Use uBlock Origin to block unwanted ads, trackers and malware sites

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#1

uBlock origin is a free and open-source browser extension for general-purpose blocking and content-filtering.

While there are many ad-blocking extensions out there, uBlock Origin is reported to be less resource intensive than other browser extensions that do the same job.

It is available for all major browsers including Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and Safari.
Mozilla add-on.
Chrome extension.
Microsoft Edge store.
Safari.

There is another extension out there called uBlock (acquired by AdBlock as of July 2018) which is not associated with uBlock Origin. So, make sure you install the right one, which is uBlock origin.


#2

Lol! Do people use Edge?

Anyways, for the rest of the sane users … starting from Firefox 62.0, tracking protection is turned on by default. With uBlock Origin, I’d recommend Privacy Badger as well. Works pretty good for me. If you could spare a Pi or have a home server, you can blackhole all the trackers, ads, with something like Pi-hole!