What are the best Android ad blockers?

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    #1Free Adblocker Browser

    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

    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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    #2AdBlock 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

    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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    #3Adblock Browser

    Adblock Browser

    Adblock Browser is an adblocker tool for Android and iOS 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, iOS

    Free- Free

    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."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that despite being one of the most disliked aspects of the internet, online advertisements actually have plenty of benefits for website owners and business owners? One of the most obvious pros is the amount of attention that it will garner. YouTube alone has 1.3 billion users, almost 33% of all internet users, and we all know how YouTube basically forces watchers to view the entirety, or at least a short portion, of an advertisement before you can view a specific video that you've clicked on. Someone who chooses to advertise on YouTube alone will certainly reach plenty of people. Additionally, assuming that an individual possesses copywriting skills that are refined and on point, one can most definitely convince readers to offer their patronage to their specific service.

Despite these, most online surfers find advertisements annoying at the very least, or downright intrusive at most. Cue: ad blockers. Due to the inconveniences that some online adverts have given, ad blockers have been developed which, true to its name, effectively remove ads whenever you're surfing the web. Moreover, due to the increasing usage of mobile phones, especially for managing day-to-day tasks, ad blockers for iOS and Android devices have also been gaining significant ground in the market.

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    #4Brave Browser

    Brave Browser
    Brave Web Browser is a free web browser focused on ad blocking, security protection, data optimization and an enhanced battery experience for the user. It is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices.
    Software

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Linux

    Free

    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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    #5Ghostery

    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

    Magdalena Arias
    Written on November 17, 2018
    "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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    #6AdAway

    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. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    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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    #7HTTPS Everywhere

    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

    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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    #8AppBrain Ad Detector

    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

    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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    #9Antivirus & Mobile Security

    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

    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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    #10Ad Detect Plugin

    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

    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."

Summary

Best What are the best Android ad blockers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Free Adblocker BrowserApps 15 Free
2AdBlock PlusSoftware 12 Free
3Adblock BrowserApps 8 Free
4Brave BrowserSoftware 5 Free
5GhosteryApps 3 Free
6AdAwayApps 3 Free
7HTTPS EverywhereSoftware 2 Free
8AppBrain Ad DetectorApps 0 Free
9Antivirus & Mobile SecurityApps 0 Free
10Ad Detect PluginApps 0 Free
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