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What are the best Android ad blockers?

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    Bruce Bowman
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Opera isn't bad, not bad at all. Though I personally have a limited experience with it. That being said none of my experiences were sour, so I'd say give it a go."
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      AdBlock Plus
      ABP is the most popular ad blocker. It features quick setup, loading present filter lists or the option to filter malware and social media buttons.
      Apps

      Windows, Android

      Free

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      Randy Webb
      Written on April 10, 2017
      "I was so tired of pop ups! I was just about ready to quit using the internet, just kidding! Then a friend told me about Adblock Plus for android. I installed it and my..."
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      Randy Webb
      Written on April 10, 2017
      "I was so tired of pop ups! I was just about ready to quit using the internet, just kidding! Then a friend told me about Adblock Plus for android. I installed it and my problems were solved. I could enjoy surfing the internet again without annoying pop up advertising."
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      Lawrence Patterson
      Written on February 10, 2017
      "AdBlock Plus is definitely one of the best ad blockers available. However, this linked version only works with Firefox. It's great if you're using Firefox on an Android device, but not so great if you're using any other browser."
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      Tomás Huerta
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "Adblock Plus is a solid choice as far as Android ad blockers go. Some ads do slip past, but at the price of free I feel like it's still worth an install."
    2. 88
      Free Adblocker Browser
      Free Adblocker Browser is an Android Browser with Adblock that allows you to have an ad free web experience by blocking ads, banners, ad-videos and popups. In addition to this, it can prevent advertisers from tracking your behavior.
      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Carmen Nieto
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "I don't typically use my phone for Internet but I have tablets I would download this app for. It is really annoying to have pop-ups when you are trying to Internet. Slows..."
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      Carmen Nieto
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "I don't typically use my phone for Internet but I have tablets I would download this app for. It is really annoying to have pop-ups when you are trying to Internet. Slows everything down and just gets old quick. The only question I have is that whether it lets you choose site by site to adblock or if you have some wiggle room in what sites won't have pop-ups. I know some sites won't let you continue if you have the pop up blocker activated. But otherwise definitely an option I would try out."
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      Billy Ross
      Written on May 28, 2017
      "There are times when the browser simply doesn't block ads, but usually it works well. The company also keeps updating the app for when the advertisers think up new ways to serve stuff. All in all, a good option if you're tired of all the spam online."
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      Shirley Robertson
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "This browser does what it says, and keeps the pop-ups and video-ads away! An added bonus is that it is supposed to prevent tracking; you cannot beat this free app!"
    3. 62
      Adblock Browser for Android
      Adblock Browser for Android is an adblocker tool for Android devices such as mobile phones or tablets. With this tool you can block annoying popups, autostarting videos, spam pages, and anything that affects free ad browsing.
      Apps

      Android

      Free - Free

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      Zachary Russell
      Written on January 26, 2017
      "I was looking for an ad blockers compatible with Android and someone recommended the Adblock browser. I was skeptical because it's not just an ad blocker; it's a whole new..."
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      Zachary Russell
      Written on January 26, 2017
      "I was looking for an ad blockers compatible with Android and someone recommended the Adblock browser. I was skeptical because it's not just an ad blocker; it's a whole new browser. I couldn't find any better alternatives though and this seems to get the job done just fine. I would still prefer something that integrates with Chrome though."
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      Nicholas Barrett
      Written on March 25, 2017
      "I use ADP on my desktop PC and I love it. I was a little disappointed after trying this app on my android. I really do not like the fact that one cannot set private mode as default."
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      AdAway
      AdAway is an add blocker for android that immediatly blocks any appearing pop up or ad that comes into your screen. You can also choose the host you are whitelisting or blacklisting from your device. You can find it in F-Droid app collection .
      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Ethan Hall
      Written on June 24, 2017
      "If you are looking for an adblocker on android adaway is one of the original and still one of the best. While you will need to be rooted it does look very well."
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      Ethan Hall
      Written on June 24, 2017
      "If you are looking for an adblocker on android adaway is one of the original and still one of the best. While you will need to be rooted it does look very well."
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      Janet Pierce
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "This is comparable to the call blocker app I use on my android. LOVE it! Definitely gets rid of the annoying pop-ups and the spam and potential viruses."
    2. 36
      Ghostery
      Ghostery will help you to spot and block ads and social media trackers. The cool thing about Ghostery is its huge database and its ability to link you to opt-out options of many ad companies.
      Software

      Windows, Chrome

      Free

      SG
      Scott Gardner
      Written on May 5, 2017
      "Ad blockers are everywhere, but some of them just add more ads to your computer. Ghostery is an all in one package to make sure ads don't bother you, plus you don't have to..."
      SG
      Scott Gardner
      Written on May 5, 2017
      "Ad blockers are everywhere, but some of them just add more ads to your computer. Ghostery is an all in one package to make sure ads don't bother you, plus you don't have to worry about any nefarious tracking."
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      Betty Pierce
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "This is a great ad blocker. Uses opt out options as well. A solid blocker that works well without using up a lot of energy or space."
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      Rose Douglas
      Written on February 2, 2017
      "Helpful in blocking those stupid ads. I can't wait to start using this to make surfing better."
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      HTTPS Everywhere
      HTTPS Everywhere began as an ad block but now is more than that. It has become one of the most reliable browser extensions: it can encrypt pages that you open and rewrite them into HTTPS. This action upgrades your system security.
      Software

