Ways to disable JavaScript to protect yourself from invalid clicks

JavaScript is a program that is required to show contextual ads of various advertising networks like Google AdSense, Bidvertiser, etc on a website. Every web browser like Mozilla, Google Chrome, etc has the option to disable it. Hence, in the absence of advertisements, the concept of clicks becomes irrelevant. Additionally, it’s possible to use multiple browsers, such as Mozilla and Google Chrome, concurrently. While viewing your site, you should use a browser with disabled JavaScript.  Following are the ways to disable JavaScript in your web browsers.

    • Mozilla: Here’s how to disable JavaScript in Mozilla Firefox:
      • Access the Configuration Page:
        • Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
        • Click “Accept the Risk and Continue” when prompted.
      • Find the JavaScript Setting:
        • In the search bar, type javascript.enabled.
        • Double-click the “javascript.enabled” preference to toggle its value to “false”.
      • Verify the Change:
        • The value of javascript.enabled should now be “false”, indicating JavaScript is disabled.
        • You can double-click it again to re-enable JavaScript if needed.
      • Additional Options:
        • Disable JavaScript for Specific Sites:
          • Right-click on a page and select “View Page Info”.
          • Go to the “Permissions” tab.
          • Uncheck the box for “Run JavaScript”.
        • Use an Extension:
          • Consider extensions like “Disable JavaScript” or “Quick JavaScript Switcher” for easier control.
    • Google Chrome: To disable JavaScript in Google Chrome, you can follow these steps:
      • Open Chrome: Launch the Google Chrome browser on your computer.
      • Access Settings: Click on the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the browser window to open the menu. From the menu, select “Settings.”
      • Go to Privacy and Security: In the Settings page, scroll down and click on “Privacy and security” on the left sidebar.
      • Site Settings: Under the “Privacy and Security” section, click on “Site settings.”
      • Find JavaScript Settings: Scroll down to find the “JavaScript” section.
      • Disable JavaScript: Choose “Don’t allow sites to use JavaScript” to turn JavaScript off.
      • Confirm Changes: Google Chrome will display a notification indicating that some websites may not work properly without JavaScript. Confirm your decision by clicking “Add” or “Done.”
      • Restart Chrome: To apply the changes, you may need to close and restart the Google Chrome browser.
      • Alternative Methods:
        • Disable JavaScript for Specific Sites:
          • Click the “Add” button under “Block” to specify websites where you want to block JavaScript.
        • Use Chrome DevTools:
          • Open the page you want to affect.
          • Press Ctrl+Shift+P (Windows/Linux) or Cmd+Shift+P (Mac) to open the Command Menu.
          • Type “Disable JavaScript” and press Enter.
    • Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based):
      • Open Edge and click the three dots in the top-right corner.
      • Select “Settings”.
      • Click on “Site Permissions” on the left-hand side.
      • Scroll down to “JavaScript” and toggle the switch to “Off”.
    • Internet Explorer:
      • Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon in the top-right corner.
      • Select “Internet options”.
      • Go to the “Security” tab.
      • Click on “Custom level”.
      • Under “Scripting”, find “Active scripting” and disable it.
      • Click “OK” on both open windows.

    Please note that disabling JavaScript can affect the functionality of some websites, as many rely on JavaScript for interactive features. If you encounter issues while browsing, you can revisit these settings, re-enable JavaScript, and find an alternate solution like having a browser just for that purpose.

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