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Ad Muncher for PC

Faster Web Browsing Without Ads

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Ad Muncher

Faster Web Browsing Without Ads

for PC 
Platforms: Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista (x32, x64), 7 (x32, x64) Download Trial
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Folks, some bittersweet news. This will be the last ever BitsDuJour promotion of Ad Muncher. To commemorate the occasion, Murray has agreed to offer all you Bitsters the biggest discount yet. So don't miss the chance!

"Ads? Where? I don't see any..." PC World

Imagine an internet devoid of ads. No, seriously. I'm not joking. Imagine browsing through your favorite sites and seeing spacious, calming empty space where the top banners, bottom banners, skyscraper ads, pop-ups, and pop-overs used to be.

Sounds nice, doesn't it?

Ad Muncher is the best, most comprehensive ad blocker ever, backed by nine years of constant development and improvement. It silently blocks ads and eliminates popups from every internet browser imaginable. We're talking Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, Safari, Flock, Netscape, Maxthon and Avant Browser!

No matter what you're using, Ad Muncher will block all of that intrusive advertising, including those annoying animated floating ads, video ads, and interstitial ads. The result? Clear, unfettered access to the web content that you came for. But freedom from distraction is only the beginning. Since all of those ads and popup windows consume valuable bandwidth and slow down page loading, Ad Muncher will provide an immediate and tangible increase in the speed and efficiency of your internet browsing experience!

As an added bonus, Ad Muncher also works to block advertising in non-browser applications! Imagine an ad-free Pando, SopCast, ICQ, Morpheus, Kazaa, PalTalk, iMesh, Bearshare, LimeWire, Yahoo! Music Jukebox, or TVAnts - Ad Muncher will get you there!

Ad Muncher will also increase your personal computer security by blocking many installers that seek to sneak adware, spyware, and auto-dialers onto your system. Third party tracking systems are also caught in Ad Muncher's net, further insulating you from unauthorized invasions of your privacy!

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Techtoysavvy I plan to buy license 9-10 or 10/11 for myself plus upgrade 1 out of 2 gift licenses.
For my personal licenses, is there a way to consolidate all the licenses. feel free to look me up and email me. I may be off on my license count.

I just bought 2 new laptops for the kids (back to school) and both of them want Admuncher. They miss it. For a family of 4 we already have 4 desktops, 3 personal laptops and 2 business laptops. But the software is great! So far we only have 1 tablet but I expect to buy more of those when they get better.

So Murray, you need to get your iOS/Android stuff ready. One of the reasons I returned my Android tablet was that it would not run your software. My windows 7 tablet/laptop does not have annoying ads but it is a clunky tablet. I am sure my father will want another license for his iPad as well.

Keep up the good work!
Aug 28 2011 at 12:36am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Prasad: thanks very much for your continued support Prasad. We are working towards making Ad Muncher available for different platforms, I'll do everything I can to ensure this happens as quickly as possible :-)

And yeah, not much danger of us getting too big just yet, all support is very much appreciated in helping to get us closer though.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 29 2011 at 9:31pm Copy Link
Joe Mira Will the 50% discount be available on the unlimited update option?
Aug 30 2011 at 11:50pm Copy Link
pumpkin 'Bittersweet' you can say it mate. I bought the 'Unlimited' version for $65.97 a month ago to the date (July 31st 2011) and now Ad Muncher comes back with an offer at $54.97.

I'm extremely disappointed with Ad Muncher pricing policy.
Aug 31 2011 at 1:17am Copy Link
Stephane M Hi,
The same as pumpkin phora here!!
I bought another license a month ago and now it is back just after a month with an extra $11 off, why?
I must say I am disappointed too.
Aug 31 2011 at 1:34am Copy Link
Harald Vogel Hello,

I've use the discout to upgrade my existing license to unlimited premium but also want to use Ad-Muncher on my Notebook. Is there a way to upgrade my license to 2 or have to simply buy another license for the full price.

Help would be appreciated before the disount is expired.

Aug 31 2011 at 2:29am Copy Link
Eric stolzervim Why is it the last ever BitsDuJour promotion of Ad Muncher? This sounds significant.

Is it something to worry about?
Aug 31 2011 at 2:38am Copy Link
_*_ I wonder about this statement as well, but I am wondering if "This will be the last ever BitsDuJour promotion of Ad Muncher" means that something newer will replace this product.

