About Distraction Control

Distraction Control is one of our most popular AdBlock Premium features. With Distraction Control you can prevent annoying pop-up newsletter requests, floating videos, survey requests and "allow" notifications from appearing.

Note: AdBlock Premium is only available on desktop browsers for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. It's not available on the AdBlock for Safari Mac app or mobile devices.

To enable Distraction Control, use these steps:

  1. Click on the AdBlock toolbar icon. If you don't see it, make sure it's pinned: How to pin the AdBlock menu to your browser. 
  2. Click on the gear symbol on the pop-up menu.
  3. Click on the Premium Filters tab.
  4. Select the option next to Distraction Control.

If the Distraction Control option is locked and you've already purchased Premium, make sure to unlock your upgrade. If you haven't purchased Premium and would like to learn more, check out this article: What is AdBlock Premium?


Still Seeing Distractions? Let Us Know!

We're always working to make Distraction Control the very best it can be. After enabling Distraction Control, if you see something that should be blocked, use our troubleshooting tool to report it to us: How to use AdBlock's troubleshooting tool.


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