VPN with ad blocker: Browse without intrusions

Our ad blocker filters out most display ads and stops them from loading and appearing on your browser. Included with every ExpressVPN subscription.

Laptop user person going online with ad blocker.
Person holding a phone and coffee cup.

Why use an ad blocker?

When you use ExpressVPN’s ad blocker, most display ads will be blocked as you use the internet. There are several benefits to that:

  • Speed up your browsing. Ads can make web pages load more slowly.

  • Preserve your mobile data and bandwidth. Ads consume your data and use bandwidth as they load.

  • Fewer distractions. Ads are messaging companies want you to see. Take back control of what you are shown.

  • Safer browsing. Ads can carry malware or lead to phishing sites.

Toggle on blockers to block ads or explicit content (adult sites).

How to turn ExpressVPN’s ad blocker on and off

It’s easy to turn on your ad blocker within ExpressVPN’s apps for Windows, iOS, Mac, and Android, as well as on Aircove.

Instructions for Windows

Instructions for iOS

Instructions for Mac

Instructions for Android

Instructions for Linux

Instructions for Aircove

How does ExpressVPN’s ad blocker work?

advanced protection ad blocker illustration feature website webpage blocking

Toggle on the ad blocker in ExpressVPN’s app settings. You must be using the Lightway VPN protocol. On Windows, iOS, Mac, and Android devices, your VPN also must be turned on in order for the ad blocker to work. On our Aircove router, you can use the ad blocker with or without the VPN turned on. (The feature is on its way for Linux.)

What types of ads are blocked?

The ad blocker blocks most display ads. Video and audio ads are not covered. Our ad blocklist is compiled from publicly available and open source lists of known ads. We regularly review and update these blocklists to keep the display ads you see to a minimum.

Learn why our method of blocking offers greater safety.

Frequently asked questions