Freeware adblocker for VISTA IE7 ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Hugh Wyn Griffith, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Does anyone know a free ad-blocker for IE7 under VISTA -- I had a good
    one in NIS2007 on XP but so far it is not available for VISTA although
    I see they have just added:

    << The Norton Internet Security Add-on Pack is currently only available
    for the Windows XP operating system. Norton Internet Security Add-on
    Pack that is compatible with Windows Vista will be available by 30
    March 2007. >>

    But if anyone has suggestions for a good ad-blocker I'd be grateful.

    PS Not a pop-up blocker but an ad-blocker .....
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Feb 4, 2007
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  2. Try AdMuncher. I've had a lot of luck with this.
    Nathanial Woolls, Feb 4, 2007
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  3. Me too. Not freeware, though....

    Kind regards,
    Mark Veldhuis.
    Mark Veldhuis, Feb 4, 2007
  4. Hugh Wyn Griffith

    Robert Ettel Guest

    But AdMuncher does not run with IE7 until you disable IE7 Protected Mode
    and - for the Autostart feature - UAC.
    Robert Ettel, Feb 4, 2007
  5. I've had to do neither of these, FYI. I have UAC enabled and IE7 is in
    Protected Mode and AdMuncher works just fine.
    Nathanial Woolls, Feb 4, 2007
  6. Hugh Wyn Griffith

    Robert Ettel Guest

    How do you manage to get Ad Muncher working at Autostart? My Vista Ultimate
    always tells me that it "blocked some unknown software from starting up" (I
    thing because admuncher.exe is not signed)
    Robert Ettel, Feb 4, 2007
  7. Thanks -- I'll check that out .... for cost <g>

    PS I've checked their website -- it does not mention any fee; is it
    free or not?

    It doesn't mention VISTA either even for waht they call a new version.
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Feb 4, 2007
  8. Sorry, I recently looked and Ad Muncher was all I found that worked well,
    free or not. My reply was brief, it was late for me ;)
    It looks like it's $25. The download is a 30 day trial.
    Nathanial Woolls, Feb 5, 2007
  9. I'm not sure why it isn't blocked for me. Try Start>defender and hit <Enter>
    to launch Windows Defender. Then, in Defender, go to Tools and then Software
    Explorer, and click Show for All Users. Elevate, and then find AdMuncher on
    the left and hit the Enable button on the right. Hopefully that works for
    Nathanial Woolls, Feb 5, 2007
  10. Thanks for the extra information -- I only looked hurriedly.

    I had an email from someone suggesting AdAware which I have a licensed
    copy of and have been using in XP but I never turned on the Ad related
    part of it so I don't know what it really does.
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Feb 5, 2007
  11. AdAware is for removing ad-ware, aka spy-ware. AFAIK, it does not actually
    block advertisements, which is what AdMuncher does.
    Nathanial Woolls, Feb 5, 2007
  12. My Business edition keeps on saying this to me at intervals while I am
    using VISTA but if I accept the invitation to see what it has blocked
    everything it shows me has Permission! Anyone know what's up?
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Feb 5, 2007
  13. That's what I thought but as I said, I received an email suggesting it.

    I'll try AdMuncher at least to see how it works.

    Thanks for the pointer.

    PS __ I've installed AdMuncher but in VISTA and with IE7 it totally
    stops IE7 loading the website I particularly want to go to. So I've
    disabled it for now until I play with options but a quick turning off
    of every option on the tabs still stopped AdMuncher from loading. I'll
    have to check to see if it is IE7 security settings unless you have any
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Feb 6, 2007
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