Best Adblocker for Chromebooks

Best Adblocker for ChromebooksAdblock Plus is a tool that lets users block ads. Since ads fuel a lot of the content we enjoy for free online, finding common ground seemed to make sense. Adblock plus has compromised by letting some ads through that are permitted by their users. Even though that there are some limitations, adblockers will continue to be popular for computer users on all platforms (Chromebooks included). Fed up with pop-ups? These are the best ad blockers for Google Chromebooks.

uBlock Origin Ad Blocker Alternative

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This is another adblocker that works on Chromebooks that is similar to Adblock Plus.


How does Adblock Plus work?

ABP has always been about blocking intrusive and malicious ads and allowing “acceptable” ads. Read theirAcceptable Ads Manifesto for more. What they’re doing is moving into an industry that already exists but has been underserved for their purposes. They want to accept “acceptable” ads, but existing ad curators aren’t consistently giving them good options, so they’ve moved into the curation industry. Google has curated ads for years, for example.

Adblock Plus Acceptable Ad Program

Here’s the difference between how ABP’s Acceptable Ads program worked before and how it’s going to work now (from the article): “The marketplace is a extension of the Acceptable Ads program that Adblock Plus has been running since 2011. Since then, the ad blocker has defaulted to ‘whitelisting’ approved ads, so that they show up even when users have the blocker turned on. But the program has been fairly limited in scope, since publishers and ad networks need to specifically work with (and pay) Adblock Plus to have their ads deemed acceptable. It’s a time-consuming process, Williams emphasized, which limits how many websites can sign up to display ads to would-be blockers. Adblock Plus hopes that, through this new marketplace, there’ll be a big expansion in the usage of Acceptable Ads. Because they’re already picked out and ready to go, any publisher will be able to sign up, plug some code into their website, and start running whitelisted ads.”


Opting out of Acceptable Ads on Ad Block Plus

You can still opt out of Acceptable Ads if you’re running ABP. In other words, you can run the extension and not participate in their monetization program. Like other ad curation services, ABP sends most of the ad revenue to the website where the ad is served: From the article: “Publishers will get to keep 80 percent of all ad revenue from marketplace ads, with the remaining 20 percent being divided between various other parties involved with serving the ads. Adblock Plus will receive 6 percent of total revenue.” Web hosting, website maintenance, and content creation are not free. Websites need to make money somehow, whether it be from ads or subscription services. ABP is trying to allow them to make money from ads while not interfering with the consumer’s ability to view content without distraction.


  1. Now, look for “advanced” option and click on it. You may have to scroll down a little. Under the “privacy and security” options, you will find “content settings”. As you tap it, it takes you to a new list of options. You should then look up for the “pop-ups” option.

  2. I’ve been using Ad Block for over a year, and no matter what I try to do, it still doesn’t block the ads. They’re always popping up on the screen, whatever I’m doing. I never asked for Ad Block, it came with the this Acer Chromebook Spin 11 laptop. I finally found a way to stop them from being intrusive for a while, but apparently, Chromebook didn’t like that. They blocked me from logging into my computer, they kept saying my Password was wrong, & I know it was right. So I had to create a new password. when I did that I was able to log back in, but the settings went back to the original ones that came with it. Now, the ads are all back again. I restored it again, just to make sure. Yes, totally like new. The extension I’d added to clear all those adds from popping up all the time is gone and when I try to search for it, it doesn’t even show up on the list. I got very angry and sent you a nasty threatening letter about what I was going to do to you if you didn’t fix the problem. Well, you haven’t fixed the problem, you’ve made it even worse. Fortunately for you, the Lord convicted me of my sinful attitude and threat, so I’m following through with His plan, Forgive your enemies, and pray for them. I forgive you, and I’m not going to come looking for you, But I am going to get another computer and smashing this one with my sledge hammer, I’ve already done that with my Apple iPhone. I don’t want anyone else to end up with it and have to deal with same issues I’ve had. You and Apple are just alike, you just want to make everything more and more difficult to use, so we have to buy a newer version, like all the money we have to pay for them in the first place isn’t enough. Well, I’m done with that idea. I was a design engineer for over 20 years, I’ll just rebuild my old desktop and start over. Good bye, have a great day!

  3. Brilliant! I think Chrome OS must have something built into it to prevent ad blocking countermeasures. I’ve tried several combinations of browser and ad blocking extensions and I still get a massively annoying level of adverts in YouTube. Google, if you think by harassing me constantly with advertising I am going to give in and subscribe to YouTube Premium, think again! Don’t you make enough money as it is without screwing people over by charging them to view THEIR OWN CONTENT. Criminals! Whatever happened to the ‘Don’t be evil’ mantra?

    • Interesting. I installed “Adblocker for Youtube™” – via the Chrome Web Store – on my mother’s Chromebook, and it’s doing its job well. She does see a quarter-second or so of an ad when starting a video, but then it disappears and the video begins. As for general ad blocking, well, it’s a cheap Chromebook with limited resources. Therefore, instead of installing an ad blocker on the device, I simply changed the DNS setting in her wireless router to point to AdGuard’s DNS (it’s free). That blocks somewhere between 75% to 90% of the ads from even making it to her Chromebook – or any other device that connects to the Internet via her router. What could be easier than that?


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