Ads are the most annoying thing when it comes to surfing the internet. They usually pops-up and sometimes makes it impossible for the user to navigate away from it. So how do Ad works? They show at specific positions where the user has to click for navigation or for gathering more information on the website. So is there a way to stop them? Yes, there are ways such as using a VPN, or you can manipulate there address using DNS. But the maximum percentage of users don’t know about these tricks. So the best way is to install any application or a browser that can do these tricks for you. Installing the browser will automatically perform the required task, and you will be safe from annoying ads. So we are going to discuss the browsers, VPN and DNS application which is best suited for blocking ads from any website.
Brave is the best alternative browser for Google Chrome on android platform. The look and feel are almost the same as the Chrome browser. But the brave browser has tighter security protection, and it blocks off 90% ads with its intelligent coding.
It protects your privacy and will feel familiar to the persons who have already been using Google Chrome. It provides more options for security and privacy settings which are not available on chrome. Cons of brave browser are that it has its privacy ad program, which is visible through links on the browser and the settings make the video to auto-play.
DuckDuckGo is one of the search engines that usually doesn’t track what is being searched and never access your locations. This search engine is a non-profit firm which focuses on initial search results than other promotional search results shown on different search engines.
Unline chrome the DuckDuckGo app protects the privacy of the user and does not track the user activity or their IP address. So this means that the same result will be shown to every user when a particular keyword is searched. It shows the privacy grade for each site you visit. The browser has a fire icon, which can be used to delete the browsing history of the user.
The only limitation of this browser is that it can’t bookmark sites. Minimal setting options are available, so you don’t have to worry about setting up the browser. Its default configuration is for privacy task. It comes with a trash icon on it from where you can delete the browsing history. Cons of this app are it usually sends the data to Mozilla server by default.
Microsoft Edge is one of the most widely used browsers on windows system. It is so because it is quite faster than other browser and uses fewer data to load any page. Now there is support for Edge on android devices. The Edge can be easily synced by using the Microsoft account and syncing is quite fast. The three dots available on the top right corner takes care of the annoying ads.
The settings have an adblocker plus that can be accessed by following: three horizontal dots ~> Settings ~> Content Blockers. When activated, it blocks the ads and gives you a seamless browsing experience. Cons of this app are that there are too many options that could confuse any user and the adblocker plus settings have extra options for allowing some ads which have to manually disabled.
Cake browser is a new innovative browser that has the capabilities of giving competition to its competitors. So what are the functionalities? The features include Ad blocking on the element that can prevent an ad from displaying it on the browser. It can block off the sites ads on a single click.
Other than blocking ad it has a good look and feels to it, it can narrow down the search to images, news with just a single click. It loads the search result faster than any other browser and lets you swipe through them quickly. Cons of this browser are that it has limited configurations for adblocker. For unresponsive mobile site take more swipe to scroll through the page.
Disconnect Premium VPN Pro
The pro version of Disconnect Premium VPN blocks trackers from any app that access the internet. It has a massive library of ads server which are usually blocked. When the app is active, it will prevent away from all the trackers from accessing any personal information, which becomes your ad preference from browsers.
Get this app installed on your device and activate it and enjoy ad-free surfing on any browsers. Cons of this app are that it is quite costly to use, and it has a limited number of servers to connect and block the ad trackers. The monthly fees are quite more as compared to annual pricing.
As we discussed earlier, changing DNS is an option to block Ads from showing on your android devices. So how is that possible? DNS acts as a gateway from where all traffic routes onto your devices. If that gateway is populated with ads, then you will be receiving more advertisements. But what if we change the DNS server point to an ADBlocker DNS. It will automatically block the ads.
Blokada can change the DNS of your connections and sets them to ADBlocker DNS, which will, in return, block the ads and lets you surf seamlessly. Many sites detect this configuration and prevent their website from running normally on these configurations. So it is your option that you want to visit those sites or has to surf with annoying Ads. Cons of this app include that user must know DNS configuration. Another flaw of this app is that your selection of AdBlocker DNS varies from time to time, allowing some Ads to popup.
For those who know how to configure DNS settings and can manually block the ads through it. But configuration on the device might be tricky as it might affect the internet settings connectivity on your device. But there is a website known as NextDNS.io where you can create an account and can try different experiments with DNS settings.
Once you feel like the settings are up to mark, then you can use those settings in your android device. The app, known as ‘Intra’ from Jigsaw, should be there to configure the parameters used in NextDNS.io. Pros of this website are that it supports many modern DNS privacy settings and also provides highly customizable DNS configurations. Cons are you need to be technically sounded to use it and quite often the server goes for beta maintenance.
So the list which we have discussed above will help you to find a solution for the Ad pop-ups while browsing websites. Ads are annoying, and the user doesn’t usually want to see them, but the ads are the only source of income for some sites. So blocking them will surely be of waste to their hard work. But still, there are some cases where Ads pop-ups are more in number, and these solutions will help you with this scenario.