Download Block Ads - Best Software & Apps

  • Adblock Plus for Chrome

    1.13.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    7
    1414 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

    for Google Chrome 3.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Block ads in Google Chrome

    7
    1798 votes
    • PROS: Blocks almost everything, Blocks pre-ads in YouTube
    • CONS: May block some sites from working properly if not configured
  • Adblock Plus for Android

    1.3.0.366

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Block annoying ads on your Android device

    7
    117 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
  • AdFree Android

    0.8.44

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Block all ads on your rooted Android device

    7
    229 votes
    • PROS: Does a great job of blocking ads, Simple to setup, Automatically updates
    • CONS: Requires root, Utilitarian interface
  • Adblock Plus for Safari

    1.12.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    6
    181 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

    for Google Chrome 3.3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows
    iPhone

    Block ads in Google Chrome

    7
    74 votes
    • PROS: Blocks almost everything, Blocks pre-ads in YouTube
    • CONS: May block some sites from working properly if not configured
  • uBlock

    0.9.5.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Blocks ads better than Adblock Plus

    5
    84 votes
    • PROS: Blocks ads, Lots of block lists, Very configurable, Uses very little memory
    • CONS: None outstanding, Simple
  • Adblock Plus for Chrome

    1.9.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    8
    12 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
    64 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
  • Safari AdBlock

    2.36.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Block ads in Safari

    5
    558 votes
    • PROS: Works immediately without configuration, No need to access System Preferences
    • CONS: Can't see what's blocked on each site
  • 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
      • uBlock

        0.9.5.3-beta.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Blocks ads better than Adblock Plus

        8
        22 votes
        • PROS: Blocks ads, Lots of block lists, Very configurable, Uses very little memory
        • CONS: None outstanding, Simple
      • Unblock Youku for Chrome

        3.6.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Consume China-Restricted Web Content Outside the Chinese Mainland

        10
        1 vote
        • 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
      • Safari AdBlocker

        1.9.8.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Block pesky ads from popping-up in Safari

        4
        21 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
      • Popup Blocker (strict)

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Block intrusive pop up ads for free

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Blocks intrusive pop ups, Asks for permission
        • CONS: Can’t eliminate all pop ups, Only works with Chrome
      • 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
        • Sponsored Ad Blocker

          1.0.0.1058

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Block sponsored ads from your internet browsing

          2
          10 votes
          • PROS: Free, No configuration needed, Enable and disable individual sites
          • CONS: Only works with Firefox, Doesn't always work
        • 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

          8
          4 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.
        • Crystal - Block Ads, Browse Faster.

          1.0.1

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          iPhone

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

          -
          No votes yet
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
          #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
          11.13.514147.4Windows
          20.8.442297.2Android
          3for Google Chrome 3.4.017986.6Windows
          41.12.31815.6Mac, Windows
          52.36.25585Mac