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How To Get Rid Of YouTube Ads In 3 Easy Steps

adblockplusArguably, pre-roll YouTube ads are the biggest annoyance of today’s internet. In December 2012, 23 percent of all videos had ads attached to them, and 182 million US citizens watched them. If you are one of these people wasting precious time on YouTube ads, we are here to help. All YouTube ads can be removed within a few seconds. 

Adblock Plus is one of the easiest and the most effective solution against YouTube ads.  It is a cross-browser extension, available for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Android. Also, it is multi-functional: it blocks annoying ads all over the Web (including YouTube) and it can be configured to disable tracking or block social media buttons. Most importantly, Adblock Plus filters are supported by a large community, which means that the database of blockable ads will be always up-to-date.

To install Adblock Plus and remove all ads from YouTube, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to Adblock Plus website
  2. Press the green “Download” button and install the extension for your browser.
  3. Enjoy YouTube without annoying ads, and save your time and patience!

Note. If you wish to block ads only on YouTube, you can easily whitelist any other website using Adblock Plus.

Written By

Rutger van Dijk is open-source enthusiast. He loves to write about Google Chrome, Chrome Webstore, Chromium, privacy, and Adblock Plus. He owns and writes for



  1. FrankCern

    June 22, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I’ve never tried Adblock Plus…might test it soon.

  2. Krishna

    June 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Stealing revenue? How are we stealing? We don’t gain any money from blocking the ads. It simply gives us an ad free YouTube experience.

  3. myles

    June 23, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Oh yes adblock plugin really works well, and blocks those annying youtibe ads really efficiently.

  4. Naser

    June 23, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Hi Rutger,

    Does Ad Block Plus removes only Youtube ads or the entire websites ads?

  5. harshi

    June 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    really helpful ! can make helll lot of surfing easy !

  6. anis

    June 23, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    YouTube ads are so annoying and adblock is so effective to get rid of them thanks for sharing
    have a nice day ahead !

  7. Warren Contreras

    June 25, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I make money looking at ads, so I don’t really mind them. In fact I get some good ideas for my own ads by looking at the ones the pros throw at me.

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