Dishonest, unscrupulous marketers made a very bad name for online advertising. Ad blockers like AdLock, AdBlock, AdGuard, and any others wouldn’t exist at all if ad makers followed one simple rule: don’t be an eyesore! With their flashing, sticky, stalking adverts, they push paid ads-free subscriptions to entertaining web-sources instead of marketed products. And as long as that situation continues, we will issue articles on how to stop pop-ups on Chrome.
Of course, the simplest way to block pop-ups on Chrome is to install AdLock, and we’re not just saying that ‘cause we are creators of this wonderwork. However, in a way yeah because of that, but exactly because we developed AdLock we know best all its useful features and essential settings. Though we try to be guided by the principle of impartiality, that’s why we’re going to show you how to remove ads from Chrome on your Android and PC using AdLock and using inbuilt Chrome ad blocker.
How to Block Ads in Chrome on Desktop Using AdLock
It’s the simplest thing in the world to block ads in desktop Chrome using AdLock. All you have to do is:
Follow this link to download AdLock for Windows.
AdLock will take over the operation and suggest you the perfect folder for installation.
Open and adjust AdLock
The very moment you open AdLock it will start to block advertising. Though, you can adjust it to meet your needs. For example, if you’re willing to see ads on a particular website, you can add its URL to AdLock Domains exclusions. Open an AdLocker tab in the application, click on Add domain name and type a URL in this format: www.example.com. Since then AdLock will disable ads on every site except that one.
How to Disable Ads in Chrome on Android With AdLock
First of all, you need to download pop-up blocker for Chrome. Open this link, with your phone/tablet and app file will begin downloading. If you’re willing to use AdLock for free for 14 days go to the next step, otherwise, follow this link to choose one of two types of licenses. After you submit your order, you will get a unique code which you will need to enter in your AdLock application.
Allow installation from unknown sources
Navigate to the Settings in your smartphone where you will need to select one of two possible options either Security or Applications it depends on phone model. Better check it in the user’s manual to know for sure. Then follow steps suggested by your device.
Find the file adlock.apk on your phone and tap on it to start the installation. Greedy Google doesn’t want you to install applications which block advertising that’s why it will attempt to scare you with pop-ups like this application may harm your device. Don’t listen to it, AdLock is completely safe as long as you treat it nice. Kidding. AdLock won’t do anything wrong to your device moreover it will protect your phone from such attempts from third-parties. Open AdLock after installation completed.
Enable HTTPS filtering
It’s a very important step as it’s the only way AdLock can filter ads on websites which use HTTPS encryption. To enable HTTPS filtering switch to AdLocker tab and tap on the slider next to Enable HTTPS filtering. In a pop-up window tap OK.
Actually, from now AdLock will already disable pop-up on Chrome as well as in your games and applications. Though you may want to fine-tune it for your personal needs.
Create a whitelist of domains where ads won’t be blocked and filtered
For example, you like a particular website which as you know makes a profit only from ads and you don’t want to deprive it of such opportunity. Then you add the URL of this website to Domains Exclusions. Since then AdLock will filter ads in all websites except that one.
How to Block Pop-Ups on Chrome by Adjusting Your Browser Settings
In February 2018 an unprecedented event occurred: Google enabled its built-in ad blocker for Chrome. However, it blocks only those ads that don’t meet standards set by the Coalition for Better Ads. The Coalition for Better Ads surveyed more than 40000 internet users from North America and Europe to find out which advertisements they consider unacceptable. The survey showed that the most annoying ads are flash banners and the full-page ads. The list of unwelcome ads also included pop-up windows, ads with autoplaying sound and video, banners with a countdown timer, etc.
How to enable Google Chrome’s ad blocker?
Google Chrome pop-up blocker is turned on by default. However, you can disable it at any time or fine-tune it to meet your needs.
- First, go to your Settings
- Next type in a search bar popups.
It’s the quickest way to find menu option where you can fine-tune Chrome ad filter. Usually, you need Content Settings, like on the screenshot below.
- Go to Popups
You’ll see that pop-ups are blocked by default. To allow them, click on the slider. It will turn blue and the pop-ups status will change from Blocked to Allowed.
- Set up the list of exceptions
Click on ADD in front the Block or Allow options and in the pop-up window type down the URL of the site you want to block/allow pop-ups on.
- Allow/block ads
Go back to the Content Settings click on Ads and then repeat actions from the 3rd step.
- Set up the list of exceptions
Navigate to a particular website you want/don’t want to see ads on, then click the area just to the left of its URL (usually it shows a little lock and the word Secure) and in the dropdown menu click on Settings. Find the Ads entry, then choose a preferred option in the menu.
You don’t have to duplicate all of the above steps on every single device if you have a Google account. Google Chrome on your smartphone, if you are authorized in it, will have the same settings for displaying ads as the desktop version of the browser. In the mobile version, ad filtering rules are even stricter: whereas the desktop Google Chrome is going to block pop-up windows, large sticky ads, ads with autoplaying video and sound, and prestitial ads with countdown, the mobile Google Chrome is going to block animated flash banners, full-page scrollover ads, and densely placed advertising as well.
So, after those steps, I won’t see ads?
Not exactly. Chrome pop-up ad blocker doesn’t work like AdLock or other third-party solutions at least initially, it works as an alert system for web-developers. If certain website owners violate standards of the Coalition for Better Ads by displaying unacceptable types of ads, Google will send them notification asking to fix things up within 30 days. If notification is ignored or modifications are late only then Google will block all types of ads on such a website. So, no, you won’t immediately get rid of ads on Chrome if you enable inbuilt ad blocking tool. If you want to block adverts here and now use the best pop-up blocker for Chrome, AdLock, it’s here for you.