Ad Killer

Ad Killer

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 49 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    40,402
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 19, 2002
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy

Editors' Review

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Many ad blockers stop pop-up windows better than Ad Killer does, but this program does a good job of blanking out Flash advertisements. On first launch, the program presents all its options, including what to block and at what level. The interface offers right-click access to most settings, including the blocking levels. In our testing, Low was the only setting that let us open links to Web search strings. Most types of pop-ups will make it through unless you set the level to High, which also blocks links to Web pages. You can hold the Ctrl key to allow a window to open. Ad Killer installs in the background a file called namespace.dll, which is slightly suspicious. Worse, if you just click on the Purchase tab in its settings, the program opens a Web page with a registration form. While most users could hold out for better pop-up blocking, at least Ad Killer doesn't seem to do any harm.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 49 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 26
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 49 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 26
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1 stars

"A freeware? For real? - Un logiciel gratuit? Vraiment?"

December 18, 2003

 |  Version: Ad Killer 1.2

Summary

No no and no. This is impossible website "Download.com" when i chose "FREE" and I downloaded then I found out that i had 30 days trial. So that's so ridiculous. --- Non non et non. C'est un site web insupportable « download.com » quand j'ai choisi « FREE » (gratuit) et j'ai téléchargé, ensuite je me suis informé que j'aie eu 30 jours d'essai. Alors, c'est si ridicule.

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1 stars

"Where is the FREE Version ?????????????????????????"

September 19, 2003

 |  Version: Ad Killer 1.2

Summary

Ad Killer 0.96
Get rid of popup ad windows, close ad sites, remove banners and ad images.
OS: Windows (all)
File Size: 599K
License: Free
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Well, put that it is a freeware when it is paying, I find that simply irritating.

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5 stars

"Ok,,,,,,,,,If u wana stop pop ups, download this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

February 22, 2003

 |  Version: Ad Killer 1.2

Summary

The program is great, it works perfectly and its very easy to manage and configure.
U can choose the sensitivity very easily, and it even stops the baners in web pages [i didnt knew that =).........] It doesnt brings any kind of problems, its simply great, download it now if u need an anti pop up.

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1 stars

"Doesn't remove any ads, & Kills popups brainlessly."

December 13, 2002  |  By Raficv

 |  Version: Ad Killer 1.2

Summary

First off, like everyone else has said, this is not free. This company is probably figuring they can scam people on this. You only find out it's a trial when it's installed.

The bottom line is that it kills any popup, which is fine, but every other one does it, and better. The other half, removing ads, never worked properly. The few times it did work it looked horrible; the site looked scewed, adn they have this annoying it's removed thing. But most of the time it didn't work.

I would not recommend it for ad-removing, but it's alright for blocking popups but it isn't one of the better ones (Earthlink's blocker does the same thing FREE and you can allow certain pages to show popups).

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5 stars

"I give it 4.5/5 rate"

October 24, 2002

 |  Version: Ad Killer 1.2

Summary

I give it 4.5/5 rate

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1 stars

"Trial!?!? I thought this was freeware"

October 14, 2002

 |  Version: Ad Killer 1.2

Summary

I installed this and it closed in 60 seconds, i'm either gonna search for a freeware one or crack this program myself.

DOWNLOAD.COM NEEDS TO FIX THAT ERROR

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5 stars

"This one really works well"

September 30, 2002

 |  Version: Ad Killer 1.2

Summary

This one really works well, however, it's shareware, not freeware. I gave it 4.5/5.

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1 stars

"Freeware.....NOT!!"

September 28, 2002

 |  Version: Ad Killer 1.2

Summary

Freeware means free, correct. Whats up with the 30-day trail? After the trail period is up and you un-install this thing. goodluck! it took me 3 hrs to get it off my computer.

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1 stars

"It works but it isn't free"

September 28, 2002

 |  Version: Ad Killer 1.2

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5 stars

"seems to do the job,but it is not FREE,30 day trial."

September 18, 2002

 |  Version: Ad Killer 1.2

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Softcows
Publisher web site http://www.softcows.com
Release Date April 19, 2002
Date Added April 19, 2002
Version 1.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 767.12KB
File Name adkiller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 40,402
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.95
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