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Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    407,778
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 05, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"WOW! Best Thing Since Sliced Bread"

August 20, 2015  |  By HELENB5968

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.4

Pros

I thought I had done everything to block pop ups, restrict cookies, etc in my settings. Surfing the net, especially news sites had become so annoying, being forced to wait for all the ads to load before I could use the scroll button! It was a true annoyance. I downloaded this is seconds and it has revolutionized my web browsing!

Cons

None so far!

Summary

I cannot believe I waited this long to do this!

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1 stars

"How did it get on my machines?"

April 07, 2015  |  By FrankBarnard

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.2

Pros

None. I don't want or need this and don't know how it got into my machines.

Cons

Adblocker appeared on 2 machines on my network this morning. I can't figure out how it got in. I had never heard of it and did not approve install. One machine showed a stop sign in top right corner that I didn't recognize. The other machine opened a Chrome tab asking for a "donation." Not happy.

Summary

Looks like malware to me.

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5 stars

"This thing is Amazing !"

January 31, 2015  |  By sportsguy4114

 |  Version: Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.2

Pros

This ad-blocker works way better than any other I have tried. It blocks most everything, even ALL those annoying ads, pop-ups and redirects from movie sites. It even gives you the choice the block those annoying Facebook and Twitter social BS buttons. It deserves at least a 5 star rating. I would give it 7.

Cons

NONE ! It works better than I could ever dream it would.

Summary

Best thing since Sliced-Bread, especially if you like movie sites.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4
Version 1.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Adblock Plus
Publisher web site http://adblockplus.org/en/
Release Date February 25, 2015
Date Added August 05, 2015
Version 1.4
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.88MB
File Name adblockplusie-1.4.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 407,778
Downloads Last Week 4,875
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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