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  • Date Added:
    July 18, 2002
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

Designed to block ad windows during Web surfing, AdFree proves too labor-intensive to win us over. The program launches at start-up and resides in your system tray under an icon of your choice. Its method is to maintain a massive list of hosts known to display ad windows and block initiated windows from those hosts. A floating counter tracks how many ads are blocked. However, its effectiveness is limited. Because the program will not block pop-ups from unknown hosts, you must continually update the blacklist in order to keep pop-ups at bay. AdFree works fine for what it is, but the ongoing configuration requirements likely will become tiresome for many users.
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  • 1 stars

    "Not Working For Me"

    July 21, 2012   |   By Jump

    Version: AdFree 3.2


    It's an .exe program that only runs when you want. Doesn't leave a lot of junk on computer when uninstalled

    Doesn't overwrite Hosts file leaving untouched on uninstall


    Didn't seem to work. Selected several pages with ads, started program and started browser - ads still there. Verified program running in Task Manager.

    Could not find a way to stop program except to kill process in Task Manager

    Could not find how to update the Server Host file via program


    Seems clunky. It was difficult to start and stop. Did not stop any ads for me

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    Full Specifications

    Publisher Michael Foley
    Publisher web site
    Release Date July 18, 2002
    Date Added July 18, 2002
    Version 3.2
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows 98
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 1.36MB
    File Name
    Total Downloads 127,296
    Downloads Last Week 9
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Some features limited
    Price $10

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