Block third-party trackers and ads with Tracker Blocker

Ruth C. | June 15, 2021

The internet can be a great source of entertainment where you can get the latest news, play fun games and watch captivating videos. If only it weren't for these pesky third-party trackers that follow your every move online to collect data about you and later bombard you with annoying ads.

Meet Tracker Blocker — Atlas VPN's newest security feature that gives you an even safer, cleaner, and faster online experience.

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What is Tracker Blocker?

Tracker Blocker provides an extra layer of privacy while surfing the web. It prevents data brokers from using third-party trackers to gather insights about your online activities, which data brokers then sell to companies and advertisers. In this way, it safeguards you from annoying and potentially dangerous advertisements that follow you around the internet.

Here are 4 ways how Tracker Blocker can change your digital life for the better:

#1 - Protect your privacy. While a VPN does a great job at safeguarding your online security and privacy by encrypting your internet traffic wherever you go online, it doesn't protect you from trackers. That's why we introduced the Tracker Blocker feature. It prevents third-party trackers from following your behavior across websites, giving you even more control over your digital privacy.

#2 - Stop annoying ads. Tracker Blocker blocks annoying pop-ups and other online advertisements so you can enjoy a clean web without distracting ads. This way, you can focus on content that really matters to you. 

#3 - Improve your web experience. Ads and pop-ups also consume a significant amount of data and slow down your internet speed. Tracker Blocker can help improve page load time by blocking ads from loading while saving your precious device memory and internet data.

#4 - Avoid malware. The internet is full of malicious ads and websites. Accidentally clicking on any of them can install spyware, viruses, trojans, or other types of malware on your device. Tracker Blocker stops you from entering dangerous websites and blocks malign ads so you can feel safe while surfing the web. 

Currently, this feature is available for Premium Atlas VPN users in iOS, Android, and Windows apps.

How to use Tracker Blocker? 

Like any other Atlas VPN feature, we've designed it to be easy to use for both advanced users and beginners. To enable Tracker Blocker on your device, follow these simple steps:

Tracker Blocker product shots (steps 1 to 4)

Step 1. Navigate to the Assistant section of your app.

Step 2. Select Tracker Blocker.

Step 3. A popup will appear highlighting the main features of Tracker Blocker. To continue, click Explore Tracker Blocker.

Step 4. You will see all the trackers detected on your device in the top left corner. You can also view the detailed list of trackers on the same page, including the exact time they were detected and their hostname.

Tracker Blocker product shots (steps 5 to 8)

Step 5. To start blocking trackers slide the toggle switch to the right of Block Trackers. Make sure the VPN is on.

Step 6. You're done! All trackers you encounter while browsing the internet from now on will be blocked. Click Done to continue.

Step 7. Once enabled, you will see the total number of blocked trackers in the top right corner of the page. You can also view a detailed list of trackers, including their hostname and the exact time they were blocked.

Step 8. You can sort the trackers by the most recently blocked or the most frequently blocked by switching between Recent and Most common tabs. The feature can be disabled at any time.

It is important to note that activating the Tracker Blocker feature enables the blocking of ads and malware along with third-party trackers.

Have a safe online journey!

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Ruth C.

Ruth C.

Cybersecurity Researcher and Publisher at Atlas VPN. Interested in cybercrime, online security, and privacy-related topics.


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