Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer

Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 19 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.1
File Size:
4.52MB
Date Added:
August 13, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
160,557
Downloads Last Week:
3,254
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:

    3.1

    out of 19 votes

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

    1.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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    Results 1-10 of 19

  • 1 stars

    "Updates comes with trojans."

    August 27, 2014   |   By Son_of_Earth

    Version: Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.1

    Pros

    For IE it doesn't work but works for Firefox.

    Cons

    Avira removed several trojans during update install process its weird cause the file from cnet link didn't have virusses.

    Summary

    Installed fine but it doesn't work. Ads everywhere.
    The moment I try to update it Avira goes bananas. I tried both versions. This one and 64bit, both were unable to update cause Avira keeps removing trojans during update. Doesn't happen with the firefox addon.

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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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  • 5 stars

    "Just Excellent"

    August 07, 2014   |   By BoriiBoss

    Version: Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.1

    Pros

    Pandora ADs block, no FB ADs, made my browsing experience even better

    Cons

    Some ads will not get blocked

    Summary

    This is the best ad blocker so far.. In Pandora, all ADS will get blocked, I can skip many songs I want without getting one single ad.. Just love it !! Good Job ADBLOCK!!

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  • 3 stars

    "SiteAdvisor warns not to install this - it's malware???"

    July 16, 2014   |   By BOBRGR

    Version: Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.1

    Pros

    AdblockPlus on Firefox & other browsers is indispensable - Works great

    Cons

    I didn't install this because of the malware warning

    Summary

    I'd like to see additional comments on whether this actually does have malware

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  • 3 stars

    "Win 8.1, IE11, Adblock Plus & two issues"

    April 03, 2014   |   By SanDiegoBoltsFan

    Version: Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.1

    Pros

    Works okay with most websites.

    Cons

    Pause button stopped working for some HuffPost videos.

    When I log off some websites I get the "Internet stopped working" error message.

    Note: No issues with Firefox or Chrome

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  • 1 stars

    "Could not get it do work"

    March 12, 2014   |   By jdjdler

    Version: Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.1

    Pros

    May work with Windows 7, I don't know

    Cons

    Does not work at all

    Summary

    I could not get it to work at all. Tried it on a Surface Pro 2 with Windows 8. I finally ended up purchasing a copy of Adblock IE 3.0, which does its job well.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works very well..!"

    January 08, 2014   |   By Yasir

    Version: Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.1

    Pros

    For many years, I was heavily relying on SuperAdBlocler. I then switched to Adfender. and now, I am so glad that this tiny little program is my #1 ad blocker...! works so well on all sites especially on YouTube. I have been using it for the past four days with no issues. I have saved so much bandwidth and all the pages load up so fast. the installation was done on a fresh Windows 7 x32 Home PC with IE10 NOT IE11.

    Cons

    However, when it comes to my privacy I seriously do not trust it. Therefore, I use this PC just to surf the internet and watch movies.

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  • 1 stars

    "It works, but not for long, and not on all websites."

    January 04, 2014   |   By GeoffreyJBrittan

    Version: Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.1

    Pros

    It is quick to install, and works on most websites but there are sites where ads are not blocked, like New York Times.

    Cons

    The program has to be re-stalled and repaired almost daily. The repairs are temporary.

    Summary

    I use Adblock Plus on other browsers without a problem, but it does not work well in IE11. Program needs a major fix.

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  • 1 stars

    "BIG MISTAKE"

    January 04, 2014   |   By fredg06

    Version: Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.1

    Pros

    none, and I didn't even try to use it to see if it blocked anything. I found too many programs installed that I did not want, nor asked for.

    Cons

    I have Windows XP, with IE8. At start of installing this mess, I clicked on "custom", then unchecked the Conduit Toolbar. I then installed Adblock Plus.
    What I got was many free software programs I did not want, such as Mobogenie, Great Arcade Hits, Pass Show, and some files called nengine.dll, that Google said was placed by ads.

    Summary

    It took me an hour to get most of this mess out of my computer. I am amazed that the Editor of CNET did not mention about all the free software, that installed itself without permission!!!!!

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  • 4 stars

    "Good, but needs more work"

    January 04, 2014   |   By pete_po

    Version: Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.1

    Pros

    Works generally well, blocks a lot of annoying stuff. Very easy to install.

    Cons

    At least one: youtube doesn't auto-start (which is even good in a way) and has an annoying "loading" image over the video

    Summary

    IE 11 on Windows 8.1 on HP all-in-one PC: works well enough to keep it. Loading speed seems unaffected. Nothing seems to crash, unlike the other reports

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