Ad blocking

By default, the mobile Yandex.Browser blocks inappropriate and intrusive ads.

  1. Blocking intrusive ads
  2. Antishock

Blocking intrusive ads

Attention. This function is not available for all users because it's still being developed.

Which ads are blocked?

  • Animated flash banners.
  • Windows and tabs with ads that appear when tapping a video, an empty space on the page, or when trying to close ads.
  • Pop-up windows that cannot be closed until a video ad is played.
  • Ads that cover a significant part of the content.
  • Ad banners that turn on sound without the user's permission.
  • Ad banners that move when the page is scrolled and close the main content of the website.

Report an ad

If you see an intrusive or inappropriate advertisement on the page, you can report it:

  1. Tap the icon (if there is no icon, tap the menu button on the smartphone).
  2. Tap Ad blocking → Report ad.

The report about the ad will be sent to Yandex. If there are many similar complaints, the ad source may be blocked for all users.

Enable ads on a website

  1. Tap the connection status icon in the SmartBox.
  2. Disable Ad blocking.

Disable blocking intrusive ads

If you want to disable blocking of inappropriate and intrusive ads:

  1. Tap the icon (if there is no icon, tap the menu button on the smartphone).
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Tap Ad blocking in Content blocking.
  4. Disable Intrusive ad blocking.

Antishock

Antishock is a Yandex.Browser technology that blocks banner ads with unpleasant images, pornography, or advertising for websites that may offer fraudulent services.

What's dangerous about this kind of advertising

  • Theft of passwords or money. Pop-up windows can impersonate notifications from social networks, software update notifications, or messages from antivirus programs. If you click them, you might give your passwords to attackers or lose money.
  • Fee-based services. Banners can contain fraudulent messages (for example, about winning a prize, losing weight, predictions, etc.). Clicking on them can lead to money being deducted from your mobile phone account.
  • Shock. Banners might contain pornographic images, animations of unpleasant events, disasters, physical trauma, illnesses, intimate body parts, etc.
  • Fraud. Banners that promise large pay-outs without a clear explanation may lead you to the sites of hackers or financial pyramid schemes.
  • Obtrusiveness. When you open a new page and click any area or interface element, a new window may appear advertising something unrelated to the site contents. Some pop-ups open additional advertising windows when you close them.

Disable Antishock

By default, Antishock is enabled. If you want to disable it:

  1. Tap the connection status icon in the SmartBox.
  2. Disable Ad blocking.