How to disable AdBlock in Chrome

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How to disable AdBlock in Chrome
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Extensions are optional third-party add on tools for Google's Chrome browser. One popular extension, AdBlock, is designed to stop advertisements appearing on web pages, usually by blocking the relevant code on the website from running in Chrome. Although AdBlock is very popular, with a reported 10 million users, you may decide you no longer want to use the extension.

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Accessing Extensions settings

Open the Extensions section of Chrome's settings menu. The easiest way is to type " chrome://extensions/" into the address bar and press the Enter key. Alternatively you can click the wrench symbol to open the settings menu, then click on "Extensions" in the left-hand column. If you can't see the wrench symbol. click the symbol of three vertical lines in the top right of the browser, then select "Settings" from the drop-down menu.


Find the listing for AdBlock. Extensions are listed in alphabetical order, so it will usually be at or near the top. Click the ticked box next to "Enabled" in the listing. The tick should disappear, the AdBlock hand icon should gray out, and "Enabled" should turn into "Enabled."

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You can reenable AdBlock simply by repeating the process and clicking the box to restore the tick. If you are sure you won't want to reenable AdBlock, you can click on the rubbish bin icon on the listing to delete it completely. You can always change your mind later and reinstall AdBlock by visiting the Chrome Extensions store.


If you think an extension is causing a problem but aren't 100% certain AdBlock is to blame, consider disabling all extensions using this process, then re-enabling then one by one and checking to see if and when the problem disappears or reappears. This may isolate which extension, if any, is to blame. Note that Adblock is not the same thing as Adblock Plus, a Chrome extension made by a different developer. The process for enabling or disabling Adblock Plus is the same as for Adblock or any other Chrome extension.

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