How to Get Rid of Google Ads

by Thomas King ; Updated September 28, 2017

Google Adsense is a free program that allows anyone with a website to display advertisements on their site. Google helps advertisers by directing them to the right audience and Google helps web publishers by paying them a small amount each time an advertisement on their web page is clicked. As Google Adsense becomes more popular, more and more advertisements are popping up around the Internet. This can be frustrating for Internet browsers. Fortunately, there is a simple way to get rid of Google ads.

Go to http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html and download Mozilla Firefox. Mozilla Firefox is a free Internet web browser, similar to Internet Explorer.

Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865 to download Adblock Plus, and click "Add to Firefox." For simplicity, you should use your newly installed Firefox to navigate to the aforementioned link.

Click "Install Now" in the box that opens up. If the box does not automatically open up, you may need to click "Allow" in the banner that appears on the top of the web browser.

Select the country nearest you and click "OK."

Restart Firefox once the download is complete.

Select "Tools" from the menu on the top of the Firefox Browser. Then click on "Adblock Plus Preferences" from the drop-down menu.

Click on "Filters" and then select "Add Filters."

Type http://.googlesyndication.com/ into the box that appears. Then click "OK." You have now successfully gotten rid of all Google Adsense ads.

Tip

  • If you insist on using Internet Explorer, you can download IE7Pro at the link below. IE7Pro is similar to Adblock Plus. While it will block most Internet ads, it is not specifically set up to block Adsense ads.

About the Author

Thomas King is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he served as managing editor of the "Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law." He currently lives in Aberdeen, Washington where he writes and practices law.

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