The reason I ask this question is because I am currently using an Adblocker to block all advertisements. I don't particularly feel comfortable doing this however because I'm not supporting the developers and IT managers who run the sites with revenue from my traffic.
That being said, I've never had a malware infection ever since I installed the Adblocker. What are some settings I can mess with to more or less guarantee that my computer cannot be explicitly infected from loading advertisements? Note that does not mean that it should not be infected from clicking on them.
I'd love to get the guilt of using an Adblock off my chest being a computer engineer and developer myself, but I'm not sure it is safe.
For reference I'm using the latest version of Chrome with Windows 7.