Your post helps re-enforce my warm and fuzzy feeling of support from the AdMuncher team.
Reading through my previous mail and checking though my AdMuncher settings, I think now would be a good time to clarify what I have said previously. Frankly it may have understandably been misinterpreted as AdMuncher requiring (significant) user input to work effectively. I'd hate to tar AdMuncher with that unjustified and inaccurate brush.
Firstly, manual filters. Looking through my manual filters it appears that two of my filters stop the site in question from being blocked, *one* blocks adware/banners and several others block annoying logos and graphics which I'm sure would only be a problem to me.
Secondly, malware. I'm pretty certain that AdMuncher's purpose was not that of blocking Malware, though strangely it works significantly better than an (unmentioned) anti-malware tool that was posted on DonationCoder. I've retested the latest beta today with my previously known malware site (all IE and Avant blocking switched off) and can confirm that this does indeed now completely block the Istbar.J implementation that they have in place. Of course, I'd have to say that AdMuncher should still be used as a layered approach in any security solution, though frankly as a first point of prevention it is worth more than its weight in gold.
I have noticed a rather quirky bug in the latest beta of AdMuncher regarding Website-Watcher and FTP, but I'll gladly report that as well as the banner site mentioned above via the official channels.
I can safely say that AdMuncher came out of nowhere and made it to my 'A list' in one swift blow. I cannot recommend this software highly enough (and two weeks ago I didn't think it would be possible for me to say such a thing for this 'type' of software).
If you are sceptical or feel AdMuncher fills a non-existent niche, I can only recommend that you try it and see if you still feel the same way one hour later.
Thanks again AdMuncher team!