Saturday, January 28, 2017

Why I continue to use adblockers.

Despite great backlash from content providers and news sites alike, I still continue to use adblocking software when I browse the web and often advocate other users to use adblocking as well. The primary reason is security, I'm not trying to cut anyone out of profit but until ad networks start vetting their paying advertisers, it's almost necessary to run an adblocker.

For instance, sometimes when you go to a website to download a file or program, even on reputable websites, the kind of ads their network runs will contain a link, or image of a button that say's "Download now." And the only way to tell which ones are advertisements and the one that's real, is the fine text that says "advertisement." Most of the time the ad directs them to a near, or blatantly malicious site.