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How to Block Misleading Popup Ads on Chrome Android

Learn how to block ads on Chrome Android. The in-built Adblocker helps in blocking misleading and intrusive. However, it allows only acceptable ads networks.

Most pop-up ads are meant for hacking and redirecting you to a phishing site to collect sensitive information. Thankfully, Google Chrome for Android has an option that can automatically stop these intrusive and misleading pop-up advertisements. However, it allows safe and acceptable ads to give a good user experience.

Block Misleading Intrusive Ads on Chrome browser

Imagine watching a video or reading through an article or a blog, and suddenly, an annoying pop-up ad and redirect ad appear in your browser. It happens to me most of the time.

These annoying and intrusive ads are mainly from advertisers and publishers just trying to profit from online businesses. While the publisher does not have complete control, the advertisers mostly ruin the user experience.

Advertisement is the primary source of income for most content creators and online publishers. However, a group or section of people also intends to mislead and spam users with intrusive ads to make money. This also leads to scamming and even redirecting to adult websites without consent.

Hence, the in-built Chrome Ad Blocker helps block these ads and allows only legitimate ads to display. It won’t completely block the ads on a website you’re visiting; however, it will limit the number and may also clean the browsing experience if needed.

Enable Ad Blocker

As I mentioned earlier, the in-built ad blocker option does not block all the ads on the website but only curtails the misleading and vague pop-up ads. After all, starting in the Chrome browser is an excellent feature. Here are the steps to do:

  1. Launch Google Chrome App on Android phones.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings option from the available list.
  4. Scroll down and tap on the Site Settings option.
  5. Within Site Settings, select the Ads menu.
  6. Turn OFF the Ads toggle button to block ads.
    Chrome Android Block Ads in-built option

If the Ads toggle is disabled by default, turn it ON and switch it back to OFF. If you turn ON the toggle, intrusive ads won’t be blocked.

The spammy pop-up ads will be blocked after you enable the block ads on the Chrome option. It will also help you to safeguard your data and protect it from hacking and redirect spam.

Hence, always keep the Ad-Blocker option enabled in Chrome Android. There is also an option to disable the pop-up using Chrome pop-up blockers, which I think we have to keep enabled.

Video Demo

In this video demo, you will learn how to block ads on Chrome browser to stop misleading and intrusive ads without damaging the content creators’ revenue.

How to Block Misleading Popup Ads on Chrome Android?

Bottom Line

The intrusive ads are often misleading since we are bombarded with unlimited ads on a single tab. It’s always better to enable the built-in ad blocker in a Chrome computer. It will allow only selected ad networks to display that follow IAB guidelines.

This feature has helped me block all the malicious and spammy ads interrupting me while reading. Blocking ads on the browser is an efficient feature if used properly.

Similarly, you can also block misleading pop-up ads on Chrome computers. This will only hide the intrusive ads. However, if you want to block all ads, you can use adblocker extensions for computer browsers.

Have you enabled the misleading ad blocker on Chrome for Android?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal is a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certified Google IT Support Professional, and a Digital-Tech Geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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