Ad Annihilator

Ad Annihilator

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 103 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.9
  • Total Downloads:
    275,427
  • Date Added:
    November 30, 2006
  • File Size:
    2.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    81
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Much more than a simple pop-up blocker, Ad Annihilator scores all aces. The program not only installs as a colorful toolbar in your Web browser, it also lets you access all functions via a right click.

In our tests, the application capably killed all pop-ups, banners, and Flash ads we threw its way, and you can choose to block or allow all three types of ads from particular sites. We appreciate that Ad Annihilator can eliminate many banners or pop-ups at once by using a string or a specific keyword as a cue to block, and the ability to save your customized settings as a project is a nice plus. Once you switch to the advanced mode, you'll uncover a whole new world of functionality, as Ad Annihilator features an enhanced cache that lets you browse offline Web pages.

If you're digging through a long list of offline sites, you can easily find what you're looking for by searching by name, content, and date. We can heartily recommend this program to those who need an ad killer, an offline browser, or both.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"it's name is rather misleading"

October 05, 2007  |  By drwho

 |  Version: Ad Annihilator 2.4.9

Pros

It blocks all regular banner ads and most all POPUPS as well.

Cons

DOES NOT BLOCK FLASH-BASED ADS AT ALL.

it only works in I.E. not other browsers.

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2 stars

"Didn't block a single pop-up. Worked for banners and cookie though."

September 26, 2007  |  By goateater

 |  Version: Ad Annihilator 2.4.9

Pros

Well, it blocks ads and cookies, including the useful ones, like saved passwords, email, etc. So I guess that kind of a negativity.

Cons

It didn't block a single pop-up, and even though it has the option, it did not let me mark the address as a pop-up.

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1 stars

"Won't Uninstall"

August 04, 2007  |  By trek2100

 |  Version: Ad Annihilator 2.4.9

Cons

The software (malware) either removed or hid the file and navigation toolbars including options on IE7. Only the address bar and the ad annihilator tool bar were visible. It blocks frames on some web sites even if they're news feeds and disables links. Couldn't even login into my web based email account. When I tried to uninstall it, I got a message saying that it couldn't find the install.log file. Tried to delete it from Win Program Files but it wouldn't let me. Install at your own risk!

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2 stars

"great but way too difficult to use!"

July 06, 2007  |  By darkpoeticwhisper

 |  Version: Ad Annihilator 2.4.9

Pros

it is a great pop-up/banner blocker...probably "too" good for me......it definitely got rid of an annoying pop-up that nothing else would rid...it actually blocked EVERYTHING

Cons

as an intermediate PC user, it's too difficult for me to use...as it blocks everything, including playlists, myspace photos, etc., i was not able to get any of them back...and now i'm left with a sh*tload of recovery work to do!

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5 stars

"By far the best of the 4+ star blockers"

February 01, 2007  |  By maineathrt

 |  Version: Ad Annihilator 2.4.9

Pros

The hilite of the app is that it seems to instinctively know which pop-ups / ads to block and which to allow. Not having to constantly rely on hot-keys or "allow" lists is a refreshing change. Would recomend it to anyone in need of this kind of software

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5 stars

"Very nice..."

January 19, 2007  |  By anindya.baruah

 |  Version: Ad Annihilator 2.4.9

Pros

Works perfectly. Blocks all kinds of pop ups and banners...

Cons

Works with Internet Explorer only. :( Even the built in pop-up blocker of firefox cant block some pop-ups.

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3 stars

"Good but..."

December 18, 2006  |  By samuelstud

 |  Version: Ad Annihilator 2.4.9

Pros

Very good but am I perhaps expecting too much? I still get tons and tons of pop-ups! I mean it works a bit better than other products I have tried but it isn't really anything special.

Cons

STILL GDET POP-UPS!

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5 stars

"Effective and reliable ad filtering"

December 12, 2006  |  By Besek

 |  Version: Ad Annihilator 2.4.9

Pros

Ad Annihilator is very easy to install and user friendly. The facility which enables to hit any banner and destroy it is excellent and suited to every user who isnot very savvy to technologies employed for Internet advertising. I have also found the ability to bring any destroyed picture back with the equally simple mouse click is very helpful. Having used the product for over a month now it seems to be very reliable and has met all of my requirements. The price is very reasonable too!

Cons

Haven't discovered any so far!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Ad Annihilator Software
Publisher web site http://adannihilator.com
Release Date November 30, 2006
Date Added November 30, 2006
Version 2.4.9
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows (all), Internet Explorer 5
Download Information
File Size 2.11MB
File Name aa_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 275,427
Downloads Last Week 81
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $29.97

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