AdShield Popup & Ad Blocker

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
You could do a lot worse for blocking annoying pop-up windows than AdShield Popup & Ad Blocker. After installation, the program launches as an Explorer bar in Internet Explorer. However, before the program starts to block anything, you have to manually configure what should be blocked; otherwise the program will just add possible pop-up links to its block list while you surf. The items you can block include images, hyperlinks, forms, pages, and ordinary and scripted pop-ups. The program emits no sound during blocking; it just keeps pop-ups from opening. Its interface is limited to a window that appears on the left side of your browser. The program doesn't slow your browser, blocking five pop-up windows in three seconds in our testing. AdShield Popup & Ad Blocker might not be extremely innovative, but its power makes it worth a look for anyone who surfs the Web these days.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0.8


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added March 11, 2006
Version 3.0.8

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Internet Explorer 5.01


Total Downloads 18,006
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Developer's Description

AdShield Popup & Ad Blocker is a seamlessly integrated add-on to Internet Explorer that eliminates pop-ups, advertisements, banner ads, and other intrusive items from your browser session. It improves browser performance and eliminates distractions by suppressing the download and display of ad images, pages, and pop-ups. Also it can easily be configured to block any type of undesirable Web site content. AdShield is easy to install and includes a complete help system, a robust block list of ad strings, free upgrades, product support, and revisions to the block list. Also it allows sites to be excluded from the blocking.

Version 3.0.8 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

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