Software Alternatives & Reviews

Dangerous Google Ad Disguising Itself as www.gimp.org

Recommended and mentioned products

  1. GIMP is a multiplatform photo manipulation tool.

  2. Pi-hole is a multi-platform, network-wide ad blocker.

    If they have the chops to set one up, I may suggest they set up a Pi-Hole on their network, so their mobile devices are also protected as that is an ad and tracker blocker for one's entire network.
  3. 1Password can create strong, unique passwords for you, remember them, and restore them, all directly in your web browser.

    paid Free Trial $36.0 / Annually

    As an IT professional making recommendations to friends and family, I generally point people to Firefox, have them turn on HTTPS-Only Mode, install the open-source uBlock Origin by u/gorhill4 (Raymond Hill) for ad-blocking, and use a password manager like 1Password.
  4. A browser extension that clicks on every blocked ad to fight advertising surveillance.