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(Some Guy)   Company decides pop up windows suck. Destroys them. (I use it, it works -Drew)   ( divider line
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11224 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Nov 2001 at 4:22 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-05 04:25:14 PM  
2001-11-05 04:27:17 PM  
I've been using Pop Up Stopper for months now, and I don't know how I EVER surfed for porn without it.

It's creator should be worshipped by all.
2001-11-05 04:28:51 PM  
free trial?
i don't like the sound of that...
that means it'll stop working someday
or constantly pester me with pop up adds reminding me why i hate pop up ads
2001-11-05 04:30:19 PM  
Have used this for a month or so. You can fire it up, and if you want to let a popup thur on the fly justhole down the CTRL key. I give it a 4 nipple rating!
2001-11-05 04:30:43 PM  
Is this really free, or what?

Wogus I don't know how I ever surfed for porn without the Hun.
2001-11-05 04:30:44 PM  
I have used it for a couple of months now, it's the greatest!!!!
2001-11-05 04:32:12 PM  
Finally, a free pop up ad stopper. Very cool because POP UP ADS SUCK.
2001-11-05 04:32:19 PM  
Popup stopper is good. I use Popup Killer 1.43. Its free.
2001-11-05 04:34:09 PM  
this program rocks..I've been using it since an earlier post in July about killing banner ads.
2001-11-05 04:34:17 PM  
I have it, and I turned it off already. It needs a LOT of refinement when it comes to detecting which pop-up windows to turn off. If you Hit the IE icon(to bring up a browser winder) on your quicklaunch bar, it stops that. Wish you could restrict certain types of pop-ups such as (, a frequent one for annoyances), and preserve ones like the user brings up intentionally. Yes, i know there's the Ctrl or shift key, but. .
2001-11-05 04:34:25 PM  
I think it was the endorsement from Drew that convinced me I should download this.
2001-11-05 04:35:30 PM  
so where's the mac version? :(
2001-11-05 04:36:14 PM  
Ahhhh, and I was growing so fond the X10 ads.
2001-11-05 04:37:34 PM  
It busts Amazon's fine, but you get a script error popup from Barnes and Noble.
2001-11-05 04:37:58 PM  
or I do at least
2001-11-05 04:38:40 PM  
what magic has (o)(o) worked? He is in the future, talking to us.
2001-11-05 04:39:20 PM  
Surf in Peace also works quite well...also free.
2001-11-05 04:40:13 PM  
A tip:

Running this stops you from hitting the desktop (e) icon to load another instance of Internet Explorer if it's already running. A shortcut won't help, and so does doing File > New Window - they're all blocked.

However, if you hit CTRL-N from within IE, it will open a new window and will not be blocked. Interesting since CTRL-N is simply the shortcut key for File > New Window. But, it works!

2001-11-05 04:41:19 PM  
You JUST found this OUT!!!!

Jeeeeeeeeez.... the cheese musta slipped off yer crackah...

Here's a few more worth noting...
MOMO's AOL Anti-Idle @ (for those of us not HIP enuif to have mommy & daddy pay our hi-speed access)
The 32bit Fax @
2001-11-05 04:44:15 PM  

Ctrl-n probably works because you are hitting the "ctrl" key (which allows pop-ups to launch... obviously a pop-up to the software is a 2nd instance of explorer, no matter who launches). You could also launch another window the regular way, just hold down the ctrl key while doing it.
2001-11-05 04:44:49 PM  
This is built into Mozilla...
2001-11-05 04:45:27 PM  
Mozilla has been doing this for ages. Plus it allows rules so you can specifiy which sites are allowed to pop-up windows and which are not.
2001-11-05 04:45:33 PM  
PopUp Killer is also free and works well also.
2001-11-05 04:45:54 PM  
RocketRod: "for those of us not HIP enuif to have mommy and daddy pay our hi-speed access"? You're an idiot.

Anyway, I use their Don't Panic and it has the pop-up killer in it.. works like a champ. Demo almost up though!
2001-11-05 04:48:11 PM  
I don't have a television, so watching for new x-10 ads is my only source of entertainment
2001-11-05 04:48:22 PM  
The only problem is I need to hold down CTRL to right click and choose Open A New Window. Which I like to do a lot.
2001-11-05 04:51:33 PM  
I don't know why nobody has said this yet. You don't need closed-source software developed by G*d-knows-who to get rid of popups. It's as simple as turning off JavaScript in your browser, or "Active Scripting" if you're using Internet Exploder. One minor configuration change and your popups are totally gone. No software required. Actually, security alerts have been recommending you do this for years, anyway.
2001-11-05 04:54:12 PM  
hehe... timewarped boobies
2001-11-05 05:00:02 PM  
Wow Dse, how obvious. Nobody uses javascript for anything but popups, turning it off won't break anything.
2001-11-05 05:04:27 PM  
It stops all IE windows from coming up. If I try to bring up a new IE windows by double clicking the icon on the desktop, it will not come up unless I hold the SHIFT key down. Even other popup windows that I would like to see, not just ad windows. Would be better if there was more intelligence in this prog.
2001-11-05 05:06:18 PM  
I found a nice MAC app. that does the same. Its free as well.
2001-11-05 05:07:40 PM  
I swear by Popup Killer. Let's you black list sites on partial matches of URLS, window titles, and a variety of other things. You can swap lists with other users, which comes in handy. Best of all it's free (Popup Killer).