Something like Ad Muncher Platinum or some such thing, making the purchase of unlimited updates much less useful or viable in the future.

Is it possible to have clarification on what this statement actually means, please?

Thank you
Aug 31 2011 at 3:24am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Joe M: Yes the discount is available on all update periods including unlimited.

pumpkin phora and Stephane M: I'm very sorry for the missed extra discount. Please send an email to and I'll be happy to extend your update period by 10%.

Herald Vogel: I'm very sorry but licenses can't be extended to cover more installations. Instead we kindly ask that an extra license be purchased for the extra machines.

Eric Stolzervim: Nothing to worry about, we just won't be running any more promotions here. Ad Muncher users have nothing to worry about :-)

M B: Ad Muncher will not be discontinued, replaced or anything of the sort, we just are planning to discontinue these kind of discounts.

malkhaz iosava: The discounts apply to all kinds of licenses. Currently all payments are handled through PayPal, if for some reason they are blocking your country I'm extremely sorry but the purchase may need to be made by a friend in a different country.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 31 2011 at 4:45am Copy Link
_*_ Murray Hurps, Thank you for the clarification. I have one other question. The unlimited updates means never having to buy Ad Muncher again for life? Meaning, that whole number updates will be free for life?

Thank you
Aug 31 2011 at 5:02am Copy Link
pumpkin Hi Murray, thanks for extending to promotion to Bits du Jour last month buyers. I bought a Premium Unlimited license and wonder if you still would be able to work out something for us.
Aug 31 2011 at 5:28am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Folks, I'm sure I don't need to explain to you all why threatening a vendor with piracy is absolutely unacceptable in any way shape or form.

The user 'malkhaz iosava' is no longer welcome on BitsDuJour.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 31 2011 at 6:06am Copy Link
test test I bought the admuncher lic when it was offered here about 2 months ago. I would like to buy one more but for the same system, so basically I would like to purchase an extension for another year.
So the question is: how do I go about to add an extra 1 year to my 10 months remaining current lic?
Aug 31 2011 at 6:08am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson And please, a big thank you to Murray for offering to extend this discount to last months purchasers. That's not something he was required to do under the terms of our agreement, and it's very cool of him.

Thanks Murray, all the way around!
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 31 2011 at 6:08am Copy Link
VLM Licensing question for Murray:

I understand that it is one subscription per computer. If I purchase a lifetime subscription and buy a new computer, am I permitted to move the license from the old to the new computer?
Aug 31 2011 at 6:47am Copy Link
Craig Snyder How much memory does this consume? Is it compatible with 64-bit systems? Where is the process located, does it dock to your system tray or does it run in the background? Is this simply something that modifies the HOSTS file?
Aug 31 2011 at 7:18am Copy Link
Jason K I have just updated my license to a unlimited one.

Thanks BitsDuJour for bringing us the good deals. :)
Aug 31 2011 at 7:19am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson We do what we can :-)
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 31 2011 at 7:22am Copy Link
Jason K Hello Craig Snyder,

It is compatible with 64-bit system.

I am running it in Windows 7 64 bit.
Aug 31 2011 at 7:24am Copy Link
VLM Murray, reading some reviews and seeing that there may be an issue with HTTP 1.1 support. Would you be willing to comment on this?
Aug 31 2011 at 7:42am Copy Link
Murray Hurps M B: Yes, unlimited updates mean exactly that. No further purchases will ever be needed.

test test: Please enter your license code into the page linked to with the "Buy now" link above, under the section titled "Renew Ad Muncher now". You will then be given options for extending the license for a longer period.

The Presiding Emissary...: Licenses can indeed be transferred to new computers as long as the license is no longer in use on the old computer. No anonymizing proxy is included in Ad Muncher. It is not necessary to run AdBlock next to Ad Muncher, all functions inside AdBlock are in Ad Muncher and of course many more. We're working on HTTP 1.1 support and will deliver this as soon as possible.

Craig Snyder: Ad Muncher typically consumes just a few MB of memory. It does indeed work with 64-bit systems and programs. It is visible on the system tray. It is much, much more than just a hosts file.

