How to Delete an Internet Advertisement

By Renee Gerber

One of the most frustrating aspects of the Internet is unwanted advertisements. It can be annoying to view a website and see loads of ads to the sides, top and bottom of the page. Some of these can even open as popups, which can potentially harm your computer, even if you have antivirus software installed. However, you can block Internet ads on both the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers.


Step 1

Start the Firefox browser on your computer. Go to "Tools" at the top of the page and select "Add-ons." Choose "Plugins" and install the "RIP" plug-in.

Step 2

Right-click an area where there is an advertisement. Select "Remove It Permanently." The area you are removing should blink with a red border around the entire advertisement.

Step 3

Go to "Advanced Options" in the RIP plug-in. Check the "Remove All Advertisements" tab to delete all the ads from a particular domain. Next, select "Pick All Similar Items." This will remove all ads in the area, whether on the sides, top or bottom of the page and will remove them from all pages of the website you are surfing. Do the same thing for all the other areas where ads appear -- you can only remove all ads from the left, right, top or bottom separately.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open Notepad. Type the following code in a new, blank page:iframe {display: none;}This code if for a cascading style sheet document and must be typed exactly as it appears above.

Step 2

Open Internet Explorer. Click on the "Tools" button at the top of the browser, then select "Internet Explorer options." Check "Accessibility."

Step 3

Go back to the Notepad page you created. Save the file by clicking "File" and "Save As," and name it "ads.css."

Step 4

Go back to Internet Explorer and select "Internet Explorer Options" again. Double-click on "ads.css." The advertisements in your browser should now all be deleted. Test the browser by closing and reopening it.

Tips & Warnings

  • In Firefox, to check if you're on a page that has been made ad-free by RIP, it will show information at the bottom. It will also show you which other sites RIP has blocked ads on as well as what ads are being blocked.
  • Adware software deletes ads but doesn't remove the box the ad was in. RIP can take care of the entire ad in Firefox, including the box that previously housed it.