How to Disable Ads on Mac?


Issue: How to Disable Ads on Mac?

Hello. I'm tired of ads which continuously pop-up on my Mac. Is there any way I could disable them without downloading an additional application? Thanks!

Solved Answer

Learn how to disable ads on Mac

Pop-up ads on Mac can be definitely annoying! Developers usually generate pay-per-click revenue and try their best to lure the computer user into clicking on them[1]. The most common tactic is to make the advertisements look genuine even try to mimic well-known companies.

We understand that ads can make your browsing experience unbearable and and appear as intrusive pop-ups[2]. You can also face some difficulties once trying to close them since it might make your computer to freeze or become sluggish.

However, note that you should not click on the displayed ads under any circumstances since they might redirect you to highly suspicious pages and infiltrate malware[3]. Additionally, note that even if you click on them accidentally by trying to close them it also might trigger the installation of dangerous PC threats.

We recommend you to scan your computer with MacKeeper to remove all potentially unwanted programs which might be flooding you with an extensive amount of annoying ads. Afterward, you can block ads on Mac without downloading any additional third-party application.

The guide below will explain you how to disable ads on Safari and Chrome. Note that you can apply the instructions provided below to other popular browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer as well.

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There are two ways how you can get rid of the intrusive advertisers on Safari — using settings or reader view function. The in-built Reader is a great way to block the ads. However, it removes the whole graphical content from the website as well. Therefore, if you want to still leave social tags and other potentially not dangerous content, you should opt for the first technique.

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Method 1. Block advertisements using Safari settings

Open Safari settings

  1. Open Safari and navigate to the top-left corner of your screen;
  2. Click on Safari and select Settings. Block Pop-ups on Safari
  3. Open Security tab and tick the Block pop-up windows mark.

Method 2. Use Reader function to remove ads on Safari

Enable Reader View on Safari

  1. Navigate to the top of the window;
  2. Select Show Reader View.

NOTE: You can also reach the Reader function by simply pressing Command + Shift + R at once.

Block ads on Chrome

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How to disable ads on Chrome

  1. Open Chrome and click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner of the window;
  2. Select Settings.
    Open content settings to remove ads
  3. Scroll down and click on Advanced button;
  4. Search for the Content Settings and open them.
    Block popups on chrome
  5. Select Popups and block them.

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