No More Ads: 4 Useful Browsers with Integrated Adblocking Features

Chances are you have spent a whole lot of time finding and installing adblockers to your browser of choice. However, there are actually quite a few browsers with these features built in. Save yourself some time by trying one out. These featured browsers will by no means block everything, but they are a great addition to add to your arsenal of ad-block and security programs.

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Opera is a lightweight browser with a Chrome-like feel, designed to help you breeze through your web searches and browsing. It’s available for the main operating systems and claims to save battery life on laptops. Furthermore, for the frequent YouTube viewer, it allows for the placement of a floating YouTube window on the desktop. Ad-blocking most definitely is at its core, but it comes packed with a few other features.

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Brave is a browser created by the former CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich. The browser is lightweight, as it should be, and it offers the ability to donate to content creators directly rather than through ads. In addition, you can see which ads are prying to break your privacy and which ads are not trying to track you. HTTPS is standard for Brave, which is one of the more secure channels of data transfer. Developers should also know that Brave is a piece of open-source software, so you will have the chance to make it better. All-in-all, Brave is a superb browser that delivers on its key promises, and it is most definitely worth your time to give a try.

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In addition to the ad-blocking capabilities we have seen in ad-blocking browsers thus far, Slimjet offers a bit more. A high-speed download manager touts the use of multiple connections to download files quicker, forms fill automatically upon a page being loaded, YouTube videos can be downloaded from the browser as an MP4 or MP3, and a whole lot more. For the power user, Slimjet is not to be overlooked!

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Recent rumors from April of 2017 have surfaced claiming that Google’s Chrome browser will soon come with an ad-blocker built in. It is likely to be turned on by default for all users, which is especially great for those users that may be less suspecting of even the most malicious ads and links. One looming pitfall, though, is that Google may block just about everything that is not Google Ads or YouTube ads. That having been said, would it truly be an ad-blocker in the traditional sense? Nonetheless, it would add one more line of defense to a browser that reigns over roughly 54% of the browser usage share.

The battleground of keeping users’ data safe and secure is tough, and there certainly is a lot of muck to slow down your Internet speed. What is your favorite browser to use that has some degree of an ad-blocker built in? Also, do you think more and more mainstream browsers will incorporate some form of ad-blocker as a default? Why or why not? We would love to hear your thoughts!

9 comments

  1. Chrome ad-blocker?! NEXT JOKE! As you say, it will probably be very good at blocking everything but Google-generated ads and there will be no way to block those.

    Unless these browsers incorporate the existing standalone ad-blockers, they will not be as good at blocking ads.
    Unless the in-browser blockers can, or will, be constantly updated with new URLs, they will not be as good as standalone blockers.
    How do we know that, for a price of a donation, these browser developers will not allow certain ads to leak through?

    Thanks, but no thanks. I will stick with standalone ad-blockers until the in-browser ones prove to be as good, if not better at blocking ads.

      • It depends on the browser you are using.

        I use Firefox and use uBlock Origin plug-in to block ads, NoScript plug-in to block scripts and Privacy Badger to block trackers. I used to use AdBlockPlus plug-in. Whether they are ‘good’ is a matter of personal opinion. All I know is that they appear to be effective at blocking what they are supposed to block.

  2. Conclusion , website owners are now blocking their site content , if it detects a ad blocker !

    • Just boycott visiting them, they either want to sell you information (mostly half truths and lies and fake news) or spy on you, or dump malware on your computer…

    • True enough.

      Fortunately, I haven’t found any ad-powered websites yet that I want to use so much that it’s worth whitelisting the URL.

      Importantly, I am delighted to find that certain websites that ARE worth visiting have started to come up with an ad-free subscription, so I am able to whitelist those sites.

  3. Opera-bags in html player, adguard works shitty
    Brave-adguard works super, but flash not at all
    Slimjet-adguard works so so, the rest works fine
    Chrome- shit because from google….adguard and etc

    My choice Slimjet from this list.

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