How to stop ads on YouTube

YouTube offers a variety of apps for users to access and watch videos on different platforms, including mobile devices and desktop computers. While these apps are convenient for users, one downside is the prevalence of ads.

If you're tired of seeing ads on YouTube and want to know how to stop them, there are a few solutions you can try.

In this article, you'll read about how to block ads on YouTube and how to turn off ads on YouTube. I'll also talk to you about how to report ads on YouTube, so you stop seeing certain ads on the platform.

How to block ads on YouTube

One way to stop ads on YouTube is to use ad-blocking software. Ad-blocking software works by preventing them from being displayed on websites, including YouTube. There are many ad-blocking options available, both as standalone software and as browser extensions. Some popular ad blockers include AdBlock, Adblock Plus, and uBlock Origin.

To use ad-blocking software on a Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install an ad-blocking app or browser extension.
  2. Open the app or extension and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up.
  3. Once the ad blocker is installed and set up, it will automatically block ads on YouTube and other websites.

How to get rid of ads on YouTube

Another way to stop ads on YouTube is to use a YouTube Premium subscription. YouTube Premium is a paid subscription service that provides users with an ad-free viewing experience on YouTube as well as access to exclusive content and features. To use YouTube Premium, follow these steps:

  1. Go to YouTube Premium and sign up for a subscription.
  2. Once you have a subscription, open the YouTube app on your device.
  3. Sign in to your YouTube account and start watching videos.

YouTube Premium will then automatically block ads on videos that you watch.

How to stop seeing certain ads on YouTube

If you want to stop seeing certain ads on YouTube, you can adjust your ad preferences in the "Ads" section of your YouTube account settings. From here, you can choose which types of ads you want to see or not see on YouTube.

How to report ads on YouTube

To report an ad on YouTube, follow these steps:

  1. In the bottom left corner of the ad, click the info button. 
  2. From the menu that appears, click "Block ad" or "Report ad."
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the report.

How to stop ads on YouTube in Google Chrome

You can use the same ad-blocking software and browser extensions that are mentioned above for Google Chrome or really any other browser you might have on your device. Simply follow the steps for installing and setting up the ad blocker, and it will automatically block ads on YouTube when you use Google Chrome.

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To use CleanMyMac X's anti-malware module, you'll just need to follow these steps:

  1. Download and install CleanMyMac X.
  2. Open CleanMyMac X and click Malware Removal > Scan.
  3. Once the scan is complete, CleanMyMac X will display a list of any threats that it has found.
  4. Click Remove to get rid of the threats.
Removing malware files

Scanning your Mac with CleanMyMac X on a regular basis is a great way to make sure it is free from malware. By following the steps outlined above, you can effectively stop ads on YouTube and protect your Mac from malware at the same time.

There are quite a few solutions you can try to stop ads on YouTube. After reading this article, you learned about using ad-blocking software, which prevents ads from being displayed on websites, including YouTube. Another option is to use a YouTube Premium subscription, which provides an ad-free viewing experience on YouTube.

But preventing ads is only half the battle. You want to make sure your Mac is staying safe from malware and other suspicious activity. To protect yourself from malicious ads, it's important to use a reliable antivirus program and to be cautious when clicking on ads.

Common questions about YouTube ads

Are YouTube ads dangerous?

In general, YouTube ads are not dangerous. However, it is possible for malicious ads to appear on YouTube, just as it is on any other website. These ads can sometimes contain viruses or other harmful software. To protect yourself, it's important to use a reliable antivirus program and to be cautious when clicking on ads.

Can YouTube ads cause viruses?

As mentioned above, it is possible for YouTube ads to contain viruses or other harmful software. To protect yourself from these types of ads, it's important to use a reliable antivirus program and to be cautious when clicking on ads.

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