Top 5 Pop-Up Ad Blockers

Speed up page loads and save bandwidth with a pop-up ad blocker

It seems like every time you click on a link to open one website, three or more windows pop up with it to advertise everything from low insurance rates to online casinos. These windows are annoying and eat up your bandwidth. However, software and extensions can stop pop-up and other types of online advertising before you see them. Here's a look at five top ad blockers you can install to prevent these annoying ads.

Adblock Plus is the world's most popular browser extension. This free open-source software blocks banners, pop-ups ads, tracking and malware. Adblock Plus is available as an extension for Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Firefox web browsers.

By default, Adblock Plus settings don't block nonintrusive ads in order to support websites. The company's "Acceptable Ad" initiative allows advertisers who agree to make ads that follow user-generated criteria to be white-listed. However, users can disable the option to browse completely ad-free.

The Acceptable Ad specifications are listed at the ABP website.

The same company makes a ad-blocking app entitled Adblock Browser, which is available for browsers on Android and iOS mobile devices.  More »

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Adguard ad blocker for Chrome, Firefox, and most other browsers blocks all types of advertising on all types of webpages including on Facebook and YouTube. Compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems, this product can handle anti-adblock scripts. It is fast and uses half the memory of other adblockers.

Adguard blocks all ads including video ads, floating ads, interstitial ads, pop-ups and text ads including Facebook advertisements, while protecting you from malware and phishing.

Adguard was the first stand-alone ad blocker for the Mac and also released versions for iOS and Android mobile devices. More »

The Simply Block Ads! extension for Chrome is proud of its super simple interface. The free extension gets rid of YouTube pre-video ads, pop-ups, in-site ads, text ads, background ads, and whole-site ads. 

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 AdFender offers multiple filter lists and works with all browsers automatically. It blocks banner ads, video ads, pop-ups and other types of ads. This Windows software gives you a faster surfing experience with much less clutter. Browse anonymously to speed up your web browsing experience.

AdFender works with Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer and Opera on computers running Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, and Vista. More »

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 AdMuncher, now free, was once a paid application. It is a Windows app that works to block ads in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Chrome. AdMuncher blocks rich media ads like video ads, interstitial ads and floating ads. It also blocks many spyware, adware and dialer installers. Using AdMuncher to block ads and pop-up windows speeds up page loading and saves bandwidth. More »

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