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What are people saying about Ad Muncher

Notme Atall Is it for a one time fee, or yearly license?
Apr 23 2009 at 1:31pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps This license will cover all v4.x releases of Ad Muncher, which are currently scheduled to continue into 2010. Once v5.0 is available, a small upgrade fee will be needed if you would like to upgrade.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Apr 23 2009 at 2:44pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy I understand there is no family license for multiple computers in a single household. If so, are you offering multiple licenses at the discounted price?
Apr 28 2009 at 2:06pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Prasad: I'm glad to say the discount will indeed be available on top of our existing multi-license discounts.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Apr 28 2009 at 3:07pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy Great to hear. I used to use Intermute/Adsubstract way back in the past before they were acquired. I have tried IEpro-Ad Blocker, Firefox-Adblock Plus, Maxthon-Ad Hunter, and a couple others based on hosts files. While these also try to maintain lists and scripting it is hard for them to stay ahead of the advertisers. I was also sorry to hear of Rick Petnel passing away. His filter approach for Firefox was a worthy effort.
However, your tool is much more flexible and works with all of the browsers. It even gets the sponsored text ads. Excellent!
Apr 28 2009 at 6:30pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Thanks very much for the kind words Prasad. I'm biased of course but I really do think Ad Muncher offers the best out-of-the-box advert filtering available at the moment, and we'll continue to do everything we can to improve it further.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Apr 28 2009 at 6:36pm Copy Link
Jean-Marie User Coupon "BitsDuJour09" does not work!
Apr 30 2009 at 12:35am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Jean-Marie: I just tried it here and it appeared to be accepted, would you mind please trying again?
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Apr 30 2009 at 1:01am Copy Link
Dixie Darlin' Will this program affect the eBay site from loading? I am on eBay daily and hate how their site drags my page loads. I was reading reviews on other sites whereby consumers commented on some sites not loading at all with Ad Muncher installed.
Apr 30 2009 at 3:25am Copy Link
Raymond Mondaca Very intersting software!
What is this going to do to the survival of all the commercial sites that basically get subsidized by the adds?
What if every computer had this software?
Not against this software, just a comment-question.
Apr 30 2009 at 7:07am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Dixie: we are not aware of any current conflicts with Ebay or any other site. We release updates on a daily basis to improve our ad blocking, so any issues are fixed within a short period.

If you're unsure, please make use of our free trial to double-check things on your end.

Raymond: Good question, Ad Muncher is generally only used by people who are sick of obnoxious, distracting, resource-hogging ads that they then just ignore anyway. These people wouldn't have clicked on the ad, so shouldn't affect the revenue models for advertisers when Ad Muncher removes them.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Apr 30 2009 at 10:54am Copy Link
Dixie Darlin' Hello Mr. Hurps... I just tried the Trial version like you advised. Your trademark "cow" needs to be called "Holy Cow" cuz that's what I was saying when I was on eBay. Holy Cow... this is fast browsing. Thanks... I'll be purchasing this great deal!
Apr 30 2009 at 12:44pm Copy Link
M M Error on your pages: I am transferred to April 2009 offer page when I try to get March 31, 2010 offer!
Please fix.
Mar 31 2010 at 2:26am Copy Link
How Much Checking the web site I am disappointed to see there is now a pro version for $30 and this here must be the basic version. The question is - how much value does this add over reasonably well working free ad blockers. If I want the 'good' ad muncher protection for the 3 machines running (1 laptop for working, 1 netbook for convenience, 1 htpc - oh, plus various virtual machines for one or another thing) it is at least 80 bucks. Looking at upgrade pricing for the basic version it is around 13.50 a year or $55 for unlimited updates. Sorry, but this is just not compelling and I'll stick with ad-block. It would be if I could get a license for me (the person) rather than every machine. Getting one for the main machine is not an option as I don't want to put up with the inconsistent experience. I bet I am not the only one thinking this way - you'd sell more volume with lower pricing.
Mar 31 2010 at 3:05am Copy Link
Number 99 All I get is "Sorry, you've missed this deal, but check out..."
Mar 31 2010 at 3:25am Copy Link
Murray Hurps M M: I'm not sure what you're referring to, could you please clarify exactly what you're clicking on and what is being displayed?

How Much: I'm very sorry that you think this way. We charge for Ad Muncher so that we can afford to employ developers to maintain and improve the program, and we only charge for renewals so that we can continue to provide this service into the future. Please do compare Ad Muncher to any free alternatives, I'm sure you'll find the quality of filtering we provide worth paying for.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Mar 31 2010 at 3:29am Copy Link
Charles N Can't get the deal. It tells me that the deal is not available.
Mar 31 2010 at 3:40am Copy Link
Tony F All I get is "Sorry, you've missed this deal, but check out..."]

and the buy now button is regular price
Mar 31 2010 at 3:54am Copy Link
Murray Hurps It seems like this page has ended the offer prematurely, but I could be mistaken. I've contacted the folks at Bits du Jour to confirm.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Mar 31 2010 at 3:54am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Apologies folks, we'll get this sorted out quickly!

BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 31 2010 at 3:59am Copy Link
Rune Johannessen Hello,
I understand that Ad Muncher is subscription-based with an update period of one year, and in that period one get software updated within the main version + filter updates.

Will Ad Muncher continue to work -- obviously without updates -- after the subscription period?

Rune Johannessen
Mar 31 2010 at 4:38am Copy Link
Stefan Hauber In my opinion the most distracting things are not the ads itself, but the animations of them.

Can I let AdMuncher just remove these animations, i.e. making from an animated gif-imge (or flash-animations, etc.) a still image?
Also I would like to let selected animations run with a context-menu-selection, mouse-click or keyboard-entry.
Is this possible?

[Having tried a similar software long ago (perhaps from IBM or SUN?), which just showed some empty block instead always gave me the feeling I was missing something essential, which would belong to this webpage. (And it did not look nice either).]
Mar 23 2010 at 6:03pm Copy Link
VJ N Is upgrade to 5.x applicable ?? Since you're scheduled to release 5.0 in 2010.
Mar 23 2010 at 7:35pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy I bought 5 licenses last year and it was a great deal!
Admuncher works really well.
If I buy 5 more licenses would that extend my updates for 1 year. I am currently receiving premium updates. I guess this question is related to will the purchase include version 5.0.
Mar 25 2010 at 8:44am Copy Link
VJ N What happened !! Has Admucher been abandoned ??

No replies for any questions so far .... Hmm.
Mar 26 2010 at 5:36am Copy Link
Albert C. Hi. I'm using Ad Muncher as a trial version to test it out and it's really impressive! You can block ads in any browser you have installed. With AdBlock Plus you can only filter Firefox, but if you have Ad Muncher you can also block IE, Opera, Chrome... Very useful!
I have a couple of questions though: will this offer be available to purchases of more than 1 license? I mean, if I want a 3 PCs license, will I be able to buy it with the discount of 15% plus the BDJ discount?
Also, is this discount for the Basic or the Premium version?
Thanks a lot and congrats for such a great product!
Mar 26 2010 at 7:02am Copy Link
gpc 111 This might be an interesting products. The publisher's refusal to answer any questions here concerns me. If they don't care enough to answer questions in a forum like this, How can they be counted on if you buy from them? I will pass on this for now as I think many others will choose to do as well.
Mar 26 2010 at 10:21am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Thanks for the questions, please find my replies below. I replied earlier but for some reason it wasn't posted.

Stefan: Sorry but Ad Muncher cannot currently stop animations.

VJ N: This license will provide updates for 12 months from the purchase date, which includes the daily list updates and program updates. We have no release date set for any future Ad Muncher release, but are working as quickly as our sales allow.

