Blocking all types of Ads in Windows 10 is very simple. In this blog, I will show you How to block Ads in Windows 10 in 4 simple steps.
You can configure your Windows 10 device in 2 mins to block all ads.
Step 1: Open Network Connection
- Press Windows + R key on your Keyboard
- Type ncpa.cpl command on the RUN screen
Step 2: Open Network Adapter Properties
- Select your Network connection
- Right-click on it to open the properties
Step 3: Open Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties
- On the Wi-Fi Properties, select Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IPv4)
- and Click on the properties button
Step 4: Define AdGuard DNS
- Click on “Use the following DNS Server address:.”
- Type the below AdGuard Family Protection IPv4 address
- Primary DNS server= 188.8.131.52
- Alternate DNS server = 184.108.40.206
That’s it. You have successfully updated your network connection’s AdGuard ad blocker DNS address. After a few mins, most of the Ads will disappear or no longer be visible on your PC.
Now test Ads in your Windows 10 device
Let’s confirm the AdGuard ad blocker works on your Windows 10 PC. Now, click the link Speedtest by Ookla – The Global Broadband Speed Test.
You can also see the below before and after comparison in the image.
Before AdGuard ad blocker DNS
After AdGuard ad blocker DNS
Why to use Free AdGuard DNS ?
AdGuard DNS is one of the best alternative solutions for ad blocking, privacy protection, and parental control. AdGuard DNS protects online ads, phishing, and trackers.
AdGuard DNS is easy to use and a free ad blocker. It doesn’t matter what platform and device you use. You are not required to install any applications on your device.
Few other service providers offer free ad blocker DNS. Still, I prefer the AdGuard DNS server because I have used their free service for almost three years. I am delighted with their performance, effectiveness and blocking capabilities.
3 Types of Free AdGuard DNS Server
AdGuard provides three types of free ad blocker DNS, and you can choose your preferred DNS server based on your requirement. I prefer the Family Protection DNS server because, in all the 3 editions, the Family Protection DNS server has the most capabilities and is preferable if you are a parent who wants to block unwanted content and ads on your kids and family devices.
- Default DNS Servers
AdGuard Default DNS Servers provide Ad blockers, Block tracking and phishing.
- Family Protection DNS Servers
AdGuard Family Protection DNS servers provide Ad blockers, block tracking and phishing + Block adult websites, + Safe search.
- Non-filtering DNS Servers
AdGuard Non-filtering DNS servers provide a secure and reliable connection, but they don’t filter anything like the “Default” and “Family protection” servers.
How to Block Ads through Router or Modem ?
For example, you may have multiple devices in your home and want to add ad blockers for all the devices. The above article shows how to add an ad blocker to a Windows 10 device.
But doing the above practice on multiple Windows 10 devices will take time and effort. If you have a WiFi Router in your Home, add the AdGuard DNS directly to the router.
Instead, skip the above article and check this Enable Free Ad Blocker on your Router. When you add the AdGuard Ad blocker DNS address to your Router, all the connecting going through the Router are automatically protected, and you do not need to configure every device in your home or office.
Adding the AdGuard ad blocker DNS address to the Router is the most effective way to block ads, malicious content, adult content, tracking site, etc.., on all your devices.
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