Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 1.1 for Internet Explorer released · 2013-10-08 18:04 by Wladimir Palant

Install Adblock Plus 1.1 for Internet Explorer

As with the previous release, this version is compatible to anything down to Internet Explorer 6. However, this version now also supports Enhanced Protected Mode (the default in Internet Explorer 11 under Windows 8.1) and is properly tested in Windows 8.1. Altogether, the improvements in this version:

  • Enhanced Protected Mode support.
  • Better user interface for update notifications.
  • Fixed a crash when files are being uploaded.
  • Fixed a hang sometimes happening in Internet Explorer 6.

There are still a few known limitations in this version. Also, some users are reporting Adblock Plus causing Internet Explorer hangs on Windows 8.1, so far we were unable to reproduce this issue despite identical configuration.


Comment [25]

  1. Tester · 2013-10-10 22:48 · #

    Still doesn’t work with IE 8. Shows up in the list of Addons but it doesn’t show up in the status bar and doesn’t block any ads.

  2. CF · 2013-10-11 04:46 · #

    Experiencing crash on IE11 version 11.0.9600.16384.

  3. LuKePicci · 2013-10-11 16:50 · #

    Constant ie11 (win8.1) freeze opening some major websites (for example apple’s homepage). I can confirm that upload issue has been fixed.

  4. john apple · 2013-10-11 17:46 · #


    it is installed, but how do I get it to work?

  5. Sueska · 2013-10-12 07:07 · #

    Working great IE10. Have a question. Does the install disable any pre-existing EasyList and Fanboy TPLs since that would be a duplication? Thanks.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    No, it doesn’t change your existing settings – you have to disable the TPLs yourself.

  6. andreidi · 2013-10-14 23:26 · #

    Two issues here, using IE10 on Win7 SP1 ×86:

    1) When “Internet Download Manager IE Plugin” is enabled, Adblock Plus for IE does NOT block flash video ads anymore (i.e. YouTube video ads).

    2) Rotator POP-UP ads are NOT blocked (i.e. when you click torrent links)

    But the #1 issue is VERY, VERY ANNOYING!

  7. D. Smithee · 2013-10-17 06:58 · #

    Fired it up on IE 11 Release—working absolutely perfectly so far. No issues whatsoever. Thanks, Wladimir.

  8. Brandon Watkins · 2013-10-17 23:47 · #

    I can reproduce the IE11 hang. Just updated to windows 8.1 via the windows store, and after the upgrade IE11 kept hanging every time on certain sites (most noticeably I could reproduce it 100% of the time on this page:

    After uninstalling APB for IE the hangs immediately went away.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Thank you, I’ve forwarded your report to Oleksandr. Hopefully he can reproduce it this time.

  9. Testing · 2013-10-19 01:16 · #

    Sadly ist still not realy working in IE 11. doesnt Show that it would be incompatible but:
    -it makes the IE Crash ALOOT
    -Freezes the IE a long time bevor it goes on..example: opening a new tab or a link
    -almost never works together with the BING webside – the ABP Symbol is only on some websides visible

    so all in all: sadly at the Moment i had to deinstall ABP cause ist realy not usable at the Moment.

    hopefully u all can soon work on a release that works better ;)

  10. Toby · 2013-10-20 01:13 · #

    After installing ABP 1.1, IE11 keeps hanging when I try to go to Bing or Google. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and still have the same issue. I’m going to try rebooting, but I have a feeling it won’t help.

  11. Ashray · 2013-10-20 07:50 · #

    Experiencing crash on IE11 version 11.0.9600.16384. Even crashes with this add on. please correct.

  12. Lake · 2013-10-20 10:40 · #

    Adblock Plus 1.1 keeps crashing IE11 RTM 11.0.9600.16384 when tab and/or all tabs are closed.

  13. Clare Butler · 2013-10-21 18:10 · #

    No problems with public domain sites but it causes IE11 to hang up when trying to navigate to a https site that I use all the time for work – big problem.

  14. David BOwman · 2013-10-23 15:08 · #

    I am one of those experiencing web site hangs with v1.1 on IE under Windows 8.1. No problem before the upgrade from 8.

    ** I disabled the add-on and the hangs went away (did not uninstall). Funny thing is, my ads are still blocked.

  15. backdee · 2013-10-25 20:48 · #

    Had same hangs in IE11 on Win8.1
    No freezes and hangs after disabling Enhanced Protected Mode

  16. Sargon · 2013-10-28 03:27 · #

    Works perfectly on IE11 on Windows 8.1 Pro, thanks.
    I wonder, however, if you could move the ABP icon (or add the option to move the ABP icon) from the “Status bar” to the “Command bar” (the place where Skype, oneNote, etc add-on icons are located).

  17. Altmaster · 2013-10-28 05:32 · #

    Same experience as backdee; disabling Enhanced Protected Mode solved the issues.

  18. Nemix · 2013-11-01 15:47 · #

    What filter subscriptions are included with ADP 1.1 for IE Eg.: EasyList, EasyPrivacy and Malware Domains?

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Only the usual recommendations – EasyList and regional variants.

  19. PoorlyHung · 2013-11-01 15:53 · #

    What about the massive amount of memory usage? Has that been addressed in 1.1?


    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    No. From what we can tell so far, the memory is occupied because the JavaScript engine never frees memory – and it never does that because it doesn’t see the need for it (there is plenty of memory available in the system). We want to address this eventually but from the look of it this isn’t really a critical issue.

  20. lol · 2013-11-03 20:26 · #

    awesome, how i can help improve adblock for IE?

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    See, the two C++ repositories (libadblockplus and adblockplusie) are the most important ones for Adblock Plus/IE.

  21. MartijnKruiten · 2013-11-04 14:19 · #

    Wladimir, yes it is. IE11, Windows 8.1. Did you try it yourself? It’s 100% reproducable on my side.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Oleksandr was able to reproduce that issue, he will be looking into it.

  22. Kingston · 2013-11-06 23:19 · #

    Hi, I am experiencing crashes on IE 11 windows 8.1 when going to websites like etc. how to fix?

  23. Michael Blankenship · 2013-11-08 22:20 · #

    The biggest issue I’ve run across is that if Adblock is enabled when going to any Yahoo news article, the page doesn’t load properly. If I disable on these pages, I have to refresh the page because adblock takes a few seconds before it shows disabled and the page doesn’t load correctly. It has been consistent with every news article from any of their various news sites. There’s isn’t a problem with the home page, just the articles. I’ve had to uninstall for now hoping for an update to resolve the issue. I never had a problem with IE10 on Windows 8, but after upgrading to 8.1 and IE11 I’ve had nothing but problems with Yahoo news articles.

  24. Starochoff · 2013-11-11 21:35 · #

    Just a note about problems with Windows 8.1
    I have already encountered many problems with different programs after upgrading to Windows 8.1 from MS Store.
    For example Kerio VPN Client, VirtualBox and some others.
    The upgrade proces somehow damages registry or what.
    However, after clean install of Windows 8.1 all programs work well.
    There’s definitely something wrong with W8.1 upgrade from W8…

  25. Denzk · 2013-11-16 07:42 · #

    Is this version tested on IE11 (latest build) Win7 SP1 ×86?

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