Simple Adblock for Internet Explorer?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Daveski17, Apr 16, 2010.

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  1. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    I wasn't sure about starting a new thread about Simple Adblock but I would like to hear from anyone who has used it.

    Are your experiences good or bad?

    Are there any security problems associated with it?

    Overall what does anyone think of it?
     
  2. pasha101

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    Dave,
    I have been using Simple Adblock for about a week. From what I have seen it works pretty well. I haven't noticed any slowdown with it and it was very easy to install. I have no idea if there are any security issues associated with running it. Someone else may comment on that.
     
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    OK, thanks for the info. :thumb:
     
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    I've been using it for about two months.
    No slowdown noticed here, but I did experience a small problem updating to the newest version (0.8.4).
    Two attempts to update failed.
    On the third attempt, the program updated and no further problem updating on two other hard drives from that point.

    It does work; disable it and see how many pop-ups/etc show up.
    It does not eliminate floating or persistent pop-ups at certain websites (such as Dell) which ask you to complete a survey of ask if you would like to chat with a csr.

    Overall, I believe it's worth having.
     
  5. acuariano

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    runs pretty well..if program doesn't update,you can get the latest update at their site.
    -read instructions before,,just check the yahoo page and see how well it block most contents.
     
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    OK thanks wtsinnc & acuariano for your replies. :thumb:
     
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    Same here. I sent feed back to them but never heard anything from them.
     
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    did you include your mail in the feedback section?
     
  9. Greg S

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    Yes I did
     
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    strange,i always get a reply to y mail when i ask for any question.
     
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    I was cleaning a friends laptop last night and thought SA would be a decent addon for him. I went to their web site to get it but it appeared to have been hacked. Anyone else notice this? It appears to be fixed today but I'm kinda suspect of it now
     
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    I use it for about a week now and it runs pretty smoothly, no slowdowns or security conflicts. I just don't find it very effective, at least not as much as adblock for Google Chrome. It also doesn't give you the option to kill an ad manually. BTW the best adblocker i've used for IE was AdblockPro but got afraid and uninstalled it b/c of bad WOT rating on their site
     
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    It was noticed
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=274183
     
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    Ah OK. That was about the time I noticed here as well. I was going to post earlier but was exhuasted from cleaning his laptop. At first, I thought his problem was hardware related. I managed to boot up into safe mode and ran Hitman Pro which re-booted me into normal startup. HP found rootkits, trojans, you name it he had it. After that I ran Malwarebytes which found a ton of junk it cleaned. While I was at it, I ran SuperAntiSpyware which found over a thousand items of crap and cookies of dis-content,lol
     
  15. acr1965

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    I emailed the guy who runs the simple adblock site last night about the hijack. He responded a short time later letting me know the problem has been resolved. I've gotten fairly fast responses from the site when I have sent an email.
     
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