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
    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 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
  • Adblock

    for Google Chrome 3.3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows
    iPhone

    Block ads in Google Chrome

    6
    60 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

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

      0.9.5.3-beta.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
    • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
        • 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
        • YouTube Adblocker - Block Video Ads + AdBlock

          varies-with-device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free game for windows

          -
          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.
          • 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
            • 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
              • Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out (TACO)

                Firefox Add-On 3.6.5

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows
                Mac

                Block targeted ads in Google, Yahoo and Microsoft services

                3
                15 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
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