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Harry Katz

03 Jan, 2016 03:02 PM

I have adblock and I find it a good programme.

However I can’t find it on my ‘All programmes’ list as I would like to have a desktop icon where I can access the programme to switch it off temporarily if necessary. (Some downloads won’t work with your programme active). I can find it on Chrome in the extensions, but even here what I have seems so different from your knowledge base.

  1. No mention of Internet Explorer
  2. On chrome on the Extensions there is no 'No show button'
  3. On the page 'How do I tell Adblock not to run' I can't get anything like your illustration up on my computer - where is this? The best I can get is customize Adblock, but this is not the same. I just want to temporarily disable the programme.

Can you help?

Happy New Year.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rhana on 04 Jan, 2016 04:47 PM

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    Hi Harry,

    Happy New Year! AdBlock doesn't support Internet Explorer. Are you by any chance thinking of Adblock Plus (ABP), which does run in IE? ABP is an entirely unrelated product developed by a different company. You can reach them at

    AdBlock Community Manager

  2. 2 Posted by Harry Katz on 04 Jan, 2016 06:36 PM

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    Thanks for your prompt response. Happy New Year.


    I have Adblock. This is it:




    The most popular Chrome extension, with over 40 million users! Blocks ads all over the web.

    Details <chrome-extension://gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom/options/index.html> Options

    Allow in incognito



    I also use Chrome but prefer IE. Nevertheless my basic questions still hold as I still don’t know about desktop icons or how to turn it on or off.



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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Rhana on 05 Jan, 2016 04:14 PM

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    Hi Harry,

    Yes, that's AdBlock all right! The picture in our Knowledge Base article is a little out of date.

    Because AdBlock is a browser extension, not a standalone application, it doesn't appear on the desktop or in a list of installed programs.

    There are three easy ways to prevent AdBlock from running when you need it not to. Click the AdBlock button in your browser's extensions bar, then select:

    • Pause AdBlock to stop it entirely on every website until you select Unpause AdBlock

    • Don't run on this page to allow ads to appear on the current web page

    • Don't run on pages on this domain to allow ads to appear on any page on the current website

    I hope this helps!

    AdBlock Community Manager

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