What are the best resources for blocking ads?

asked by Riley Barr
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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

    Christian Martin
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I hate ads. They are the bane of my existence. I came on here looking for the best resources for blocking ads. I was told to try AdBlock Plus. Unfortunately I already have this and it just doesn't block everything that I want it to. "
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    #2NoScript Security Suite

    NoScript Security Suite
    NoScrip blocks Java, JavaScript... and several other plugins that are used for advertising or malware attacks. It's a great security tool and a great ad blocker.  
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Victoria Stevens
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "NoScript is a great add-on for blocking ads. I've been using it for years and it works great. It's easy to configure if there are certain sites you don't want it to run on. This add-on really helps make your browsing experience safer. "
  3. 12

    #3Ghostery

    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

    Ethan Rose
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "I have used Ghostery for blocking ads and I love it. There were many other options but Ghostery is the the only one that truly blocked all the annoying ads I did not want to see and it protects my data and information better than the others. I strongly urge everyone to download Ghostery."
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    #4Privacy 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

    Raymond Tucker
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I've found that nothing really compares to uBlock, but this works well in conjunction with it. I've found it can block a few things missed by the major ad blockers."
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    #5Ad Muncher

    Ad Muncher

    Ad Muncher is a free dual-purpose ad-blocker and pop-up blocker software for Windows that was made to work with all browsers. This works with websites as well as programs that display advertisements alike.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

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    #6AdGuard

    AdGuard

    AdGuard is a software for Windows and Mac devices as well as a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. It features ad blocking for websites as well as the for various desktop applications.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Chrome Browser Extension, Firefox Browser Extension, Opera Browser Extension

    Free trial available. Varies by plan

    María Elena Castellanos
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I am very pleased to have this. I feel much safer since I am on the computer for about 10 hours a day. It is a worthwhile purchase."
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    #7AdBeaver

    AdBeaver
    AdBeaver is a strange ad blocker because it doesnt block ads but WANTS you to look for ads. When you find one, notify AdBeaver about your discovery. As a reward, your'll earn Beaver Coins than can be enchanged by paypal, gift cards or donated to a charitable cause.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Linda Mills
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Interesting idea, sounds like it runs a bit like EarnHoney, where it's paying you to interact with ads. Depending on the payrate, it might be worthwhile to look into. However, if you are looking for something that actually blocks ads, then this isn't exactly a fit. "
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    #8Adaware

    Adaware

    Adaware offers security and privacy solutions like antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-malware, and ad-blocking tools. They were formerly known as Lavasoft.  

    Software

    Windows

    Free- $48

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Summary

Best What are the best resources for blocking ads
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AdBlock PlusSoftware 19 Free
2NoScript Security SuiteSoftware 13 Free
3GhosteryApps 12 Free
4Privacy BadgerOnline Tools 10 Free
5Ad MuncherSoftware 7 Free
6AdGuardSoftware 4 Free
7AdBeaverSoftware 3 Free
8AdawareSoftware 1 Free
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