- Download the software from the following link
http://www.gt-soft.org/adblocker.zip [383 Kb]SHA256: 274e9209f5d113a5947101e70cce7d3592943aa01778e21db4ec74f621c2c144
- Extract the archive and install the software using the installer in it [AdBlock Install.exe ; 624 Kb]. Installation went fast and clean and creates a desktop icon. After launching the software, you have to click on Block Ads! button and the software will automatically access windows Hosts file and change it ad-blocking hosts file. The hosts file is an optimized version of hosts file downloaded from here.
- The software can run of all Windows version including 64 bit. Just make sure that it gets Administrative rights while running.
- If you don’t want to block ads click on UnBlock Ads! button and the software will replace the hosts file with a blank file.
- The software has two beta features: Blocking of Youtube and Hulu ads. These features have bugs and you can encounter crash of the software.
- No offline or Online usage documentation.
- The software consumes low system resources.
- No Need to run all the time.
- Extremely easy to use.
- Installs in System Directory not in Program Files Folder.
- No uninstall shortcut in start menu entry.
- The software GUI is not decent. It can be improved.
- No need to install a software when, you can manually download and replace the hosts file.
- It should inform the user that it will edit the hosts file. Otherwise users may have deny alerts from Security software.
- Access to hosts file may classify the software as malware by some heuristic scanners.
- It should add entries to hosts file rather than replacing it altogether. This way any custom entries to the host file will be gone.
- While not blocking ads it should replace the hosts file with default hosts file, NOT a blank file.
I would rather prefer a portable version.
To made the software use the default Windows Hosts file while not using the Ad Blocking, download the following file, copy it to the installation directory [e.g. C:GT-Soft] and replace when asked.
Now you will get the Windows Hosts File back while not using the Ad Block list.