Albert: Indeed this discount can be used to purchase multiple licenses at once, and you'll also receive the bulk discounts on top of the 40% discount. It will also work with both the basic and premium versions.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Mar 26 2010 at 3:20pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Apologies folks -- our commenting system has been on the fritz for the last couple of days. Fixed now!

BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 27 2010 at 1:43am Copy Link
gpc 111 I'm happy to see the problems have been worked out with the comments. look forward to this offer.
Mar 27 2010 at 6:31am Copy Link
H. H. Hallo,
I've the following question: is there a possibility to also block flash-advertising.
E.g. :
when scrooling down, you may see an animated mini-game (blue sqares) at the right side, whicht are not blocked.
also on the page:
there is an animated flash at the right side
called "DerWesten Skispringen"
I'm not sure, if this is a problem of ad muncher or if I didn't activate all the checkboxes, which are necessary to block such kind of advertising.

I also would find it useful, when there would be a field "blocked by ad muncher" with the possbility to sho the blocked content, if one want s to
thank you for answering soonly in advance
with kind regards
Mar 27 2010 at 8:21am Copy Link
Murray Hurps H.H.: Indeed Ad Muncher can block flash content as easily as normal image content, it just needs the appropriate filters.

Please report any missed adverts using the right-click menu extension in your browser, or if that's not available, from inside Ad Muncher's configuration window, and we'll do everything we can to take care of them.

It's also best to report these from your computer so that if it's a less popular site we can recommend a filter for your list rather than add one to the server-supplied list, but we need your contact details to do that.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Mar 27 2010 at 11:06pm Copy Link
Guy Good I would like to know how much it costs to renew updates once the one year update time has elapsed. An earlier post mentioned a small upgrade fee to update to Ver 5.0. How small is small?
Mar 28 2010 at 6:55am Copy Link
Rob M Can this be used to purchase the lifetime upgrade option you now have or only the 1 year option.
Mar 28 2010 at 6:20pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Guy Good: Renewals are based on time, so regardless of how many versions we release in a year you'll only need to renew once. Currently the renewal prices are $19.95 AUD per year for premium updates and $14.95 AUD per year for basic updates.

Rob M: Indeed this coupon can be used for lifetime licenses :-)
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Mar 29 2010 at 1:31am Copy Link
Techtoysavvy Last year I bought a license for 5 simultaneous installations. I want to clarify the answer to Rob. Will I be able to purchase 5 lifetime updates for my existing 4.x licenses and still use the coupon? Also I would be interested in adding more licenses. Would these be added to my existing license count to qualify for quantity discounts?
Mar 30 2010 at 9:32am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Prasad: Indeed this coupon can be used to upgrade to a lifetime license. Simply visit the registration page, enter your existing code into the "Renew Ad Muncher now" field, then enter the "BitsDuJour10" coupon on the screen the follows.

If you encounter any difficulties please let me know.

Currently licenses cannot be modified to cover more installations, but a separate license can be purchased and if you contact me we can combine the two licenses onto the one name/code combination.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Mar 30 2010 at 3:12pm Copy Link
Rob M I want to upgrade an existing license but it says i can't but it is still valid.
Mar 30 2010 at 5:08pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Rob M: Sorry, at the moment only time-based licenses can be upgraded to lifetime ones via the purchase link. Older version-style licenses can be upgraded, but this must be done manually by us. Please send an email to with your email address and we'll set up a purchase link.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Mar 30 2010 at 5:28pm Copy Link
Merle One Hi,
I already have one license. Is it a problem to re-use the e-mail address attached to this license to get a newer one here ?
Mar 30 2010 at 7:50pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Merle One: No problem at all, the same email address can be used for multiple licenses.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Mar 30 2010 at 8:05pm Copy Link
Jim McGowan What subscription level does the $10.82 price quoted above cover?

When I click on the button to buy Ad Muncher the checkout page has Ad Muncher Premium pre-selected. Is that what this promotion is for? Ad Muncher Premium?

Mar 30 2010 at 8:38pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Jim: The coupon gives a 40% discount, so the $10.82 USD quoted here is referring to the basic license, which normally retails for about $18.20 USD (approximate because our prices are in Australian dollars).
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Mar 30 2010 at 8:51pm Copy Link
Rune Johannessen Hello BitsDuJour,

There might be something wrong with the BdJ's commenting system. I posted a comment here some few minutes ago and it was placed/hidden under Old Comments

Rune Johannessen
Mar 31 2010 at 5:18am Copy Link
Chrille Andersson This is one of those programs I just can't live without! And they have an excellent tech Support channel at #admuncher on Efnet as well :)
Mar 31 2010 at 5:22am Copy Link
Charles N Murray Hurps (Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd Developer) Says:
"Rob M: Indeed this coupon can be used for lifetime licenses :-)"

Can't get the discount for lifetime licenses
Mar 31 2010 at 5:24am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Rune

Yes, for some reason a few recent comments ended up in the old comments. Sorry for all this confusion -- obviously we're dealing with some technical issues right now :-)

Anyhow, for those unable to purchase Ad Muncher in the last couple hours, please try again. Should be fine now.


BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 31 2010 at 5:29am Copy Link
J L Hello,
How can I buy a lifetime license for two PCs and how much it is? (Premium and Basic versions prices, please).
Does the lifetime license include all the future upgrades even the big ones?
Can I transfer the licence from one PC to another (I am going to buy a new PC)?
Mar 31 2010 at 7:33am Copy Link
Not Workning The coupon is not working.
Neither for the single nor for the life-time version.
Can you fix this please?
Mar 31 2010 at 8:08am Copy Link
Rune Johannessen Hello,

I will repost a question that -- because of technical problems -- got placed/hidden under Old Comments:

I understand that Ad Muncher is subscription-based with an update period of one year, and in that period one get software updates within the main version + filter updates.

Will Ad Muncher continue to work -- obviously without updates -- after the subscription period?

Rune Johannessen
Mar 31 2010 at 8:49am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Not Working

The coupon seems to be working fine when I test it. Please note that the discount shows after the personal information screen.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 31 2010 at 10:30am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Chatles N: The checkout system can only upgrade time-based licenses to lifetime ones, version-based licenses can't be upgrade via the checkout system. Please send your license code to and I'll make the necessary changes so you can use the checkout system and this coupon to upgrade.

J L: To purchase a lifetime license, select whether you would like premium or basic updates then click "Continue", you'll see an option to extend for lifetime updates on the following page. Yes lifetime updates do include "big" updates. And yes licenses can be transfered to new PCs (as long as the old one is no longer used).

Not Working: the coupon is working here, can you please try the link again? Please note that the discount is applied after you have entered your billing/delivery details.

Rune Johannessen: After your renewal period expires Ad Muncher will continue to work, the license just can't be used for list or program updates that are released after the license expires.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Mar 31 2010 at 10:35am Copy Link
AC AC Murray, I already have a license and want to get a lifetime license. However, I get no break for having bought a license already. If I want to get the lifetime option, I have to pay for the lifetime renewal fee PLUS a new premium license. i don't think that's fair. That's the same as if i never bought the program in the first place. Is it possible to add the lifetime renewal without having to buy a brand new license?
Mar 31 2010 at 1:43pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps AC AC: Absolutely this is possible. Please send your license code to and I'll set this up.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Mar 31 2010 at 3:42pm Copy Link
Ash Goyal AC AC, I managed to buy the lifetime license online using the discount. Just select renewal near bottom and enter the key you received which will fill all info for you and then you only see the lifetime options (no purchase of new license required).
Mar 31 2010 at 4:45pm Copy Link
Peter C1 I have tried Ad-Muncher before and again recently using Windows XP and found it to be very good, BUT, I did have one problem when using Firefox browser that I would like to know is fixable, before i purchase a license:

Q1. Using Firefox 3.5.x with Ad-Muncher blocking or filtering, on or etc, I find that most of the auction page(s) contents display correctly, except for 3 missing or removed hyperlinks - ''Ask a question'', ''Save this seller'', ''See other items'' , found inside the sellers Info box (near top on right hand side of page) but located under the Sellers name, Sellers feedback details, Why is it so?

