Adblock Plus finally arrives for Internet Explorer

One of the most popular browser add-ons for Chrome and Firefox is Adblock Plus and up until today, it was not available for Internet Explorer. But, that all changes as Adblock Plus has announced that they are now supporting the IE browser.

If you are not familiar with Adblock Plus, as the name implies, the plug-in blocks advertisements from displaying on the websites that you visit. It’s as simple as that; no more ads, period. Although, Google and others reportedly paid Adblock Plus to unblock some advertisements as Google, no doubt, makes the majority of its income through display advertisements across the web and with Adblock Plus being widely used, it made sense for them to try and stuff the coffers to have their adverts shown.

The team behind the product said that it took them six months to build out the IE iteration of the plug-in and for those of us who have been waiting, it’s hard work that will not go unnoticed.

With that being said, many websites, including Neowin, depend on advertising revenue to keep the news and forums running. So, if you do use the block and would like to support Neowin, you can either whitelist Neowin or check out our subscription options that hide all of our advertisements natively.

Source: AdBlock Plus | See: Neowin Subscriptions to remove advertisements

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Just installed this on one of my machines.

Right clicking the icon and clicking check for updates get me a error saying synchronize_connection_error.

A serious question?

Why are people not just using the built in protection list features of IE9/10/11, instead of loading on additional software that requires the user to lower security?

They work great, but they cannot block ads inside YouTube videos. Plus, when an ad is blocked via TPL, it leaves a blank space where the banner/ad should be, breaking up the page's structure. When using Adblock Plus, this space disappears and it is as if there has never been something there before.

Thats all great and cool, ie11 though (not sure about 10 yet) requires you to disable Enhanced Protected Mode for IE before it will work. Hopefully they work around that some how since that is at least some form of added protection for IE.

Well, it works. Tested it on YouTube, Facebook and Neowin.
The problem is that it does not work with pinned sites.
The blocker only works inside the general IE icon.

Uses IE 10, and IE on every PC here, have since version 4.01, thank you for posting that Adblock Plus is out for Internet Explorer--appreciate it

Juts tested it. It creates a server that blocks ads in your every browsing. Sounds kind of unsafe for me. Plus, not all ads are blocked: Facebook and Outlook.com ads are still there.

It works perfectly on IE10 ! Thanks Neowin for letting me know about AdBlock , in my country these ******* fill all news sites with awfull ads and Tracking Protection wasn't that effective!
I'll whitelist any site with gentle ads.

Web browsers are free, WTF are people fighting and being fanboys about it? Use the browser you want and then STFU please

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•Make sure the web address https://downloads.adblockplus.org is correct.
•Look for the page with your search engine.
•Refresh the page in a few minutes.
•Make sure TLS and SSL protocols are enabled. Go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Settings > Security

bigmehdi said,
Well, I almost never see any ads outside the browser.

That would be called spyware/malware/virus/etc., to which it would not be smart to just 'block' the pop-ups, because in the background it could really be recording all your passwords you type, etc. like spyware type trash.

For browing, I use Chrome (ha ha yup joke on me) and use ABP, free, and never see an ad anywhere on any page ever or get any popups, the new update shows how many popups it blocked too, really neat. Its the most amazing invention. Cool for the IE users, IE is not my cup of tea. Glad I have had ABP for years now

Well there was a time I was using msn messenger, that was displaying some ads.
Currently, it's commodo firewall that nag me occasionally with some ads too .

I can't stand IE10. Crappy UI, crappy extension system, no bookmark/history/extension sync like Google Chrome. No multiple account sign-in like Chrome.

CygnusOrion said,
...Crappy UI... no bookmark/history/extension sync like Google Chrome

Um in IE10/11 everything syncs (even moreso than Chrome)... how is the UI crappy? Chrome has a similar UI except IE10/11 is more cleaner and less intrusive.

j2006 said,

Um in IE10/11 everything syncs (even moreso than Chrome)... how is the UI crappy? Chrome has a similar UI except IE10/11 is more cleaner and less intrusive.

