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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Program"

    December 29, 2012  |   By Jo Rhyan

    Pros

    Runs in your system tray so it doesn't bog down your browser when trying to load a page. Blocks ads and unlike a lot of other adblockers does not slow down page loading. I hardly know the that the programs is running.

    Cons

    a rare ad page seeps through every blue moon. Not nearly often enough to be anonyed.

    Summary

    Love this program. Yet another that works, but does not keep my browser from working.

    Updated on Mar 24, 2013

    Well like a lot of other programs, this one fails to hold true. I used it for a few weeks and thought it was great, until all of a sudden it wouldn't block "ANY" ads. That's not the worst part, twice Avast blocked it from doing something malicious while I was browsing. I uninstalled and reinstalled a few times. After the second block by Avast, I ran a scan with Malwarebytes and it found something in Adfender. I don't know what exactly, because my Malwarebytes is not saving a log for some reason; however, whatever it found and removed from Adfender, rendered it incapable of initializing. As I said, I uninstalled and reinstalled to make sure it wasn't a certain version or copy of the download only. I don't know if this because of Adfender makers themselves, but CNET needs to be aware and check the download and program again themselves. Potential users be careful.

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