Our experts have reviewed almost every Google chrome ad block extension out there and found the five following services to be the best. All of the services listed below have free options and will provide an excellent defence against annoying ads. Rather than running as a browser extension, Adlock is a stand-alone app that runs on your device of choice, with support for five different devices on one subscription and apps available for Mac, iOS, Android though not through the Play Store, the.
It will protect not only Chrome but all your other apps and browsers as well. It can even block Youtube ads! Unlike some of the other options on this list, AdLock does not have a free tier. Even so, we think it's well worth your money, with competitively priced monthly, yearly or five-yearly subscription options on offer.
We think it's a brilliant choice for both mobile and desktop users and should you find it's not quite a fit for you, it's backed up by a day money-back guarantee so you can try it out with no risk at all. One of the benefits of opting for a paid product rather than free one is that you get proper customer support rather than relying on the community. In our testing, we found AdLock's support super responsive to our questions, updating their filters in a matter of hours when we flagged sites that weren't working properly.
You won't get that sort of fast-reply with any of the free options on this list. Not only capable of blocking ads, AdLock comes with built-in firewall functionality to restrict internet connectivity for apps and browsers. This is especially important if you're using mobile broadband as they often have fairly stingy download caps where every megabyte counts. With AdLock, you can restrict internet connections to just browsers, messengers, or only to selected apps.
This way you can make sure nothing is quietly downloading some massive update in the background that's going to use up your allowance. Tested by Shaun Dewhirst. It's completely free, like most of the other extensions on this list, and is completely Open-source. It maintains unparalleled transparency, which sets it apart from many competing products, featuring a statistical breakdown of how well the ad blocker has performed across the current session.
With efficiency as the main priority, uBlock Origin is ideal for a relatively resource-hungry browser such as Chrome as it taxes your system much less than other competition with a low resource overhead. There's support for Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Microsoft Edge and, unlike some of its competitors, uBlock Origin works right out of the box. With a one-click install you'll be set up and protected from adverts and trackers, whereas some of uBlock's competitors still leave these things enabled and rely on you to go in and manually disable them which can be a daunting prospect for inexperienced users.
What this means is that it's more than just an ad blocker, it's a general purpose blocker for all kinds of internet irritations. As well as blocking ads, it blocks trackers, it can disable pre-fetching to keep you from leaking your IP address to pages you haven't yet loaded, and it can even help protect you from WebRTC leaks! Tested by River Hart. Adblock Plus first made a name for itself on Firefox before being ported over to Chrome.
The organization behind it is responsible for establishing one of the most comprehensive filter lists out there, as well as adding support for 52 different languages. The Adblock Plus extension also sits among the most frequently updated. It doesn't matter how good your product is if it's too difficult to use, and Adblock Plus makes sure that getting started is a breeze. Just install the extension and you're good to go, though you will need to go into the settings if you want to change the Acceptable Ads filter or start whitelisting individual sites.
AdblockPlus even shows you how many ads it's blocking on the page, so you can immediately see how effective it's being at streamlining your browsing experience. It wouldn't be much of an ad blocker if it didn't block adverts, and Adblock Plus certainly doesn't disappoint. While the inclusion of the Acceptable Ads scheme may be controversial for some users, Adblock Plus is still perfectly capable of blocking Youtube adverts, popups, pop-unders, multimedia ads, banner ads and more.
All this not only saves you bandwidth, it will improve website loading times and even protect you from adverts carrying malware. As you may already know, some websites depend on their advertising to survive, and maybe there are some sites you visit regularly, and you want to support them by leaving adverts enabled on their pages. Adblock Plus allows you to configure whitelists where sites are allowed to show their ads, especially if they are non-intrusive and do not really disturb your browsing session.
This is above and beyond Adblock Plus' built in Acceptable Ads filter, which can also be turned off if you disagree with them about what adverts are acceptable! We're here to help you better use the app. First, let's check frequently asked questions first. On iPhone or iPad, click on the 'aA' button to the left of the address field and select 'Turn off Content Blockers' to pause blocking temporarily.
In the same menu, you can select 'Website Settings' and disable 'Use Content Blockers' to disable blocking permanently. On Mac right click on the refresh button to the right of the address field and select 'Turn off Content Blockers' to pause blocking temporarily.
Right click on address field and select 'Website Settings' and disable 'Enable Content Blockers' to disable blocking permanently. There are several options that you can try: Select "Continue with adblocker" button inside the popup if available Try enabling reader mode if available icon to the left of the URL field Temporary pause the blocking on the website.
This is a native Safari extension, it can only block ads inside of Safari. If possible, use the website versions of your apps. Websites and advertising are constantly evolving and sometimes an ad can get through. If you have app's Safari Button enabled, you can report directly from there.
Safari's extension API doesn't have a lot of granularity over the level of access - that's why the permission descriptions may seem ominous, even though the app is only using a fraction of what is described. The "Button" extension needs to read the current website URL to allow per-website blocking customization. The ability to read the URL technically allows to log browsing history; that's why Apple described the permission as "Browsing History - Can see when you visit all webpages".
