One of the annoying issues for users when searching for something in their browser and entering a website is the presence of various advertisements, such as Banner ads, pop-ups, and pre-roll ads.

In addition to being annoying, these ads can also be malicious, and many users aren’t aware of it. They can collect your personal information and location or download malicious files on your system. So they put your privacy and security at risk. The best way is to have an add blocker or pop-up blocker on your device, especially when you visit insecure websites.

Hackers can easily implant viruses into the ads and pop-ups of insecure websites to infect your device or misuse your information.

Fortunately, there are many add blockers for the Google Chrome browser that we are going to introduce to you.

Are ad blockers and pop-up blockers the same?

No, they’re not. Ad blockers and pop-up blockers have different uses. Although ad blockers prevent pop-ups from appearing on the screen, pop-up blockers cannot block all kinds of ads. But it is good to know the difference between them to install one of these extensions on your Google Chrome browser according to your needs.

Pop-up blocker

One of the annoying ads for users is pop-ups that appear on your screen and do not disappear until you find a way to close them. These pop-ups can be a tab, a box, or a window that opens automatically and distract you or block your vision, and if they are malicious, they put your system at risk. Pop-up blockers are responsible for stopping these kinds of ads.

Ad blockers

Adblockers are created to block any ads (including pop-ups). Ad blockers have some advantages, such as helping the pages load faster, maintaining long battery life, and removing additional items on the page to keep what you want to see in the center. They block all banner and video ads, so the possibility of your device being in danger is reduced. But because pop-ups are getting more intelligent day by day, ad blockers may not be able to catch some of them.

The impact of ad blockers on websites

The idea of ​​ad blocking may seem appealing at first. But considering that many website owners make a living through them, it might be better to activate an ad blocker if there are annoying ads. In addition to the fact that ad blockers are harmful to website owners due to blocking ads, they can also negatively affect the appearance of websites and cause loss of website money. So many users prefer to turn it off when navigating a website they trust. By the way, there are two methods you can use to block these ads on Chrome that we will talk about them in this article.

How do I AdBlock on Chrome

The first way to block ads on Google Chrome is to adjust Chrome settings.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the three dots icon on the top right of the browser screen to open its menu. Then click on “Settings”.
  1.  Now, look at the menu on the left side of the screen, and select privacy and security.
  1. Enter the “Site Settings” settings.
  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and open the “Additional content settings” menu by clicking on its arrow.
  2. Look for “Ads” and click on it.
  1. Under the “Default Behavior” section, there are two options to choose from:
  • All sites can show any ads to you
  • Block ads on sites that show intrusive or misleading ads

You should select and enable the second option.

How to install an AdBlock

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Go to getadblock.com.
  3. Click on the red “Get AdBlock for Chrome” button. By doing this, you will enter the extension installation page.
  1. Select “Add to Chrome”.
  1. Click “Add Extension” to add this extension to your browser.

Now the AdBlocker extension, which is in the form of a red stop sign with a hand on it, will be shown in the extensions area, and the installation process will be completed.

Conclusion

Google Chrome is a browser that has a unique function to control its features and how it works. One of the annoying issues for users while browsing the Internet is the advertisements displayed by many websites. Some of these ads may even be infected with viruses and put your device at risk. One of the ways to prevent displaying these ads is to use adblockers.

You can prevent the display of most of these ads by two methods: Google Chrome settings and AdBlocker extension installation. By blocking these pop-ups, your browsing experience will be smoother and cleaner.

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