RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads


Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Bluehell Firewall for Firefox 2.5.0

A lightweight but effective ad-blocker

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 1 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Phone, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 27 December 2014
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 1537
Developer: Diego Casorran
RSS News Feed:
Back up your data with Acronis True Image 2016 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $29.99, saving 40%, from
Bluehell Firewall for Firefox
A lightweight but effective ad-blocker

Bluehell Firewall is an extremely lightweight ad-blocking and tracking/ privacy protector.

How lightweight? As we write, the current version is a mere 42KB download, a fraction of some of the competition.

One reason for this is that Bluehell Firewall uses only five blocking rules. Apart from simplifying the add-on, it also greatly improves performance, as there are very few checks to make before any web resource can be displayed. Yet it still reportedly blocks about 7,000 .com and .net domains.

Another reason is that Bluehell Firewall's developer has concentrated on the core ad-blocking functionality, and not added any other frills, at all. There are no options or settings, you don't have to set up any subscriptions, it just works. (You don't even have to restart Firefox after Bluehell Firewall's installation.)

Arguably this does go a little too far. The ability to create a whitelist of trusted sites would be welcome, but, well - forget it, at least for now.

Bluehell Firewall scores well for ad-blocking, though, and it's definitely easy to use, so on balance it gets a thumbs up from us.

Version 2.5.0 "updated blocking lists"


Its total lack of configuration options may sometimes be an issue, but Bluehell Firewall does a great job of blocking ads without affecting performance, and that's what counts for us.

Your Comments & Opinion
Related Download Articles
Ghostery for Safari

Ghostery for Safari


Discover the web sites that track you and then take back control

My Lockbox

My Lockbox Free Edition 3.8.3


Password-protect and hide private documents on your computer

MyPermissions on Firefox

MyPermissions Cleaner for Internet Explorer 0.5.1


Review, edit and revoke permissions for social networking apps

Private Contact

Private Contact 2.3.1

Trial Software

Protect your contacts with a password protected address book

Other Download Articles From This Category
Windows Firewall Control

Windows Firewall Control


Take control of Windows built in firewall


AxCrypt 2.1.1478 (64-bit)


Protect your confidential data from snoopers


AxCrypt 2.1.1478


Protect your confidential data from snoopers

HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere for Chrome 2016.10.20


Increase the safety of connections to web sites by encrypting them

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...


Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.16.11

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

What's new in 2.16.11?

 - Due to a bug in iOS 10, your notification sounds may not properly play until you restart your iPhone (press and hold the power and home buttons for 10 seconds).
- In groups, you can now mention specific people to get their attention by typing the @ symbol and choosing someone from the picker. 
- When forwarding messages, you can now send to multiple chats at once 
- Ask Siri to send WhatsApp messages or place WhatsApp calls (iOS 10+) 
- Answer WhatsApp calls right from your lock screen, just like a standard phone call (iOS 10+) 
- A new Widget lets you quickly jump to a recent chat or see which chats have unread messages (iOS 10+)