Ads are annoying, but they can also be dangerous. When you click on a malicious ad that leads to malware, it will instantly start downloading it. Ad blockers can prevent those malicious ads from showing up in the first place. However, some pages don’t work properly with ad blockers on, so turn it off if it’s a site you trust. To ensure maximum safety, be sure to scan any links you click on with anti-malware software before you open them. This will help to protect your device from malicious content, and ensure you stay safe while browsing the web.