|Works on all major browsers|
|Prevents adverts and tracking|
|May not block all adverts|
You know how it is. You're out there searching for free porn, and you find a site that, at first, looks good. Then, you click to see a video or some pics, and an advert pops up. You get rid of that one, and another takes its place. Then, you click another video and find you're on a new page and looking at a chat site you didn't want. Later, checking your email, you find all kinds of spam based on those adverts you didn't want to see, and things can get worse when you get to social media platforms, and find Facebook’s showing you even more adverts based on your recent browsing.
Adblock Plus seeks to put an end to all that. Or and end to as much of it as it can. This is a free extension you can add to Firefox, Chrome and other major browsers, and once it’s installed, you can customise it to do as you want it to do. It comes with a range of features, there is a premium service if you want to go the whole hog, and it has been proven to work.
Adblock Plus has many features, including an About page that explains everything the extension does. The list includes filter blockers that tell your browser what kinds of ads to block or tabs to prevent from opening, and you get to decide what is on that list. Adblock Plus comes with some ready-made filter lists, and allows non-intrusive adverts as deemed acceptable by the Acceptable Ads Committee. So, it doesn't block everything, meaning you won't miss the useful stuff, only the repetitive and annoying, irrelevant adverts. It doesn't collect any of your personal data either, so there’s no need to worry about that.
The Premium Service goes a little further. You can prevent floating videos, newsletter pop-ups and other distractions once you've signed up for the premium service, but you’ll need to pay. Mind you, at only $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year, it shouldn’t break the bank, and you'll get a much smoother browsing experience once it’s installed.
The Adblock Plus extension is constantly up to date. It’s not something you have to fiddle with yourself, because the company does all that from their labs, and the plugin updates itself with any new info it needs. You do have to install it, but that’s a simple process, and it’s all explained on the site’s help page. I also found versions of Adblocker within my browsers recommended add-ons list (Firefox).
The site gives some stats by way of an example of an extension report. This shows how many adverts have been blocked on a site, page and in total through your browsing history. It lets you block specific elements on a page or site, and report any issues you find, so you can assist the community. There are also links to the mobile app so you can have it running on your phone, and reminds you that it is completely free (and not expensive if you subscribe to the premium service).
I can’t guarantee that your porn browsing experience will be 100% advert-free once this extension is installed, but it should certainly be cleaner and less annoying. Adblock Plus is one of several similar extensions you can download and add to your browser for free, but it has a better reputation than many you might see advertised. It's open-source, free at the basic level and not costly at the premium one, and it promises to restrict annoying pop-ups and other adverts as well as trackers. It also comes with a discussion board and a blog should you want to find any more information, seek help or give feedback.