How to block advertisements in Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome

There are two types of advertisements • Good advertisements: those which are available only to people who actively want to see them and • Bad advertisements: those which are forced onto people’s computer monitors without permission. Advertisements can be very annoying (especially Flash ads) and, I feel everyone should at least have the knowledge of how to block ads. Also unwanted advertisements are widely considered to be intrusive and irritating, and can be a real nuisance if you have a slow internet connection
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AdBlocker, FlashBlocker

In addition to another solution to this problem mentioning the usage of various ad blocking software in the form of browser plug-ins, I would recommend a different approach:

Block Flash-elements. Flash is a shitty format mostly used by advertisers. Blocking it helped me not only against advertisements, but also with increasing the battery life of my computer.

An appropriate software for this would be Clicktoflash ( - it has the advantage of still offering you the blocked flash-applet if you want to see it, as it might be the case with designerly websites or stream video players. There are similar programs for other browsers.