Adblock IE is a browser helper object (BHO) for Microsoft's Internet Explorer that blocks advertisement actively when installed.
We have mentioned the release of the first Internet Explorer 8 ad blocking method less than two weeks ago. It involved importing a list of advertisers to the filter list of Internet Explorer's InPrivate Filtering module.
It was not really complicated but could pose problems to inexperienced users nevertheless as users had to find the right menu to import the list in the Internet Explorer 8 web browser. It also meant to enable InPrivate Filtering in Internet Explorer.
Adblock IE provides an easier approach with the same results. It comes with a setup to install a browser helper object (BHO) in Internet Explorer 8. This object, when installed and enabled, manages the ad blocking in Internet Explorer.
The add-on for Internet Explorer 8 is in an early stage which means it does not provide access to a graphical user interface or any options at all at this point in time. The ad blocking works fine on the other hand and this is basically what counts the most.
The developer plans to bring the functionality of both Adblock Plus and NoScript to Internet Explorer 8 that can be controlled from within the web browser.
Adblock IE provides the means to block ads in Internet Explorer 8 right now with good prospect to provide a better usability and advanced features in the future. It could become a must have application for Internet Explorer 8. The program is compatible with Internet Explorer 8 and requires the Microsoft .net Framework 3.5 to be installed
To test if the add-on is installed properly do the following after Installation:
You need to visit the project page for information about new versions of the Internet Explorer 8 add-on though.
Update: Please note that the application has not been updated since mid-2009. We suggest you download Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer instead. It is probably the most popular ad-blocking program out there right now and fully compatible with all recent versions of Microsoft's web browser.
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