What are the best ways to Opt-Out from Seeing Personalized Ads?

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asked by Mathilda Jansen Van Vuuren
12 solutions
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    Opera

    AZ
    Ao Zou
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "Opera seems to be the most lightweight browser I could find anywhere. It doesn't take up much space on the processor of my old machine so I'm using this more than Safari or Chrome and so far so good!"
    1. 26
      Opera

      Opera is a fast and secure web browser for Windows, macOS, Linux operating systems and mobile devices developed by Opera Software. Also, the Opera browser has an incredibly great quality: it counts with a built-in ad blocker.

      Software

      Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

      Free

      MM
      Marie Marshall
      Written on October 24, 2017
      "this app helps with blocking ads so that you dont have to constantly view ads you dont want. It takes just a bit to get used to but the browser is great in all aspects."
      MM
      Marie Marshall
      Written on October 24, 2017
      "this app helps with blocking ads so that you dont have to constantly view ads you dont want. It takes just a bit to get used to but the browser is great in all aspects."
    2. 19
      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

      PW
      Pamela Wright
      Written on November 15, 2017
      "I hate ads. Really hate them with the power of a thousand suns. So I installed AdBlock Plus and it works great for me. No more intrusive ads. However lots of sites have..."
      PW
      Pamela Wright
      Written on November 15, 2017
      "I hate ads. Really hate them with the power of a thousand suns. So I installed AdBlock Plus and it works great for me. No more intrusive ads. However lots of sites have figured out that people use ad blockers and don't let you see the content unless you turn off the ad blocker. Very frustrating. I wish AdBlock Plus could find a way around that."
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      Rodrigo Montiel
      Written on October 22, 2017
      "Here I thought pretty much everyone on the planet knew of Adblock. I gues s not. I've bee using it for a long time and it does a great job. Because of its prevalence everywhere, there are retail places that are requesting that you disable while you're on their site."
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      Android Settings

      Android Settings is the first option (and usually the most accurate) for anything you want to change or fix on your Android device. For example, for showing the hidden apps, you just have to go there and tapping ''Show all hidden apps''. 

      Apps

      AD
      Anthony Dunn
      Written on October 31, 2017
      "This definitely won't get you out of seeing personalized ads. Many places don't even offer that option. Localized android settings can only do so much."
      AD
      Anthony Dunn
      Written on October 31, 2017
      "This definitely won't get you out of seeing personalized ads. Many places don't even offer that option. Localized android settings can only do so much."
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      Muhammad Ali
      Written on November 5, 2017
      "frnds whats this ? i dont understand"
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      Google Account Support

      That page when you always end when things get really, really bad. If you have forgotten your password, if your Google Account has been deleted, etc. Nothing good precedes the entrance on this page. However, it's the only option you have, and in many cases, it will be a great help that will make you cry of happiness.

      Websites

      Free

      MC
      Mary Cox
      Written on October 26, 2017
      "Ads are annoying, but when you with Google Account Support you can actually fix a lot of things. Support will take care of your problems."
      MC
      Mary Cox
      Written on October 26, 2017
      "Ads are annoying, but when you with Google Account Support you can actually fix a lot of things. Support will take care of your problems."
      DR
      Diane Riley
      Written on November 22, 2017
      "This is the page for recovering account info, not for changing personal ad prefs"
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      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

      CC
      Carl Cunningham
      Written on April 7, 2018
      "A great minimal Adblocker, this will block most ads from appearing while browsing the internet on your phone. It has all the settings you need, including stopping videos from..."
      CC
      Carl Cunningham
      Written on April 7, 2018
      "A great minimal Adblocker, this will block most ads from appearing while browsing the internet on your phone. It has all the settings you need, including stopping videos from auto-starting."
      MC
      Miguel Córdova
      Written on June 9, 2018
      "good for android"
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      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

      FR
      Frances Ramos
      Written on November 27, 2017
      "I'm sure I'm not alone with being annoyed by the constant adds online. I can remember when there were no ads. Glorious days! Free Adblocker Browser allows me to almost go back..."
      FR
      Frances Ramos
      Written on November 27, 2017
      "I'm sure I'm not alone with being annoyed by the constant adds online. I can remember when there were no ads. Glorious days! Free Adblocker Browser allows me to almost go back in time. It blocks most of the personalized ads and allows me to enjoy the internet."
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      Jonathan Hunter
      Written on October 21, 2017
      "A cool browser that blocks ads. it's not chrome or firefox though. I'm very particular about the kinds of browsers I use. And even though this one looks cool, and blocks ads, I think I'll stick with chrome or firefox. One can never be too safe."
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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

