Inventions have always had a common motivation – a need for
better convenience. As technology marches forward, we see new items replacing
old ones. These new creations offer more in comfort and convenience. One would
think, in our pursuit for convenience, that the internet would be a haven for
such a thing.
Alas, it is not. Browsing websites in 2020 is a bit
complicated. Instead of clicking on a site and finding what you need, you get
bombarded with notifications and ads. Lucky for you, there are a few
simple ways to make internet browsing a little easier.
Ad Blockers such as uBlock
Origin can make internet browsing a breeze. All you have to do is download
it on your preferred browser, and you are all set. Ad Blockers do just that –
they remove ads from sight. Not only will this help make navigation easier, you
also do not get to see unsightly ads and clickbait.
For those who want even more protection, adding uBlock Origin Extra can act as a second
layer of defense. It can help remove ads that went through uBlock’s screening
process. With these two on your browser, you will never have to see ads again.
Having an antivirus program active at your desktop can also help keep malicious items at bay.
Several antivirus often have real-time monitoring, and can notify you if you
are about to enter a malicious or shady site. These programs can also block a
website entirely, even if you already clicked on a link. This saves you from
any malware or virus that may come from the location.
While these tactics are great on PC browsers, those who
browse through their phones also have options. Several browsers you can
download through the app store block all ads on them. While browsing this way
is not as fluid as using individual apps (Youtube app for instance), in
exchange you get an ad-free experience. The question is, is it worth the