AdShield Popup & Ad Blocker

AdShield Popup & Ad Blocker

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.8
  • Total Downloads:
    11,729
  • Date Added:
    March 11, 2006
  • File Size:
    2.12MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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You could do a lot worse for blocking annoying pop-up windows than AdShield Popup & Ad Blocker. After installation, the program launches as an Explorer bar in Internet Explorer. However, before the program starts to block anything, you have to manually configure what should be blocked; otherwise the program will just add possible pop-up links to its block list while you surf. The items you can block include images, hyperlinks, forms, pages, and ordinary and scripted pop-ups. The program emits no sound during blocking; it just keeps pop-ups from opening. Its interface is limited to a window that appears on the left side of your browser. The program doesn't slow your browser, blocking five pop-up windows in three seconds in our testing. AdShield Popup & Ad Blocker might not be extremely innovative, but its power makes it worth a look for anyone who surfs the Web these days.
 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Works Great"

    May 13, 2004

    Version: AdShield Popup & Ad Blocker 3.0.5

    Summary

    Much better than the AD software that comes with Norton Internet Security. Simple to use, and has a pretty easy method of adding specific ads to block list. Also pretty easily allows you to unblock specific pages.

    On the neg. side, it could be made even easier, and it only works with Internet Explorer.

    And it does have an uninstaller!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Works good but no uninstaller"

    March 21, 2004

    Version: AdShield Popup & Ad Blocker 3.0.5

    Summary

    The program works fine but there is no uninstaller if you choose not to purchase it leaving a crippled program. You can delete the program files but it still leaves the program options in the drop down box when you right click on something.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works well in blocking annoying ads"

    December 23, 2003

    Version: AdShield Popup & Ad Blocker 3.0.5

    Summary

    Blocks ads (images AND flash-based ads). Not very intrusive(is embedded in IE), flexible (allows you to block or unblock specific URLs or parts of URLs). I have used Norton Internet Security Ad Blocker, but didn't like it at all. I really prefer Adshield.

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  • 5 stars

    "It works as advertised."

    December 18, 2003

    Version: AdShield Popup & Ad Blocker 3.0.5

    Summary

    I have not been able to load my ISP's proprietary version of IE since installing AdShield. If someone has a suggestion, I'd be glad to hear it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Blocked Windows Update"

    September 05, 2003   |   By SmokieUK

    Version: AdShield Popup & Ad Blocker 3.0.5

    Summary

    Not bad overall, although it did screw up Windows Update and Office Update - IE6, Windows XP, so I've had to un-install it.

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher All Star Software Systems
    Publisher web site http://www.allstarss.com
    Release Date March 11, 2006
    Date Added March 11, 2006
    Version 3.0.8
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Internet Explorer 5.01
    Download Information
    File Size 2.12MB
    File Name AdShield3090.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 11,729
    Downloads Last Week 9
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $29.95

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