AdFender is a free solution for blocking advertisements visible on websites and appearing on all types of software (such as Internet messengers). AdFender supports all among the most popular Web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari. On the list of Internet messengers you can find, among all, Trillian, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger.
How the program works like does not differ from what popular AdBlockers - that are plugins for your Internet browsers. AdFender works in the background of your whole system, staying in your system tray just next to the clock, and it filters your whole connection from aggressive advertisements. This tool is therefore working much deeper than typical plugins for Internet browsers. It also allows to improve your Web browser's performance since it is not weighed down by installed plugins.
AdFender uses lists and based on them it filters data that is sent from the Internet to your computer. Importantly, you don't have to configure anything apart from choosing the language version of the program - the program adjusts the filters by itself. All you have to do is to open Filters tab and choose your country.
More advanced users may be interested in editing existing lists, adding their own rules and exceptions and deciding what kind of software should be monitored by AdFender. Nothing stops you from filtering one of your Internet browsers - all depends on what kind of content filtering you expect from the program. By default, the application blocks the advertisements in all your Internet browsers, Internet messengers and data sharing applications (such as BitTorrent).
With AdFender you can also browse statistics and you can check where do the most often blocked advertisements come from and how often do they appear. The program helps to secure your sensitive data by removing unwanted cookie files. All you need to do is to go to Cookies tab and choose your Internet browser, and the program will automatically display the list of all cookie files and additionally it will print in red all the files that have probably been created by servers that storeadvertisments.
All in all, this program is a perfect choice for those users who want to block advertisements from their computer.