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Block Misleading Ads in Microsoft Edge on Computer

Do you want to block misleading and intrusive ads from sites in the Edge browser? Learn how to stop ads with built-in settings without extensions.

Microsoft Edge has a built-in feature to block Misleading Ads that aims to protect users from deceptive online advertising.

It uses advanced technology to identify and block ads likely to mislead or deceive users, such as those that mimic system warnings or fake download buttons. It protects the user from falling into a scam.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to block misleading ads in the Microsoft Edge browser app.

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Block the Misleading Ads

Some sites show intrusive or misleading ads that may distract. It is always recommended to block such ads. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge on your computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select Settings from the list.
  3. Switch to the Site Permissions from the sidebar menu.
  4. Scroll down and choose the Ads option within Site permissions.
  5. Toggle the button to turn ON to block misleading or intrusive ads.
    Block Intrusive and Misleading Ads in Edge Computer

It will block only misleading or intrusive ads and all the acceptable ads to display on the website.

This way, a genuine content creator or online publisher will be rewarded, and a website meant only to make money with illegal ads will be punished.

Bottom Line

The Edge browser has the built-in feature to block the misleading ads which doesn’t require any extension or add-on. It will block the ads that are not safe and stop us from falling into phishing or spam.

Similarly, we can block all ads in Edge on the Android with the ad blocker support. Enable the ad blocker extension, and the browser will automatically disable all ads.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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