Adblocker For Opera Browser To Block Advertisement

By Sidharth | How-to

Ok, this is one of the best trick I have tried out personally. Remember last time I mentioned about Adblock+ for opera? The requirement was to add the list manually one by one which was indeed time consuming. And a comment by the reader made me to figure out this new method that will permanently block advertisement in Opera browser.

Blocking ads in Opera Browser

I will make this guide simple for all of you. I got a list from the Fanboy adblock plugin which contains all advertisement urls. So we will tweak the opera urlfilter.ini file that will block all ads, banners from the webpage.

Step 1: Download utlfilter.ini. I have uploaded the urlfilter.ini file onto my server and zipped it in .zip extension. Download and extract it using winzip or winrar program.

Step 2: Open the folder & copy urlfilter.ini file –> now navigate to Opera installed directory which is usually located

  • For Windows XP: C:Documents and SettingsusernameApplication DataOperaOpera
  • For Windows Vista/7: C:UsersusernameAppDataRoamingOperaOperaprofile
  • For Linux: ~/.opera/
  • For Mac OSX: /Users/username/Library/Preferences/Opera Preferences/

Replace username with your system username (Ex: John..or navigate to that folder). Now paste this urlfilter.ini in the folder which will replace the old urlfilter.ini file (You can take a backup incase if you’re not sure on how this works). Also make sure Opera browser is closed during this process.

Step 3: Once you’ve replaced the file, open Opera 10 browser and 😀 Congrats on making Opera an Ad-Free browser!


The adblock list is huge and I believe all the obstructive ads are completely blocked from Opera. Let me know if you have any issues with the above steps. Hope this helps!

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(13) comments

Coda September 1, 2012

Thanks for the tip. FYI, with Opera 12 on Snow Leopard (Mac OSX 10.6) you need to put the urlfilter.ini in the settings folder in /Users//Library/Opera, not in /Users//Library/Preferences/Opera or /Users//Library/Application Settings/Opera. I guess it will be the same on Lion (10.7) – I haven’t checked.
BTW – I hate when tech blogs don’t show a timestamp when the article was written. In the tech world, information is irrelevant quickly.

    Sidharth September 1, 2012

    Thanks for the tip, Coda!

    At the end of the article, you will find author’s name and the date on which the article was published.

John March 25, 2011

Oh, thanks! The ad blocker available for Firefox was the only thing keeping me from adopting Opera as my default. This solution worked great!

Rohit January 19, 2011

Thanks man. It’s working great.

Alicia December 10, 2010

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa September 9, 2010

I can’t find this folder anywhere on my computer (Windows 7).

asad July 21, 2010

thank u so much, this has really helped.

Andrew April 30, 2010

Awesome tutorial bro!! The adblock file totally worked for my Opera browser on my Macbook Pro!!

Michelle March 13, 2010

I’m with Chrish–no pre-existing file, but it works anyway! Thank you so much!

andrew March 3, 2010

can’t hide ads in facebook

Dfuentes November 25, 2009

Thanks for your help to this the best browser

Chrish November 24, 2009

My folder didn't have a file named “utlfilter.ini”, yet it worked! Thanks! 🙂

rohyi September 3, 2009

THX, It Works.

Just be sure to Place it IN the folder and NOT Extract it to the said address (it should Ask about Replacing it with the same but a lot smaller file).

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