I do hope you can at least reply to this question - even if you do not have an answer, before the time runs out for me to purchase a license.

Q2. If you can't reply before the offer is near to expiring can I purchase but get a refund if the problem is not fixable?

Many thanks,

Mar 31 2010 at 6:33pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Peter: Sorry, it looks like your comment was posted after the promotion finished.

Indeed we do offer a 30-day, no-questions-asked money back guarantee so you can always get a refund, and I do believe this problem has been corrected.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Apr 1 2010 at 3:06pm Copy Link
J S Dear Murray,
Do you know if you will ever run a similar deal again?
I missed the deal on the day (as I was in hospital and didn't know that BitsDuJour runs on USA timezones) and sent a very detailed email to your company on April 1st thru April 7, but JC wasn't having any of it and just told me to use trialpay, which really wasn't suitable.
I presume that you may even see my email address throught this entry and if you don't want to make the reply public I'm happy for you to contact me via email privately.
Peter S.
Jun 21 2010 at 3:40am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Peter Sorry, we can't guarantee in any way, shape, or form whether or not a particular software title will appear again on Bits.   -roger
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 21 2010 at 3:43am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Sorry for the trouble Peter, but indeed this was just a one-day promotion.  We rarely offer discounts on Ad Muncher, and haven't committed to any future ones at this point, but rest assured that whatever price you pay every cent we receive goes towards supporting and improving Ad Muncher for future releases.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Jun 21 2010 at 5:39pm Copy Link
Albert C. I bought 3 lifetimes last time Ad Muncher was on BDJ and I never looked back! It's so amazing! It kicks AdBlock Plus' ass and works with every browser out there! I recommend it to anyone looking for a serious ad blocking product. You'll be very satisfied! PS: I don't work for Ad Muncher... ;) ^_^
Oct 26 2010 at 5:47am Copy Link
faircot I've used AdMuncher for years and it works brilliantly with Opera, Firefox and IE. It just works in the background and you don't notice it's doing anything - until you turn it off and see how intrusive web page ads are. It doesn't really need any configuration; just install it and away you go. It's a must-have on any system. No connection with Admuncher etc....
Oct 26 2010 at 6:02am Copy Link
Mike G Any plans to post the Ad Muncher software license policy?  (Currently missing.)

I seem to recall an annual fee is required to continue receiving updates after the initial 12 months. Albert C seems to imply there is a lifetime license. If true, will lifetime licenses be offered during this discount?  
Oct 26 2010 at 3:06pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Thanks very much for the kind words Albert and Clive!

Mike: Indeed as you can see on our registration page, a standard license includes 12 months of free updates.

If you click "Continue" on the registration page, you can see options for extending the license for longer periods, including a lifetime option.

All of these extensions are also covered by the discount :-)
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Oct 26 2010 at 4:21pm Copy Link
hameed azeez hi
what will be the life time license cost for basic and premium one ,with discount?.let me decide which one should i go for it
Oct 28 2010 at 6:16pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Hameed: lifetime licenses are $79.90 AUD for basic updates and $109.90 AUD for premium updates, and with the discount these amounts come down to $47.94 AUD and $65.94 AUD respectively.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Oct 28 2010 at 8:38pm Copy Link
gary b It's pretty confusing. When I go to your site and select Ad Muncher Premium for one user (and then click continue) I see a price of $79.95 AUD, not $109.90 AUD. I can handle a distinction between basic and premium versions. I'm not sure I can handle an additional distinction between basic updates and premium updates. What I want to know is how much it will cost for the premium version with premium updates forever. $65.94 AUD might work for me, but (like I said) it seems very confusing.
Oct 29 2010 at 1:15pm Copy Link
J L Hello,
I bought a 2 PC lifetime license the last time Ad Muncher was discounted on BDJ.
Can I extend my license to be able to use it on one more PC for a discounted price? (40% discount + an extra discount, if there is any available, for been a registered user of Ad-Mucher)
Oct 30 2010 at 1:14am Copy Link
Pedro Laurent Hello,
I have been using Ad Muncher for about 4 years now and I'll to know if I can still use my existing license and upgrade to life time license using BDJ discount on the coming date? Is there a procedure to follow?

Oct 30 2010 at 1:39am Copy Link
Tazzie @gary b ... you are right about the difference in the rates quoted. I went to the site and for one basic license, the rates are:
Extend updates to two years for $14.95 AUD, approximately $14.65 USD.
Extend updates to three years for $29.90 AUD, approximately $29.29 USD.
Extend to unlimited updates for $59.95 AUD, approximately $58.73 USD.

The rates for one premium license are:
Extend updates to two years for $19.95 AUD, approximately $19.54 USD.
Extend updates to three years for $39.90 AUD, approximately $39.09 USD.
Extend to unlimited updates for $79.95 AUD, approximately $78.32 USD.

I assume then that one premium license with unlimited updates with the BDJ discount would then be $47.94 AUD.

I would really like more clarification on the license policy. Activation required? Online activation? What about license transfer?

Even with the BDJ discount, having to pay per computer rather than per user adds up quickly for unlimited licenses in a family, so I'd have to do some thinking since this is one of those programs that really should go on each computer.
Oct 30 2010 at 5:54pm Copy Link
Markus J Ad Muncher is a very good piece of software. I have been using for years now. Excellent program! Brilliant. I have a license that gets me updates till version 4.x (using 4.9 beta right now). Is there an option to upgrade my license? Is version 5 right around corner?

From Ad Muncher website:

"Your license is currently valid for 1 simultaneous installation with premium list updates, program updates and support until v5.0 is released.

Because this license is currently valid until v5.0 is released, this license cannot yet be renewed until a release date has been set for that version."

How mucj would it cost me to buy a new license (premium, lifetime)? Would it be cheaper to upgrade my current license? (whenever that becomes possible).
Oct 30 2010 at 9:40pm Copy Link
gary b In addition to being confusing, there is this very real issue as to what a "lifetime" license actually means. It won't mean much if it is only until version 5 comes out. The more I look at this, the more skeptical I become. I've been testing AdMuncher out and it doesn't seem to add much value beyond the ad blocking schemes I already have in place.
Oct 31 2010 at 5:08am Copy Link
Mike G Initially I wondered, why pay for Ad Muncher when we can just use IE8 InPrivate Filtering, various public blocking lists or switch to another browser like Chrome and use extensions like AdBlock+ or DoGooder to filter or replace common types of adds?

The only way to really answer that question is to install the trial. First thing I noticed, Ad Muncher didn't even require close/restart of IE or Chrome, both of which were open at the time. To my surprise, Muncher started working immediately without Windows or browser restart. Hats off to the developers for going the extra mile to make installation easier.

Opened a few ad-infested sites: no ads. OK, so Muncher fulfills it's primary purpose. No easy feat, but what about other types of advertising? I was pleasantly surprised a second time while replaying streaming video clips I had watched just before installing AM. Muncher seamlessly skipped past the advertising clip and started playing the content! OK, I'm impressed at this point and increasingly so as I start using more powerful features such as exempting certain sites from filtering.

