The 8 Best Ad Blockers For Chrome In 2019

Stop pop-ups with these recommended ad blockers

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Installing a good ad blocker extension is one of the first things many people do after downloading the Google Chrome browser due to their ability to speed up web page loading times, protect users’ privacy, and stop ads from tracking what websites they visit and what products they buy. Here are some of the best ad blockers for Chrome that will help protect your privacy and speed up your browser.

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AdBlock

AdBlock Google Chrome ad blocker extension.

AdBlock

What We Like

  • Has a great reputation and is trustworthy.

  • Blocks all of the common ad types.

What We Don't Like

  • Some pop-under ads do get through on occasion but this is a rarity.

  • AdBlock can sometimes forget whitelisted websites.

AdBlock is the most-popular ad blocker for Google Chrome users and with good reason. This free extension can block text, image, and video ads on websites, protects against viruses and malware, and can even get rid of pre-roll video ads on YouTube videos.

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Adblock for Facebook

Adblock for Facebook Google Chrome extension.

Adblock for Facebook

What We Like

  • Completely focused on Facebook and can block almost everything.

  • Good options for a personalized experience.

What We Don't Like

  • Very little information about the extension and its features within the extension itself.

  • Casual Facebook users may not understand some of the terminology.

Adblock for Facebook is the best ad blocker for Google Chrome designed purely with the Facebook social network website in mind. This ad blocking extension features number of settings so that you can truly customize your Facebook experience with options for disabling or enabling sponsored posts, suggested pages, recommended Facebook games, and even sponsored stories when viewing your Facebook stories feed.

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Ghostery

Ghostery ad blocker extension for Google Chrome.

Ghostery

What We Like

  • Beautifully designed Google Chrome extension that’s easy to use.

  • Inclusion of a rewards program is a nice extra touch.

What We Don't Like

  • Detailed explanation of all the types of ads it blocks would be appreciated.

  • There is a $2 a month premium version but this just adds extra themes and support.

While almost all of the free ad blocker Google Chrome extensions feature a rather mundane red stop sign icon with a white hand and a basic UI, Ghostery boasts a fresh design aesthetic that sets it apart from its rivals and also makes using the extension much more enjoyable.

Once installed, you’re greeted with a fullscreen options screen with easy-to-read text that’s easy to understand. There’s even a video tutorial that you can watch so that you’re aware of all of Ghostery’s features such as ad blocking and tracking protection.

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Video Ad Blocker Plus for YouTube

Video Ad Blocker Plus for YouTube

Video Ad Blocker Plus for YouTube

What We Like

  • Completely removes advertizing from YouTube videos.

  • Added filter to protect children from adult video content.

What We Don't Like

  • Doesn’t block regular ads on websites so you’ll need another extension for that.

  • Videos can still slip through as YouTube updates their system.

Video Ad Blocker Plus for YouTube is an adblock chrome extension designed purely for removing ads from video websites. Despite having YouTube in its name, this ad blocker attempts to block ads on all major video websites and also works on sites such as Twitch for getting rid of pre-roll and mid-roll ads.

As with most video ad blockers, some video ads will play occasionally as platforms update their systems to battle ad blockers such as this. This extension, and others, usually update to fight the video platform updates in turn, though.

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Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus ad blocker Google Chrome extension.

Adblock Plus

What We Like

  • A reliable extension with a good reputation.

  • Works very well for most types of ads and supports trustworthy sites.

What We Don't Like

  • Some pop-under ads to show on occasion.

  • Some social media ads will still appear.

Adblock Plus is regarded by many to be the best free ad blocker for Chrome and has been installed on over 10 million Google Chrome browsers. This extension blocks website ads and popup ads and also features added antivirus and tracking protection.

What’s commendable about Adblock Plus is that it supports the Acceptable Ads (AA) standard. This means that it will show some ads that don’t track your browsing activity or take a long time to load so that trustworthy websites can still earn revenue.

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Website AdBlocker Plus

Website AdBlocker Plus ad blocker Google Chrome extension.

Website AdBlocker Plus

What We Like

  • The option to whitelist specific YouTube channels is nice.

  • Extension settings are easy to use.

What We Don't Like

  • The extension icon looks very messy when it’s installed in the Chrome browser.

  • The red text within its settings is an eyesore.

Website AdBlocker+ is a reliable Google Chrome adblocker extension that blocks embedded ads on websites and popup ads as well. This extension also supports the Acceptable Ads initiative which means that some websites that have proven to be responsible with fast-loading ad units that don’t track the user can still show their ads. Website AdBlocker+ can also block video ads on Hulu and YouTube.

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Adblocker.Global

Adblocker.Global ad blocking Google Chrome browser extension.

Adblocker.Global

What We Like

  • Removes ads on social media sites like Facebook.

  • Also blocks video ads on YouTube.

What We Don't Like

  • A lot of the language in the extension settings will confuse casual web browsers.

  • A lot of research required to understand all features.

Adblocker.Global is an all-in-one ad blocking Google Chrome extension. This free plugin blocks ad banners and popup ads on websites and also works on social media platforms, such as Facebook, and on YouTube for getting rid of pre, mid, and post-roll video ads.

The settings are a little on the advanced side, though, so who don’t know what “Prevent WebRTC from leaking local IP addresses” means may be better off with another ad blocker on this list.

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AdBlocker by Trustnav

AdBlocker by Trustnav ad blocker Google Chrome extension.

AdBlockerbyTrustnav

What We Like

  • Simple settings that won’t intimidate casual users.

  • Blocks website and social media ads in addition to tracking.

What We Don't Like

  • The only settings are a basic on and off switch which may frustrate those who like to dig in and manage everything.

AdBlocker by Trustnav is an ad blocker with a streamlined design that is suited for those that feel intimidated by the technical jargon usually associated with ad blocking. This ad blocker blocks everything from online tracking to video ads on YouTube and everything is managed with a basic on/off switch.