There are a few ad blocker browser extensions out there, but the one I recommend for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge is AdBlock Plus. Here are some filter subscriptions you can add to its settings to increase your privacy. Mix and match them as needed.
If AdBlock Plus is already installed, you can click each “subscribe” link to automatically add the filter.
- Specialization: EasyList’s primary filter list that removes unwanted frames, images, and objects.
- Filter details: https://easylist.to/easylist/easylist.txt
- Specialization: ads and tracking protection.
- Filter details: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/zpacman/Blockzilla/master/Blockzilla.txt
- Specialization: privacy protection / removes tracking.
- Filter details: https://easylist.to/easylist/easyprivacy.txt
- Specialization: EasyPrivacy and EasyList combined filter.
- Filter details: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easyprivacy%2Beasylist.txt
- Specialization: blocks ads injected by adware.
- Filter details: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/adwarefilters.txt
- Specialization: malware protection.
- Filter details: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/malwaredomains_full.txt
- Specialization: blocks scam sites.
- Filter details: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Spam404/lists/master/adblock-list.txt
Social media blocking
- Specialization: supplement for EasyList filter. removes social media integration (example: like and sharing buttons).
- Filter details: https://easylist.to/easylist/fanboy-social.txt
Specialization: removes anti-ad block warnings and other obtrusive messages.
- Filter details: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/antiadblockfilters.txt
- Specialization: Removes circumvention ads in Adblock Plus.
- Filter details: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/abp-filters-anti-cv.txt
- Specialization: supplement for EasyList filter, removes online annoyances (includes Fanboy’s Social Blocking List filter).
- Filter details: https://easylist.to/easylist/fanboy-annoyance.txt
- Specialization: filters browser-based miners such as coin-hive.
- Filter details: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/hoshsadiq/adblock-nocoin-list/master/nocoin.txt
- Specialization: filters obtrusive EU cookie law notices.
- Filter details: https://www.i-dont-care-about-cookies.eu/abp/
- Note: I do not recommend using this filter unless you know what cookies are and understand how they are used.