One issue is the IE add-on is not showing up for some reason--despite installing a second time to ensure that option was selected and restarting IE8. And I don't see the Configuration Options / Browser extensions tab mentioned in the AM wiki. Where is it? I'd like a quick shortcut to exempt sites and access other features, but can't evaluate that until the add-on is working.

As for the price, just to make sure everyone understands--a new customer wanting to purchase premium with lifetime updates will pay (depending on exchange rates) est. $64.60 USD after the discount. If you don't already own Ad Muncher, add the cost of premium (est. $29.34 USD) plus extended lifetime updates at est. $78.32 USD minus 40% BDJ discount = $64.60. (Please correct me if that's wrong.)

However, if that seems too steep for you, consider the significantly less expensive 3 or 2 year extensions or just get the base product and pay annual renewal. This begs the question: What is the price for annual renewal?

Note: If the renewal fees seem expensive, keep in mind Ad Muncher and anti-malware products require constant effort on the part of developers to keep up with new techniques as well as new browsers, new versions and emerging standards. This is NOT like those products that have very few, if any, significant changes in the course of a year, but switch to annual upgrade fees to create an income stream virtually out of thin air. Also keep in mind the value of the US dollar plummeted (lost about half it's value) between 2000 and 2006 while AUD remained relatively stable. We (as in U.S.) are still paying for choices made during those years.
Oct 31 2010 at 6:29am Copy Link
Murray Hurps gary b: The $79.95 is to extend the license for unlimited updates, so it is in addition to the license price.

J L: Sorry, licenses cannot currently be extended to cover more installations. Instead we kindly request that a separate license be purchased.

Pedro Laurent: Licenses from 4+ years ago were based on the version of Ad Muncher (v4.x, v5.x, etc), so unfortunately cannot be renewed until a release date is set for v5. Alternately, the 40% discount is enough that a new license with lifetime updates is still cheaper than a non-discounted lifetime renewal will be when v5 is available, so you might be interested in a new license with the BDJ discount.

tazzie L: The prices quoted there are in addition to the initial license price, $29.95 AUD for premium updates and $19.95 AUD for basic updates. Regarding licensing, Ad Muncher needs to be in contact with the server when the license details are entered, and you can transfer your license to an unlimited number of machines as long as they're not installed on more than the purchased number of machines at one time.

Markus J: Thanks very much for your kind words :-) Please note my reply to 'J L' above.

gary b: A lifetime license is a true lifetime one. It covers v5 and all future releases.

Mike G: Thanks very much for giving Ad Muncher a go. Some system protection software may block Ad Muncher's attempt to install the new menu items in Internet Explorer, so if you have any such software active you may need to add an exemption. If this is not the case please contact us to diagnose the problem further. Indeed you are correct about the pricing. The current annual renewal prices are $19.95 AUD and $14.95 AUD for premium and basic updates respectively. And thank you for understanding our predicament regarding the need for constant updates, we release new advert definitions every single day of the year and really couldn't do so without continued support from our users.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Oct 31 2010 at 9:53am Copy Link
Stephane M Hello Murray and sorry in advance if I am asking again for something you already answered.
There is a renewal to pay for getting updates: 1, 2, 3 years or unlimited updates for life, am I right?

What about the software itself? Do we have to pay for upgrades to major versions (4.x to 5.x for example) or it is already included in the fees we pay for filter updates?

And also, I have a desktop and a laptop, so do I have to buy 2 licenses?

Thank you in advance.
Oct 31 2010 at 11:40am Copy Link
Keith Norton Wow! I didn't realize AdMuncher would block opening video ads until I read Mike G's comment above. It really does! I just tried it on Hulu. My only question is how many lifetime licenses I want. I have the trial running on three Win7/64 machines right now and have not noticed a performance hit. I can't say anything is loading faster, but the ads are gone. It's kind of cool to watch the log reporting everything it is blocking. This is some very impressive software.
Oct 31 2010 at 3:27pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Stephane M: There are no fees for switching versions (v5.x/etc), if you have a year of updates it doesn't matter what we release in that year you'll get it all :-)

Our policy on license usage is that a license is required for each installation, so in the case you mention a second license would be needed sorry.

Keith Norton: It of course depends on which sites you visit as to whether you'll notice the performance improvement or not, but in our testing, for the 50 most popular sites in the world, of the 28 that displayed advertising, Ad Muncher improved the load time by an average of 48%, and reduced the download size by an average of 39%.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Oct 31 2010 at 8:19pm Copy Link
Hans Nielsen can you in the future, make the program so it can block the nag from SKYPE, begging money, like, use all you money call a freind and so on. please.
NB. if it can tell us how. :))
Oct 31 2010 at 9:56pm Copy Link
MountainKing I have a question. Let's say that I purchase a one year license and then decide not to renew my subscription. I understand that I wont be eligible for updates. However, lets say I reformat my PC and reinstall admuncher, will the old license say that my software is still registered?
What about the downloaded block file definitions? Any way to back it up?
Oct 31 2010 at 11:03pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Hans Nielsen: Not sure we'll be able to filter those, but we'll definitely take a look.

Mehdi Sul: Indeed you can reinstall and register after the renewal period expires, as long as you're using a version of Ad Muncher that was released before the update period expired. The same applies to the advert definitions. You can back your list up by making a copy of Ad Muncher's "License.dat" file.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Nov 1 2010 at 1:06am Copy Link
joel kens Can you tell me what is the main diff between Ad Muncher and adblock plus for firefox?
Nov 1 2010 at 8:14am Copy Link
H. H. Hallo, 2 questions:
1. what's the advantage of the Premium Filter List
- you write, that at least 10 features are updated /day - will the same feature-updates be available for non-premium users a week latern, or are they excluded?
(or asking the other way: do premium-users get faster improvement or even more new features?)

2. when only using a 1-year licensei, will using ad muncher still make sense , or are must the database blocking popups be as often as to anti-virus-software, because otherwise it won't work ?

Thank you for answering in advance
with kind regards
Nov 1 2010 at 9:43am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Joel Kens: The main difference is Ad Muncher works with all browsers whereas AdBlock Plus does not. We also have much more regular updates to our filtering list, with new versions coming out every day of the year to deal with the latest advert types. If you're in doubt, I would strongly recommending trying both AdBlock Plus and Ad Muncher and seeing for yourself how we compare.

H. H.: The main advantage for premium users is daily list updates. Basic license users get weekly updates, but these updates do end up with the same filters. Regarding using Ad Muncher without updates, it will still catch a lot of ads but of course nowhere near as many as with the latest list. If you're concerned perhaps you could try going without the update and then updating when you notice too many ads getting through.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Nov 1 2010 at 2:11pm Copy Link
Conrad TDI I'm a current premium user valid until v5 is released.

May I purchase the extensions at discount in order to remain registered past the release of v5: or, do I need purchase another program AND add-on upgrades in order to take advantage of the discounted future upgrades?
Nov 1 2010 at 5:42pm Copy Link
Doug Kempher Bought my lifetime license. The price was right....yea
Nov 1 2010 at 5:56pm Copy Link
Jim McGowan Murray,

I have a premium license good till March 2011; can that be extended to a lifetime license? Should I wait till renewal time? Or do I need to purchase a new license?

Great software!! No one should hesitate for a moment with a deal like this. You will not regret this purchase!

Thank you.

Nov 1 2010 at 6:03pm Copy Link
Michael R. Thinking about buying a singe lifetime license for my most-used computer, I have some questions (hopefully) not mentioned here:

What, if I buy a new computer, replacing the old one and doing this because the old one is defect. Is my lifetime-license than gone too. (In this example, I would not be able to un-register, because the formerly used computer is not running any more.)

