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#1 cetla

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:35

Don't know if this is on anyone radar already, but Adblock Plus is indeed coming to IE. Although plans have been pushed back considerably due to IE's nature of only supporting native code (c++) for extensions.

The main developers are pretty quiet about it though. I guess they don't want to make any announcement promises. You can follow the thread on their forum for progress here: https://adblockplus....php?f=1&t=11572

They are digging deep into Windows for the APIs they needed to make ABP for IE performs on the same level or exceed Firefox's ABP. Since it's native coding, they could make it to perform faster than Firefox theoretically. I suggested they use Crossrider APIs, but one of the developer said Crossrider doesn't have the necessary APIs they need for ABP for IE.

Their benchmark would be MGTEK's Adblock IE, but that's a paid solution. It does support ABP syntax and performs as fast as Firefox's ABP in my test with it. There are some minor issues with syntax compatibility and they have their own proprietary syntaxes too.

Anyhow, I've only just found it out yesterday and really excited for IE's future. I'm already using IE quite alot now with ABIE. I hope Microsoft is working on an extension engine to make it easier to develop extensions for IE11 though, because Trident is beating Gecko to pulp and it renders webpages faster in my experience. IE just need some of the extensions from Firefox and I could ditch Firefox.


#2 Dot Matrix

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:38

AdBlock is already on IE....

#3 Torolol

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:39

if you're NOT working on retarded (RT) ecosystem,
and you are techie enough (know RegEx, know HTML, know .js, know .css),
I would recommend the classic & free proxomitron for filtering need.

#4 rfirth

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:48

In the meantime, you can enable ABP in IE by just adding it in Tracking Protection Lists.

Works great.

#5 OP cetla

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:51

AdBlock is already on IE....

If you're talking about TPL, then yes, but it is very limited in functionality and doesn't filter traffic from Flash and other plugins. TPL also doesn't collapses ads boxes.

I would recommend the classic & free proxomitron for filtering need.

Can Proxomition filter HTTPS traffic?

edit: the app looks like it's back to the mid 90s. Adfender is a local proxy and it support ABP syntax. It's a better solution for system wide filtering imo.

#6 zhangm

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:58

Ever since IE got better support for CSS, I've been using a custom stylesheet to set the display properties on all ads to none. In conjunction with TPLs, things have been working fairly smoothly.

#7 rfirth

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:08

Ever since IE got better support for CSS, I've been using a custom stylesheet to set the display properties on all ads to none. In conjunction with TPLs, things have been working fairly smoothly.


Can you share the custom stylesheet?

#8 primexx

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 18:01

wonder if this will work on RT too

#9 Growled

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:41

This is great news. A lot of people will certainly jump on it.

#10 iron2000

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:35

Wow, the devs keep themselves busy!
After getting ABP for Chrome on track, they start to go into IE.

Finally a good (i.m.o) extension for IE.
Hope its an extension and not a standalone proxy application,

Used Proxomitron back in the days of Win95 and I was obsessed to make sure it starts only when I start IE and close when I close IE.
That funky triangle with an eye icon made an impression :p

Now a happy Chrome user.

#11 +_Alexander

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:25

IE TPL (I use fanboy's) do not block all advertisements - they only work 100% with conjuration of a hosts file adblock (Search for 'malware hosts' on Google).
I couldn't give a rats arse about collapsing divs when advertisements were though.

#12 link6155

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:54

I currently use a HOST file and a TPL filter to block ads on IE, and it blocks 99% of ads, even youtube ads.

#13 dysgenics

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:38

I currently use a HOST file and a TPL filter to block ads on IE, and it blocks 99% of ads, even youtube ads.


in-line video ads?

#14 link6155

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:53

in-line video ads?

No ads on youtube at all. This HOST file list does the trick: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt

The great thing about it is that it blocks ads not only in IE, but in basically any app, metro or desktop.

#15 TheGreek

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:04

No ads on youtube at all. This HOST file list does the trick: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt

The great thing about it is that it blocks ads not only in IE, but in basically any app, metro or desktop.


how to use it?
thx



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