      Windows

      Free

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      Randy Lewis
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "HTTPS Everywhere is a great extension that I'm not sure how I lived without. It's fantastic in encrypting websites you visit, making your web browsing experience more secure...."
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      Randy Lewis
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "HTTPS Everywhere is a great extension that I'm not sure how I lived without. It's fantastic in encrypting websites you visit, making your web browsing experience more secure. It's also customizable and users can write their own rulesets depending on the websites they visit. It works well on Android, but requires utilizing the Firefox web browser."
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      Martín Meléndez
      Written on January 4, 2017
      "You need an Android ad blocker huh? HTTPS began as just a simple ad blocker but has become much more than that. It is the one of the most reliable browser extensions for your computers. So no matter what you are doing, whether it be on your phone or computer, you will be good. Check out HTTPS Everywhere and give it a shot."
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      Jacqueline Lynch
      Written on August 14, 2017
      "I'm very dissatisfied with this ad-blocker. I have too much getting through and it significantly slows down my browser. It is ineffective and more harmful in my opinion."
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      Gregory Jenkins
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "This works best on my laptop computer. However, it is a decent option on my Android phone."
    4. 8
      AppBrain Ad Detector
      AppBrain Ad Detector detects and blocks annoying ad notifications on your Android device so that you can have an ad free web experience. In addition to this, this app detects 70 different aspects of apps, including push notifications.
      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Christian Thomas
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "Add Detector for Android is a good solution to zapping annoying pop up ads or full page ads on your browser on your android device. I like to browse sports related websites..."
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      Christian Thomas
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "Add Detector for Android is a good solution to zapping annoying pop up ads or full page ads on your browser on your android device. I like to browse sports related websites and advertisers love to push all kinds of ads on these websites. this app works pretty good to detect and eliminate these ads before you ever see them."
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      Cheryl Fernandez
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "I never knew you could use ad blockers on your phone until I found this app! I was so excited to try it out. It works well & blocks spam apps."
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      Alexander Cooper
      Written on August 1, 2017
      "I hate ads so this is the perfect product to make anything I do ad-free. There is a lot of ads everywhere on mobile phones."
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      Ad Detect Plugin
      This plugin (The "All-In-One Toolbox -Cleaner, Booster & Optimizer-" must be installed for this to work) scans all the installed apps, detect which of them contains ads, and notify when any of these ads is malicious.
      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Nathan Peters
      Written on October 9, 2017
      "It will detect any apps with ads, which is a bit useless since I can see that for myself. It will also detect ads, which are malicious, which might be useful if you typically..."
      NP
      Nathan Peters
      Written on October 9, 2017
      "It will detect any apps with ads, which is a bit useless since I can see that for myself. It will also detect ads, which are malicious, which might be useful if you typically install dodgy apps. It does what it says, so no complaints."
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      Kyle Cook
      Written on September 27, 2017
      "This isn't an adblocker it's an ad detector it just watches for malicious ads in apps and if they're there it just tells you to remove them"
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      Brave Browser: Fast AdBlocker
      Brave Web Browser is a free web browser focused on ad blocking, security protection, data optimization and an enhanced battery experience for the user.
      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

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      Charles Taylor
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "Brave Browser: Fast AdBlocker is the best Android ad blocker you can get. It blocks every ad and makes me web pages load a lot faster. Now, I'm not annoyed every time I browse..."
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      Charles Taylor
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "Brave Browser: Fast AdBlocker is the best Android ad blocker you can get. It blocks every ad and makes me web pages load a lot faster. Now, I'm not annoyed every time I browse the web."
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      Charvi Patil
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "I despise ads. Especially when they interfere with my browser. This app blocks ads while also maintaining speed. Good app."
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      Ghostery Privacy Browser

      Ghostery Privacy Browser is a browser where you can browse like a ghost since you will go unnoticed as it cleans, speeds up, and locks down your browsing experience.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

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      Magdalena Arias
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "Ghostery probably wouldn't be that bad if it weren't for the constant bugs and glitches. It seems like there's a new issue with the app every day which severely limits its..."
      MA
      Magdalena Arias
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "Ghostery probably wouldn't be that bad if it weren't for the constant bugs and glitches. It seems like there's a new issue with the app every day which severely limits its function. I shouldn't have to check for software updates every day! It's unreliability makes it such a hassle to use, sound recommend looking for a different ad blocker."
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      Adam Wilson
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "This browser should provide me better privacy protection. I can actually choose the trackers or ads I want to block. I am not a computer guru, maybe that is why I am overly excited to find this ad blocker."
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      Antivirus & Mobile Security
      Antivirus & Mobile Security scans both the system and pre-installed and user-installed apps to keep the device safe. It also helps the user to get rid of the aggressive ads on the sites he visits.
      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Andrew Morales
      Written on October 8, 2017
      "Antivirus & Mobile Security is great for keeping your device clean and safe but it is a terrible ad blocker and I would not recommend it for such."
      AM
      Andrew Morales
      Written on October 8, 2017
      "Antivirus & Mobile Security is great for keeping your device clean and safe but it is a terrible ad blocker and I would not recommend it for such."
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      Ishan Jindal
      Written on October 9, 2017
      "I scan my phone and my tablet with Antivirus and Mobile security. It really detects and viruses automatically and each scan eliminates malware."

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    Summary

    Best Android ad blockers
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 AdBlock Plus Apps 103 Free
    2 Free Adblocker Browser Apps 88 Free
    3 Adblock Browser for Android Apps 62 Free
    4 AdAway Apps 51 Free
    5 Ghostery Software 36 Free
    6 HTTPS Everywhere Software 24 Free
    7 AppBrain Ad Detector Apps 8 Free
    8 Ad Detect Plugin Apps 2 Free
    9 Brave Browser: Fast AdBlocker Apps 2 Free
    10 Ghostery Privacy Browser Apps 1 Free
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