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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Designed to block ad windows during Web surfing, AdFree proves too labor-intensive to win us over. The program launches at start-up and resides in your system tray under an icon of your choice. Its method is to maintain a massive list of hosts known to display ad windows and block initiated windows from those hosts. A floating counter tracks how many ads are blocked. However, its effectiveness is limited. Because the program will not block pop-ups from unknown hosts, you must continually update the blacklist in order to keep pop-ups at bay. AdFree works fine for what it is, but the ongoing configuration requirements likely will become tiresome for many users.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Designed to block ad windows during Web surfing, AdFree proves too labor-intensive to win us over. The program launches at start-up and resides in your system tray under an icon of your choice. Its method is to maintain a massive list of hosts known to display ad windows and block initiated windows from those hosts. A floating counter tracks how many ads are blocked. However, its effectiveness is limited. Because the program will not block pop-ups from unknown hosts, you must continually update the blacklist in order to keep pop-ups at bay. AdFree works fine for what it is, but the ongoing configuration requirements likely will become tiresome for many users.
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Michael Foley
Publisher web site http://lucille.dhs.org/
Release Date July 18, 2002
Date Added July 18, 2002
Version 3.2

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Download Information

File Size 1.36MB
File Name adfree32.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 140,037
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features limited
Price $10
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