Jason K: Thanks very much :-)
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 31 2011 at 7:56am Copy Link
Murray Hurps By the way, it's 1:00am here (Sydney), the next bunch of replies will come first thing in the morning. Thanks for your support everyone.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 31 2011 at 8:00am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale It appears that some of you are having comment issues this morning... sorry about that! I've uploaded a fix, if you still have problems please send me an email at nico (at)
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 31 2011 at 8:07am Copy Link
Greg Brown Just a quick comment to all you fence sitters: I purchased Ad Muncher when it was offered here about a year ago, and this thing really and truly works as advertised. Once you get this installed, online ads are a thing of the past. I was over at a friends house a couple of days ago browsing the web. I was stunned at the number of ads and annoyances that showed up - I'd totally forgotten about them.
Aug 31 2011 at 8:23am Copy Link
Luis Ang Another great and top-notch product in bitsdujour, I upgraded mine, and had never regret buying this product. For the money spend on lifetime license is worth it. No doubt about it. Thanks Murray Hurps.
Aug 31 2011 at 8:42am Copy Link
pumpkin re: Craig Snyder
I have Win 7 64-bit Enterprise and the 'private bytes' process for AdMunch.exe never goes beyond 20,000K.
Aug 31 2011 at 8:57am Copy Link
_*_ Murray Hurps, Thank you for the unlimited update clarification.

I went ahead and bought the lifetime license and everything looks wonderful.

Thanks for the offer here on Bits, and I am pleased I got a copy of Ad Muncher.
Aug 31 2011 at 9:03am Copy Link
VLM I am testing this product. In Firefox 6, I disabled Adblock (and related extensions), then installed Ad Muncher. Browsing does indeed appear faster.
Aug 31 2011 at 9:10am Copy Link
Stuart Krivis I own a couple of licenses for AdMuncher and have been using it for years and years.

It's one of the first pieces of software I install on a new computer, and I feel it is superior to the ad-blocking browser extensions, plus it has a lot more features.

I've contacted Murray a few times over the years and he's always easy to deal with and very professional.

Two thumbs up! :-)
Aug 31 2011 at 9:21am Copy Link
VLM Murray, first, I apologize for my earlier post, which has justifiably been removed.

Second, I am curious about how Ad Muncher works with https sites. I understand that AM modifies the page code, but can this be done with https sites and still work well? I ask, because https is becoming more widely used, and now we have Firefox extensions like HTTPS Everywhere (from Electronic Frontier Foundation) and the companion HTTPS Finder, to force to https those sites that offer it.
Aug 31 2011 at 10:54am Copy Link
Peter R PayPal insists that I have to use an old account that was disabled some 10 years ago, but still seems to exist in their DB. Since I do not want to use an account: how can I buy AdMuncher? It must have been possible 9 months ago when I bought my first license.

Aug 31 2011 at 11:02am Copy Link
Techtoysavvy Thanks for the deal Murray.
This is the best price yet!

My kids like it becuase it blocks their video ads. They use their laptops like a TV and are used to skipping ads on the PVR.

I just counted all my licenses.
I just bought 3 more unlimited and upgraded a gift license.
I now have 11 personal licenses, 5 + 3 + 3.
I am using 7 and plan to deploy 2 more this week for my kids laptops. This should leave me with 2 for future expansion.
I expect to use one in between on a vitual machine. I test software and new browsers in a virtual environment.
Aug 31 2011 at 11:07am Copy Link
screeno man Can I apply the 50% discount to the Premium version?
Aug 31 2011 at 11:44am Copy Link
screeno man When Ad Muncher blocks a 30-second video commercial, does the viewer immediately see the desired video, or is there 30 seconds of dead air time?
Aug 31 2011 at 11:47am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Greg Brown, Luis Ang, M B, Stuart Krivis: Thanks very much :-)

The Presiding Emissary...: Ad Muncher does not currently filter HTTPS but this is planned for a future update.

Peter R: PayPal should let you use whichever account you prefer, could you please clarify exactly where it's forcing you to use one over another?

Prasad Parnjpe: Thanks very much for your support, we couldn't do what we do without it.

screeno man: When Ad Muncher removes a video ad, the user skips straight to the content without having to wait for the video ad's normal time period. Indeed this discount does apply to all license types.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 31 2011 at 1:18pm Copy Link
VLM Thanks Murray for responding about my https question. I am curious ... I have looked just a bit in your forum (assuming I'm in the right place), and I do notice that you've written on several occasions, over a period of several years, about some features such as HTTP 1.1 support (and the pipelining that comes with it), gzip support, Mac OS support, https support, and probably a few others. It seems that long-time users have been awaiting such features for quite some time.

