Download Block Ads - Best Software & Apps

  • Adblock Plus for Chrome

    1.13.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    7
    469 votes
    • PROS: Highly customisable ad blocker, Create own filters, or get ready-made, Block individual elements, Effective at only permiting "legitimate" ads
    • CONS: Can be over agressive at blocking
  • Adblock Plus for Android

    1.3.0.366

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Block annoying ads on your Android device

    6
    19 votes
    • PROS: No root required, Easy to set up, No confusing options
    • CONS: Can't hide notification icon, Doesn't work across all apps, Blocking ads over mobile data requires root, Drains battery
  • Adblock

    Pro 3.4

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    iPhone

    Powerful ad blocker for IE

    6
    43 votes
    • PROS: Blocks many types of ads, Works discreetly in the background, Stops malicious scripts activating on your PC
    • CONS: Only works well with Internet Explorer, Not as effective as switching to Firefox
  • Adblock Plus for Safari

    1.12.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    6
    151 votes
    • PROS: Highly customisable ad blocker, Effective at only permiting "legitimate" ads, Create own filters, or get ready-made, Block individual elements
    • CONS: Can be over agressive at blocking
  • uBlock

    (µBlock) (Chrome) 0.8.8.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Blocks ads better than Adblock Plus

    8
    3 votes
    • PROS: Blocks ads, Lots of block lists, Very configurable, Uses very little memory
    • CONS: None outstanding, Simple
  • Safari AdBlock

    2.36.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Block ads in Safari

    4
    308 votes
    • PROS: Works immediately without configuration, No need to access System Preferences
    • CONS: Can't see what's blocked on each site
  • Adblock Plus for Chrome

    1.9.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    6
    10 votes
    • PROS: Highly customisable ad blocker, Effective at only permiting "legitimate" ads, Block individual elements, Create own filters, or get ready-made
    • CONS: Can be over agressive at blocking
  • Adblock Plus for Opera

    1.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    7
    24 votes
    • PROS: Highly customisable ad blocker, Effective at only permiting "legitimate" ads, Create own filters, or get ready-made, Block individual elements
    • CONS: Can be over agressive at blocking
  • AdBlock Ultimate for Chrome

    2.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and improved ad blocker. Completely remove ALL ads. No "acceptable" ads or whitelists, block tracking, block malware!

    10
    3 votes
    • AdBlock Ultimate for Firefox

      2.18

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and improved ad blocker. Completely remove ALL ads. No "acceptable" ads or whitelists, block tracking, block malware!

      10
      2 votes
      • Safari AdBlocker

        1.9.8.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Block pesky ads from popping-up in Safari

        1
        10 votes
        • PROS: Supports AdBlock Plus subscriptions, Installs automatically into Safari's Preferences,
        • CONS: Doesn't work well with 32-bit machines, Console dialogs can become annoying
      • Unblock Youku for Chrome

        3.6.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Consume China-Restricted Web Content Outside the Chinese Mainland

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Browse Chinese web services outside China, Doesn’t block native ads,
        • CONS: Has bugs – not the most seamless implementation, The extension could bring down your broadband speed
      • uBlock

        (µBlock) (Firefox) 0.8.8.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Blocks ads better than Adblock Plus

        7
        3 votes
        • PROS: Blocks ads, Lots of block lists, Very configurable, Uses very little memory
        • CONS: None outstanding, Simple
      • Adskip

        V1.0.429.9904

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Block video ads, pop-up ads , web ads and many annoying internet content.Protect user's privacy.

        10
        4 votes
        • Crystal - Block Ads, Browse Faster.

          1.0.1

          License
          try Download
          Platform
          iPhone

          Crystal is a content blocker for iPhone & iPad designed to make the mobile web a great experience.

          -
          No votes yet
          • SafeSquid Personal

            3.4.6.4

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Control access to internet, block unwanted websites, integrate with ADS / LDAP and define group based access

            9
            9 votes
            • PROS: SafeSquid offers lots of content filtering features, an easy to use web interface, and very granular user or group based internet access control.
            • CONS: SafeSquid provides very granular internet access control, but requires an initial learning curve, before you can start using it effectively.
          • YouTube Adblocker - Block Video Ads + AdBlock

            varies-with-device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A free game for windows

            -
            No votes yet
            • Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out (TACO)

              Firefox Add-On 3.6.5

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Mac
              Windows

              Block targeted ads in Google, Yahoo and Microsoft services

              2
              3 votes
              • PROS: Prevents Google, Yahoo and Microsoft from targetting you with ads, Alerts you when a site attempts to track you, Other powerful blocking tools included
              • CONS: Wipes out all of your cookies, A little bloated
            • Sponsored Ad Blocker

              1.0.0.1058

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Block sponsored ads from your internet browsing

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: Free, No configuration needed, Enable and disable individual sites
              • CONS: Only works with Firefox, Doesn't always work
            • iOS Ads Remover

              1.2.0.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Block all in-app ads on iPhone, iPad, iPod easily and completely

              7
              4 votes
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