How to remove (all) advertisements on computer & mobile
There are more and more advertisements all over the web, and they are becoming more and more targeted. I know, because I myself have worked in the advertising industry and know most tricks.
How to remove advertisements when browsing? You can remove most advertisements with a so-called “Adblocker”. There are various extensions and apps that can handle this in different browsers. You can also delete your cookies to prevent advertisements from targeting you specifically.
Let us take a closer look at how to do it in practice.
Here are the exact steps you need to take to stop the advertisements on websites. Both on computer and mobile.
How to remove advertisements on your computer
Here we go through the steps you need to take to remove all the advertisements on your computer. Afterwards we look at how to remove the advertisements on your mobile.
How to remove ads in Google
Let’s take a closer look at the most popular and most effective adblockers for your computer. There are many alternatives, but not all are equally good. Some have even been scared to actively share private information and actually install more advertisements!
How to block pop-up windows
You can also remove pop-up windows with an adblocker. (below we should look at the best adblockers).
It works in such a way that the blogger checks if the website is trying to open new tabs without asking for it. When this happens, it will block them from opening.
Sometimes you don’t even see the website trying to open a new tab with advertisements. Other times you will see a new tab open, but it will close again just before you see the contents of it.
Here are the two adblockers we recommend
Both applications are free to use and you can also help improve them. However, the first one also has a paid version, and if you use the old Explorer browser, it will cost you a little. But you do not have to use Internet Exlorer at all, because it is a terrible browser that is both slower and worse than the other browsers.
This is undoubtedly the most used, and it is available to all major browsers available on the market. It manages the peas, and you can also actively advertise multiple ads to it if it ignores an advertisement.
You can use this extension with all major browsers:
You can download their extension here .
This program is used by more than 60 million people worldwide, up to that it has very good reviews. They have 4.5 stars out of 5 possible across over 100,000 reviews.
If you use the Chrome browser, this adblock should be most effective. It is built primarily for Chrome and then rolled out to the other browsers.
2) Adblock Plus
The other alternative we should look at in this article is almost the same name, and many mix the two programs together.
This program is also available for the five largest browsers, which are also listed above.
This is the first program of its kind designed to protect Internet users from online advertising. Where they also have an incredible number of users worldwide, quite simple because they came first.
The program is made as an Open-Source software and was developed by a number of volunteer developers. Thus, you are 100% sure that the program will always be free for you as a user. It lies in the DNA behind the Open-Source mindset.
The program was initially developed for Firefox, and according to many media they are still the best alternative to this browser. But if you use Chrome (like most), the first alternative (Adblock) should be the best.
How does an adblocker work?
Most adblockers work in the way that there are some people and actively mark where and how the annocs and advertisements are presented on websites. Thus, this program can recognize them and remove them (before they load) when you visit a website.
How it goes step by step:
A user installs an adblocker in his browser
The user now visits a website that presents advertisements
Before the user reaches the site, the ad blocker scans the website for advertisements.
Programs now remove the advertisements and present the website without advertising.
All users can help mark advertisements
There is also a function where you as a user can mark advertisements on a website.
Thus, the system is constantly getting to know new advertisements, and if another user has marked an advertisement on a website, it will also be marked when you pass by.
It’s a really smart way to do this, as a computer program still can’t recognize all advertisements. The advertisers and advertising agencies are getting better and better at trying to avoid the adblocks, so it’s always a battle between the users and the advertising providers.
Should I remove advertisements on all websites?
You have probably experienced that many websites are calling you to disable your adblocker before you visit their website. They have a small script that discovers that you have an ad blocker before you visit the website.
When the little script discovers your adblocker, it makes a pop up asking you to disable your adblocker before you can access the site.
This is typically done on good websites, with quality content. It can be news sites, blogs and other websites that are financed through the advertisements displayed on the website of its users.
Here at netkablet.dk we also have advertisements. However, we do not require that you disable your adblocker before you can read our articles. We think people themselves should be allowed to decide if they want to see the advertisements.
If you visit a website where you like the content, it may be a good idea to allow the advertisements, unless they are too annoying, and block too much for the content.
How to remove advertisements on your mobile
I also come more and more advertising on the mobile phone. This applies both when you search the web and when you use apps.
Here we have to look more closely at how to block the advertisements on the mobile.
How to do iPhone and IPads
The best way to block all the ads on your iPhone or iPad is to install the program we mentioned above (Adblock Plus).
It also has a version for both iPhone and Android.
It works pretty much the same way, whether you’re on a computer or mobile. The program first scans the home page, and then removes all the advertisements before it loads.
However, these adblockers do not capture all the advertisements placed inside apps. The problem is that the developer of an app has much more control over managing the content, and so another app may not necessarily have access to scan it before you see the content.
How to do on Android mobiles
With an Android mobile you can also use the small program called Adblock Plus, which we have now talked a lot about.
It works the same way as the iPhone, and you will typically find that the program removes most advertisements from your Internet browser. However, it also has problems blocking advertisements inside apps.
How to remove targeted ads that are pursuing you
The most annoying form of online advertising is probably the type of advertising that is targeted to you personally.
They are called “remarketing” or “retargeting” advertisements.
They start by following you when you, for example, have visited a webshop. Then you see advertisements from the same products that you have just looked at. And it often does not stop until you have either bought the product or have gone a few months.
Every time you click on the website again, the advertisements just start over.
But there is help to download. You can delete their tracking so that they no longer follow you.
You do this by deleting your cookies on your browser. The advertisements work in the way that when you visit the website, a small cookie is placed on your computer. Then the browser can recognize you around the web.
Who are they doing targeted advertising?
There are many ways to set up these advertisements. Both Google and Facebook have a large network of websites linked to their advertising platform. This means that when you visit a site or online store, a small cookie is stored from Facebook or Google.
Then their large advertising network of websites can introduce you to advertisements.
There are also other players, but Google and Facebook are clearly the two largest advertisers working with these ads.