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Want to learn how to block annoying things on Facebook that aren't ads, know how protect yourself from being tracked across the Web, or find out why you're seeing virus warnings on your favorite streaming site? You'll find that and more helpful information that didn't fit anywhere else here.

How to remove malware or adware from your computer
Are you seeing the same shopping ads on every website you visit? They might not be ads at all, but "adware." Adware is malicious software that inj...
Fri, 7 Dec, 2018 at 12:18 AM
How can I stop floating auto-playing videos on Facebook?
Last year, Facebook introduced a "helpful" new feature that is anything but helpful. When you stop or click out of a video you were watching, the ...
Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 at 9:51 PM
How can I block annoying stuff on Facebook and YouTube that aren't ads?
Are you seeing ads on Facebook? You're in the wrong place. Please see this Knowledge Base article instead. Are you seeing ads on YouTube? You'...
Wed, 7 Jun, 2017 at 8:03 PM
How to stop auto-playing videos
So you go to visit a website and a video starts playing before you can even say "hello." Ad blockers such as AdBlock block auto-playing video ad...
Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 at 5:04 PM
How can I block in-page pop-ups?
In-page pop-ups, or the "Subscribe to our newsletter!"-style pop-ups that overlay a web page when you visit a site, are not blocked by default. ...
Sun, 23 Apr, 2017 at 12:56 PM
How to create your own personal filter list
Suppose you've created dozens, even hundreds, of custom filters in your journeys across the Web. Since AdBlock doesn't have a way to synchronize y...
Wed, 21 Jun, 2017 at 2:24 PM
How can I protect my computer from getting malware?
Avoid bad neighborhoods On the Web, as in football, the best offense is a good defense. The #1 way to avoid getting malware is to be careful about the webs...
Thu, 18 Jan, 2018 at 3:17 AM
Why am I seeing yellow ad markers and flashing video on Crunchyroll.com?
Here's the symptom as one user described it: The ad itself is not visible, but when the video reaches the yellow ad markers (and why are those visible ...
Mon, 26 Dec, 2016 at 6:39 PM
How can I protect my privacy online?
By now everyone who uses the Web for anything other than watching cat videos knows that protecting our privacy online is more important than ever. (Come t...
Wed, 3 Jan, 2018 at 11:24 AM
How can I block the "Switch to Chrome" notification on Google's home page?
Google really, really wants you to make Chrome your default browser, Apparently, Google's opinion is that if you use its search engine, you should be u...
Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 at 2:54 PM