Can Alter the appearance and behaviour of webpages. This Applies on all webpages". Our implementation reads the current URL, loads relevant blocking rules and applies them. Nothing besides the ads is modified, no data is collected. The app is only distributed via AppStore. Apple reviews each update before publishing, never download it from any other source. Both of the mentioned extensions are recommended but not required for most websites.
If you don't feel safe about the permissions, don't enable the extensions. Up to 6 family members can share the Premium. Make sure all devices in your family are updated to the latest OS. Make sure you are logged into AppStore with same Apple ID that you used to make the original purchase, then on the subscription screen select "Restore" in top right. You can unlock 1 year of Premium for every 3 friends that you invite.
On top of this, it allows the setting up of custom filters to block specific unwanted elements or to allows certain websites to keep displaying ads known as whitelisting. Using these filters, you can block the specific script that is used to hijack your system resources. Adding a new filter with the text "oin-hive. A quick reminder : If you are using adblocking software, we would greatly appreciate it if you whitelisted Neowin. Advertising enables us to continue the Neowin community.
We offer low-cost subscriptions , which support us while removing advertising without the need for extra software. You'll also see fewer ads across the site if you register free! Via: VentureBeat. Send news tip. Get our Newsletter.
You can place a comment rule above a filter to describe its purpose or function, or you can place a comment above your filter list stating your authorship most filter list authors do this. Adblock Plus allows you to specify a number of options to modify the behavior of a filter. Currently, the following options are supported:. These determine which types of elements a filter can block or allowlist in case of an exception rule.
Multiple type options can be specified to indicate that the filter should be applied to several types of elements. Possible types include:. These specify which requesttypes the filter should not be applied to.
If the third-party option is specified, the filter is only applied to requests from a different origin than the currently viewed page. Multiple domains can be specified using as the separator. Multiple sitekeys can be specified using as a separator. This is similar to domain restrictions, but allows for scenarios where a single filter should apply to a very large number of domains.
Note : Sitekey restrictions require modifications on the server-side. The Content Security Policy script-src: 'none' blocks all scripts, including inline, in the document. This filter option should generally be avoided, except as a last resort to counter advanced circumvention. Adblock Plus 3. Indicate the internal resource by name and prefix abp-resource: in order to be recognized.
Available internal resources are:. New in Adblock Plus 3. There are a few exceptions for the content to test. Adblock Plus supports filters written in regular expressions regex. Special comments only have an effect in downloaded filter lists, not in custom filters. They can set a number of parameters for the filter list:. Unfortunately, there are some advertisements that can't be blocked at download time. For that case, there are filters that run directly on the content of the page. They are split between two main types: element hiding and snippets.
Snippet filters are used to run snippets of code in the page to defeat more complex advertising display. May be empty for element hiding filters. It determine the type of filter. The possible values are list below. The example advertisement above is contained inside an element with the class attribute textad. The rule. Here the separator marks an element hiding rule while the rest the body is a CSS selector identifying the elements that need to be hidden. You can hide elements by their ID attribute similarly, sponsorad hides the second advertisement and by their name e.
Typically, you may want to hide a specific ad on one site, but don't want your rule to be applied to another site. For example, the rule. But, if you write it as example. You can also specify multiple domains by simply separating them with commas: domain1. Some advertisers don't make it easy for you — their text advertisements have neither an ID nor a class attribute.
In general, any CSS selector supported by your browser can be used for element hiding. For example the following rule hides anything following a div element with class "adheader":. Please keep in mind that browsers are slower to process these types of selectors than selectors based on class or ID attribute only. Sometimes the standard CSS selectors aren't powerful enough to hide an advertisement.
When writing an element hiding filter that makes use of these extended selectors, you must use the? It's important to note, however, that doing so creates a performance impact, so do so sparingly and make sure those filters are specific to as few domains and elements as possible. Exception rules can deactivate existing rules on particular domains. These are mostly useful to filter subscription authors who are extending another filter subscription that they cannot change.
We classify a filter to be specific if it matches one or more domains, or matches a sitekey. If a filter has no domains specified or only domain exceptions and no sitekey, it then counts as generic. For example, example. To apply a sitekey-restricted filter , a webpage needs to return baseencoded versions of the public key and a signature that Adblock Plus can validate. The key should be at least bits in length, but preferably bits in length.
Adblock Plus How to write filters This guide is designed to help you write and maintain your own Adblock Plus filters. Creating filters There are several types of filters, or filter rules, including: Blocking filters Applied on the network level to decide whether a request should be blocked. Content filters including hiding filters oftentimes referred to as element hiding filters Hide particular elements on a page, including element hiding with extended selectors emulation as well as snippets.
Exception filters Used to unblock certain requests or unhide certain elements on certain websites. Additionally, they can allow certain network requests despite filters that would otherwise block the requests. You can easily create your filter s via the Adblock Plus Settings page. Adblock Plus version 3.
I can't add additional filters in Adblock Plus option(latest interface), example: I want to add filter to block Crypto currency ads and. 2. Find Adblock Plus and click on Options. · 3. Click the Add your own filters tab at the top. In the text field that appears, enter ||coin-hive. Adblock Plus wants to protect you from sites using your computer resources to mine cryptocurrency. The team has released a filter that users.