Tip of the week: Get rid of ad banners

Fed up with ad banners? Kaspersky Internet Security has a smart feature that turns them off — altogether or selectively.

The Internet is up to its ears in ads. They can overwhelm pages and make it hard to focus on the content. We recently explained how Internet ads work (see part 1 and part 2), and today we are going to explain how to say goodbye to those ads with the help of Kaspersky Internet Security 2017.

Turn Anti-banner on

Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 includes a browser extension called Kaspersky Protection, which you can read more about here. Among other things, this extension has a component we call Anti-Banner. To turn it on, click the Kaspersky Protection button on your browser toolbar, and then in the Anti-banner drop-down menu choose Enable.

Tip of the week: Get rid of ad banners

The other way to turn on Anti-Banner is to open Kaspersky Internet Security 2017’s settings and choose ProtectionAnti-Banner.

Tip of the week: Get rid of ad banners

From now on, you will see fewer ads. Nevertheless, sometimes banners sneak through the filters. If you run into such ads, you can block them:

1. Right-click on the ad and choose “Copy link address” (browsers have different names for this operation, but they look similar).

2. Click on the Kaspersky Protection button in your browser and expand the Anti-Banner menu. In the drop-down list choose Settings.

Tip of the week: Get rid of ad banners

3. Choose Anti-Banner SettingsBlocked bannersAdd. Paste the copied link to add it to the blocked list.

Tip of the week: Get rid of ad banners

That’s it — you won’t see that banner again.

You can also add sites to allowlist, in which case Anti-Banner will not block any ads on them. You can find more information about Anti-Banner in our Knowledge Base.