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

asked by Mathilda Jansen Van Vuuren
158 contributors
12 solutions
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    #1Opera

    Opera

    Opera is a web browser developed by Opera Software AS. Featuring a built-in ad blocker and VPN, this free browser is compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows computers. Opera is also available as a USB portable browser.

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    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

    #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

    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."
  3. 17

    #3Google Account Support

    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

    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."
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    #4Android Settings

    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

    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."
  2. 13

    #5Adblock 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

    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."
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    #6Free 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

    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. "
  4. 10

    #7uBlock 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

    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."
  5. 10

    #8HTTPS 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

    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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    #9Ghostery

    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

    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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    #10AdAway

    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

    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."
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    #11Poper Blocker

    Poper Blocker

    Poper Blocker is a pop-up blocker extension for Chrome that boasts a browsing experience completely free from pop-ups and windows overlays that appears on top of your browser window and obstruct your view.

    Software

    Website, Google Chrome Extension

    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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    #12Popup Blocker (strict)

    Popup Blocker (strict)

    Popup Blocker (strict) aims to bring a trustworthy popup blocker to your browser. It will block all incoming pop-up on browsers but will still let users decide if they want to allow that window to appear or not.

    Software

    Google Chrome Extension

    Free

    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."

Summary

Best What are the best ways to Opt-Out from Seeing Personalized Ads
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1OperaSoftware 28 Free
2AdBlock PlusSoftware 19 Free
3Google Account SupportWebsites 17 Free
4Android SettingsApps 17 Paid
5Adblock BrowserApps 13 Free
6Free Adblocker BrowserApps 13 Free
7uBlock OriginOnline Tools 10 Free
8HTTPS EverywhereSoftware 10 Free
9GhosteryApps 8 Free
10AdAwayApps 5 Free
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