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How to Enable Built-in Ad Blocker in Google Chrome?

How to Enable Built-in Ad Blocker in Google Chrome?

Website ads are mostly the major source of income for web browsers. However, seeing too many ads on a single webpage degrades the overall experience for the user and annoy them. This runs especially true with popup ads or clicks ads where you click on some line and it opens an ad in another window. Google has built an ad blocker right into the browser that helps users block ads from a particular website.

Though the built-in ad blocker is not as efficient as some other adblocker plug-ins, it can block video ads, malicious ads with malware, scams and cryptocurrency miners and stop advertisers from accessing your personal data.

So, if you don’t want to download any random ad blocker on your Chrome browsers, here’s a step by step guide on how to can enable or disable the built-in Chrome’s adblocker.

Pre-requisites:

  • The latest version of Google Chrome browser
  • Working internet connectivity
  • Windows PC, Mac, Android or iOS device

Step 1: Open any website for which you want to block the ads

Step 2: Then tap on the padlock icon beside the URL bar and choose the option ‘Site settings’

Step 3: Under Site settings page, scroll down look for the option ‘Ads’

Step 4: Now, click on the box placed in front of that and choose the option ‘Block’ to filter ads from that website.

Step 5: Now, reload the webpage and you’ll encounter fewer ads going forward.

Note: The browser set the Block option by default, in that case, you can either leave the option as it is or simply choose Block option from the drop-down menu.