If I understood your FAQ right, instead of calling a web-page directly, the AdMuncher-server is called and this one handles the loading of the originally-desired page, omitting ads, etc. So when trying to load a dangerous site, are you king of undermining a local protective software, because it does think there is a download from harmless Admuncher, instead of the dangerous one?

On your register-page, you point out the differences between basic and premium-versions. What is the 'basic'-list, in opposition to the premium-list? It is the up-to-one-week-old-premium-list, isn't it?

Is there a way to see a statistics for the current page? It would be nice to see how many ads/popups/... have been blocked. It would be nice too, to reload the current page without any blockings, without making a rule out of it, i.e. having a permanent entry in the allow-list.

Thanks a lot
Nov 1 2010 at 6:55pm Copy Link
Stefan Hauber I downloaded your trial some days ago.

At some pages there were more blocks than I wanted, but that's no problem, because AdMuncher allows to set them on a kind-of-white-list. Is there a way to protect this white-list (or the options at all) for being seen without a correct password?
Nov 1 2010 at 6:56pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy Very impressive program!
Those of you who think this is the same as free solutions out there have not tried both.
My daughter is impressed that AdMuncher blocks ads in the videos she watches online.

I just bought 3 more lifetime licenses bringing my total to 8. Plus I got a couple as gifts for other family members. And yes, I will be able to use 8. I may be strange but these days with a family it is easy to have many computers. I am using 5 but the 3 additional are for some upcoming purchases like laptops, winpad and for a virtual machine.

I highly reccommend this program and I have been using this type of software for over a decade.
Nov 1 2010 at 7:49pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Conrad TDI: Thanks very much :-)

Doug Kempher: Indeed your license can be extended to a lifetime one. To do so please visit the buy link above, then scroll down to the "Renew Ad Muncher" section and enter your registration code. Select the type of license you would like (premium or basic), click "Continue", then select a lifetime license on the page that follows. Please let me know if you encounter any difficulties.

Jim McGowan: If you replace your computer your license can simply be used on the new computer without any issues. Regarding security software, as long as they are filtering Ad Muncher then they will see the connections to the original servers, so their protection should be unaffected.

Michael R.: Indeed there is, please open Ad Muncher's configuration window, click "Options", then "Interface" and check out the section named "Locking options".

Stefan Hauber: Thanks so much for your purchases. People like yourself keep us here working away every day, and we really appreciate your support.

Prasad Paranjpe: We're definitely working towards this, please stay tuned :-)
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Nov 1 2010 at 10:13pm Copy Link
Stop Spam I am considering some lifetime licenses, but I haven't been able to try Ad Muncher yet.

If I purchase a 12 month license now and Ad Muncher is offered on BDJ again in the future, would I be able to use the future BDJ discount for lifetime renewal?
Nov 1 2010 at 10:45pm Copy Link
Rose D I just purchased 2 licenses for my 2 PCs I love a sale :^)
Nov 2 2010 at 12:01am Copy Link
Mike G Treated myself to a lifetime license for my primary computer shortly after midnight. The ad-busting power, fine-tune control, highly active development and excellent support for Ad Muncher were too much to pass up.

P.S. Muncher shortcuts are now showing up in my right-click menu (issue mentioned in an earlier post).
Nov 2 2010 at 12:04am Copy Link
Brian De Bragança Anyone who hates ads and pop-ups and also wants that little bit of extra security on their PCs would be nuts not to use this wonderful program. I have used Ad Muncher now for a couple of years and can honestly say that it is the best value for money I've ever got from a software purchase!

Incredibly easy to use, totally reliable, filter lists constantly updated, set it and forget it and, best of all, great and friendly customer service if you ever have a problem or need a tip on configuration particulars. Thoroughly recommended because it is, quite simply, the best at what it does.

I don't work for Ad Muncher either (but I wish I did - heheh)

Brian De Bragança
Nov 2 2010 at 1:19am Copy Link
Gustavo Sanchez Hello, I would like to ask what happens if you have a multi-boot system. I have installed Windows XP 32-bit, and Windows 7 64-bit in the same machine, do I have to buy two licenses to use ad-muncher in each operating system? Regards.
Nov 2 2010 at 3:26am Copy Link
Jim McGowan Thanks Murray.

Actually my question was the one you answered for Doug. The comments appear to have gotten corrupted here and the posts are actually one behind. E.g., I asked about renewing to a lifetime license but it looks like Doug made that post.

Someone from Bits needs to look at that.

Nov 2 2010 at 4:31am Copy Link
super boy Dear Ad Muncher team (Murray):
I love your program. But as you can see, ever since you started this new licensing scheme, people have been peppering you with questions about it. I've followed it here on BDJ the last two times, and I've followed it on the forum. Instead of continuing to answer people's questions, why not make the licensing policy more clear on your website?
You can't even see the lifetime options until clicking the "continue" link to the next page.. i don't get that. And you've made it very difficult for people to understand what their TOTAL price is going to be. The way you've set it up, you're making people add in their heads all the costs: the license cost, the renewal costs, etc. It's a nice way to hide the total cost, but as you can see, it's creating all of these questions. You need to just say:
two year license costs $50 TOTAL, not (30+20 = $50)
lifetime license costs $110 TOTAL, not (30+80 = $110)
you see? And not just that, but you make people select their credit card method just to SEE the additional extension costs for the license. Cmon, man. Don't hide your costs all over the place. That's why just about every question here is about the license. Wouldn't you rather people were asking questions about the program, and not just how much, how long, when do I have to upgrade?
And all the mysterious language about no release date for version 5 so you can't say how much this costs or how long this lasts? I don't know....I feel you are being unclear on purpose because it's obvious this software is a little more expensive than people would like to spend on an ad blocker. That being said, I think it's worth it with the discount because it is a very good application, probably the best of its kind. But I also know for a fact that the prices are quite a bit outside the range of what a typical customer will want to spend. Especially with free ones out there everywhere like Ad Block. people are going to ask, "Is it $30 better than Ad Block?" and most would say no. I'll argue that if the costs of Ad Muncher were cut in half across the board (normal price), a lot more people would buy it, enough so to make up for the per-user profit loss. Right now, I really believe it's more on the expensive side of the optimum supply/demand price.
Nov 2 2010 at 4:37am Copy Link
Mike G This morning I noticed user name and icon have flipped position and are now appearing below the comments instead of above. Not sure if this is an intentional design change by BDJ or not (I asked in the forum). Meanwhile, be careful when attributing a comment to a particular name!
Nov 2 2010 at 4:54am Copy Link
Gustavo Sanchez Hello, I would like to ask what happens if you have a multi-boot system. I have installed Windows XP 32-bit, and Windows 7 64-bit in the same machine, do I have to buy two licenses to use ad-muncher in each operating system? Regards.
Nov 2 2010 at 5:03am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale @Mike G, Sorry for the confusion, as you can now see we've moved to a new interface as part of a suite of changes that will be being rolled out over the next few weeks.
Pardon our dust!!!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 2 2010 at 9:44am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Stop Spam: We don't have any future BDJ promotions planned, but indeed a yearly license can be upgraded to a lifetime one in future.

Rose D: Thanks so much, we really appreciate your support.

Mike G: Thank you also, and I'm glad to hear the menu options are now where they should be. From your description I suspect there may have been an iexplore.exe process left in the background that hadn't been restarted yet. Of course please let me know if you encounter any difficulties.

Brian De Braganza: We really appreciate your kind words, and will continue to do everything we can to ensure you continue to be happy with Ad Muncher.

