Admucher vs Adblock Plus

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  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    This is A vs B kind of discussion. I would like to know in details which one is better. What are the advantages of Admucher over ABP and what would justify paying for Admuncher over using the free adblocker. Also in what ways is ABP better than Admuncher if any.
     
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  2. kupo

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    Adblock Plus
    + Can block ads in https
    + Free
    + Many source of filters
    + Effective default filter subscription (Easylist)
    - Acceptable Ads
    - Requires every browser you use to have the extension installed (Good thing every major browser is now supported)

    Admuncher
    + Effective blocking
    + Automatically block ads for all browsers
    - Costly
    - Can't block ads in https website
     
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    AdMuncher is too expensive for what it is, ABP is free. ABP is open source, AdMuncher I don't believe is (could be wrong) Neither offer decent support via their forums. ABP can handle Https, Admuncher, still, cannot. ABP is constantly being updated, version 5 of Admuncher has reached Duke Nukem-levels of waiting for its release. It's literally been years now. AdMuncher is nowhere near as aggressive and therefore prone to screwing up websites than ABP is. I believe that to be because there is far more testing done on potential entries in a list than there is with "The user wants it, throw it in there"-ABP.

    AdMuncher works very well with all browsers, ABP, supported or not, does not. ABP has to rely on browser permissions and features to get the job done where AdMuncher does its job at levels below that. ABP can be paid to let ads through, AdMuncher I don't believe has gone down that road yet.

    AdFender is like a free AdMuncher, but last I looked at it I don't think it can handle Https connections and blocking items it misses is a bit difficult. It uses the same lists that ABP does, though I'm not sure if it is limited to certain ones or how easy it is to add any extra lists (I used it on default settings for a trial run).
     
  5. anon

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    :eek: free AdMuncher?

    Most probably you mean Ad Muncher Basic = $19.95/year
    https://www.admuncher.com/register.shtml?Partner=gotd.admuncher.com

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    No, I mean it acts like a free AdMuncher in some ways, not that AdMuncher has a free version..which would quite honestly gain it much more attention.
     
  7. guest

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    Try Adblock Edge

    Did use admucher for years until he refuse to see a defect and tried to blame it on the browser, that sent me to Adblock Edge, actually did me a favor, worked just as good if not better and can block anything you personally want to block with element hide-er:thumb:
     
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    I emailed them a few days ago asking if they are adding support for https connection. They said it's on the list but will not make it in the next release.
     
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    Yeah, stuff just keeps getting pushed further and further back. Unfortunately that isn't a good way to get people and keep them. Ads, and therefore tracking has become pretty common over secure connections and not being able to handle that is a problem.
     
  10. DX2

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    Adblock for me, i don't get any popups at all..
     
  11. anon

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    Thanks for the clarification. :thumb:
     
  12. Techwiz

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    Agreed, I've made the switch and it was well worth it. Browser performance has jumped way, way, way, way, way, up. I can't explain it and some of the more persistent advertisements that I have been fighting with such AdChoice are suddenly gone.
     
  13. anon

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    Where? On IE?
    AdMucher / Adblock Plus / AdFender work with IE.
     
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    The author's signature lists: Firefox, which is why we both recommended Adblock Edge. Obviously this wouldn't apply to an IE user, so you have three choices: use the suggestions you provide, switch browsers, or see if someone else knows of additional options. Unfortunately, I don't use desktop ad-blockers since my firewall is more than sufficient. I don't get ads in panda cloud free or in any of the other free software that I have installed.
     
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    Panda cloud free AV / Panda Security Toolbar works like adblocker?
     
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    No, I mentioned panda cloud free AV because normally there are advertisements in the control center. For whatever reason, my firewall rule set blocks these. I'm not even sure a desktop applications would be capable of performing this function, since I have never used one.
     
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    Which control center?

    I suppose that here we are talking about Ad filtering
     
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    Yup, well said.
     
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    The control center (settings) for my anti-virus.
     
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    admuncher sadly for how good it was/is in the past does slow down browing noticebly.

    it is reasonably powerful tho and can do some good things with its advanced configuration but I havent used it for a while as is better options out there.
     
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    Ad Muncher should NOT be slowing down your browsing at all.

    it's an order of magnitude or two faster than anything else.
     
  22. arsenaloyal

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    If I am not mistaken this thread violates the forum TOS. I am surprised that the mods are letting this thread continue...
     
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    I guess the Mods will be the judge of that :D
     
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    I think it would have been closed if the OP asked "what is the best AV Bitdefender or Avast" But this discussion is not anywhere near being like that. (it's not even about AVs actually) It's more about how these programs are different and so forth. :)
     
  25. arsenaloyal

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    If this thread does not break TOS of the forum then I would like to say that AdMuncher is hands down the best Ad-Blocking software on the market even without the https support.
    The problem with browser based addon like adbloock plus and Adblock edge is that they start leaking memory when you have lots of tabs open and you have to close the browser every 12 hrs or so and start all over again,not an option for those who have 100+ tabs open on multiple browsers.
     
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