In other words, the following two methods will block ads on every browser you use and other programs too, like instant messengers, torrent software, etc.If you use any of the two system-wide ad-blocking methods mentioned below, you do not need to download any browser add-on or browser specific method to block ads (e.g.if you download Ad Fender or Hosts Man, you don’t need Ad Block Plus).
Yes No Script is a terrific add-on, and yes it will make your browser safer and faster. No Script is something that discourages the use of browsing technologies like Java Script. Do we stop downloading programs just because some programs are malicious? Rather, we are just careful about what programs we download.
Can Java Script be used to exploit people’s computers? Similarly, there is no need to block scripts if you are just careful of where you visit (and if you have security software installed), just like if you are careful of what you download.
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Without a doubt Firefox is the easiest browser to block ads in because of its extensive add-ons support.
(Do note, though, if you visit non-English websites frequently, you may want to use a second non-English filter to block ads on non-English websites.)Although Ad Block Plus blocks most ads on its own, if Ad Block Plus ever misses an ad you can right-click on the ad and select “Ad Block Plus: Block image”; this will allow you to create a custom filter blocking that ad and ads similar to it: If Ad Block Plus misses a Flash or Java ad, a little “Block” tab will pop up above it allowing you to block it manually (since you can’t right-click on those types of ads).
Other useful features of Ad Block Plus are Many people decide to use No Script (an add-on that blocks scripts – like Java Script – from running) instead of Ad Block Plus for their ad blocking needs (most ads are served using Java Script, so when No Script blocks Java Script the ads do not appear). The point is we should not be discouraging the use of these website technologies – we should be embracing them (unless everyone wants the plain HTML websites back) – just because a few punks decide to exploit that technology.However, I do not hold a grudge with anyone that does block ads because I understand advertisements can be very annoying (especially Flash ads); and, I feel everyone should at least have the knowledge of how to block ads so it is by choice when (if) they decide to not block ads as opposed to by helplessness.After all, education is the key to making an informed decision.Ad Block Plus is a no-hassle, install-and-go adblocker add-on for Firefox.Really the only sort of “setup” you need to do with Ad Block Plus is select the adblocking filter you want to use: These filters are, more or less, a definitions list telling Ad Block Plus which ads to block (similar to how there are virus definitions for anti-virus programs).Click here to learn more about Ad Fender and read our full review.