United States of America
6.2 (Sep 24, 2012)
Erases your c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file and puts this as the only line:
188.8.131.52 handybackup.com www.handybackup.com www.softlogica.com softlogica.com
By doing this, it eliminated over 150 custom entries I have for server management on my system. Thanks Handy Backup!
184.108.40.206 (Jul 1, 2012)
Installing garbage during an uninstall is a poor choice by this developer. Also, the number of items I had to un-check during installation is preposterous. Just charge for the program and get rid of the crapware from the installer.
With no direct links to a download, this program is beyond useless.
4.93 Beta Build 33053 (Feb 24, 2012)
The biggest issue I have with this tool is the lack of updates to it. HTTP 1.1/gzip support is breaking more and more websites. Many items on facebook fail to work unless you completely exit ad muncher. For example (yes, a game), when you launch tetris battle, the scores and stats are removed from within the game until you exit ad muncher. The "no filtering" rule does not fix this. Likewise, Google features such as +1, domain blocking from search results, google instant and various other features are broken due to this lack of support. These are two of the biggest examples. There are plenty more which I encounter on an all-to-frequent basis. I was unable to watch the super bowl online with ad muncher running. I had to completely exit, similar to the other issues above, in order to get these running.
One MAJOR issue comes into play with filtering on edu sites. My college website, my wife's college website, and another college site I use frequently are broken when using ad muncher. Tracing down the various no filtering rules requires far more work than should be necessary. One would think that all .edu sites would be non-filtered. Add to this the fact that services such as MyMathLab, MathXL, and other research libraries provided by at least 3 colleges I work with fail to operate properly with ad muncher, I am left wondering how much effort I should have to provide for a tool like this.
One of my biggest hang-ups to a tool like ad muncher is that there is a SINGLE PERSON updating the list to this program. With other tools such as ABP for various browsers, the lists are community based and receive far more attention. Ad Muncher might be quick and good at what it does, but it relies on a single man as a decision point for list updates while also placing emphasis on the relatively small userbase to report issues, of which only a handful of users actually do so based on the forum activity.
If we could get a version with http 1.1, gzip and the other promised features, perhaps I would rate this higher. But with more and more sites breaking, on a more frequent basis, I cannot rate this more than a 1.
7.6.6 (Dec 10, 2011)
I was upset at first regarding the reneging of the lifetime license scheme. However, I contacted the RF team regarding my dissatisfaction and am very happy with the outcome. I have been using RF since well before V6 and am still satisfied with my investment. It took a bit to get a fully functioning chrome adapter, but it works beautifully now and on all sites I use. There have been a lot of updates to this product. That said, an auto-update function would be nice where you didn't have to open the web browser to do it.
I would like to see the ability to enable auto-fill on individual passcards. I would also like to see customized security settings where you can define the maximum age for any passcard, or exclude certain passcards (forums, for example), from those restrictions. The ability to say that a passcard can contain a password for X number of days before changing would be nice. The ability to also require passwords to have certain characteristics (X number of upper case, X lower case, X special characters (which can then be limited as to which characters can be used since not all sites support all special characters), and X numerals) would be nice!
While many here appear very upset over this licensing change, and I surely understand their frustration, I am no longer one of them. Bill Carey, listed below, requested people contact him and I took him up on that offer. This does not mean email him and yell and rant and rave, but be professional. I have found this works with many software developers and can alleviate many of the issues. Maybe not to the extent, in this case, of free updates for life, but it could end in a solution which works out for many.
As for bugs, there have only been one or two times where I have encountered a bug which has actually affected me. One of these was with my bank and chrome. It took a bit to fix but that was also during the initial testing of the chrome adapter and understandable.
Since I know this will be mentioned by one of the constant negative reviewers of this program (as is typical on betanews when someone posts a positive review in midst of a slew of negative reviews), I do not work for, represent, or work with roboform, siber systems, or any of their partners. I am an individual user who has been using this product since well before 2006 and have more than gotten my money's worth.
5/5 for a great product, since that is what we are rating.
4.93 Build 32869 Beta (Oct 21, 2011)
All we get from this developer is "it's coming". This has been going on for way too long. It has been at least 5 years since "http 1.1 support" coding supposedly had started with v4.7.
Here we are at the end of 2011 when http 1.1 and gzip has been standard for how many years? well over a decade? before this product made it big?
This 5.0 release feels a lot more like vaporware with constant broken deadlines, feature delays and feature promises. The developer keeps asking for more patience for features which should have been implemented a long while ago.
You CANNOT use many of the Google features with ad muncher running as it breaks them. +1, domain filtering, many google+ features, gmail functionality, all broken with ad muncher running.
Stop lying to your users. As someone who paid for a lifetime license before the price increase which is raping current users, and someone who has bitten his tongue and had several people purchase licenses under the new "subscription" model...I am sick of the lack of information being provided by this developer. If you are telling me you cannot take 5 minutes and write up a post to your website and/or forum to inform your users about development status, then how am I to believe that you will ever deliver on the features promised to those of us who purchased or are considering purchasing? A once a month status update is not too much to ask and would help keep your users informed.
1 star for a product that will likely never produce a final version with the functionality promised to its users many, many years ago.
4.93 Build 32869 Beta (Aug 19, 2011 - 4:14 PM)
Image doctoring...Yep...there's an app for that!
4.93 Build 32869 Beta (Jul 30, 2011 - 9:01 PM)
Get rid of the damn home screen at startup!!!!
4.93 Build 32869 Beta (Jul 27, 2011 - 6:04 PM)
"Unlike past arrests, a quick scan of Anonymous' various Twitter feeds showed no mention of Topiary's arrest, just business as usual, including several mentions of its continuing retaliation against PayPal associated with the aforementioned arrests."
Because it was NOT ANONYMOUS, it was LULZSEC!
4.93 Build 32869 Beta (Jul 27, 2011 - 5:55 PM)
LulzSec Top, NOT anonymous
4.93 Build 32869 Beta (Jul 26, 2011 - 12:12 PM)
MDGeek, can you not realize that these spammers simply copy part of a previously posted comment and auto-spam the rest?