Wednesday, December 18, 2013

How to Stop Those Unwanted Auto Audio and Video Ads From Playing While Web Browsing

If your web experience has been like mine lately, you have probably noticed more auto audio and video ads playing as you access web pages. These auto-audio ads can really be a nuisance. Of course you can turn your Volume off, but every time you need the volume, you must turn it on again. I explored the web forums just a bit, and I think I have found a solution for Chrome Browser users.

Here's how:

1. Go to Chrome Settings Tab by clicking on the "Customize and Control Google Chrome" button to the left of your browser. Select "Settings" from the menu.

2. Once your "Settings" Tab appears, scroll to the bottom and click on the "Show Advanced Settings" link.

3. Under the "Privacy" heading, click on the "Content Settings" button.

4. Once the pop-up menu appears, scroll down to the "Plug-ins" heading. If it is set to "Run Automatically," click on "Click to Play." This means that none of the Plug-in programs that operate video and audio in your browser will work, unless you click on them. Click on the "Done" button.

While this isn't certainly idea because it stops all plug-ins from working without clicking, it has been the most effective option for me. I can now enjoy Web browsing peacefully again without some audio commericial about Coffee suddenly blaring. We are certainly bombard enough with annoying, unwanted spam, TV ads, and even movie theater ads, we certainly don't need our Web browsing to be degraded by these ads as well.


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This has been a serious peeve of mine ever since I almost cleared out the library with a blast of sound one day. (Just as a precaution, I still jack in my headphones if I'm using my PC in a public place!)

  2. Thank you. Noiseless adverts are all well and good but I simply don't care if Russell Crowe's got a new film out and I don't need to buy a new car. Having some shouty voice telling me all about it is more annoying than I can describe without relying on extremely vitriolic vulgarity.

  3. Thank you so much....It works!

  4. Thank you, this stupid ads drove me crazy!

  5. Thanks sooooo much!! every time I would try to listen to music or stream a movie I would have those irritating ads play over it!

  6. This does NOT work any more!!!!!!!!!!