RemoveAds

RemoveAds

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    11,713
  • Date Added:
    August 22, 2014
  • File Size:
    488.06KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    57
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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How many times have you been frustrated by a browser message something like "waiting for pain-in-the-ads.com" while your browser spins its wheels, unable to finish loading your site because it's linked to an ad server somewhere? More than a few programs have been written to suppress, prevent, and kill banner ads in Web browsers, instant messaging programs, and social networking apps. Major Share's RemoveAds is an ultrasimple tool that actually works. It blocks banner ads from loading, preventing the adware from trying to contact its home server, so pages load more quickly than they would if the ad links loaded normally. It's not a browser add-on but a standalone app that works with most browsers and chat tools. It updates automatically, and users can submit recommended ad sites for inclusion in the program's database.

RemoveAds has a very simple user interface, with two controls and three tabs. The controls turn the Anti-Ad feature off and reactivate it by updating the database. The Front Page tab displays the current status of the Anti-Ad tool, Software, and Database. The Database tab displays the Blacklist, which contained many familiar-looking ad links, and a tool for suggesting sites to add. The About tab accesses the usual program info, as well as a link to the developer's site, which is the only source of documentation. Clicking a button that looks like a tiny slider switch rendered the ad blocker's status Inactive, including a message that it might take a few minutes for the change to take effect. Clicking the Reload button automatically updated the program's database and simultaneously reactivated the Anti-Ad tool.

Side-by-side PCs with nearly identical specs gave us the opportunity to see RemoveAds in action in real time, and the demonstration didn't take long, either. We quickly browsed to the same national news site on both machines using the same type of browser, only one PC was running RemoveAds. The site on the RemoveAds machine loaded quickly, while the same site on the other machine was stuck "waiting for" some banner ad to load. A quick check showed the culprit in RemoveAds' Database. RemoveAds works: 'nuff said.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"BIZARRE TERRIBLE MALWARE,CNETS TRUSTWORTHINESS AT STAKE"

February 28, 2014  |  By sbose64

 |  Version: RemoveAds 1.5

Pros

none,couldnt use the product being warned everytime it was opened,by avast antivirus and ms security essentials.tried 10 times with same results.

Cons

some malafide bug is embedded in the exe file,it seems.avast and msse cant be wrong 10 times.

Summary

really stunned to see a malware hosted by a site as reputed as cnet.and this is the first instance that happened in last 7 years.what went wrong?avoid it like a vermin.

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1 stars

"Terrible product"

July 10, 2012  |  By erinrebel

 |  Version: RemoveAds 1.4

Pros

I am unable to list any Pros!

Cons

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Summary

DO NOT DOWNLOAD!

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1 stars

"AVOID!!! Blocks lots of web pages even after uninstall!"

December 22, 2011  |  By mtmerrick

 |  Version: RemoveAds 1.1

Pros

-blocks ads outside of browsers

Cons

Where do i begin?
-The UI give you no control option. It does what it does and all you can do is add more URLs to block.
-Blocks WAY too much stuff out of your browser! can't access a lot of the internet, all that shows up is an empty white page that say s the page was blocked by RemoveAds, with a link to http://www.majorshare.com/
-AFTER uninstalling, restarting, cleaning registry, and removing any leftover files i could find that it left behind, it STILL continues to block my access to a lot of sites (including cnet program downloads! just try to install a program off cnet with this thing!)
-Developer hardly exists, and offers zero product support
-System-wide: works across all users so there's no escape!
-CAN NOT STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Summary

If you value your ability to access the internet, avoid this at all costs!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6
Bug fixes.
General
Publisher Major Share
Publisher web site http://www.majorshare.com/
Release Date August 15, 2014
Date Added August 22, 2014
Version 1.6
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 488.06KB
File Name setup-remove-ads.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,713
Downloads Last Week 57
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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