So the ads on Facebook are annoying you and you want to know how to remove them…
Since I opened my Facebook account, I’ve had more than my fair share of spam and scam, surprisingly a lot of it has came from the advertisements. Just like every other social networking site out there, their main concern is money, as long as they’re making money they’re fine with their ads, for the most part. Obviously if you accept advertisements from everyone and anyone you’ll get spammy ads from time to time, it’s impossible for Facebook to police every ad, no matter how many resources they have. To find out how to remove ads from Facebook, read on…
How To Remove Ads From Facebook
You will need to be using either Firefox or Google Chrome as your web browser. Both are the worlds quickest and best browsers, you should be using one of them if you aren’t already. I’d recommend Chrome if you’re not a web developer.
To remove ads from Facebook, the first thing you should do is install Adblock Plus. Adblock Plus to ad-blocking is like what Armani and Versace are to clothes. It’s the “de facto” standard when it comes to blocking advertisements. It’s worth mentioning that when you download Chrome that it comes with an extension called Adblock, make sure you download Adblock Plus for Chrome, they’re completely different. If you’re using Firefox, download Adblock Plus for Firefox.
How To Remove Ads From Facebook And Other Sites
That’s it, that’s how to remove ads from Facebook. Adblcok Plus for Firefox and Chrome is already set up to block ads from Facebook, so needn’t do anything else. If you’re serious about removing ads from every site though, you can check out NoScript as well. When someone who places ads on their sites wants to stop ad-blockers from preventing ads being displayed, they try to hide the ads in a script. You can block these as well by using NoScript for Chrome, or NoScript for Firefox. Adblock Plus and NoScript work hand in hand a blocking anything from Java Script to Flash.
If you do eventually eventually see ads on Facebook, you might need to update the filters. To do so, simply go to Tools, then Adblock Plus Preferences, click Filters, then click Update All Subscriptions, then click Apply then OK.
Be sure to let your all of your friends know about these great add ons, keep your Facebook wall for interesting posts, not for viruses.