Want to get rid of those uninteresting, offensive, repetitive, misleading, irrelevant, ads on FaceBook…and the rest of the web? You can.
If you have Internet Explorer, it’s tedious and hard. You can click the “X” next to the ad, and manually reject each ad individually. This takes an enormous amount of energy, and you will never win (but you could probably keep up with the Mobsters advertisements with about 30 minutes of clicking per day).
If you use Firefox, which is an immensely safer program and is the world’s most popular web browser, then it is a super-simple process.
1. Go to Tools > Add-ons > click on the Browse All Ad-Ons link >
2. From there you have entered the magnificent world of add-ons. Ways to very easily customize your internet browsing experience. Everything becomes much simpler in your life from this point on.
3. Search for AdBlock Plus (or click here to skip straight to it).
4. Click Add to Firefox, and the program automatically installs and then will ask you to restart Firefox. When it comes back up, you will need to subscribe to the USA filter list. It’s a one-click, free, process. There is no registration. There is no mess. It just runs.
And it will block almost all advertisements, pop-ups and banners on every website you go to NOT JUST FACEBOOK.
A word about add-ons: There are 10,000+ of them. A few dozen of them are truly useful. Some just waste your life. Some of the add-ons I find most useful and use frequently are:
- Fast Dial
- AdBlock Plus
- Shorten URL
If you don’t use Firefox. Do so.
There is at least also one other add-on that will block the ads only on FaceBook.
These directions are overkill for some readers (you’ve been using this forever), and some of you think this is too high-tech. If this overwhelms you, please ask for help. Any other recommendations from the pros?