If you enjoy our regular ad blocking feature, you’ll love the new one! You can now use CleanWeb 2.0 as an ad blocker, pop-up blocker, data breach alert, and malware alert. We implemented four features into one easy-to-use ad blocker.
Block even more ads & malware with CleanWeb 2.0
- Block ads & malware before they can load
- Escape video ads even on smart TVs
- Avoid annoying cookie pop-up requests
Try the upgraded Surfshark CleanWeb 2.0
Why use an ad blocker with a VPN?
Block ads on the most popular streaming platforms
Popular ad blocking browser extensions only work with ads, banners, and pop-ups on a browser level. With our upgraded CleanWeb 2.0, say goodbye to annoying ads everywhere.
Currently, CleanWeb 2.0 is available on browser extensions only.
Stay secure & private with a VPN
While CleanWeb takes care of ads, let a VPN take care of your digital privacy. A VPN masks your online identity by hiding your IP address. Protect your data, bypass geo-blocks and censorship, and enjoy other VPN benefits.
Minimize malware risks
Countless malware-infected websites put your computer at risk of being hacked. CleanWeb blocks malware so you can surf in a clean cyber ocean & shows you all the details about previous website leaks. Our databases are updated continuously and currently contain over one million infected websites.
Save money on mobile data
Ads, pop-ups, and banners use up a considerable amount of mobile data when you’re not on Wi-Fi. In a way, you’re paying money to see ads.
Boost browsing speeds
Ads and pop-ups are not only irritating, but they also slow down your internet connection. With CleanWeb, the pages you visit load faster & are free from malicious ads or annoying cookie pop-ups.
Avoid phishing attempts
Phishing is as old as the internet itself. Internet users fall prey to social engineering and risky links, which can cause devastating consequences. In certain cases, CleanWeb can help you avoid scammers.
How to activate the ad blocking VPN feature?
The CleanWeb 2.0 ad blocker feature is usually already enabled when you download the Surfshark VPN browser extension. You don’t need to connect to a VPN to enable it — it’s already ON.
And you can activate the regular app CleanWeb version in two simple steps:
1. Open your Surfshark app and go to Settings.
2. Find the CleanWeb option and toggle the switch on.
Why is Surfshark VPN's ad blocker one of the best?
Because Surfshark’s browser extension feature CleanWeb 2.0 can do way more than block simple ads. Get it and forget:
- Time-consuming video ads;
- Screen-blocking cookie consent pop-ups;
- Malware-filled fake websites;
- Hidden website data breaches.
How to block ads on smart TVs?
Install the Surfshark app or browser extension & turn the CleanWeb on! It’s that simple. CleanWeb will block all the built-in smart TV ads without you having to do it manually.
Our CleanWeb feature is part of a premium VPN service & it won’t collect or sell any of your data. Even better, you can turn the VPN on and prevent other services from collecting info about you.
Surfshark CleanWeb vs. free ad blockers
Even if it seems so, no service is truly free. The so-called “free ad blockers” make money by collecting & selling your browsing patterns. Only paid premium services can ensure no data collection & a stable, secure service without limits.
Does Surfshark have an ad blocker?
Yes. Surfshark’s ad blocker is called CleanWeb and comes with a VPN subscription. You can get an upgraded version by installing Surfshark browser extension or the old one with the Surfshark app. Besides blocking ads, Surfshark will hide your IP address and secure your internet connection.
How to set up a personal VPN ad blocker?
First of all, you have to find and purchase an ad blocking service that you like. If you want all-over internet security, we recommend trying out Surfshark.
After that is out of the way, you have to install software that your ad blocker provider requires. If you get Surfshark, you can install an easy-to-use VPN application with an implemented ad blocking feature or a browser extension with an upgraded CleanWeb 2.0 & you’re all set!
How do I disable my VPN and ad blocker?
The procedure depends on your VPN and ad blocker provider, but if you use Surfshark, there are two ways to turn them off:
- If you’re a browser extension user, you can press Disconnect to disable your VPN connection, then go to Settings → CleanWeb Settings and turn the desired toggles off to disable the ad blocking feature;
- If you’re an app user, press Disconnect to disable your VPN connection, then go to Settings → VPN Settings, and turn the CleanWeb toggle off.
Does VPN track my online activity?
It depends on the VPN that you have. Free VPNs tend to collect your data. However, that is different with a premium VPN service. For instance, Surfshark never collects or tracks what you do online. We strictly follow our no-logs policy and ensure the safety of your information.