Testing your ads blocker

Ad blocker testing steps

Are you unsure if your ad blocker is working? Well, just follow the next steps to test your ads blocker abilities and you will find out in moments if it’s working. My website generates various types of ads such as popups, banners (static & dynamic) and overlays for you to test. I also offer an ad block solution when it doesn’t work (for free)!

By the way you can also easily test your pi hole on this page as most advertisements are generated via third parties.


Ad blocker test steps

  1. Do you see advertisements on the left side of this website? You can skip this step if you’re on a mobile.
  2. Do you see a banner ad above the test steps?
  3. Do you see any ad directly underneath the test steps?
  4. Click here and wait for the popup ad to be generated (you’ll have to wait around 10 seconds just to be sure). Did you see any popup?
  5. Do you see advertisement in general on this page/website?
  6. No? Congratulations! The ads blocker test was successful, and you are ads free. If the answer was yes, please follow the next steps on how to clear those annoying ads.
  7. Do you see advertisements when you play a video on YouTube?
  8. Yes? Then your ad blocker isn’t worker properly and you should choose your web-browser in step 9 in order to fix this. No? Proceed to step 10 you’re almost ad free!
  9. What web-browser / operating system do you use? Choose please: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Android, Firefox, Safari, iOS, Pi-hole or Opera. Don’t forget to come back for the most important step 10!
  10. Unfortunately, you’re now safe from advertisements but are still being tracked online for your private data. I wrote an easy guide on how to go off the grid, you should follow it.

Let us know how the ads blockers are working!


The Ad Blocker

We can only dream of The Ad Blocker that will block all ads on the Internet. Why? Because nowadays, companies like Google and Facebook find new ways to dodge ad blocker abilities and still serve you fresh and annoying ads you don’t want. They are growing into the pay to play platforms that deceive oblivious Internet users into their ecosystem full of advertisements. In addition, they steal content from the greatest minds online and re-use it for their own benefit. The 0 clicks search engine results are on the rise and so are their ads. But don’t worry! Our pre-tested ad blockers will block Adwords, Youtube commercial videos, Facebook sponsored posts and many more.

Until the ultimate ad blocker is build, we have to work with what we have. If you follow the steps on our website you will be presented the best working, top rated and most downloaded free ad blocker online that suits your browser! Don’t wait any longer and start your quest in an ad free Internet world.

FAQ about the ad block test

⛔ How do I know if my ad blocker is working?

Follow the 10 steps on my testing page and you’ll encounter various types of advertisement such as banners and popups. If you don’t see any ads here, you won’t see them anywhere online.

✅ What are the best tested ad blockers?

I’m constantly testing all the ad blockers that are on the market to provide you with the best possible plugins for the ever-growing advertisement problem.

Is my pi hole ad block is working?

If you follow the 10 steps on my test page you’ll be able to test your pi hole ad blocker as the page generates different kind of online advertisements. This way you’ll easily find out if your pi hole network ad block is working.

How do I know if my ad blocker is blocking tracking?

My test page will generate various tracking codes/methods based on the use of third-party cookies. Your ad blocker will detect them and show a little popup. If it doesn’t your ad blocker isn’t working properly, and I can offer you a solution.

Download the ultimate ad blocker now under the browser tab you prefer.

307 thoughts on “Testing your ads blocker”

  1. i configured my windows 10 pc to use adguard dns, also have adguard desktop software and ublock origin on browser. this is an overkill. i know.

  2. I cast to my chromecast dongle from my chromebook with Adguard browser extension and Adguard DNS setup on my two laptops and I don’t get ads on TV from that method. If I watch YouTube app on the TV it shows every ad. I think using Adguard DNS on the router would fix most of that but I just don’t plan to use the app on the TV anyway so for me there’s no need.

  3. The best way is to use the adblocker at the router level (or DNS level). Fortunately my router supports Diversion, so no ads in any of my devices connected to my home network. Forever.

    Pi-Hole (Linux) and unbound with void zones (FreeBSD) are good alternatives too.

  4. I use Personal DNS filter with Energized basic, energized xtreme, GoodBye Ads ultra and I see no ads, I don’t use extensions for adblocking

  5. Hi

    I have got Adguard running on my network
    This page proves that the Adguard works on Safari and Edge as expected however Chrome running on the very same machine as the other two browsers shows ad, very odd. Any thought?
    Thanks in advance

    • Strange! Should be working on all the browsers. Did you restart every browser after installing the plugins? What could also help is clearing all browser cookies. Hope this helps!

  6. Thanks for this nice tutorial! I will definitely use it in the future!

    Even after adding the list you suggest I was still having some runactive add so I tried the technique and uBloc pop a nice windows saying it has bloc the address an I add this on to the block site.

    And now its add free, without uBloc. There’s a nice “Request Journal” in uBloc origin to see what have been block so i will try these 2 technics next time.
    Searching for pihloe list might be a good reflex so it block similar site.

    Thanks Dirk and Dwayne_THE_TANK_Johnson


  7. For Frank: One more thing on that site. (site removed due to spam by adblocker King)

    Don’t use it, i tried it but every link you click on ,will forward to another crap site.
    My pihole doesn’t accept any of them…….
    Do you have experience in use ? Do not use a windows os for it….

  8. Hi Frank,

    Thanks for sharing! It was a nice test. With my pihole config, the same adverts.
    (site removed due to spam by adblocker King)

    i have found a solution! the source is polish stuff. Nothing wrong with polish ICT IT experts, there are many high skilled guys out there. However there are avert bots located there as well.
    So, here we go:

    -login to your pihole admin panel
    -go to settings
    -go to the tab blocklists.
    -add a blocklist =>: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MajkiIT/polish-ads-filter/master/polish-pihole-filters/kad_host.txt

    -choose ‘save and update’
    Problem solved!

    handy method to find not working add providers in pihole:

    POINT A:
    -Just go to the site where you see an advert. Right click the advert ,and click ‘open in new tab’
    -copy the domain name ,you’ll see printed in the URL.
    -paste the domain in another tab in https://duckduckgo.com/ in your browser (or https://www.startpage.com/).
    -type ‘pihole block …..(copied domain dns)’ and see if you can find blocklists containing that specific domain…

    Changes are you do not succeed first try. In that case revisit the problem site,
    where the add borders you. Click renew site. Usually the advert will change sources
    to another add domain. Repeat all steps starting at ‘POINT A:’ in this mini tutorial.

    Have fun!
    If someone knows a stable working solution for youtube.com and pihole I love to hear it!

  9. I blacklisted the following in pi hole (regex)

    – extreme-down.ninja/xvideo.js
    – inpagepush.com
    – run-syndicate.com
    – runative-syndicate.com
    – ttspikbeglki.com

    After that, the ads do not appear anymore even without uBlock Origin.

  10. Try this (site removed due to spam by adblocker King)
    The runactive part is stubern. Pihole won’t block I and to add uBlock Origin on Chrome PC to have them gone …


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