Block Ads Using IE8
- Posted: Apr 08, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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I have to admit, I didn’t even realize that IE8 had an ad-blocking feature until I read this. The feature is kind of tucked away and hidden within the InPrivate Settings – the new option which lets you surf anonymously leaving no traces, no cookies, no history, etc. behind.
Thanks to a user on the DSL Reports forum, there’s now a list of the sites that the Firefox extension Adblock Plus uses which can now be imported into IE8 in order to block ads there, too. Here’s how to set it up:
After doing this, the ads associated with the URLs you imported will be automatically blocked in IE.
Note: this applies the publicly available download of IE8, not the one pre-installed on Windows 7 Beta.
Thanks, gHacks, for the tip.