Gustavo Sanchez: This is absolutely fine and only one license is needed. When installing, please make sure your configuration folder is the same from both versions of Windows and you won't have to reconfigure or reactivate Ad Muncher for each setup.

Jim McGowan: Indeed it appears BDJ was having some display issues with the number of comments we've gotten. I've notified them, but please excuse any misdirected replies here.

super boy: I'm very sorry for any confusion experienced. Indeed there are a few questions here about our licensing, but when compared to the number of people purchasing the percentage is quite small. Our pricing is a little complicated though, as we've tried to accomodate the full spectrum of what people would be willing to spend, from a $19.95 basic license right up to a lifetime premium license for those who want the best. I'll make further efforts to simplify the system as much as possible, and hope you can reconsider trying Ad Muncher in future.

Mike G: Indeed, I have been cought out above, please excuse any misdirected replies.

Nico Westerdale: Every new system has teething problems, good luck with the new interface.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Nov 2 2010 at 11:03am Copy Link
H. H. Hallo,
first thank you for answering the questions posted yesterday.
Althoug man license-questions have been asked, I still have the following questions:
1. is there a possibility to deactivate ad muncher before making a planned harddisk - formatting and complete windows-newinstall, so that one can reactivate ad muncher afterwards without any problems?
2. what if one has a harddisk with 4 partitions, with different windows installations (but all only used by one and the same person), does ad muncher cover this case, or will it only run on one partittion - or does the activation procedure recognize, that it is the same hardware?
3. what will happen in case of unplanned hardwarecrash? Espcecially when buying a longerlasting license, a hardware-failure or change is very probably - and I hope your company and product exists longer than the average hardware does.
How does ad muncher handle this case?

Thank you for answering again in advance
wtth kind regards
Nov 2 2010 at 11:51am Copy Link
Tazzie I have to agree with super boy and others who have expressed frustration with the licensing scheme and pricing policies for Ad Muncher. I don't think I've seen a more convoluted system nor one so confusing and frustrating to the consumer. I always appreciate it when pricing/licensing is laid out in a straightforward manner, whether as a listing, chart, etc., that is easy and clear to understand. I cannot say that for Ad Muncher in any way, shape or form. It's frustrating enough that the costs keep adding up without trying to figure out exactly what they are. I ended up having to get out paper and pencil and make my own chart. This is a huge turn off for me and I am sure it is so for others, regardless of what you think the numbers are telling you.

Ad Muncher is a great program that has much to offer, but this whole licensing/pricing scheme is interfering with its appeal. I would suggest that you lay it all out in chart format and do not tie in a view of the costs with selecting payment. Having to go back and forth to compare costs cos of this format was really infuriating and time-wasting.

I would not count on Ad Muncher's appeal and functionality to overcome the consumer's frustration with this whole format/scheme. Much as I really like the program, I am ready to just throw up my hands trying to compare costs and make a decision as to how many of our computers I can afford buy a license for.
Nov 2 2010 at 12:55pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps H. H.: Yes, you can reset your registration by clicking the appropriate button on Ad Muncher's "About" tab. Regarding different partitions, this is fine too, just make sure that Ad Muncher's configuration files are in one location. If this is not possible, please let me know.

tazzie L: My apologies for the confusion tazzie, I will personally work on simplifying the process in future, but would kindly ask for your patience in the interim. Our main priority is always making sure Ad Muncher is the best piece of software it can be, and streamlining the checkout hasn't been on the top of our todo list.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Nov 2 2010 at 1:10pm Copy Link
Mike G Nico, no problem. The balloon frames added since this morning are pretty cool and make it easy to see who wrote a comment. BDJ keeps getting better!
Nov 2 2010 at 1:39pm Copy Link
Bill G I bought the lifetime premium license less than a year ago and consider it a great bargain (and that was without the Bits du Jour discount). The time saved not having to watch a one-minute ad before a 30-second video clip, more than justifies the expense, IMHO. I consider this program essential and recommend you give it a try. This program removes ads from your entire connection, not just a single browser, so there's no real comparison with freeware offerings. This is a case of you get what you pay for. Although you may have to shell out a few bucks initially, in the long run (with the time saved and annoyances eliminated), this program is well worth the expense.
P.S. I have no affiliation with Ad Muncher- other than being a satisfied customer.
Nov 2 2010 at 1:46pm Copy Link
Tazzie @Murray ... thanks so much for taking the time to respond. I appreciate your positive and patient attitude, and your willingness to consider our feedback. It's the total package that I prefer to buy ... not just the software itself but also the support system behind it.

You've given me faith in Ad Muncher, so I'm going to give it a try, and working on how to get the number of copies I need fitted into my budget.

Thanks again and best wishes on your work!
Nov 2 2010 at 4:09pm Copy Link
Robert Gerrity My purchase attempts are being rejected. Is there a problem on your system?
Nov 2 2010 at 4:41pm Copy Link
Jim McGowan Superboy: From DC? This is J-Mac from there. Just thought I would respond to your comment about Ad Block vs. Ad Muncher - no comparison, Ad Muncher works so much more effective it's amazing. You know me and that I don't exaggerate when it comes to software! Every now and then I disable Ad Muncher to see if it is affecting a web site that I am having difficulty viewing, and I never have to worry about forgetting to enable it again. After viewing one or two sites and seeing all the ads and junk that I don't see usually, I remember to re-enable Ad Muncher immediately. It makes that much of a difference.

BTW, extended my license to Unlimited Murray. Thanks for the help!

Nov 2 2010 at 5:10pm Copy Link
Tazzie I know it's past the deadline, but some of us tried and the system wouldn't take our payments ... any way we can still make the purchases?
Nov 2 2010 at 6:33pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Bill G and Jim McGowan: Thanks very much :-)

tazzie L and Robert Gerrity: Regarding the credit card rejection, in 90% plus of cases this happens because a card company is suspicious of purchases from an Australian company (us), it might be worth giving your card provider a quick call to ask if any such restrictions are applicable. Please email me ( and I'll make sure you get the same discount.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Nov 2 2010 at 7:13pm Copy Link
Tazzie @ Murray ... thanks so much for responding ... I didn't expect you being an Aussie co would cause problems, but I'll be sure to call my bank. Since they are a major bank in this region at least, I'll see if they can put you on a whitelist if they have one.

I must add that Ad Muncher not only definitely is making my surfing better, but I also had a chance to test it on an app. One of my "hobbies" is collecting digital scrapkits, and some of the designers who make huge kits like to use Pando. The ads on Pando are aggravating, but since I don't use it all that much, I bore with it. Well, tonight I downloaded a file through Pando, and I was amazed at the difference. The section where the ongoing ads always show said that the ads were blocked by Ad Muncher! Not only that, but the download speed of the file was the fastest I've experienced on Pando. I am embarrassed to admit that it never occurred to me just how much bandwith the ads were consuming, thus slowing down the file downloads.

Another site that Ad Muncher has made a difference in is Mediafire, which is another site popular with digital scrappers. Blocked ads and popups better than AdBlock Plus!!!

Thanks again for your help and for bearing with our frustrations and questions ... it is very much appreciated!
Nov 2 2010 at 9:23pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps tazzie L: People really don't realize how much time they're spending waiting for ads to download, only to then be ignored. Enjoy the faster scrapbooking, and please let us know if ever you notice any ads getting through.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Nov 3 2010 at 2:16pm Copy Link
Richard M. Hi Murray, nice app you developed, it really filters most of the annoying ads!

I'm thinking of buying a lifetime license to upgrade my trial one, but I have a question. I currently run Windows 7 x64 on my computer and most legacy x86 apps won't work (games also!), so I also run from the same machine, a virtual machine with Windows XP x86 to use those apps there.

