How to disable AdBlock [Chrome, Firefox, Edge]

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How to disable AdBlock on Chrome, Firefox, Edge

AdBlock is one of the best ad-blocking extensions for Edge, Chrome, and Firefox, but also works with other browsers.

Sometimes you might need to disable AdBlock to view websites that ask you to turn off your adblocker.  Another option is to make Adblock undetectable.

In this guide we will explore the processes of disabling the Adblock extension in the browsers mentioned above, so make sure to keep reading.

How can I disable AdBlock in my browser?

Google Chrome

  1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome button at the top right of that browser’s window.
  2. Select the More tools submenu.
    More tools submenu How to Disable Adblock in Chrome, Firefox , Edge
  3. Click Extensions to open the tab shown directly below.
    The Extensions tab How to Disable Adblock in Chrome, Firefox , Edge
  4. Click the blue toggle switch at the bottom right corner of the AdBlock extension box to turn it off.
  5. If you don’t want AdBlock anymore, press the Remove button to delete it.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the browser’s Open menu button.
  2. Click Add-ons to open the Add-ons Manager for that browser.
    The Add-ons Manager How to Disable Adblock in Chrome, Firefox, Edge
  3. Then click the blue toggle switch for AdBlock to disable that add-on.
  4. To uninstall AdBlock, click the button shown in the shot directly below.
    The Remove option How to Disable Adblock in Chrome, Firefox , Edge
  5. Then select the Remove option.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Click the Settings and more button at the top right of that browser’s window.
  2. Then click Extensions to open the tab in the shot directly below.
    The Extensions tab How to Disable Adblock in Chrome, Firefox , Edge
  3. If you have lots of Edge extensions, it might help to enter AdBlock in the search box.
  4. Click the toggle switch button at the far right of the AdBlock box to turn off the extension.
  5. You can also click Remove to disable Adblock by uninstalling it.

Pause Adblock

  1. Right-click the AdBlock icon on your browser’s toolbar to open its context menu.
    The Pause on options How to Disable Adblock in Chrome, Firefox , Edge
  2. Then select the Pause on all sites option. Thereafter, you’ll see a green AdBlock icon on the toolbar as shown in the shot directly below.
    Green Adblock icon How to Disable Adblock in Chrome, Firefox , Edge
  3. Alternatively, you can select a Pause on this site option to disable AdBlock for just the website open in your browser.
  4. To block ads on pages again, right-click AdBlock’s toolbar icon and select the Resume blocking ads option.

So, you can turn off AdBlock via the extension tabs in Firefox, Edge, and Google Chrome or with its Pause on options. Then you’ll be able to view websites that have anti-ad blocker scripts in those browsers again.