How To: Block in-page adverts

Have you ever wanted a completely AddFree browsing experience? Do you find Google’s content sensitive ad’s annoying? Or dislike Facebook telling you it’s located singles in your area? Then today’s top tip is just for you!

I understand why companies feel the need to litter webpages with ad’s, there’s no better way to make money with little to no effort. However, for those of us who don’t follow these types of links they can be obtrusive and annoying.

There is one easy way to prevent ad’s on all pages you visit, simply by installing one Safari or Chrome application add-in. AdBlock for Safari provides a constantly updated list of advert providers and hosts and seamlessly blocks them out.

As a rule, I generally avoid browser helper objects and add-ins. Browser toolbars make my skin crawl, and are generally the root cause of many PC issues seen on friends and families machines.

However, AdBlock is different – causing very little to no overheads at all AdBlock does nothing but improve your browsing experience.

AdBlock is so easy to use even your grandma’s browsing experience could be ad free in minutes:

AdBlock’s options are configured using a familiar webpage type interface, all the options are self explanatory and simple to adjust. Meaning you will be up and running in no time at all.

AdBlock is also capable of blocking content from specified URL’s, meaning even if an ad isn’t blocked on your favourite blog/news site/forum it can easily be added to the list! On the flip side, it’s also capable of adding whitelisted domains, for those sites where you would actually like to see adverts.

AdBlock is opensource, and is donate ware so if you want to support Michael with his development, please pledge whatever you can using his donation page

You can download AdBlock from the Safari Extension directory, or direct from Michael’s webpage

Mike Hudson

Mike Hudson is a Lead Cyber Security Analyst living and working in Kingston Upon Hull. With extensive experience in Microsoft and Apple technologies, ranging from desktop OS’s to Server OS’s and hardware. By day working as part of an infrastructure team, and by night ridding the world of IT issues through blog posts..

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