Utilities

Ultimate Ad-Free Browsing

Browser getting cluttered with Ads ? Want to achieve a nearly total ad-free browsing experience (at least on your desktop) ?

Use Pi-Hole To Block All Network Devices

Install Pi-Hole . Will work for all devices in your home except those using cellular data.

Block Google Ads in Search Results Using Violent Monkey Scripts

Pi-Hole will cause ads appearing in your google search results to have deadlinks. Although they are blocked, they still appear and one tends to click on them as they appear on the top of the results. To remove them entirely you need to have the web page modified on the fly which is what the Violent Monkey extension (available for Firefox and Chrome) allows you to do by installation of customized javascript. Install the Violent Monkey extension, then install the user script Hide Ads in Google Search Results.

Block Twitter Ads

Install the following Violent Monkey User Scripts to block Twitter Ads:

Also Hide Ads on Facebook

There are other similar scripts on Greasy Fork and OpenUserjs.org.

Keep in mind security concerns – ready the warning on the OpenUserjs.org sitie.

Use Firefox, a Privacy Focused Browser – Firefox

Firefox is much better than it used to be and in my opinion better than Chrome in many ways. Google is never going to give up on Ads so will never allow a user to totally block ads while Firefox has become more privacy focused.

Install the Firefox Add On Ublock Origin

Ublock Origin is one of the best ad-blockers out there.

Now go browse the web!

Charlie

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