7:20:06 AM | # - re

  • ad block

    Comment by Jitendra — Apr 19, 2014, 7:20:07 AM | # - re

  • Where did this come from? Just noticed it yesterday...

    Comment by Tim — Jul 21, 2014, 2:22:32 AM | # - re

  • It is unfortunate that FanBoy blocks every single thing with the classes for social icons from font awsome. Shame on Fan Boy. I mean, plz get it to work for us

    Comment by Pedro — Jul 24, 2014, 4:31:59 PM | # - re

  • Comment by MonztA — Jul 24, 2014, 4:33:50 PM | # - re


    Comment by ??????? — Jul 27, 2014, 5:34:04 PM | # - re

  • how to log in facebook

    Comment by chrissledawnquiawan — Nov 20, 2014, 10:40:29 AM | # - re

  • how to log in facebook

    Comment by chrissledawnquiawan — Nov 20, 2014, 10:40:30 AM | # - re

  • This seems like it will help, but time will tell. I have a hacker and if you could help me get rid of the thief and evil coder geek, he uses a Mac.

    Comment by Stephen Cobb — Nov 24, 2014, 10:28:21 AM | # - re

  • doesn't work, both Easylist and fanboy's list must be installed together to block all google search ads, if only one filter list is installed then ads appear, and when fanboy's list updates it deletes and corrupts the Easylist subscription so it can't be added with out first deleting fanboy's list then adding both again.

    Comment by Just Me — Apr 26, 2015, 3:17:09 PM | # - re

  • indonesian isp is blocking, redirecting and tracking access to sites about true islam, they replace the domain ip with their own and redirect everything to: blockeddomainname/internetsehatdanamanfastnet.html and showing this image: /internetsehat_fm.png and another isp redirecting everything to internet-positif.org both these should be blocked so that we're not tracked for visiting forbidden sites


    Comment by ttrex — May 9, 2015, 8:06:08 AM | # - re

  • 伙计们,感觉是时候调整一下了

    Comment by ?? — May 23, 2015, 6:43:24 AM | # - re

  • How do I remove a block?

    Comment by nancy — Jul 6, 2015, 4:35:28 AM | # - re

  • I never requested a block. Is this a scam? Please answer this question How may the block be removed?

    Comment by nancy — Jul 6, 2015, 4:39:28 AM | # - re

  • I don't know what you mean by "requested a block". Please visit our forums and explain: https://forums.lanik.us/

    Comment by MonztA — Jul 6, 2015, 6:55:15 AM | # - re

  • the merging didn't work though
    EasyList does not = Fanboy's List
    if it did
    the number of items in the merged should match the combined list of both but it doesn't

    if I add both easylist and fanboy's list there are more items blocked than with only using one or the other

    so how to stop fanyboy's list updates from deleting the easylist ?

    I can tell when easylist has been removed as some ads leak through and this happens at least once / week for the last several years and it's bloody annoying

    Comment by a Boogie man — Mar 11, 2016, 8:07:25 PM | # - re

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