What are the best Ad-blocking extensions?

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    #1AdBlock Plus

    AdBlock Plus

    AdBlock Plus (commonly called ABP) is a popular AD blocker that is available as an app or a browser extension for multiple devices and platforms. It uses its own database for blocking and filtering out sites.

    Software

    Firefox, iOS, Chrome, Opera, Android

    Free

    Jerry Shaw
    Written on December 14, 2018
    "The best ad-blocking extension that I've used so far. I cycle between chrome and firefox and it has extensions for both browser. It's easy to set up and you can set custom filters if you're into that sort of thing."
  2. 15

    #2AdBlock

    AdBlock

    Adblock is a browser extension that allows users to block all advertisements on web pages such as social media sites and video streaming sites. This has other added benefits as ost ads won't be downloaded which saves time and bandwidth.

    Online Tools

    Free

    John Chen
    Written on December 14, 2018
    "The best choice for many people and I agree with them. It's easy to use and it has not slowed down my laptop yet in the time that I've been using it."
  3. 7

    #3AdBlocker Ultimate

    AdBlocker Ultimate

    AdBlocker Ultimate is a free extension that blocks ads and malicious domains known to spread malware and disables tracking. Blocking ads will speed up your website load speed, decrease CPU and memory usage.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Lawrence Ryan
    Written on December 14, 2018
    "This one blocks everything and doesn't even show any affiliate ads as it does not have any. It also blocks malware and tracking from sites that you visit."
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    #4uBlock Origin

    uBlock Origin
    uBlock Origin is a free browser extension that was made to be as efficient as possible. The blocker extension is easy on memory and CPU footprint, and yet can load and enforce thousands of more filters than other popular blockers out there.
    Online Tools

    Free

    Huang Dong
    Written on December 14, 2018
    "The difference in speed is not huge but it is noticeable. It's really easy on resources even when I have plenty of tabs of open."
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    #5AdLock

    AdLock
    AdLock is an app runs in the background, using filters to block ads, popups, and auto-playing videos, speeding up loading times and applying Safe Browsing features to automatically block sites that are known to be unsafe.

    Software

    Web, Windows, Android, Chrome

    Free

    Jordan Herrera
    Written on December 14, 2018
    "I was a bit skeptical about installing an ad-block software on my laptop but after trying it out, it works well. It has the added benefit of blocking ads outside of just browsers. Give it a try."
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    #6Ghostery

    Ghostery

    Ghostery is a private and security-related browser extension and mobile browser application developed by David Cancel. It aims to help users spot and block advertisements from a webpage.

    Apps

    Web, Chrome Browser Extension, Firefox Browser Extension, Opera Browser Extension, Android, iOS

    Free

    Deng Qian
    Written on December 14, 2018
    "This is one of those extensions where it blocks ads and tracking from sites as well. Sites that we frequent such as social media sites."
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    #7HTTPS Everywhere

    HTTPS Everywhere

    Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS. The HTTPS Everywhere browser extension fixes these problems by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Kevin Patterson
    Written on December 14, 2018
    "Not all sites are created equal. Some have both secure and un-secure versions for a myriad of reasons. While not technically an ad-blocker, it does automatically redirect you secured version of otherwise unsafe sites that you visit. A good supplementary extension to have with other ad-blockers."
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    #8Privacy Badger

    Privacy Badger

    Privacy Badger is a free and open-source browser extension created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in 2014 which aims to block advertisements and tracking cookies. Currently, it has more than one million users. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Stephen Alvarez
    Written on December 14, 2018
    "While it does have ad blocking capabilities, its main focus is on a set of privacy tools that ensure to safeguard your browsing privacy. It learns and adapts based on the sites that you visit the most."

Summary

Best What are the best Ad-blocking extensions
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AdBlock PlusSoftware 16 Free
2AdBlockOnline Tools 15 Free
3AdBlocker UltimateOnline Tools 7 Free
4uBlock OriginOnline Tools 3 Free
5AdLockSoftware 3 Free
6GhosteryApps 2 Free
7HTTPS EverywhereOnline Tools 1 Free
8Privacy BadgerOnline Tools 1 Free
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