How to remove ads from Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox is a super modern browser with dozens of useful features, options and add-ons. Since the browser is absolutely customizable, you are free to set up its interface and browsing options for your taste. Since the most common issue of surfing in the Internet is unwanted advertisement, the browser offers numerous solutions on how to remove it. Below you will find a few tips on how to block advertisement on Mozilla Firefox on your PC or laptop.
The methods described below will help you to block all these blinking images, odd sounds, pop-ups, pop-unders and other most annoying types of advertisement. So, here we go!
Two most popular methods to remove ads from Mozilla Firefox:
This method does not require installation any of additional software or add-ons. The only thing you will need to do is to manage your browser’s settings.
- Click the button on the main menu of your browser in the upper right-hand corner of your Window and then choose Options. (In case you are OS X user, visit your Firefox menu at the top of your screen and choose Preferences).
- Choose Content on the left side of option.
Check Block pop-up windows options in the opened menu.
Now you have disabled the majority of undesirable advertisement that could be shown while using your favorite Mozilla browser.
If you would like to have even more control over ads, there are numerous add-ons for Firefox which can easily suppress them. One of the most effective, thus, popular, add-on is Adblock Plus.
- Install Adblock Plus
Firstly, type аbout:addons in your search field to get an access to your browser’s settings, add-ons and themes. Click Install to initiate an installation process.
You will see a special indicator, showing the process of the AdBlock Plus downloading:
Then choose Option button that will appear after successful installation:
- Set up Adblock Plus
A special tab will be opened asking you what filters you want to use and which one to block. The easiest way is to leave the default settings.
- Disable small ads exclusions
Although Adblock Plus is installed, it still has a switched on feature that allows showing non-intrusive ads. If you want to block all kinds of advertisement, click the Menu button - Add-ons – Options - Filter preferences. Uncheck the option Allow some non-intrusive advertising on the Filter Preferences window and click Close.
- Use Adblock Plus
Although the add-on is installed, sometimes you might come across some ads which it still allows to appear. To block a missed ad, hover over it until a tab that says Block appears, and then click it.
These are the most quick and simple ways to stop almost all kinds of advertisement on your Mozilla Firefox and browse freely and safely.