good pop-up blocker?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by fidlerre, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    okay, i am sick of everytime i go to yahoo.com or espn.com that i get slammed with pop-ups.

    anyone have any suggestions for some good pop-up ad blockers? free-ware would be best but if there is something better out there that costs some money i would think about it. i am just sick of them...
     
  2. Quaker

    Quaker Member

    FC Dallas
    Apr 19, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Proxomitron kills pop-ups and much more to make your browsing experience more enjoyable. Very good freeware. Originally recommended by Rick (see the Rick's Excellent Freeware thread).

    http://www.proxomitron.org
     
  3. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What Quaker said.
     
  4. Daniel from Montréal

    Aug 4, 2000
    Montréal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  5. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Too bad you don't use Safari, it's got a pop up blocker built in.

    Doesn't one of the Mozilla browsers for Windoze have a pop up blocker installed in it? check out www.mozzilla.org for more...
     
  6. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    panicware for popups
    cloudmark for spam
     
  7. Mr Hanki's Throne

    Mr Hanki's Throne New Member

    Mar 13, 2001
    Wellington, Colo
    In Mozilla, Edit-Preferences-Advanced-Scripts&Plugins

    unselect "Allow webpages to: open unrequested windows"
     
  8. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    this program slowed my browsing speed considerably, although it did remove all ad's from everywhere i was not that big of a fan using it last night...

    so far i have enjoyed this program a lot more

    thanks for the suggestions.
     
  9. Maczebus

    Maczebus New Member

    Jun 15, 2002
    Downloaded the proximotron one last night but couldn't get it to work properly. Pop-ups were still happening and that log-window was showing nothing was going on.
    Maybe it's me, but I'm going to give that panic one a shot now.

    Edit - just had a quick look - do we have to pay for that one??
     
  10. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    no, there are pay versions of that pop-up blocker from panicware but the free version has worked great for me...

    with proximotron you had to change some things in your browser connection window and that slowed my download time a lot, which is why i didnt like it.
     
  11. Fah Que

    Fah Que Member

    Sep 29, 2000
    LA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Just get norton personal firewall. It's cheap. It blocks spyware as well.
     
  12. Maczebus

    Maczebus New Member

    Jun 15, 2002
    Not as cheap as me - I'm after free stuff.

    On a related note, I was really surprised by the amount of spyware out there that most people wouldn't notice (if they were being lazy like me and not reading small print).
     

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