The High Tech Society

Ad Block – The Browser Extension for Hiding All Ads


Ad Block – The Browser Extension for Hiding All Ads

Ad Block is a browser extension that does just what the name says it does. It blocks ads. While that explanation is simple enough for many of us to immediately go and install it in whichever browser we happen to be using, there is more to the story. In addition to blocking ads, Ad Blocker also blocks a number of different types of ads, lets you block some types of ads while letting others through, lets you block custom items and can disable social media buttons.


What is Ad Block

Ad Block is an extension that you can install into your browser or mobile phone, allowing you to immediately begin to block ads, tracking links and malware website. With extensions for eight different browsers including Android, you can use it on almost any browser you want.


What Does It Do?

While “Ad Blocker” is somewhat self explanatory, Ad Block actually blocks ads by blocking out the scripts. You can set custom preferences to let non-invasive ads through to help support websites (if you want to see more free content, you shouldn’t mind a few ads), and allows you to block other annoyances such as social media buttons, malware websites and popups.


Features include:

  • Ad Blocking
  • Custom Ads
  • Disable Tracking (No more cookies)
  • Disable Malware Domains
  • Disable Social Media Buttons
  • Typo Protection *On some browsers


Because you can configure ads to allow ones that you don’t mind seeing and disallow those that are annoying, Ad Block allows you to make the Internet less annoying. If you have kids on the web, it can also allow you to block out potentially harmful ads (like the pornography and 18+ site ads you typically see on Torrent sites), allowing you to make the web safer. By not blocking out unobtrusive ads (unless you want to) you can continue to support your favorite websites. You can even block ads in YouTube videos and on Facebook.

Where Do I Get It?

You can download AdBlock from your favorite browser’s extension store. You can also visit the website at Importantly, the developers do ask for a donation, but if you don’t want to pay, you can download AdBlock rather than AdBlockPlus. In addition, you can set your own rate, and donate more later if you find that you really love the service. The message asking you to donate is a little spammy, but the intention of trying to guilt you into donating more is real.

Does It Work?

AdBlock works and works very well. Depending on your settings, you will see very few or no ads at all. In fact, you might be surprised at just how many things disappear. Items like sponsored searches, sponsored store items, sponsored posts on Facebook and more obnoxious video and banner ads will all disappear. Importantly, you can turn it off if you have to or want to view ads for any specific reason (like running your own ads).

Do you use AdBlock?