Sometimes, I spend whole days in the virtual machine, doing what I mostly do in the host, also browsing a lot from there, until I realize that I'm still in the VM! :)

Anyway, the question is, if I buy a lifetime premium license, will I be able to install AdMuncher in both environments in the same physical computer?

Thanks man, keep this good app going!
Nov 5 2010 at 2:16am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Richard M.: Thanks very much for giving Ad Muncher a try :-)

Regarding the virtual machine, this actually isn't necessary. Just install Ad Muncher on the machine that the virtual machine software is installed on and it will filter the connections that come from it, whatever operating system is being run inside the VM.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Nov 5 2010 at 4:02pm Copy Link
Richard M. Thanks Murray for your anwser!

What you say actually works only if using (in this case, VMware) with a bridged setting (sharing the same connection as the host). In my case, I have to use the NAT translated setting (which shows as a different device attached to the router) that simulates being a different computer. I do that because of developing issues, some apps I need to connect to resides in the VM and I need a dedicated IP to access them.

I hope I made myself clear; it's pretty late here and I'm quite sleepy! LOL.

Thanks again Murray and if you need further clarification, please let me know.
Nov 5 2010 at 5:08pm Copy Link
Theodore Wesley I currently use a main computer where I boot 2 Windows XP (one which I use 90% of the time, and the other to try new applications before passing to the main disk) via an external drive bay I have.

Can I have your app installed in them without problem?

Thanks in advance.
Nov 6 2010 at 6:46pm Copy Link
Jun 6 2011 at 6:01am Copy Link
Alex Foster Under the policy section: "Product purchase allows use for 1 month." You're kidding right?
Jul 8 2011 at 12:07am Copy Link
Jason Howard Policy: "Product purchase allows use for 1 month."

How much does it cost if you only need it for a weekend? :P
Jul 8 2011 at 12:10am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Indeed that's incorrect. Purchase includes 12 months of free updates, and you can keep using the version you're using indefinitely after that time.
Jul 9 2011 at 10:56am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson To reiterate, the 1-month usage clause was a mistake on our end. Sorry about that!

BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 9 2011 at 11:40am Copy Link
Michael R. Is there a way, to reload the current page without anything blocked? Sometimes there might be an interesting ad on the current page, which AdMuncher blocks. This behaviour is of course perfectly right, but - if I remember right - if I want to see the current page (one time) without any blocking I have to put it (permanently, until configured otherwise) on a white-list. Even worse, if I protected my configuration, I first have to enter the password.

So, a simple context-option allowing the current page being one-time-displayed without any blocking would be just great...
Jul 10 2011 at 11:40pm Copy Link
Roberto You can unset the "Enable filtering" checkbox opening admuncher from the tray.
Jul 11 2011 at 12:23am Copy Link
Ennovy In the tray you can diasable filtering with one click, and then reload the page
Jul 11 2011 at 12:25am Copy Link
John L I am going for the "Unlimited updates" option for $65.97. I sure hope these terms are true and it's a one time purchase "for life" that I am getting. I take this as I purchase it just this one time and I get the program and updates for life. I really hope I don't get scammed with some fine print baloney! Please don't let me down. This looks like a nice program and I read some good review on it.

"Feature Details: Unlimited Updates

Unlimited updates means you get program and list updates indefinitely. No further purchase will ever be required, and you will be saved the trouble of renewing your license each year.

Ad Muncher has been continually updated since 1999 and isn't going away any time soon, so this is a worthwhile investment to ensure you continue to receive the best browsing experience possible."
Jul 11 2011 at 1:39am Copy Link
Ennovy Don't worrie John, I am a customer for several years now and it's a very reliable company and the support is great.
Jul 11 2011 at 2:36am Copy Link
M R How do i go about acquiring the unlimited updates version for $65.97?
Jul 11 2011 at 2:50am Copy Link
g harris Is this only good for updates on versions 4.xx ?

or, does it include v.5.xx if that's released within a year?

and, is there any time limit for activating this purchase?

Thanks for your response.
Jul 11 2011 at 3:46am Copy Link
MountainKing When will admuncher support blocking of gmail ads under HTTPS and the annoying facebook side ads?
Jul 11 2011 at 3:53am Copy Link
Alan @M R,
Just go to the purchase page from BDJ and it shows the pricing.
Jul 11 2011 at 4:28am Copy Link
Kevin Lintner What separates your program from the free browser plugin Ad Block Pro. What makes it worth $12.00 let alone $20.00?
Jul 11 2011 at 7:03am Copy Link
Mike G I already have one lifetime license and may grab another one today (it's per-computer). I can tell you I'm a satisfied customer. Support has been extremely responsive and helpful.

Advantages Ad Muncher has over other ad block solutions IMO are: (1) protection for all three browsers I use regularly plus others I might use in the future, (2) it's the most configurable/customizable ad blocker by far that I've ever used, (3) frequent updates and (4) excellent support.

The annual license is also an attractive option. One question: Are annual renewals full price or is there an upgrade discount?
Jul 11 2011 at 7:50am Copy Link
Emil Kucera Will I be able to ditch Firefoxe's Addblock+ and Flashblock, or would one need to add Muncher to Addblock's filters?
Jul 11 2011 at 8:14am Copy Link
Murray Hurps Michael R.: There's a little shortcut to disable filtering: double-right-click on the system tray icon. It will turn red when disabled, and can be enabled again in the same way.

John L: Indeed lifetime updates are exactly that. We appreciate your support and will never do the wrong thing by our users. v5 is of course a free upgrade for all lifetime users, as are all future releases.

M R: For lifetime updates, follow the purchase link and then select the option labeled "Unlimited updates".

g harris: Version numbers don't make a difference, the base license includes 12 months of updates which will cover whichever versions are released in that time. Longer update periods are also available.

Mehdi Sul: We are working towards this as quickly as possible, sorry for the inconvenience.

kevin lintner: Please do compare Ad Muncher to any competing products. There are many things we are able to filter that AdBlock Plus won't be able to because of limitations in their filter categories, for example many video ads. We are also able to correct many side effects of ad blocking to avoid breaking sites, which they have trouble with. But indeed, please do compare.

Mike G: Thanks very much for the kind words :-)
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Jul 11 2011 at 8:17am Copy Link
Emil Kucera @Murray Hurps: Your " little shortcut to disable filtering: double-right-click on the system tray icon. It will turn red when disabled, and can be enabled again in the same way. " does not seem to work, no matter how fast or slow I double click. is it a 'registered version only' trick?
Not a big deal, single right click and menu item will do it, but I dislike things not doing what they are supposed to...:-)
Jul 11 2011 at 11:01am Copy Link
Leland Whitlock I have some questions.

1. What if I install this on one machine and a year or two down the road I replace the machine. Can I reinstall on a new machine later if the old machine has died (assuming I kept the older installer and had not bought updates)? Or can the license only ever work on the original computer? How would lifetime updates effect this?

2. Does this deal allow for purchasing multiple licenses?

3. Is there any special for Lifetime updates? Is this an add-on to today's special? Can this be purchased after the fact a few months down the road if I decide I like the program?

Thanks for taking the time to answer questions. Depending on your answers I may be buying some licenses toady.
Jul 11 2011 at 11:47am Copy Link
Techtoysavvy Great program!
I have 8 lifetime licenses already.

