What is ad blocker?
An ad blocker is a program that removes various types of advertisements from a web user's online experience. These programs target certain types of ads, such as pop-ups, banner ads, and other popular forms of online advertising. This allows users to surf the Internet without distractions or interruptions.
Ad blockers work in many different ways. Some are standalone programs, others are features of more extensive customization services or add-ons for a specific browser or operating system. Some browser-specific programs, such as PithHelmet for Safari or other programs for browsers, such as Opera, are designed to work well in a particular environment. Others use Windows or another operating system to block pop-ups or other types of advertisements.
There are numerous options available to users to block different types of ads. Some programs delete cookies and other web markers to effectively limit ads. Web proxy programs like Privoxy can be effective ad blockers. Some users choose to block Adobe Flash to block annoying video ads that are common on some websites today. There are also freeware programs that can block advertisements according to simple principles.