AdFender

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 52 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.83
  • Total Downloads:
    519,867
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 13, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,384
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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AdFender is a wide-reaching piece of ad blocking software that plays well with Web browsers, P2P programs, and messaging applications. If you're looking to get less advertising content when using your computer, AdFender might be for you.

Pros

Product reach: AdFender extends ad blocking across Internet browsers and other software categories.

Saving bandwidth: The more complex advertising gets, the more of your Internet bandwidth ads are taking up. Video ads and ads with moving graphics can greatly slow down the time it takes a website to load, and can greatly increase the amount of bandwidth that site consumes. By blocking this content, you can speed up your browsing experience.

Low-resource blocking: Some ad blocking apps are resource hogs. The speed benefits you get by loading less online content are destroyed by the resource drain on your machine needed in order to run the blocking software. AdFender doesn't suffer from this problem, and runs lean and clean in the background without slowing down your PC.

Cons

Complicated operation: Although AdFender is quite well designed, the program can be a little complex at times, especially when it comes to the customizable rules.

Bottom Line

Overall, AdFender is an excellent choice for ad blocking software. It works well, doesn't slow your computer down, and works in almost all pieces of software that display website content. The complexity of certain features might be a bit overwhelming. But given enough time, you should be able to learn its ins and outs.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Does not work anymore"

November 20, 2014  |  By abmetzy1

 |  Version: AdFender 1.83

Pros

Was a great program and blocked almost everything.

Cons

It is not blocking a single ad anymore.

Summary

I loved this program when I first got it and the original reviews were spot on...however something has changed and now it is horrible. It does not block anything. I click on the icon to see how many ads are blocked and absolutely nothing. I am extremely disappointed!

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1 stars

"Doesn't Work"

October 25, 2014  |  By dpr69

 |  Version: AdFender 1.83

Pros

1.82 works pretty well... 1.83 doesn't

Cons

Same experience as the previous poster for this version. 1.83 doesn't work... Less than 5 minutes after install AdFender crashed. Web pages take an extra 5 - 30 seconds to load if they load at all. Blocks entire webpages that I don't want blocked. Filters and exceptions don't seem to do anything. Always says 0 ads blocked

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1 stars

"worthless trash"

September 04, 2014  |  By rorschach72

 |  Version: AdFender 1.83

Pros

Nothing at all.

Cons

Less than 5 minutes after install AdFender crashed. Web pages take an extra 5 - 30 seconds to load if they load at all. Blocks entire webpages that I don't want blocked. Filters and exceptions don't seem to do anything. Another dissappointing pile of crap. Someone please make an ad blocker that actually works.

Summary

Avoid this garbage.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.83
Version 1.83:
  • Fixed issue with AOL email attachments
  • Fixed issue with uploading large files using Google Chrome
  • Fixed issue with enable/disable tray icon menu options on Windows XP
General
Publisher AdFender
Publisher web site http://www.adfender.com
Release Date August 13, 2014
Date Added August 13, 2014
Version 1.83
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.61MB
File Name Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 519,867
Downloads Last Week 2,384
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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