1. eekaspider's Avatar
    Edge may not have extension support yet, but AdFender 2.0 (released Sep. 28) now supports it and seems to do a good job.
    ven07, noersetiawan and ttsoldier like this.
    10-03-2015 08:16 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Seems like a good tip for a Windows Central article
    10-03-2015 08:33 PM
  3. eekaspider's Avatar
    Thanks, but ad-supported sites like WC tend to have mixed feelings about ad-blocking software.

    In any case, I've been using Adfender (AdFender - The Ultimate Ad Blocker) with IE10/11 for years and am a sincere fan.
    ven07 and noersetiawan like this.
    10-03-2015 08:53 PM
  4. Vitor Ferreira's Avatar
    Thank you!! Edge is wayyyyy faster now! Now I can have a fast acess to windowscentral without a lag. Thank you!
    ven07 likes this.
    10-05-2015 11:43 PM
  5. noersetiawan's Avatar
    Just tried AdFender. Unfortunately it also disables News section and profile picture on Edge start and new tab page. Still looking another alternatives.
    10-28-2015 09:52 PM
  6. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Giving it a whirl now! Edge is a lot more responsive now.

    Thank you.
    10-28-2015 10:15 PM
  7. _Emi_'s Avatar
    I have been using Adguard, it's only a 180 days trial but AdFender supporting edge is really good news. I remember I tried adfender, and while I liked it, it felt like not much control can be done there. I don't know if Adfender installs automatic lists like Adguard does, like when you go to chinese sites infested of ads, but it's free, and it sounds nice always new adblock alternatives while extensions are available for Edge users.

    Edit: oh wow, I didn't notice there was a "professional" version, I thought it was totally free. I remember I used it before "official" support for Edge. but it didn't work with some apps like perfecttube. I might try it someday. but I wish extensions and ABP would be available for Edge, but anyway, it seems we got to wait.
    10-28-2015 11:55 PM
  8. noersetiawan's Avatar
    I have been using Adguard, it's only a 180 days trial but AdFender supporting edge is really good news. I remember I tried adfender, and while I liked it, it felt like not much control can be done there. I don't know if Adfender installs automatic lists like Adguard does, like when you go to chinese sites infested of ads, but it's free, and it sounds nice always new adblock alternatives while extensions are available for Edge users.

    Edit: oh wow, I didn't notice there was a "professional" version, I thought it was totally free. I remember I used it before "official" support for Edge. but it didn't work with some apps like perfecttube. I might try it someday. but I wish extensions and ABP would be available for Edge, but anyway, it seems we got to wait.
    180 days? How? Mine is only 14 days trial.. 180 days is enough until Edge gained proper extension support. AdGuard is perfect, automatically add adlist, parental control, integrated control in any browser, and doesn't break Edge start page.
    10-29-2015 03:41 AM
  9. Kevin Hill2's Avatar
    Oh yes, if you like Edge but are tired of slow loading pages and all of the Ad's, then Adfender is the way to go.
    10-29-2015 10:41 AM
  10. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Edge has been great since I installed Adfender.

    I used to have to use chrome because edge would just keep freezing up.

    Still using chrome for web.whatsapp.com though :(
    10-29-2015 06:08 PM
  11. TheLumaniac's Avatar
    I just gave this a try and Edge is waaayyy faster.
    ttsoldier likes this.
    10-31-2015 05:59 AM
  12. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Just realized this blocks the Windows 10 store :(

    Every time I try to open the store I get a "check your connection"
    sahib lopez likes this.
    11-06-2015 12:44 AM
  13. TheLumaniac's Avatar
    Just realized this blocks the Windows 10 store :(

    Every time I try to open the store I get a "check your connection"
    Yeah...I also found that out, so I uninstalled it. Will wait for a future update that might fix this.
    11-06-2015 10:00 AM
  14. Felix Wong's Avatar
    You can temporarily turn off AdFender when trying to access the Windows Store by clicking the ^ in the system tray of the Windows taskbar, right clicking on the AdFender icon, and exiting out of it. Then relaunch AdFender when done with Windows Store.

