Adblock for Internet Explorer is not an option · 2007-08-29 15:59 by Wladimir Palant
I already answered that question several times but recently a few people asked me again to create an Adblock Plus version for Internet Explorer. So I thought it would be worth answering in detail in my blog. Fact is, this is extremely unlikely to happen, for various reasons.
This means that the effort of developing Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer would be very high, as well as nothing can be reused from the existing Adblock Plus for Firefox. Even after working full-time on it for a few months you would only get a rather poor copy — you just cannot have the same user-interface integration in Internet Explorer. And, personally, I don’t see any gain from supporting such an outdated browser. I switched to Mozilla four years ago and never looked back. Here in Germany Internet Explorer is steadily moving into a position of a minority browser — with a good reason.
Of course there are ad blocking solutions for Internet Explorer. But most don’t have a real user interface, you can only use predefined lists and cannot add your own filters (or it is complicated). Some people tried to create Adblock Plus clones — with large effort and less convincing results. But I am not going to waste my time on that.
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