Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer

Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 144 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.1
File Size:
328.25KB
Date Added:
August 06, 2003
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $29.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
573,612
Downloads Last Week:
46
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

This program blocks the pop-up windows that mar your Web surfing. When you start Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer, it opens the configuration window. Among its advanced options are basics such as selecting whether to play a sound when the program blocks a pop-up and setting the software to launch on start-up. The Usage Info button leads to a quick demo of such features as the standard use of the Ctrl key to accept a pop-up once and the less common ability to add a site to the whitelist by pressing the Shift key. Frequent nag screens ask you to register the software. Otherwise, Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer worked perfectly in our testing, blocking all pop-ups. It had no difficulty blocking non-English pop-up windows, killing them right away. In general, the program is small, efficient, and helpful.

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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 144 votes

    • 5 star: 114
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 30
  • Current Version:

    4.2

    out of 144 votes

    • 5 star: 114
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 30
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  • 1 stars

    "disappointed"

    March 04, 2014   |   By rayjaysmomma

    Version: Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer 2.1

    Pros

    the program was ok, but not the best.

    Cons

    cant get the darn thing off the computer! I uninstalled it from my computer, but it still pops up everytime i start my computer and it freeze the whole startup!

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  • 1 stars

    "Dislikeed it"

    February 10, 2014   |   By JoaquinitoUno

    Version: Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer 2.1

    Pros

    NONE FOUND

    Cons

    Disliked it's use, tried many times to fully remove. Horrible! Recommend it not be installed since it continues to pop up two stupid windows requiring response everytime I go on-line. Shame on CNET for sponsoring Ad Arrest and for not requiring this needed FIX for the ability to fully remove this self-propetuating POP-UP!

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  • 1 stars

    "A Nightmare to uninstall- Total Hijack"

    January 11, 2014   |   By bgrayesq

    Version: Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer 2.1

    Pros

    Worked ok if you can put up with the inconvenience..

    Cons

    Saw it was a nuisance to use and immediately uninstalled - or so I thought. Can't find a way to remove its intrusive blocking,
    CNET and software co. have been no help. Other blockers can't remove it. CNET provided the following warning with Advanced System Care: Tedious Uninstallation: Advanced SystemCare's setup is like a collection of shortcuts to other downloads. SystemCare's toolbox behaves more like a glorified stub installer for IOBit's other products than a true all-in-one program.

    Read more: Advanced SystemCare - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com http://download.cnet.com/Advanced-SystemCare/3000-2086_4-10407614.html#ixzz2q8Nivcvk

    And I easily removed that one. A solution must be provided for ad arrest.

    Summary

    Didn't like software. Impossible uninstall has negativelty affected use of computer. I have never been this unhappy with a CNET download beforer and have never left a negative review here or at any other site for a download.

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  • 1 stars

    "Once installed it won't uninstall, evenwith uninstaller"

    July 22, 2012   |   By Oakrainbowshimmer

    Version: Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer 2.1

    Pros

    There are no pros, this product is malware as far as I'm concerned. I can't get it off my computer even after an uninstaller program is used.

    Cons

    It's a pest leach program. It's free advertising here and on my computer forever means I can't get this pest out of the registry even with an uninstaller. This is malware as far as I'm concerned. What's up with having to choose a star. You need some negative stars for poor products.

    Summary

    This program leaves itself in your computer and the uninstall doesn't work. Once installed it pops up just like a pop up I wanted to get rid of so it is a unremoveable pop up.

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  • 1 stars

    "Would not recommend this product"

    December 30, 2009   |   By dlcro2

    Version: Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer 2.1

    Pros

    Can't think of any

    Cons

    Does not effectively block out ads at all. Can't remember one website that was ad-free.

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  • 1 stars

    "WASTE OF SPACE"

    May 20, 2009   |   By itsinsidethewell

    Version: Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer 2.1

    Pros

    No pros at all this programme sucks!

    Cons

    It hardly blocked a pop up, not worth the download.

    Summary

    Not worth the download, much better ones out there.Dont waste your time!

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  • 5 stars

    "No more pop-up ads! But how do I uninstall?"

    April 20, 2009   |   By wanderingbear

    Version: Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer 2.1

    Pros

    Works as advcertised!

    Cons

    Some sites I visit regularly cannot be accessed through highlighted click-on phrases because Ad Arrest doesn't recognize them as acceptable. When I try to uninstall the program it doesn't allow the uninstall; continuously activating itself.

    Summary

    Not recommended. Resisting uninstallation is too much power for a program to have.

    Updated on Apr 20, 2009

    Don't use it unless you know how to uninstall it. I don't!

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  • 1 stars

    "Sucks, waste of time."

    August 11, 2008   |   By Silveztria

    Version: Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer 2.1

    Cons

    This program blocked not one of the pop-ups in IE. It only blocks them after they've come up, and even then they just come back! Also, when I uninstalled it, twice, it didn't go away. This program is a huge waste of time and just makes the computer slower.

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  • 1 stars

    "Not reccomended"

    November 12, 2005   |   By mopar_1974

    Version: Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer 2.1

    Pros

    it is a small file.

    Cons

    Blocked intentional popups (even blocked internet explorer from starting when i clicked it on the desktop), doesnt stop floating advertisments, I uninstalled it however its not gone. It still starts up when i start my computer and operates like normal. It also looks unimpressive.

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  • 1 stars

    "Too bad"

    July 23, 2005   |   By Laura

    Version: Ad Arrest IE Popup Killer 2.1

    Pros

    It blocks some popups

    Cons

    I cannot recommen it to anyone because: 1) Popups keep flashing before my face before they are blocked which makes my computer very slow and wastes my time for nothing 2) It cannot separate good popups (when I explicitly click a link, for example) from bad popups that open themselves without my permission 3) If I enable temporarily the good popup that is blocked (see above), Ad Arrest never memorizes my choice and next time I click this link, it is blocked again. Besides, "recently arrested popups" list is always empty so I cannot enable it from there either

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