Everest: turning off javascript will hurt a lot of things. On my personal site I use JS for animations, some popups (used to play movies in, or display enlarged images, no ads). Any web enabled applications I write use JavaScript for input validations, as do many other sites. Turning off JS support in your browser will do plenty of damage.
2001-11-05 05:08:22 PM  
Feh! AND Meh!
Just use Webwasher or Proxomitron and you get rid of all popups AND banner ads.
As well as a crapload of other annoyances in Proxomitrons case.

Both free too.
2001-11-05 05:10:03 PM  
i love popup stopper it be my buddy. It makes surfing porn so much easier.
2001-11-05 05:10:15 PM  
I use Pop Up Killer, haven't tried Pop Up Stopper. I like "Killer" a lot.
2001-11-05 05:10:39 PM  
Mac version? Bueller? Bueller?
2001-11-05 05:11:32 PM  

That little [x] JavaScript checkbox in MSIE does the same thing. Overkill, true, but so what?

For you (we) Mac users: Look into iCab if turning off all JS is too much for you; you can disable certain JavaScript commands and handlers like "" and so forth.
2001-11-05 05:12:58 PM  
Everest: As you can see from Dse's profile, he's very komputer litarate.
2001-11-05 05:14:08 PM  
A link to JunkBuster is in order, as well.

Not only do they have a unix and windows ad-blocking proxy, but they also have techniques on how to hassle telemarketers when they bother you at home.
2001-11-05 05:14:26 PM  
FOT_player, you are apparently unfamiliar with the concept of sarcasm.
2001-11-05 05:14:30 PM  
It's a must have for any porn surfers.
2001-11-05 05:18:10 PM  
I'm still trying to find one that does a good job of shooting down popups without chewing up 90something percent of the CPU when IE isn't even running.
2001-11-05 05:19:16 PM  
Before you use this tool, just think:
The internet advertising market has gone to shiat. We have learned that normal 468x60 banners produce .01% click thru's for the most part. Most webmasters get $.2 or lower for CPM (cost per 1000 impressions) from the major advertising networks (from the $2+ CPM they use to provide) usually. So webmasters/advertising networks are trying out different types of advertising. Some types maybe annoying (such as the pop-up), but they have shown to be effective.
By using this software, you are hurting the webmaster. Taking away valuable funds that could be used to pay for web hosting, pay for rent, etc. Most webmasters hate pop-ups as well, but for now, they are a must (example:
If you are loyal to a website, and wish it to stay alive, think twice about using this software.
2001-11-05 05:23:06 PM  
Does it stop annoying Flash ads that appear on the page I'm looking at? I think I'd like to see a program that stops those, tracks down who designed them, finds their address and sends it to an elite team of anal rapists as, "available."
2001-11-05 05:29:07 PM  
I use popup killer, I like the machine gun sounds it makes as it kills about a dozen popups in a row. Popups are the work of Satan.
2001-11-05 05:29:38 PM  
Krik81 mentioned proximitron earlier, and it really is a great program. It washes alot of the really annoying crap out of pages, including embedded flash and javascript ads. I haven't used webwasher but proximitron is worth a look.

there is a difference between preventing someone from profiting on a service they provide and stopping someones service from truly annoying you. Personally I don't have a problem with the flash advertisements on C|Net for example, they tend not to overtake your computer. But popping up 16 or even one window, hijacking the user so they can't back up, or javascript ads that take over the whole page are an offront. Many times I'll back off that page without even reading the content, so in a sense they are hurting themselves and I'll be damned if they are going to annoy me in the process.
2001-11-05 05:33:41 PM  
I suggest AnalogX's POW! instead. You train it for just what windows to close. So, you have to see them once, but that's it, with no auto closing of something you didn't set youself.
2001-11-05 05:35:18 PM  
I am quite familiar with sarcasm. Just what Evrest said has been uttered by too many people I've met that were serious about it.
2001-11-05 05:35:27 PM  
Webwasher is so much better. It gets rid of popups, regular banner ads, those REALLY ANNOYING FilePlanet flash ads, evil Javascript that changes your homepage/changes the status bar/disables right clicks, etc.

Basically, it makes the web look like what it was in 1995, except a lot better looking. Or something.
2001-11-05 05:39:35 PM  
you guys are behind on the times, ive been using AtGuard (Direct Download) for about 2 years now.

Its a free firewall that also kills popups as well as kills banner ads. Its pretty low profile, i only see it when i want to, and it has blocked 627 banner ads in 3 hours today, so its definitely worth it, especially if you are on a 56k.

They aren't releasing any new versions of it, because Norton bought out atguard and it is now in the guts of Norton's Internet Something-or-other. At any rate, they arent trying to sell you any stuff, its very straight and to the point...

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