Blocking Pop-Ups, Pop-Unders, and Trackers
Over the years, pop-up ads have become more aggressive in order to get past ad blockers like AdBlock. So now there are not only pop-ups, there are also pop-unders. A pop-under is an advertisement that hides behind your browser window, revealing itself only when you leave the site you're visiting.
Another example of aggressive online advertising is the rise of third-party trackers and ads that "follow" you across the Internet as you browse. Advertising companies that rely on these kinds of ads keep track of your online behavior in a database, which is used to serve ads that are tailored to your recent activity. If you've ever looked at a pair of shoes on one website and then seen an ad for the same pair of shoes on websites you visit later that's the result of trackers (the advertising industry calls this "retargeting").
Our ad blocker will block annoying pop-ups as well as aggressive pop-unders and third-party trackers. By downloading AdBlock, you'll be protecting yourself from the worst of these ads.
Is ad blocking safe? Ad blocking is generally safe, but you should always choose a reliable ad blocking software. However, you should also note that ad blockers don't replace anti-malware software and won't fully protect you from malware and viruses.Is AdBlock for free? ›
AdBlock is yours free, forever. No more annoying ads to slow you down, clog your feed, and come between you and your videos. Ever. And it's 100% free, completely, utterly, forever.Is Chrome getting rid of AdBlock? ›
In 2023, Google is making a huge change to how Chrome web browser extensions work — and it might be killing Chrome ad blockers in the process. That's right, pop-up ads are making a comeback in 2023.How much does total AdBlock cost per month? ›
Total Adblock is available on iOS and Android, as well as Chrome, Edge, Safari, Opera, and Firefox browsers. Pricing. You can try Total Adblock for 7 days free. But if you want an unlimited ad blocker, Total Adblock costs $2.42/month (with a 14-day money-back guarantee).How does AdBlock make money? ›
Ultimately, AdBlock makes money from the generous support of our awesome users. While only a tiny portion of users end up making a donation, we are fortunate to have millions of users across the globe, so that small percentage goes a long way.Is there a downside to AdBlock? ›
If you installed AdBlock (or an extension with a similar name to AdBlock) from anywhere else, it may contain adware or malware that can infect your computer. AdBlock is open source software, which means that anyone can take our code and use it for their own, sometimes nefarious, purposes.What is the safest free ad blocker? ›
- AdBlock Plus.
- Stands Fair Adblocker.
- Opera Browser.
- Google Chrome.
- Microsoft Edge.
- Brave Browser.
The most common reason is that someone in the household paid for AdBlock without telling you. It might not even be intentional.