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One of the most popular extensions for Firefox 3 is Adblock Plus. This extension allows users to block ads and banners from the sites they navigate to. Even though Internet Explorer 7 & 8 both have add-ons such as Firefox, there is no free Adblock Plus for them. Fortunately for Internet Explorer 8 fans, now there is a way to build your own adblock filters. In this article I will show you where to find those filters and how to import them into your Internet Explorer 8.
First, you need to download a list of filters adapted from the adblock plus list for Internet Explorer 8. This can be found here or attached at the end of this article. Download the archive and extract its content.
NOTE: If you want to have the ad blocking filters running each time you use Internet Explorer 8, then follow the instructions on how to keep InPrivate Filtering enabled forever.
Start Internet Explorer 8, click on Tools and then on Manage Add-ons.
In the Manage Add-ons window, click on InPrivate Filtering and then on Import.
Browse to the location where you extracted the rules.xml file, select it and click on Open.
When the import is done, you will receive a notification such as the one below.
Now close the Manage Add-ons window and you are done.
If you know other sources for good filters, don't hesitate to share them with us by leaving a comment.
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