Pop Up prevention pgms, are they worth it?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Engineer, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Engineer

    Engineer OSNN Addict

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    I heard the other day that a very popular download is Pop Up Ad Killer programs. I also heard that some of them have big compatibility issues with IE.

    I am thinking about downloading a pop up killer program but I am not sure if I will end up downloading something that I will later regret.

    Any thoughts on this? thanks

    As an aside, I have NIS2003, I thought it dealt with Pop Ups, does it??

    Engineer
     
  2. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    The best popup killer in my opinion is zero popup. It has never let a popup through and is easy to disable if you need too.
    Zero Popup
     
  3. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Yes they are worth it! Check out AdMuncher (it's awsome and does not interfere with the browser).

    http://www.admuncher.com/
    :)
     
  4. cryogenic

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    in IE, I just use the google toolbar... I've never had any issues with that, to be perfectly honest. Plus it adds some nice functionality.
    http://toolbar.google.com
     
  5. I just use the Google toolbar too, works perfectly for me :D
     
  6. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Google toolbar here too.
    So far 1987 pop ups have been killed :D
     
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  8. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Used zonealarm pro popup tool but it blocked the msn gaming zone from loading.

    Then I used popup stopper but it was blocking popups that were parts of web pages I wanted to see.

    Using google toolbar for IE now and no problems (that I have noticed).

    GO GOogle!
     
  9. punkandacoke

    punkandacoke eat me

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    google toolbar rocks. some where around 1500 blocked. i always recommend it.

    by the way, im my opinion, zone alarm sucks the cack.
    ;-)
     
  10. cryogenic

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    Firebird and Mozilla block popups by default... I use Firebird for my default browser for the most part, but occasionally a page that doesn't cooperate with Firebird, I'll load it in IE. That's why I have my google toolbar because I just cannot deal with all the stinkin' popups some of these pages have. I never even know they're there most of the time because Firebird blocks them by default.
     
  11. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    same here... I turn off all the other stuff cept the popup blocker.. and it does its job very well :)
     
  12. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Adshield works like a charm , dont need anything else. :)
     
  13. cryogenic

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    I have quite a few extensions loaded for firebird, and unfortunately I think it kills my startup times :( I use tabbrowser extensions, Things They Left Out, popup counter, status bar clock, and a few others.. I should probably remove them and Firebird might actually start up a bit faster... but I like the functionality. The integrated popup blocker is by far more useful than just about any other add-on, though.
     
  14. Leevoy

    Leevoy Guest

    Never had a pop-up with Norton Internet Security 2003 (as long as it is enabled to block them) nor with Zone Alarm Pro.

    It makes surfing kinder without those lame pop-up windows.
     
  15. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    I've been using MyIE2 for a loooongg time. Before it had a built in pop up blocker, I used AdMuncher ... but the built in blocker is just as good. It has some issues ... but easily forgiveable.
     
  16. intoksicated

    intoksicated Guest

    GUARD-IE for me... the best...

    since I installed it... never saw a pop-up again... well of course, the ones that I allow, I see.

    tons of other options, not just pop-ups... it blocks scripts too... check out Guard-IE
     
  17. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    A good place to test your pop up blockers. I think I need a new one...google toolbar isnt hackin it...

    http://www.popuptest.com/
     
  18. lechtard

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    I been using pop-up stopper companion (it is integrated into google bar) .. It works like a charm .. With the way some sites are a pop-up stopper is a must. Also you will see alot of utility suite (Firewall, antivirus, disk, ect) are including them with the programs ...

    Mainly all they are is progs that turn java on and off ... They just add more control over it ..
     
  19. Vector_One

    Vector_One Guest

    java"script"
     
  20. slimpickinz

    slimpickinz Guest

    I use Firebird as default, but when I must use IE I use Another IE Popup Killer. I put a shortcut to it in my startup folder...
    A standalone app, very small (40K), runs in the tray and uses very little resources.
    Find it here -->> http://fadsoft.com/

    BTW-My firewall (Outpost) kills most ad-img, which is also helpful.
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