How to Block Ads on Chrome
If you browse the same internet as everyone else, chances are high you’re probably pretty fed up with online advertising by now.
Pop-ups and pop-unders, autoplay video and huge banner ads—digital advertising is by no means polite or ethical. Online ads track your behavior in apps, on your social media profiles, and . . . via your Google Chrome browser. No wonder you end up Googling “how to block ads on Chrome”.
If you’re unsatisfied with the built-in pop-up blocker Chrome offers, you’re not the only one. But luckily, Clario’s here to give you a worry-free digital experience. It ensures your browsing is secure and free of ads, trackers, and malicious websites. If ads are getting a little too much just Download Clario. For more tips and tricks to steering clear of ads on Chrome, take a look below.
By the end of this article, you will have learned the best ways to stop pop-ups and other forms of ads on Chrome. Let’s not waste time and dive right in.
Long story short, you have two options to choose from when blocking ads on Chrome:
- Adjust your Chrome browser settings
- Download recommended third-party software
How to stop pop-ups in Chrome (by adjusting your browser settings)
If all you need to do is to stop pop-up ads appearing, then you can simply go to your Chrome browser settings and make sure the pop-up blocking feature is enabled.
Here’s a detailed guide on how to block pop-ups when using Chrome:
2️⃣Navigate to Chrome -> Preferences
3️⃣Select Privacy and security -> Site settings
4️⃣Scroll down until you see the Pop-ups and redirects and Ads options
5️⃣Click Pop-ups and redirects and make sure that the toggle is off. It should be grey instead of blue.
6️⃣Click Ads and make sure the toggle is off as well
How to remove ads from Chrome completely (with ad blocking software)
If you’re unsatisfied with the built-in pop-up blocker Chrome offers, consider using third-party software. The best way to block ads on Chrome is to use an ad blocker. Not only will it help you get rid of annoying pop-up ads, but it will also remove all other ad formats from your internet experience.
Imagine browsing, using social media, and watching videos on YouTube without intrusive ads trying to constantly catch your attention. What sounds like a dream (at least for those who are sick and tired of intrusive digital ads) can become reality with an ad blocker.
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