How to block those annoying pop-up ads
including Facebook and YouTube ads!
Online advertising can be a divisive thing. Ads support the free content model of the internet, with advertising funding many of our favorite websites. But then, badly designed or intrusive ads can be disturbing to say the least, and cookies and similar advertising trackers raise privacy concerns. This is where ad blockers and anti-tracking software come in, allowing users to block irritating ads, opt out of intrusive marketing systems, and save bandwidth.
Our Pick: Adblock Plus
- Can block tracking, malware domains, banners, pop-ups and video ads – even on Facebook and YouTube
- Unobtrusive ads aren’t being blocked in order to support website
- It’s free
- Also works on smartphones and tablets
- Get it here