AdFree

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2
  • Total Downloads:
    127,360
  • Date Added:
    July 18, 2002
  • File Size:
    1.36MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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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

Pros

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

Cons

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

Summary

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

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Michael Foley
Publisher web site http://lucille.dhs.org/
Release Date July 18, 2002
Date Added July 18, 2002
Version 3.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.36MB
File Name adfree32.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 127,360
Downloads Last Week 17
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features limited
Price $10

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