      DR
      Dennis Rios
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "I'm used HTTPS Everywhere for some time to improve my security. Reading the fine print, I don't think I was as protected as I thought I was, but I don't think it could hurt..."
      DR
      Dennis Rios
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "I'm used HTTPS Everywhere for some time to improve my security. Reading the fine print, I don't think I was as protected as I thought I was, but I don't think it could hurt anything either. Something's better than nothing."
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      Larry Elliott
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "HTTPS Everywhere is fantastic at keeping ads out of your face when you're browsing online, and it has the ability to change existing http pages into https, making them more secure. A quick easy way to get safer online!"
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      Isidro Santana
      Written on November 1, 2017
      "You should try HTTPS Everywhere. It is one of the best ad blockers out there. It will increase the security of the system."
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      uBlock Origin
      uBlock Origin is a Google adblock tool super efficient that will clear you screen from ad cluttered content. Its fast, responsible, clocks real-time ads... and will also block tracking tools.
      Software

      Windows, Android

      Free

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      Christopher Riley
      Written on October 21, 2017
      "I love uBlock Origin. So many ads bring virus and stuff to slow your computer down. With the adblocker, I don't have to worry as much about it. It is awesome."
      CR
      Christopher Riley
      Written on October 21, 2017
      "I love uBlock Origin. So many ads bring virus and stuff to slow your computer down. With the adblocker, I don't have to worry as much about it. It is awesome."
      SH
      Sandra Hamilton
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "I've been using uBlock Origin for over a year and love it. Better than any other ad blockers I've tried."
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      Ghostery

      Ghostery is a private and security-related browser extension and mobile browser application which will help you spot and block advertisements from a webpage. It was originally developed by David Cancel.

      Software

      Windows, Chrome

      Free

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      Lawrence Reid
      Written on November 30, 2017
      "If you want to protect your identity and Opt-Out from Seeing Personalized Ads you should try Ghostery. It hides your ID and allows you to block ads and social media trackers...."
      LR
      Lawrence Reid
      Written on November 30, 2017
      "If you want to protect your identity and Opt-Out from Seeing Personalized Ads you should try Ghostery. It hides your ID and allows you to block ads and social media trackers. It is a great way to keep big brother and companies from finding out too much about you."
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      Wayne Carpenter
      Written on October 26, 2017
      "I see almost no ads using ghostery so it works great"
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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

      MD
      Marie Davis
      Written on April 4, 2018
      "AdAway works well to block ads on my phone. It does require root, so if you don't know how to root your phone, it's not for you. Also, it will not block an ad if it is from..."
      MD
      Marie Davis
      Written on April 4, 2018
      "AdAway works well to block ads on my phone. It does require root, so if you don't know how to root your phone, it's not for you. Also, it will not block an ad if it is from the same domain as the main content on a page. Overall, though, it's a useful app."
      IT
      Ignacio Tovar
      Written on June 7, 2018
      "link leads to a dead page"
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      Poper Blocker

      Poper Blocker is the first dedicated pop-under blocker that blocks all these annoying popups and popunders that pop no matter where you click on a page.

      Software

      Windows, Chrome

      Free

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      Hansika Saxena
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "I kind of like this program because it doesn't work all of the time. I think that it blocks a majority of the ads, but then there are some that also get through. It will..."
      HS
      Hansika Saxena
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "I kind of like this program because it doesn't work all of the time. I think that it blocks a majority of the ads, but then there are some that also get through. It will freeze on occasion which can be quite annoying and usually when I am in the middle of a big project."
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      Kevin Johnston
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "I love how right on the website it shows that the main pop ups that they block are from porn websites. That's awesome because that is THE ONLY reason I need a pop up blocker."
      CN
      Charvi Nair
      Written on October 20, 2017
      "This blocker is definitely OK. However, I don't use it anymore. I gave it a try, but decided I preferred something different."
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      Popup Blocker (strict)

      Popup Blocker (strict) aims to bring a trustworthy popup blocker to your browser. Once a popup is requested by a website, it is going to be blocked by default, however, a note with popup link will be displayed on the top right side of the browser window. You can either accept or deny the popup request. If request is granted, then popup will be displayed as usual.

      Software

      Chrome

      Free

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      Paul Lee
      Written on November 20, 2017
      "I am online all the time. It seems the ads are getting worse and worse. I was looking for something to cut this down. I installed Popup Blocker (strict). it seems to have made..."
      PL
      Paul Lee
      Written on November 20, 2017
      "I am online all the time. It seems the ads are getting worse and worse. I was looking for something to cut this down. I installed Popup Blocker (strict). it seems to have made the Ads go away for the most part. No I can browse and not worry about these awful auto play videos that I hate so much. It is tha best one I have used so far. I am very happy."
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      Aaryan Singhal
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "Popup Blocker not only keeps you from normal ADs it also will keep you safe from those pesky sketchy personalized ads that seem to creep up on the usual these days."
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      Kenneth Simmons
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "good way to get rip of pop up ads."

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    Summary

    Best ways to Opt-Out from Seeing Personalized Ads
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Opera Software 26 Free
    2 AdBlock Plus Apps 19 Free
    3 Android Settings Apps 17 Paid
    4 Google Account Support Websites 17 Free
    5 Adblock Browser for Android Apps 13 Free
    6 Free Adblocker Browser Apps 13 Free
    7 HTTPS Everywhere Software 10 Free
    8 uBlock Origin Software 10 Free
    9 Ghostery Software 8 Free
    10 AdAway Apps 5 Free
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