Would you be willing to comment, at some greater length, either on when you intend to make some of these things available, or in the alternative, on what might make it difficult to make any one of them available?

This really is important to me, as I am considering lifetime licenses, and the appearance (or nonappearance) of such features may influence the efficacy of the product over time.
Aug 31 2011 at 2:53pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps The Presiding Emissary: I have been developing Ad Muncher full-time for over 12 years. During that time, my priority has always been what will give the biggest benefit to the most users.

Things like gzip support will provide a small benefit in speed, but Ad Muncher already provides an average speed increase of 48% on the most popular ad-displaying sites, and our focus has been on getting this filtering right rather than delaying critical filtering fixes so people can have a little speed boost.

We are actively working on this, and will deliver it as soon as we can as part of a complete engine and interface rewrite we have in development.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 31 2011 at 3:01pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Could you please send a quick description of the problem to and I'll ensure you get an immediate response.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 31 2011 at 3:21pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Something just occurred to me, this is the single biggest discount we have ever offered in our entire 12-year history. Take advantage now folks, this won't be repeated :-)
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 31 2011 at 4:23pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy I suspect that one of the bigger priorities would be to port the software to Android and iOS. Priorities change with time and gzip just doesn't save that much anymore.

These platforms are growing at a very fast pace so the market is becoming more lucrative. This will be a win-win since users will be able to use the software on their phones and pads.

I can think of another set of priorities that would appeal to enterprise customers. There is market potential there but many of these features would not interest casual home users.
Aug 31 2011 at 5:24pm Copy Link
Md.Ziaul Huq Chaudhury Hi,
I have already purchased the lifetime premium version and I wish to purchase another lifetime license, the basic version. Now, my question is that the licenses are good for lifetime? For example, if version 5 comes out, will I be eligible for a free upgrade?

Aug 31 2011 at 5:52pm Copy Link
Stephen Cohen I've downloaded trial twice. In both cases, Windows popped up a message that the installation program, AM-Install.exe, "encountered a problem." I run Win XP,SP3.
Aug 31 2011 at 6:36pm Copy Link
Guy Good To Murray Hurps

How does Ad Muncher handle running software within a Virtual Machine such as VirtualBox? At the moment I run Linux distros within VirtualBox, so Ad Muncher wouldn't apply. In the future I could see playing with Windows installs on the same physical PC. One example would be upgrading my actual OS to Windows 7 Pro and running Windows XP Pro in a Virtual Machine.

Please explain how that type of situation is handled.

Thank You
Aug 31 2011 at 6:46pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Prasad Paranjpe: I think it's safe to say every user has different priorities and we're as always trying to work on what benefits the largest number of people. Porting to other platforms is also something we're working towards.

Md.Ziaul Huq Chaudhury: Yes, all future versions are free upgrades with the lifetime updates. You will never need to pay again.

Stephen Cohen: Please try the download again from a different browser. If the problem persists please send an email to with a quick list of the utilities you're running on the system and a copy of the downloaded installer and I'll be happy to investigate further.

Guy Good: Ad Muncher works on a virtual machine just as it would on a real machine.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 31 2011 at 7:31pm Copy Link
Guy Good To Murray Hurps

I may have worded my question poorly. If I am running Windows 7 and have Ad Muncher installed for everyday use, will it also allow me to use Ad Muncher within a Virtual Machine running Windows XP? The actual hardware it is running on is the same PC, but I think Virtual Machines create fake hardware.
Aug 31 2011 at 7:36pm Copy Link
Ron. I'm curious, how does Ad Muncher work? I checked the Wiki, Forum, FAQ, and G.
Aug 31 2011 at 7:57pm Copy Link
Guy Good Since the software is physically running on the same PC, I was hoping they could detect that rather than needing two licenses for the same physical PC.
Aug 31 2011 at 8:12pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Guy Good: This will be detected as a different computer.

Ron: Indeed you're correct, reverting Ad Muncher to trial will allow the license to be moved to a different computer. I'm not entirely sure which time zone BitsDuJour is using for this deal but the timer at the top of the page should be accurate. Ad Muncher works by filtering content coming in to and out of the system, for example by modifying HTML content or modifying HTTP requests. It's obviously a little complicated, but I'd be happy to answer any questions emailed to me (
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 31 2011 at 8:16pm Copy Link
Stephen Cohen Murray,

I disabled Download Studio and used the regular download utility. It worked. BUT, I now can't get into the PayPal site via FireFox.. I can get to it in IE, but PayPal has said that I couldn't use two completely valid credit cards, Visa & AMEX. Both are good--I just used them yesterday and today!
Aug 31 2011 at 8:32pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Our deals change at midnight Pacific time. That's 3:00 a.m. Eastern time, 8:00 a.m. in London, 10:00 p.m. in Hawaii, 5:00 p.m. in Tokyo, 7:00 p.m. in Sydney.

