Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus for Windows

A free program for windows, by Eyeo GmbH

Most users will probably agree that ads are some of the most annoying things about the Internet experience. This is especially true when it comes to intrusive ads like pop-ups and clickbait. The best way to combat these ads is to install an ad blocker, and Adblock Plus is the most popular choice. This is for good reason because it is undoubtedly one of the best as well. Originally available for other browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, this program is a version of Adblock for Microsoft’s in-house browser, Microsoft Edge.

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PROS

  • No effect on browser performance
  • Blocks ads
  • Unobtrusive
  • Easy to use

CONS

  • Misses some ads
  • Conflicts with PDF
  • Conflicts with other applications
  • Customization is limited

Most users will probably agree that ads are some of the most annoying things about the Internet experience. This is especially true when it comes to intrusive ads like pop-ups and clickbait. The best way to combat these ads is to install an ad blocker, and Adblock Plus is the most popular choice. This is for good reason because it is undoubtedly one of the best as well. Originally available for other browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, this program is a version of Adblock for Microsoft’s in-house browser, Microsoft Edge.

Not Much Different From Other Versions

As mentioned above, Adblock Plus is an ad blocker that was originally created for other platforms and browsers, and its performance in those browsers is very highly regarded. With this version of the ad blocker, there’s not much difference in terms of performance, process, and interface. Adblock Plus is well-known for being a very effective ad blocker and this version certainly lives up to its predecessors. It blocks most ads with ease and efficiency. Very few ads will be left visible on the page if any are left at all. The extension can also block pop-up ads which is always a great feature for any ad blocker. 

Installing and using the extension is just as easy as the other versions as well. It takes only a few seconds to install the program and once it is installed, Adblock Plus can be found on the toolbar. When you click on it, the simple interface of the extension will appear where you can disable the extension for a specific page and view the number of ads that have been blocked by the extension.

Problems With This Version

Probably the biggest issue people have with this version of the Adblock Plus is the fact that it sometimes interferes with other applications. One of the hottest criticisms is that it caused the browser to become unable to view and display PDF files. Understandably, this is a very annoying problem that must be solved. 

It also misses a few ads. This is a common problem with all versions of Adblock Plus, however. Additionally, most ad blockers tend to have this problem as well, so I wouldn’t give Adblock Plus too much of a hard time over this. That said, if you’re really looking to get rid of all the ads you come across in pages, this point is worth taking into consideration.

Good Overall

There’s no denying that Adblock Plus deserves its reputation as one of the best ad block extensions in the market today. It’s effective, powerful, and easy to use. Sure, there are some hiccups and problems, but it does its job and it does it well. Using this extension, you’ll be able to browse without the added hassle of annoying ads to confuse and frustrate you. All in all, this is an extension that I recommend anyone to use. Just make sure to support websites that you love, and turn off that ad blocker to let them know you care.

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