I'm an IE10/11 user and everything doesn't sync for me. Not saying your wrong, but I also use Chrome and it's pretty easy to setup syncing. Are you referring to the Windows 8 only capability to sync using a Microsoft account(from what I can tell just bookmarks)?

CygnusOrion said,
Yeah but Windows 7 + Chrome 25 = perfect syncing across all devices!

of browser stuff.
not even close to syncing offered by ChromeOS or the MS 8.1 stack.

j2006

Um in IE10/11 everything syncs (even moreso than Chrome)... how is the UI crappy? Chrome has a similar UI except IE10/11 is more cleaner and less intrusive.


How is the UI crappy? It has very poor customisation. Unhide the hidden stuff and it looks a mess.
IE9/10/11 is cleaner ... as in dumbed down by default, and looks like it should be on a tablet!

Won't work with Enhanced Protected Mode(Sandboxed) Enabled in both Desktop Browser or Modern so whats the point really? Best to use Easylist TPL+EPM= Super safe browsing. I wouldn't give that up to block a few extra Ads

lol, in vain... Who is still using IE? C'mon ABP dev, don't waste your time! Better invest in Firefox' version for improvements and perhaps a light version, without bloat like "Acceptable ads" and 3rd party sniffing "url correction".

haha! Netmarketshare is Microsoft's puppet. Incidentally, I meant, who is using IE whilst is "techie" enough in order to know about and install ABP etc... I'm not talking about the simpleton mass that doesn't even know there are other, better browsers. Do you think these dudes are gonna install ABP?

Edited by PC EliTiST, Aug 13 2013, 5:53pm :

PC EliTiST said,

Who is still using IE?


Unfortunately, there are still lots of people using IE. I don't use it unless I absolutely have to, which is
extremely rare, especially while it still has a god awful uncustomisable dog's breakfast of a GUI.

DJGM said,

Unfortunately, there are still lots of people using IE. I don't use it unless I absolutely have to, which is
extremely rare, especially while it still has a god awful uncustomisable dog's breakfast of a user interface.

Guess you prefer browsers that run slower and hog more memory.

Lord Method Man said,

Guess you prefer browsers that run slower and hog more memory.


No. I prefer browsers that aren't dumbed down by default, and then look a total mess
when all the hidden GUI elements have been unhidden and are all in the wrong place.

PC EliTiST said,
haha! Netmarketshare is Microsoft's puppet. Incidentally, I meant, who is using IE whilst is "techie" enough in order to know about and install ABP etc... I'm not talking about the simpleton mass that doesn't even know there are other, better browsers. Do you think these dudes are gonna install ABP?

I've been using computers for 15+ years and I use IE11. IE9+ have been fast, secure and overall good. Firefox got slower and slower with the years, safari has more holes than Swiss cheese and chrome stores every single click and character you type, so.....

DJGM said,

No. I prefer browsers that aren't dumbed down by default, and then look a total mess
when all the hidden GUI elements have been unhidden and are all in the wrong place.

Huh? What are you even talking about? Give some examples, because from what I see, Chrome and Firefox now have similar GUIs to IE. I still find IE11 the fastest.

PC EliTiST said,
lol, in vain... Who is still using IE? C'mon ABP dev, don't waste your time! Better invest in Firefox' version for improvements and perhaps a light version, without bloat like "Acceptable ads" and 3rd party sniffing "url correction".

Your still using IE, just not the web browser part. IE is built into windows, it's not as integrated, but still integrated.

j2006 said,

Huh? What are you even talking about? Give some examples, because
from what I see, Chrome and Firefox now have similar GUIs to IE.


I know what I'm talking about. I don't use Firefox or Chrome either. On the one hand, at least Firefox
is still customisable to make it look like a proper internet browser, while Chrome is anything but.