We used to have it at midnight eastern time but moved it three hours later to give our west coast friends more time in the evenings to purchase.

Regardless of timezone the countdown clock is always correct.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 31 2011 at 8:55pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Stephen Cohen: It would be worth giving your bank a quick call to check if they have any restrictions in place that may be blocking the purchase through PayPal, for example country-based restrictions.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 31 2011 at 8:56pm Copy Link
Stephen Cohen Murray,
It is midnight here and offer ends in 3 hours. AMEX should be good worldwide. I live in United States. I just tried again with same results.
Aug 31 2011 at 9:05pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Stephen Cohen: It would still be worth calling the bank, they should be able to say whether it has been declined for any reason or whether the problem is on PayPal's end.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 31 2011 at 9:07pm Copy Link
VLM Murray, I've had the same problem with PayPal and a perfectly good card. Will write privately, as you have suggested.
Aug 31 2011 at 9:22pm Copy Link
Stephen Cohen Murray,
I just called American Express. I was told that everything is OK on its end. PayPal made two inquiries about my card and AMEX approved both of them. AMEX said that PayPal may be having communication problems on its end. AMEX also said that since PayPal rejected my card twice, it has probably put a permanent block on it. (The same would be true with my Visa card.)

Is there any other way to pay? I am interested in the Basic-Unlimited offer.
Aug 31 2011 at 9:26pm Copy Link
Ron. Excellent, I prefer PST. Gives me till the wee hours to make up my mind :-)
Aug 31 2011 at 9:39pm Copy Link
Stephen Cohen Murray,

I tried callig PayPal. I was told that their system says my cards are valid, but their security softwar rejected them anyway and blocked their further use.
Aug 31 2011 at 9:54pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Stephen Cohen: I'm sorry for the trouble Stephen, is it possible to use a friend or family member's card for this purchase? We don't have any other way to process payments I'm sorry.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 31 2011 at 9:57pm Copy Link
Stephen Cohen Murray,
I tried using my wife's card with a different number. It, too, was rejected. I guess I won't be purchasing your software. PayPal told me that if its system rejects someone, there is nothing that a human can do to fix the problem.

Perhaps you should use a software intermediary service. I just bought Surfulater yesterday through Bits du Jour with no problem, making payment using an intermediary service.
Aug 31 2011 at 10:16pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps I'm very sorry Stephen, we aren't able to lift any bans that PayPal has decided to put in place.

We'd love to be able to offer a large number of alternative services for payment, and have done in the past, but we've streamlined the process into a single service in order to reduce the amount of time we spend supporting the different payment methods and focus our time on development.

Again I'm very sorry for the trouble. Is there anyone that can purchase on your behalf?
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Aug 31 2011 at 11:21pm Copy Link
Md.Ziaul Huq Chaudhury Hi,
Thank you for information, I have already purchased another license.

Sep 1 2011 at 3:11am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson A thunderous round of applause for Murray and Ad Muncher. One of the coolest vendors and most consistently successful software titles we've ever had on Bits.

We'll miss you!
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 1 2011 at 6:19am Copy Link
Jason'sHat Don't Go Murray!
+1 For coming back to Bits next year
Sep 1 2011 at 7:12am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Thanks very much Roger, I can't speak highly enough of BitsDuJour :-)

Thanks also to everyone for taking part in the promotion, we wouldn't be here without your support.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Sep 1 2011 at 5:43pm Copy Link
SoftCollector Is this deal coming back...?
Aug 29 2012 at 3:20pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ SoftCollector

Nope, note the text at the top of the promo page.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 29 2012 at 5:27pm Copy Link
Chris Recon I want to buy it but this time a unlimited license not like last time one year only which is quick gone. Looking for a 50% discount and will wait for such good offer meanwhile using the trial. The full price $109.95 even with 20% off is to high for me which I can not afford. It's almost the half money for a months for food and living. Sure I want to support the dev but only as much as I can - wont take extra bank credit for it -:)
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