Updated15 Aug 2016
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"Blocks all annoying ads on the web."
Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer is an advertising blocking add on for IE that will prevent almost all adverts from being displayed on the web page. The software links into an established list of ad networks, checks pages visited for any such associations and then blocks the display of text, banner and other advertising that would otherwise appear distracting the web user. This can help reduce bandwidth costs, improve page rendering speeds and prevent poorly created adverts from crashing the web browser too. The Adblock Plus package is offered for several web browsers across multiple platforms. Browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome all have their own Adblock Plus add-on or extension that offers similar or identical features.
The Adblock Plus add-on for Internet Explorer is easy to download and install. It requires Internet Explorer 8 or later version to run properly. Once installed, the software will confirm which list will be used to track ad networks. A big red street sign logo will be displayed within the Internet Explorer user interface to allow the user to toggle the service on or off for different visited web sites. The service works silently in the background. There is no adware or malicious software added with Adblock Plus.
The aforementioned red ABP logo is seen in the Internet Explorer interface. Menu options can be brought up by clicking on this logo button. The main options include accepting the currently viewed site as one that can show ads which allows some degree of customization, allowing ads for the current web page only, or allowing ads globally for all sites. Settings can also be further customized to pick an element on a page that one wishes to remove such as an unpleasant photo.
- Ad blocking software that installs to Internet Explorer as an add-on
- Blocks adverts from many different advertising networks
- Prevents animated and Flash-based adverts from displaying on the page
- Selectively pick whether individual sites or individual web pages should be allowed to display advertising
- Makes web browsing more stable
- Element removal feature to pick unwanted graphics and remove them from a web page
Adblock Plus is the gold standard for ad blocking across multiple web browsers and computing platforms. It has the longest development history and the best support. There is also the extra option to remove page elements that you do not like which is not something seen with other software.
Requirements: Internet Explorer 8 or higher
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