Ad blockers are a wonderful thing. They do exactly what they're supposed to: block ads when browsing the web.

That sounds great, but most of the time blocking ads means you're also not supporting websites that offer you content for free. So keep that in mind. If you must use an ad blocker, here's our selection of the best options for Microsoft's Edge browser.

AdBlock

This is the original ad blocker, and some people consider it the best. With over 200 million downloads since its launch, AdBlock is the go-to ad blocker for many people no matter what browser they use. By default, AdBlock will block the most offensive ads while whitelisting a number of unobtrusive ones. You can whitelist your favorite sites, too, if you wish to continue supporting them.

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Adblock Plus

Much like AdBlock, Adblock Plus will block obtrusive ads while whitelisting a selection of unobstrusive ad providers. As it currently stands, Adblock Plus is currently in beta on Microsoft Edge, meaning you may encounter some issues with the extension. What's more, since it's beta, not all of its expected features are available yet. Still, Adblock Plus is another incredibly popular ad blocker.

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Ghostery

Ghostery advertises itself as less of an ad blocker and more of an extension that stops sites from tracking you. But it still does the ad-blocking stuff, which is why it has a home on our list. Ghostery says it'll significantly speed up your web browsing by minimizing trackers that might weigh down your system, as well as declutter webpages from annoying ads.

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Adguard Ad Blocker

Adguard Ad Blocker offers the same functionality as all other ad blockers, with the addition of being able to remove certain social features from the web. If you don't like seeing Facebook Like buttons on the web, for instance, this extension can make it so they don't show up on web pages anymore. It also features built-in malware protection, pop-ups and a whole lot more.

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Your favorite ad blocker

Did we somehow fail to mention your favorite ad blocker? If so, let us know in the comments below.