Android is not iOS, iOS is not Android. Long ago, the confrontation between the two most popular mobile OS to date. And the main essence and reason for this opposition is that the Android system is open, and allows users with the proper skill to do what you want; iOS, in turn, is limited in customization and users of the mobile device from kupertinovtsy have to be content with what we have out of the box.
And what is a closed operating system? The first thing that comes to mind is security. There is a myth that iPad is not subject to the omnipresent hackers and viruses not afraid of them. In fact, it is not so. And for the iPhone there are viruses, and the user accounts Apple also periodically hacked. But, unfortunately, on Android it’s even worse. Longtime users “Green robot” know that you can set up your mobile system the taste and color to do with your device almost anything you want. In addition to this, alas, have the highest vulnerability to hacking from the outside. As for hackers and unscrupulous advertisers Android OS is a tasty morsel, fortunately, the number of users is highest among the “axis mobile”.
In order for your device running the Android OS has not had an unpleasant curiosity owing out of nowhere a banner on the whole screen or just advertising in the browser, we have made this top best ad blockers on Android.
- AdAway (Requires granting Root rights)
AdAway is an app for blocking ads. It uses a modified hosts file to send all advertising requests to 18.104.22.168. In other words, the request will not reach, and you don’t see ads. The application supports a modified or a custom host file, and the user can download the base file from the application itself. Host files are stored in the read-only part of the Android system. This means that it requires to grant the application Root access. The app is free, but the site provides the opportunity to donate to the developers any amount. The only drawbacks are AdAway: inability to download it from the Play Store (and only at F-Droid) and the need to provide a Root-rights.
- Adblock Plus for Android
Adblocker Plus is probably the most popular app for blocking ads from that list. It works on both rooted devices and for those where Root access is not granted. The app works in background and filters web traffic is almost the same as its browser extension. You just need to run it once, set and roll. Then it will continue to run in the background independently. Detailed instructions for installing and configuring the application is on the website of the developer.
- AdGuard for Android
AdGuard is something like a list of banned addresses. The app blocks ads just like Adblock Plus. AdGuard runs as a service in the background and filters web traffic. It works without giving Root rights, but requires additional configuration. AdGuard also tracks all of your web traffic, similar to applications like GlassWire. The app has a very nice and intuitive interface. The free version only blocks ads in web browsers, and the premium version costs 24.99 USD per month, but you will also get the premium version of AdGuard for Windows or macOS.
- Google Chrome: fast browser
There are so many different browsers with built-in biokerosene ads and those embedded blokirovki able to filter out a lot of advertising traffic. One of the most popular barriers in principle is Google Chrome and it also has a built-in tool for blocking ads. It is, unfortunately, not able to block all promotional content as it can leave embedded on sites, search engines, advertising banners. There are other browsers with built-in ad blockers, including: Brave Browser, Firefox, Focus, Kiwi Browser, Samsung Browser, Firefox and Dolphin Browser. They all work about the same and you need to choose which one to use depending on personal preference for design, functionality, etc.
- Block This
Block This is not the most popular tool on our list, but he’s definitely worthy of attention. Block This is as effective as other apps from our top, it works with open source and completely free to use. The app uses the same settings VPN and Adblock Plus and AdGuard, but uses blocking DNS instead of the filter. The developer claims that this method uses less battery power than the standard application for ad-blocking, because most of the work is done before the data arrives on your device.
What app for ad blocking do you use? Whether it’s on our list?
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