the ongoing search for good popup blocking software

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Ketchupisyourfriend, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. Ketchupisyourfriend

    Ketchupisyourfriend OSNN Senior Addict

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    I used proxomitron for a long time but it tends to block too many things that aren't ads. Then I switched to the Meaya pop up stopper and it didn't catch a lot of the ads. Now I'm back at the proxomitron and becoming frustrated again because its blocking normal content. Any suggestions?
     
  2. madboy

    madboy Guest

    Pop Up Cop 2.0.2.31
    Simple the best!!!! I am using it for a long time and no problem at all!!!!!
     
  3. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    The BEST pop-up/ad blocker...

    HOSTS file

    Open your host file. c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS

    Add lines such as this...


    127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net
    127.0.0.1 anysite.thatyouhate.com




    When IE goes to open a pop-up window it looks for it on your PC. Since it does not exist IE doesn't even open it.

    When you find a new site you hate... add it to the list.
     
  4. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    It of course works if you aren't running a web server. I have not tried it running a webserver, but I would be interested to know if it works
     
  5. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Instead of using a separate popup eliminator why don't you try webwasher which does that and a lot more?
     
  6. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Personally, I must say that my favorite is Popup Popper. It's absolutely free, simple, and lets you pick and choose which sites to allow or disallow. And you can always edit the lists!
     
  7. jawshoouh

    jawshoouh Guest

    i browse the web w/ Opera and turn off pop-ups in the preferences
     
  8. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    I use firebird and it has a built-in popuptopper and its veru good. i also recoomend popupstopper companion
     
  9. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    Don't forget the new google toolbar. I haven't tried it personally but it does block popups.
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Mozilla, Firebird, Opera, K-meleon and probably more, are all browsers that have in-built pop-up blocking. Works great too :)
     
  11. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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  12. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Pretty much fool-proof :D
     
  13. SuDs

    SuDs Guest

    Norton Personal Firewall
    AMAZING!!! trust me.
    not only does it protect against attackers, i blocks all them ads that popup and show up on your browser.
     
  14. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    but dont ever try to uninstall it :p

    "Often, people put taglines down here. WHY?"
     
  15. Ravo_5002

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  16. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Popup Ad Zero


    Popup Ad Zero can help you get rid of annoying advertising popup windows, speed up browsing and protect you privacy online.



    Simply blocking all pop-ups will lose some great features of web sites and interfere with user's normal navigation. Popup Ad Zero is so smart that it can identify and block all kinds of advertising popup windows and keep the "good" pop-ups when you surf online. With White List, Popup Ad Zero even can help you customize the popup level based on every web site. By blocking pop-ups without loading ,save your internet bandwidth and speed up browsing by up to 2 to 6 times.


    Popup Ad Zero also includes a Cookie Manager that allows users to automatically clean cookies when the last browser exits, protect your privacy online.



    This new version stops Messenger popup spam. With free plug-in, it's not only compatible with IE5.01 /5.5 /6.0, also supports Netscape6.2/7.0 and AOL7.0/8.0.


    Residing on the system Tray with an icon button, Popup Ad Zero is robust, easy to use, light to your system's resource.

    FANTASTIC ALLOWS NORMAL: POPUPS
    :D I reccommend it compleatly
     
  17. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Just use Opera. Does everything.
     
  18. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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    all i'm going to say is...

    MOZILLA FIREBIRD all the way...

    I've been using mozilla for at least 6 months, not a single popup ad, have i ever had...EASY
     
  19. sniper22

    sniper22 Guest

    The beta toolbar for google works well, it received a 9/9 on the pop-up stopper test for me anyway. Works great.:p
     
  20. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    I recommend Crazy Browser, an add-on to IE. Seems to do the job great for me! No unwanted content! :D