Use AdBlock's manual blocking wizard to block ads and more

If you're seeing a single unblocked ad, you can often use AdBlock's custom hiding assistant (also known as our "blacklist wizard" or "blocking wizard") to remove it. You can hide things that aren't ads the same way, by pinpointing page resources you don't want to see.


Note: This article does not apply to our AdBlock for Safari Mac app, which does not yet feature a blacklist wizard.


Block an ad or other page resource manually, Method 1:

  1. Click the AdBlock button and select Block an ad on this page.
  2. A blue highlight will follow your cursor as you move it around the page. When it highlights what you want blocked, click it.
  3. If the ad isn't completely gone or the page doesn't look right, use the slider to adjust the highlighted area.
  4. Click Looks good. (Advanced users, feel free to use the Edit button and tweak the filter rule to your heart's content.)
  5. Click Block it!.


Block an ad or other page resource manually, Method 2:

  1. Right-click the ad and select Block this ad (this may be hidden under an AdBlock submenu).
  2. Use the slider to adjust the amount of the page that's blocked, if needed.
  3. Click Looks good. (Advanced users, feel free to use the Edit button and tweak the filter rule to your heart's content.)
  4. Click Block it!.


Block an ad or other page resource manually, Method 3:

In addition to our manual blocking wizard, you can also use AdBlock's resource page to create custom filters. Please see this article in our Knowledge Base: How can I see what AdBlock is blocking or hiding?


I tried to block something and now the page doesn't work!

If you accidentally block too much and break the web page, please see this Knowledge Base article: A web page doesn't work or looks wrong with AdBlock on


Can't block the ad manually?

If an ad can't be blocked by our manual blocking wizard, or if the ad is blocked but returns when you reload the page, it means the ad is too sophisticated for our simple little wizard to handle. Now what?


First, make sure there's not something that's preventing the filter lists from blocking it. Try these troubleshooting steps for unblocked ads. If they don't remove the ad, then a custom filter can sometimes help. (Warning: Custom filters can break websites.)


However, please keep in mind that it isn't always possible to block all ads on every site. Unlike some other ad blockers, we don't take a "scorched earth" approach to ad blocking. If the only way to block an ad is to break the page it's on, we will prioritize site functionality over ad blocking to preserve the user experience.

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