    Using AdFender was a great tip! Seems to cut down CPU % by over 20% on sites such as Windows Central--not just on Edge, but also Firefox (which seems to use just as much CPU as Edge). Seems to use as little CPU as Internet Explorer+Tracking Protection lists activated. Hoping this will significantly increase battery time on my Surface Pro 4.
    11-06-2015 11:33 AM
  15. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I just used the hosts
    11-06-2015 02:01 PM
  16. TheLumaniac's Avatar
    You can temporarily turn off AdFender when trying to access the Windows Store by clicking the ^ in the system tray of the Windows taskbar, right clicking on the AdFender icon, and exiting out of it. Then relaunch AdFender when done with Windows Store.
    I did, but for some reason nothing changed. After that I uninstalled it and the Store was ok...
    ttsoldier likes this.
    11-06-2015 03:46 PM
  17. Kevin Hill2's Avatar
    As much as I liked it when I first started using it there was a down side, store would not open and some pages would not load such as C-net and ZD net and a few others, and turning it on and off got to be a pain so I just uninstalled it and went back to using Chrome.
    11-07-2015 09:46 AM
  18. Kevin Hill2's Avatar
    New version fixed all my complaints, Edge is so much faster and is a pleasure to use now.
    12-07-2015 11:50 AM
  19. tj_moore's Avatar
    AdFender is a proxy service so you may have issues with sites or apps that don't work well through a proxy. I'm also wary of anything that routes your traffic through a proxy I know nothing about, especially as I can't find much information on the company and that they use sites like download.com and softpedia.com to distribute the app, which are primary sources for malware bundled with downloads and bucket loads of malware links and adverts on their sites.

    Thanks, but ad-supported sites like WC tend to have mixed feelings about ad-blocking software.
    I'd normally be okay with the ads to support a decent site, but Edge is almost unusable with WC due to the heavy use of ads! Seems bizarre for a site of Windows advocacy to make a Windows component horrible to use with their site.
    Kevin Hill2 likes this.
    01-18-2016 02:22 PM
  20. ytrewq's Avatar
    Wow, I just installed AdFender, and WC is suddenly usable!

    That's both a testament to AdFender, and a big "shame on you" to Windows Central. I really don't have a problem with having some ads. They don't bother me. But when you shove so many ads at us and clutter the system so that your website becomes unusable, shame on you.

    I suspect the advertisers probably feel the same way. This site has sponsors who pay good money to keep the site up and running. I don't mind seeing their ads. But because you clutter it up so badly with ads, the result is that people like me block all of the ads altogether to make the site usable. (I've never used an ad blocker before, and I wouldn't have if WC would have been usable to me without one.) The end result is that your sponsors don't get their advertising in front of people like me who don't object to seeing it in moderation. My view is that you owe it to both your sponsors and your users to manage the advertising in a moderated and reasonable way. Otherwise, you ruin it for everyone.

    It's obviously your site. I'm just a freeloader here. But not really: I'm one of the people that your sponsors are paying good money to reach. So in that sense, I do add value. So, you're free to do what you will with your site. But make those choices with the understanding that some of your users are installing ad blocking software solely because the ads here on WC are creating problems that we don't experience on other sites.
    Kevin Hill2 likes this.
    02-25-2016 02:55 AM
  21. eekaspider's Avatar
    Note: If you are having trouble with the Windows Store or any other Win10 apps after installing AdFender, make sure you run the AppContainer EnableLoopback utility (https://www.fiddler2.com/dl/EnableLoopbackUtility.exe) as recommended by AdFender (AdFender Support - Frequently Asked Questions, see item #21).

    Exempt all, save changes, and everything will work properly again.

    (If you subsequently install any new apps that send local network traffic you'll need to exempt those too)
    03-04-2016 07:26 PM

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