Thread: Pop up blocker
06-06-2004, 09:34 AM #1
Pop up blocker
Guys..I am in need of a very good pop up blocker for my laptop..It is ridiculous to the point that the ads are driving me insane..Anyone have any suggestions?
06-06-2004, 09:38 AM #2
First, have you tried running some anti-spyware apps?
Second, I just updated Yahoo Instant Messenger and it came with an optional pop-up blocker. It's working surprisingly well, alhough I've had to turn it off once in a while to open up some pics posted on AR.
06-06-2004, 09:48 AM #3
Yeah gotta agree the free Yahoo one works much better then
I would have thought... Blocks everything, you can also set it
to allow pop-ups from sites you allow like AR...
06-06-2004, 09:52 AM #4
Yes, I have been running ad-aware for a long time and then just recently started using spybot..I also was using the google toolbar pop up blocker but it is mediocre at best..I will give the yahoo one a try..Thanks!
06-06-2004, 10:08 AM #5
I do all my browsing with Opera... has a built in popups blocker.
For the 1% of times where I use IE, I turn on the popup blocker in ZoneAlarm Pro.
06-06-2004, 11:07 AM #6
Same here. I have Zone Alarm Pro and it has a good pop-up blocker built into it...
06-06-2004, 11:13 AM #7
You should consider running a 3rd party spyware application and not rely on Google or Yahoo programs. It is possible you have a virus, do you update and run your anti virus software frequently? Oh yes, I almost forgot, stop downloading so much porn the stuff is full of viruses.
06-06-2004, 11:27 AM #8
Any suggestions on spyware applications..I have ad-aware and spybot..ANd I can't the porn thing!! Yes, I do run the anti-virus apps every week..Did a full system scan yesterday..
06-06-2004, 11:36 AM #9
Give ZoneAlarm a try like the guys above suggested. I used to use it and it will definitely suppress popups but I ditched it for a Sygate firewall. ZoneAlarm is effective but I felt it 'talked' to me way too much if I had the security settings how I wanted them. Another option is using Opera like Red suggested, browser with built in popup guard, but I am guessing you would rather continue using IE or Netscape? Yeah, I tried to quit porn once........didn't work.
Originally Posted by Doc M
06-06-2004, 01:51 PM #10
pop this by surf apps, very simple very effective pop up stopper iv had it for a year with not one pop up and no problems with it dont even know its there
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