How To Add AdBlock Extension In Vivaldi Web Browser
If you want to block advertisements, you need to add adblock extension in Vivaldi web browser. Although some browsers come with in-built ad blocking facility, you need to set things up manually if you use this browser.
The Vivaldi web browser is one of the best web browsers, which launched in last January, 2015. It is a Chromium-based modern web browser and it comes with lots of advanced features. Vivaldi developers have been including countless features and options since the initial days. No matter whether you want to use this browser for general purpose or developing websites, you can do everything with ease. Many people often prefer Chrome and some people do not use it because of the high RAM and other resource consumption issue. Vivaldi is a very light-weight browser, and it produces fast browsing experience for the users.
Users used to see very less advertisements while browsing the web ten years back. However, days are long gone. Nowadays, scammers are using ads to spam your browser and attack into your computer by injecting malware, adware, etc. No matter how hard you try to get rid of them, it is almost impossible to differentiate between an authentic ad and scam. These kind of advertisements are being used on various software download websites. Therefore, if you want to add adblock and block advertisements in Vivaldi browser, here is what you can do.
In the previous days, Vivaldi used presto layout engine. However, now Vivaldi is a Chromium-based web browser. In other words, you can now install any Google Chrome extension in Vivaldi web browser and start using it without any problem. That makes thing easier since there is no need to have any expert knowledge to get it done.
Install AdBlock Chrome Extension In Vivaldi Browser
To install adblock Chrome extension in Vivaldi browser, you can follow these two methods.
- Open Chrome Web Store in Vivaldi browser.
- Do a search and find out the adblock extension you want to install.
- Click the ‘Add to Chrome’ button to download and install it in Vivaldi.
After that, you can set up that extension and use it accordingly. This trick works because Vivaldi is a Chromium-based web browser, as mentioned.
There is another method, which also works smoothly. There are many people, who use very old version of Vivaldi browser, and this trick is for them. Also, if you want to install an adblock extension, which is not available in Chrome Web Store, you can install it by following this trick. The same technique helps you install any extension from outside of official extension repository of Chrome.
- Open Vivaldi browser.
- At the address bar type the following: code.getadblock.com/releases/ and download the zip file you want to install.
- Extract it to the desktop.
- Now type the following URL in the address bar of the Vivaldi web browser: vivaldi://extensions
- Toggle the button to enable ‘Developer mode.’
- Then click ‘Load unpacked’ button, and choose the extracted folder from the Desktop.
- Select OK.
That’s it. After that, you can set up the extension according to your requirements and use it.
How To Uninstall Or Remove Extension From Vivaldi
If you have installed an extension but now you want to uninstall or remove it from Vivaldi web browser, here is what you can do. It doesn’t matter if you installed the extension using the first or second method as the removal process is same for both.
To uninstall or remove extension from Vivaldi, follow these steps.
- Open ‘Extensions’ page in Vivaldi browser. For that, type vivaldi://extensions. Alternatively, you can click the Vivaldi logo, go to Tools > Extensions. You can also press Ctrl + Shift + E.
- Find out the extension you want to delete and click the respective ‘Remove’ button.
- On the confirmation window, click the ‘Remove’ button again.
Now your extension has been deleted from Vivaldi.
This is suggested to use an adblock extension so that you can get rid of spam advertisements. There are countless victims, who lost tons of valuable information and money because of such ads. If you often give your computer to your kid, who is unaware of such things, you should install an adblock extension in your browser.
There are many authentic website admins, who use anti-adblocking script so that they can successfully show ads to the readers even if the person is using an adblock extension. You may or may not support them. If you want to help them, you can disable the adblock extension on that website. Almost every standard adblocking extension comes with such option to whitelist a particular website.