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We Compared Some of the Most Popular Ad Blockers, So You Don’t Have To

Do adverts seem to pop up everywhere, every time you’re online? Ever feel like they’re reading your mind, promoting products that you thought of that one time, but now are all over your screen? Now could be the time to install an ad blocker.

Written by Adam Bovan

September 2019

Why get an adblocker?

  • Protect your privacy: An ad blocker reduces the number of cookies in your browser.
  • Save bandwidth: Blocking ads reduces your data usage and could save you money.
  • Take back control: You’re only able to see what you want to see when browsing the internet.
  • Security: There’s less risk of any malware entering your system if you’re blocking ads that could be malicious.

How do you choose the right adblocker?

We’ve rounded up a few recommendations for you to pick the right ad blocker for your business. What’s more, many are completely free – so what have you got to lose (well, aside from the adverts).


The free version of AdBlock offers a wide array of features for, including customising which ads you want to block and which ones you want to view. AdBlock Plus provides some additional features, including mobile browser protection and compatibility with more browsers.

CyberSec by NordVPN.

A fantastic choice for someone who already uses NordVPN as a virtual private network.

CyberSec offers some great features, such as blocking dangerous websites, protecting you from phishing scams and cyber threats. Meanwhile, you can also browse freely without unwanted pop-ups and autoplay video ads.

CleanWeb by Surfshark.

CleanWeb blocks ads and has automatic malware detection. From £1.59 per month, it’s affordable and easy to get started with. Compatible with mobile browsers, CleanWeb is a brilliant choice if you always find yourself running out of data before the end of the month – the fewer pop-ups and autoplay ads mean you can save your precious MBs for what’s important – screaming goat videos…

R.O.B.E.R.T By Windscribe.

With R.O.B.E.R.T, you get four levels of protection, and it’s suitable for a range of budgets.

The free option covers up to 10GB of data, which could suit one person, but you may need to upgrade if it’s more than yourself who needs to block those pesky ads.

Of course, ad blockers are just one part of your cybersecurity arsenal and should always be used in conjunction with other security software. 

If you’d like to find out how you can strengthen your business’ cybersecurity, speak to a member of our team right now.

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