Adverts are a common feature of the web. But not only can these clutter webpages – they also take time for your browser to process. Sometimes, you may even need to close an advert before seeing the page.
All of this extra browser work means slower speeds. On websites with lots of adverts, the problem is increased, and that means significantly slower browsing.
The best way to counter adverts slowing you down, especially excessive and intrusive ones, is to block them completely. You can do this with a tool like Adblock Plus, a well-regarded plug-in, available for Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and other browsers. Once installed, Adblock Plus will block most adverts from appearing.
How to install Adblock Plus
To install the plugin, go to adblockplus.org. Depending on which web browser you're using, you'll see a slight variation at this point, but you'll be given clear instructions on how to download the tool. For example, click on the Install for Chrome button if you have Google Chrome.
Otherwise, click on the icon of your browser just below this button, and follow the instructions. The extension will be added to your browser, and it should start blocking adverts on web pages immediately.