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How To Block Spam and Advertising With Firefox

If your on a limited internet connection like me or simply need to have your browsing speed boosted , blocking ads on web pages is really easy to do and works great.

This tutorial is only applicable for Mozilla Firefox users. GET FIREFOX HERE

Okay , so start up your Firefox and select "Tools" from the top options.
Now select Add-ons.

This will take you to the add-on screen at which point you need to select "Get Add-ons"

Once there , type "ad blocker" in the search bar and search. Then select ad blocker from the search results.

Now click on the "add to Firefox" button in the right corner and the plug in will install. You may get window asking you to confirm that you wish to install the plug in to which you select install.

The program will now install and you will need to restart Firefox after this has completed.

This program will now block most ads on web pages. To disable or uninstall it later , go back to tools > add-ons> and click disable or uninstall under ad blocker.

Here is a video for an alternative method to install ad blocker if you are having problems. CLICK HERE

Here is ad-blocker's site , CLICK HERE

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