Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.5

Unlock the Web with a Free Adblocking Service

  • Vote:
    5.1 (21)
  • Category:

    Add-ons

  • Version:

    1.5

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

AdBlock Plus for Internet Explorer is an ad/malware blocking plug-in for Internet Explorer

Ads have definitely made the internet less of a friendly place. Not only do ads make the browsing experience less pleasant for users, but they also make the internet less safe. Too many ads carry malware these days, and some users have stopped visiting favorite websites simply because the ads are too intrusive. Fortunately, AdBlock is here to make life a little safer for everyone. The program blocks all ads on websites and allows for a faster, more secure browsing experience.

Of course, ads aren't all bad. AdBlock has a whitelisting feature to allow some ads to be shown. This allows users to support their favorite websites and to access sites that block users from using blockers. Unfortunately, most users ignore the whitelisting feature and cost websites millions of dollars each year in revenue. Using an adblocker is a good way to make sure that your favorite site either shuts down or moves to ever more intrusive methods of gaining revenue.

AdBlock Plus for Internet Explorer is an interesting Catch-22. On one hand, it's a virtual necessity for visiting some sites. On the other, it's the kind of program that's going to make the internet much less user-friendly in the future. The best way to use the product is to download it now and to whitelist those sites that you actually want to support. This will help money keep flowing to creators without putting your internet safety at risk. It's a small action, but it's something that can make a huge difference in the fight to keep the internet a usable place.

Pros

Improves browsing experience

Better security

Whitelist allows some ads

Cons

Blocks some important information

Not great for supporting websites

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