Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer

Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 18 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.1
File Size:
4.52MB
Date Added:
December 19, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
157,761
Downloads Last Week:
3,930
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

AdBlock Plus for Internet Explorer blocks annoying banner, pop-up, and video ads from appearing on the Web sites you visit. It blocks everything automatically, but it's easy to unblock sites. AdBlock Plus does more than block annoying ads. It also disables tracking, malware domains, and social media buttons, if you tell it to. Acceptable Ads appear on ad-supported sites that follow AdBlock Plus community guidelines, helping to keep both those sites and this free, open-source browser extension that way (i.e. free). We tried AdBlock Plus for Internet Explorer in IE 11.

Installing AdBlock Plus in IE 11 required a system reboot. The add-on works automatically. We looked for but couldn't see the familiar ABP browser button until we enabled IE's Status Bar (under Tools/Toolbars), which isn't displayed by default. After that, we could click the ABP icon to access the add-on's options, manage blocking, and more. Some of the extra features dialogs didn't display in IE 11, but it's easy to report issues and bugs, and the AdBlock Plus community responds quickly.

For the most part, the brand-spanking-new AdBlock Plus for Internet Explorer worked as well as in other browsers, and much better than anything else like it, free or not. We clicked some tiles to open ad-laden sites we'd visited in our previous session. Some blocked ads showed placeholders, but AdBlock Plus closed up most spaces for a much tidier look. We also visited sites participating in the Acceptable Ads initiative, and we're totally in sync with both the spirit and the results. All IE users should try AdBlock Plus for Internet Explorer.

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  • All Versions:

    3.2

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    2.7

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 3 stars

    "It works but it gobbles RAM as you surf."

    August 11, 2014   |   By neplusultraomni

    Version: Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.1

    Pros

    I really wanted something like NoScripts, but since that is not available for IE, I thought I would give this a try since it does some of the same things. It seemed to be working but in the background the program was devouring more and more RAM as I went along.

    Cons

    The point of using a tool like NoScripts or AdBlock is to speed up web browsing by not downloading and running JavaScripts , autorun videos and flashing ads, especially for an older computer that just gets crushed by all the crap on websites these days. The retained memory seems to offset that benefit. I uninstalled but await a version that addresses the memory issue when I will try it again.

    Summary

    Wait until they come out with a version that addresses memory issues.

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