In this article we will show you how to remove or remove ads that appear in Google Chrome. But, to understand the context, first we want to explain the reason why almost all current web pages have ads.
Why do ads appear on almost every web page?
«Money makes the world go round.» For better or for worse, that is a truth that governs our society, which is why money is present in almost every activity. In fact, Internet browsing does not escape this rule, since almost from the moment of its invention, entrepreneurs realized the economic benefits that they could generate by taking advantage of this new technology.
For that reason, almost all current web pages have ads. This allows the page owner to earn a commission each time a person clicks on one of the ads that appears on their page. This is known as «monetizing» a page.
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For its part, Google also makes money, since it is the one who controls the platform that classifies, categorizes and authorizes these ads, known as Google Adsense.
Very briefly, that is the reason why almost all current web pages have ads: the money.
How to remove ads that appear in Google Chrome
If you want to stop seeing ads on each page you enter, as well as YouTube and other social networks, below we show you 2 options that you have at your disposal. The first is a partial solution. The second option is much more definitive.
Without a doubt, pop-ups or pop-up windows they are one of the most frustrating types of web ads out there. They appear when you click on a file or link and a new tab containing the ad automatically opens.
They are also somewhat dangerous, as it is one of the methods most used by attackers to download malicious software onto your computer. Therefore, it is beneficial to avoid them to prevent Trojan viruses and protect your computer.
Therefore, among the things that you can customize in Google Chrome is the option to block this type of ads, same as it’s activated default. However, if this is not your case, you can enable this option by following these simple steps.
On a computer:
- Inside Chrome, click on the three column-shaped dots in the upper right corner. Then select «Settings».
- Display the «Advanced Settings» section. Then select the «Privacy and security» option. Then click on «Website Settings».
- Select the option «Pop-ups and redirects.»
- To disable pop-ups, slide the button so that it says «Blocked (recommended).»
- Open Google Chrome.
- Press the three column-shaped dots to the right of the address bar. Later «Setting».
- Press the option «Site settings» and later in «Pop-ups and redirects.»
- Once inside, press to lock pop-ups.
On iPhone and iPad:
- Go to Chrome.
- Click on the three dots in the shape of a column located in the upper right part of the interface. Later «Setting».
- Select the option «Content settings» and later «Block pop-up windows».
- In the window that opens, you will be able to deactivate these types of windows.
Once you’ve done this, Chrome will automatically block pop-ups from any page, including those annoying ads. Even so, keep in mind that not all pop-ups are spam.
Therefore, if you want a specific page (for example, a bank page) to display its content through these windows, you will have to allow it by clicking on the pop-up icon in the search bar and then on «Allow ».
Now, even with this configuration, you will continue to see other types of ads. Keep reading this article if you want to get rid of these for good.
Using a free ad blocker
As their name indicates, these extensions or applications block all ads that may appear on the pages you enter. Some of these extensions are paid, however there are also versions free that fulfill the same function. We recommend the following applications that you can find in the Chrome extensions store:
- Adguard Adblocker.
- uBlock Origin.
If you don’t know how to use this type of application, on our website we show you how to find and install extensions in Google Chrome. Also, if you don’t want to see ads while browsing on your phone, learn how to install these extensions on a mobile. This way you can remove or eliminate the ads that appear in Google Chrome on all your devices.
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