What do you guys use to remove/block ads in IE?

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  1. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    I tried using the MVPS Hosts file but it seems many of the ads are still showing

    I need a good free ad blocker that actually works

    I haven't ever found anything close to Firefox's Ad-Block Plus :(

    Thanks
     
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    I honestly don't think that there is one.
     
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    crap..... I can't believe this....millions of apps out there to do almost anything and not one working ad blocker for IE ? :(
     
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    I'm pretty sure berryracer knows this. IMO it's not a successful adblocker.
     
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    Isn't it as good as the filters (TPLs) added?

    Other TPLs are available here and here.
     
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    Makes you think doesn't it? I honestly almost never use IE. Firefox has everything you could ever want in a browser, & more.
     
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    I don't use IE really, but I have experimented with these (Fanboy's lists mainly) & quite a few ads still get through. It's as bad as Maxthon 2's adblocker.
     
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    When I use IE I have 'AdFender' to block ads (it blocks ads in others browsers also). It uses for now 'EasyList'.

    It seems it will support others lists like 'Fanboy' list in future version.
     
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    Have you ever used this SPP? It used to be quite decent (nowhere near ABP+). Now it only blocks so many ads & then you have to pay for it.

    You must be totally out of your tree to even compare Simple Adblock with ABP. There really is no comparison.

    When people complain to me about ads on IE nowadays I just advise them to download Chrome, Opera or Firefox. It just saves time with dodgy adblockers like Simple Adblock. Even Opera's adblocker choices are better IMHO.
     
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    Thanks man!

    I forgot about that!

    Adding Fanboy's TPL alone didn't remove all ads on Majorgeeks.com so I added the EasyList one, Abine, PricyList, and TRUSTe and now all te ads are gone :D
     
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    I'd watch out for conflicts with that many filter lists. This lack of decent adblocking is one of the reasons (probably the biggest single reason) I still don't use IE 9.
     
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    You're welcome. :)
     
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    Are you sure you're talking about Simple AdBlock? It's 100% freeware. There isn't even a purchase page for it. Be careful with scams.
     
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    Yes, I have used it.
     
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    I used it a long long time ago when it was 100% freeware :p
     
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    Crap, you're right, after I added all those TPLs now my XMARKS doesn't synchronize it gives me an error :mad:
     
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    To manage your lists: Tools > Safety > Tracking Protection.
     
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    How does Adfender compare to the TPL functionality when using the same lists?

    I mean in terms of which elements are blocked, and is it useful for other objects that the Malware Domains adblock list might block?

    It's been awhile since I looked at Adblocking for IE.
     
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    I rarely used IE anyway, but once Simple Adblock ended its freeware phase, I virtually stopped using it altogether.

    If you like to surf with 64 bit browsers, there is always Waterfox & Opera 12. As I said earlier, even Opera's adblocking is better than anything in IE 9.
     
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