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Online Ads! How to Protect Your Web Browser

Everyone hates online ads. If you’re seeing extra ads on a website, your computer is probably infected with malware. Or one of your other browser extensions injects it on your web page.

Download only from trusted website

It’s best to download only software from websites that have a green https protocol. Such as the Chrome web store, Firefox add-ons, Opera add-ons and the Safari extension web page. Do never trust a site with only http. They don’t care about your privacy and security. The best solution is to remove those extensions because they can secretly send your personal information to an online advertising company.
Here at Turn Off the Lights, we care about your privacy and security. That’s why this website has a green security lock icon. And our browser extension doesn’t inject any ads in websites such as Apple, YouTube, Wikipedia etc.

Remove Online Ads Extension

Most ads is coming from another browser extension that is installed on your computer. To remove it (in the Google Chrome web browser):

  • Open the options menu via the “menu” icon on the top right, and choose Settings.
  • Open the Extensions panel and there is the list of extensions installed.
  • Remove an Extension by clicking the Remove button next to an item.

Chrome Cleanup Tool

Can’t know what Chrome extension creates this problem in your Google Chrome web browser. Use the Chrome Cleanup Tool from Google. This software removes the unexpected ads you can’t get rid of, or otherwise changing your browsing experience. This tool is only available for Windows users.

That’s all! Want a brief overview? Jayne will explain the solution again in this YouTube on how to fix this ads problem.

If you see other examples that you can document about online ads, please point them out in the comments section of this YouTube video.
And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on our support page.

How to Keep Your Best YouTube Video Quality

Sometime play YouTube with your feet, this especially with the YouTube video quality. When you need the highest video quality you see just big pixel blocks. And that may be distracting after a while.

Turn Off the Lights browser extension is a tool everything around the topic video. That is why this is kindly a YouTube extension.
Because inside there is an option to play automatically the highest YouTube video quality of this video. Or you can choose yourself the quality from the list: 4K, 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, 240p and 144p.

YouTube Video Quality

Jayne will tell you here in this YouTube video on how to enable this AutoHD feature in the Turn Off the Lights extension. The only thing you need is a web browser such as Google Chrome and the Turn Off the Lights extension.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on our support page or leave a comment in the YouTube video.

3D Touch available for the TOtL iPhone App

Turn Off the Lights v1.2 for iPhone and iPad is rolling out worldwide now. Big improvement in the webview engine (Apple WKWebView) and its support finally 3D Touch! So you can open fast a new tab, private mode tab or your bookmarks sidebar.

3D Touch Support

When you press hard on the Turn Off the Lights app icon that is visible on your home screen (only for iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus). You will see a small menu show up below the app icon, here you can open direct a new tab without opening first the app. 3D Touch is an easy and fast way to navigate outside the iOS app.

Multitasking Split View

Are you watching a YouTube movie on the iPad or even the iPad Pro device. There is good news for you! Now you can split the Turn Off the Lights app on the left side, and read your emails or news on the right side. And you can interact with both of them.

User Interface

In the previous Turn Off the Lights iOS app version, it was kindly different to close the ‘new tab’ that is already open. To close that ‘new tab’, you must do a long press on the tab name, and then you see the dialog box to remove your chosen tab.
In this new app version we make it a bit easy for you as a user. We added right of the new tab title an X icon. So you can close easy the new tab page. This feature is also available in the bookmarks sidebar on your right side.
And this free app has also the latest translation in Basque, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

Have tried the Turn Off the Lights universal app for iPhone and iPad? Download the FREE app today on the Apple App Store! You won’t regret it. Already a user? Download the update from the App store.