I bought 2 more as gifts last year.
These were 2 year licenses.
Is is possible to "upgrade" them to lifetime?
Jul 11 2011 at 12:18pm Copy Link
John L Thanks Mr. Hurps for addressing my concerns. I purchased the lifetime product and got it in email immediately. I have the program installed and it's a great product so far! It is a million times better than AdBlockPlus. I am hoping this product will also help with some of the spyware popups that I come across from time to time. Things that before would not let me escape from them without a ctrl/alt/del. Thank you again.
Jul 11 2011 at 12:18pm Copy Link
Alan I can't afford the lifetime updates at this point, but will purchase a 1 year, and hopefully by next year, it will be on BDJ again...

Jul 11 2011 at 12:25pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Emil Kucera: this will work in all versions (premium/basic/trial/etc). Please make sure the mouse doesn't move while clicking so both clicks are registered while over the icon.

Leland Whitlock: Licenses can be moved to new computers. Just uninstall Ad Muncher from the first computer and use the same code on the new one. And yes this deal does also cover multiple licenses.

Prasad Paranjpe: Yes this discount can be used to extend licenses to unlimited updates. Just click the "Buy Now" button above and enter your code into the part of the page labelled "Renew Ad Muncher now".

John L: You're very welcome, thanks for your kind words :-) Please let us know if there is ever anything we can assist with.

Alan Sawyer: At this point it looks like this will be one of our last BDJ promotions, so future ones cannot be relied on.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Jul 11 2011 at 1:10pm Copy Link
Leland Whitlock Murray, one comment on the licensing. I really wish you had a home license that would cover a set number of machines (say 3-5). When I just tried the lifetime updates premium for 3 computers it came to about $168. That is way to much for me and why I have stayed with Adblock Plus. If you had a more reasonable license cost I suspect you would sell lots more copies than you currently do. That is not to say it is a bad product. I have tried it in the past and it is great. However for those of us who have to work and don't have lots of disposable income it is a hard pill to swallow. I will likely have to go without lifetime updates due to this.
Jul 11 2011 at 1:48pm Copy Link
Max Murkel This program eems to work fine. The vendor should know though, that there are problems to dl the trial, when "Download Studio" is running. DS first reports, that the download failed, then retries and reports completition. But the file is corrupted and it's size increases
the original file size.
Jul 11 2011 at 2:34pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Leland Whitlock: I'm sorry for the trouble, suggestion noted and will be considered.

Max Murkel: I don't think we're doing anything too unusual with our download procedure, could you please file a bug report with the Download Studio developers?
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Jul 11 2011 at 2:45pm Copy Link
Mike G Are annual renewals full price or is there an upgrade discount?
Jul 11 2011 at 2:54pm Copy Link
Max Murkel Sorry for the repeated post, BDJ site had some hickups here today.

@ Mr. Hurps: Bug report was already done, I'm sure the problem is not caused by your eb site.
Jul 11 2011 at 3:19pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Mike G: Annual renewals are currently $19.95 per year for premium updates and $14.95 per year for basic updates. The 40% discount applies to them if they are purchased today.

Max Murkel: Thanks very much :-)
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Jul 11 2011 at 3:26pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy Thanks Murray!
I just upgraded my father's license to unlimited.

To Kevin,

I have been using software like this for over a decade even before Adblock Plus. You can block some ads with Adblock. If you are skilled at writing scripts, know your grep and enjoy investigative debugging you can probably block most ads with Adblock and other freely available tools.

Then you have to keep fixing and changing things as sites change.

... or you can just pay Murray to do all the hard work and keep track of it for you. Plus you get great support!

This is the best solution in this segment since McAfee bought Adsubtract (fka Intermute) and killed it.

to use another analogy, you can change your own oil for your car or you can pay someone else to do it for you.
Jul 11 2011 at 4:01pm Copy Link
Alan Any chance of this deal extending another day?
Jul 11 2011 at 4:27pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Prasad Paranjpe: Thanks very much for the kind words :-)

Alan Sawyer: I'm sorry, this is a one-day promotion.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Jul 11 2011 at 4:40pm Copy Link
Glen Hilton Murray, thanks for the extra discount for previous registered users on the current lifetime upgrade deal. Handy app, especially nowadays with so much extra unnecessary web clutter around. Also good to see vendor input here, that's always reassuring.
Jul 11 2011 at 4:41pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Glen Hilton: We don't often do discounts but when we do we do them properly :-) Enjoy the lifetime updates!
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Jul 11 2011 at 5:33pm Copy Link
Ulrich I sent you an email 11 hours ago regarding a payment for two lifetime renewals. Can you tell me anything?
Jul 11 2011 at 5:44pm Copy Link
Ryan Nunes Gotta agree with Leland Whitlock. Although I did end up buying 1 lifetime license for my main pc (a treat for myself), I have to say though the standard pricing is a bit steep especially with all the free alternatives. It also kind of sucks for people like myself who need to work from multiple pc's (although its only me using them).

Personally i think a household license schema would be more appropriate.

Anyways thanks for the offer appreciate it!!!!
Jul 11 2011 at 6:06pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Ulrich: I'm sorry but I can't locate this email, could you please send the email to Thanks.
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Jul 11 2011 at 6:28pm Copy Link
Bill G Yes, there are free options available for blocking ads, but none are a true alternative to Ad Muncher. As a satisfied customer with a lifetime license, I actually consider Ad Muncher to be a great value. Ad Muncher saves me time and was worth the money. I don't have to endure pop-up eyesore sites. I can watch streaming videos and not have to sit through innumerable ads. I rarely have to configure Ad Muncher due to their almost daily ad filter update lists. When I have needed assistance they were helpful and quick to respond. I recommend you give their product a try. You have nothing to lose except a lot of aggravation.
Jul 11 2011 at 7:23pm Copy Link
J T Gave-up.

Trying to purchase without Paypal but on my own cc did not give me the option to select USA, and the forms thereafter had no pulldown choices for my state, etc.

I was prepared to buy 2 NEW lifetime licenses.
Jul 11 2011 at 8:10pm Copy Link
Ryan Nunes its just a standard paypal form.. You dont have to sign in you just enter your details and paypal handles the transaction...
Jul 11 2011 at 8:35pm Copy Link
J T Ryan, if this was for me, you are mistaken.
Jul 11 2011 at 9:28pm Copy Link
John L JT...

I made a purchase of this and I did not have to sign in to PayPal. Just a suggestion... maybe try a different browser.
Jul 11 2011 at 9:39pm Copy Link
M R How do i unsubscribe from this list? Thank you.
Jul 11 2011 at 9:58pm Copy Link
acer User Awesome program. I've been waiting for this discount to arrive again. Luckily I registered with BitDuJour and joined the emailing group. Seeing that this may be the last time this discount will be this good, I got myself a lifetime license. It's a great program and well worth the money. AdMuncher is the defender against advertisers on the interweb.
Jul 11 2011 at 10:26pm Copy Link
J T Thx to above posters for their help. My browser of choice is Chrome, but I used IE for the purchase...and it did not work, as above.

Furthermore, as I had posted, I opted NOT to use my paypal acct but instead to use my cc. The rest is history, as my first post above recites.
Jul 11 2011 at 10:51pm Copy Link
Jason Howard M R - To "unsubscribe from the list" there is a link at the top of the comments section that says "Don't email me updates".

(The BitsDuJour developers should probably also add this link to all the emails they send out too).
Jul 11 2011 at 11:53pm Copy Link
Murray Hurps Thanks very much to everyone for supporting Ad Muncher development, we wouldn't be here without you and will continue to do everything we can to make Ad Muncher worth every single cent :-)
Murray Hurps Corp Pty Ltd - Jul 12 2011 at 12:53am Copy Link
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 User 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
Daniel User 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
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
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
Fletch 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
Fletch 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 -:)
Mar 31 2013 at 10:19am Copy Link

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