How to block ads on a Mac ?.


When you open a Web page, there is nothing worse than advertisements that come to invade the screen of our Mac. They can manifest themselves in the form of advertising banners on a page that’s already open, of pop-up windows, or ads of any type. Whatever it is, it becomes almost impossible to surf the net properly and our Mac is beginning to slow down.

Fortunately, to avoid this kind of situation, there are solutions, free and paid which allow you to block the appearance of pop-up and advertisements on your Mac.

Find out how to avoid the advertisements unannounced during your sailing trips on Safari and Chrome from your Mac

If you also want to avert your iPhone from all of these adverts, then take a look at our article How to block ads on an iPhone ?

Blocking ads on Safari.

Here are 3 tips to block adware on your Safari browser.

Use the Reader mode of Safari .

To remove the pop-up which assail you, there is a simple solution to adopt : use the Reader mode of Safari.

This is a blocker adware but not only, in effect it also allows you to alleviate the interfaces loaded by other disruptive elements (banners, menus, links, schedules, videos..).

To enable it, open Safari and click on the Drive icon (three horizontal lines and a half) next to the search bar. The page will be clarified, will display the text and images without frills.

On Safari Sierra, you can even set the Drive mode to be activated automatically when opening a Web page.

Right-click on the search bar and select to Use the drive automatically (name of site).

Block pop-up via Preferences.

Here’s how to easily put an end to the pop-up via Preferences.

For Safari users 11, go to Preferences, select the Security tab and check the box for Block pop-up.

If you are on Safari 12 go to Preferences, select the Web Sites tab, and click on a Pop-up. At the bottom of the window, in the drop-down menu, select When the access to other Web sites, and then click Yes.

Prevent the tracking of advertising.

The tracking allows the sites to track users during online session for the purpose of creating an ad targeting more effective.

To finish with this process intrusive, open Safari, go to Preferences, then click Privacy, and select the option to Prevent the follow-up on several areas.

Blocking ads on Chrome .

As for Safari, there is a simple way to block pop-up windows on Google Chrome.

See you in Chrome, go to Preferences, then in the Settings tab, then down at the bottom, click Advanced Settings.

In the Privacy tab, go to content Settings and then click the option pop-up. Finally, choose to Allow or Deny.

Blocking ads on Safari and Chrome with a third-party software.

Whether it’s Safari or Chrome, none of them block ads automatically. In addition to a configuration of their settings, you can use in conjunction with a third-party software more efficient, such as AdBlock and AdGuard.

To ensure you more security and a good cleaning of your Mac, we recommend that you also use CleanMyMac.


AdBlock is designed to treat and block ads, pop-up, but also to block the videos in auto-play.

With AdBlock it is also possible to put in a whitelist sites that you want to continue to receive the advertisements.

This software is free, very easy to use and it can be install on your Mac, PC and your mobile devices. You’ll also find AdBlock extension for Chrome in the Chrome Web Store.


If you are looking for a software with features a little more advanced, we recommend AdGuard. It is available in the form of extension free of charge but also paid application.

If you opt for the paid version of AdGuard, then you will be able to, in addition to block adware and pop-ups, hide your internet searches and protect your computer against phishing attack and malicious websites.

Finally, AdGuard protects your privacy by hiding all your data from the analysis systems online.