Pop-up ads can be annoying and dangerous. They can slow your browsing speeds and clutter your screen when you’re trying to watch videos or read a blog post. Even worse, cybercriminals often use pop-up ads — if you click on them — to infect your computer with malware.
That’s why ad blockers are so important: They help to keep these ads from showing up on your screen when you’re surfing the web. This can improve speed — web pages load faster when they’re not bogged down with ads — and help keep your devices safe from ads littered with malware.
You want a VPN service that blocks ads, then. Again, most paid services will do this. And you can see that each VPN provider in our list does block ads.
Does the VPN block ads?
- Norton Secure VPN – no
- PureVPN – yes
- IPVanish – no
- CyberGhost – yes
- Hotspot Shield – no
- VyprVPN – this information is not available
- Private Internet Access – yes
- StrongVPN – this information is not available
- Surfshark – yes
- NordVPN – yes
- ExpressVPN –no
- TorGuard – yes
- Encrypt me – yes
- Safer VPN – this information is not available
- HMA – yes
- Tunnel Bear – yes