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I use the one that comes with the Google
Toolbar which takes very little resources, although I have XP and this computer does not have a resouce problem because it is pretty new. There are many others available though but of all the ones I've tried, I prefer the google one.
I use google toolbar and yahoo's toolbar. Combined, I have never seen another pop up
Totally agree. Download and install Google Toolbar. I have no pop ups.
Stop annoying popup ads in their tracks with Firefox's built in popup blocker. ''.....
more info here from a and not from mozilla trying to just get you to download their product. I've been using it for a long, long time and am more the satisfied! use it to do most of your general browsing, you love and notice the decrease in crapware downloading on your system without your knowledge or permission due to IE vuneralbilities ......http://littleeagle.us/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=33
For the most part
I agree mostly about Firefox/Mozilla, but I'd LOVE for someone to tell me how I can block "a.tribalfusion.com" INCESSANT pop-up when clicking on many drudgereport.com news links.
And, yes, I've put in every variation I can think of to STOP this IN Firefox.
I read Drudge daily and using Google tool bar don't get this popup.
Thanks auggief, I've been loathe
to add a toolbar which likely takes up more real estate in my browser window. I may check it out, but I'd almost rather right click and delete than have to put up with the removal of useable space in my browser window.
no thanks if it does not work with Firefox
Integrates with Internet Explorer's toolbar.
via google search
Try Opera (Free Version) ..
I downloaded Opera (Free) for some of these sites. I just went to Drudge and Opera blocked all of the pop-ups.
I use Firefox most of the time, but Opera is fun too.
Thanks Jake, I've been using Opera for drudgereport.com for
this very reason.
OK, I had to uninstall Netscape 8, which I really don't use, in order to install this google toolbar in Firefox.
Unless you can tell me how to tweak this, I STILL get a.tribalfusion popup window at drudgereport.com
And, of course, I have the real-estate hog of a toolbar now in my Firefox.
Not exactly a happy camper here.
I got a new popup I'd never received before. I've uninstalled this entirely useless extension from my Firefox.
(NT) Thanks for your attempt at helping auggief :)
Firefox is your answer
I agree. I have never had such an easy time on the Internet. Firefox is your best answer for pop-ups and if you are on a Mac, Camino by Mozilla works great.
Would that Firefox was a good alternative to internet Explorer, but it is not, it doesn't work on some websites, especially banking. On other websites, it has missing bits.
ok, one last resort
go here and test and see which one are common to your current browser and suggestions for free and paid for services....http://www.popuptest.com/
Have you tried Microsoft's Antispyware (Beta)? Does a pretty good job.
Nothing's perfect, but it may be worth a try.
Pop up blocker
AOL 9.0 Security Edition SE does a brilliant job of blocking all popups!
pop up blocker
i use NoAds
simple that even a beginner in computers can use it
small, ez download
doesnt fight with firewall
i have xp office
its so nice, just be carefull what you block. block the wrong ads, and go back and delete and start over again. other than that, couldnt ask for one that works better.
In the Win 98 days I used to use Pop-Up Stopper Free by Panicware.
Sat nicely on the task bar, couple of clicks to turn it on or off and used hardly any resources.
Panicware in Win2K
Been using their PopUpStopper for a few years now & no problemo.
Use Panicware on all my comps...
Never had a persistant pop-up get by it yet, and it works for me. Also it's free, and free is always a good thing on tight budgets.
PanicWare PopUp Stopper (Free Edition)
Still works fine in Windows ME and Win2K. I haven't tried it yet with Windows XP, but based on it working fine in Win2K, I would expect it to work equally well. It just sits in your taskbar and doesn't add a toolbar to your browser. It is, however, mainly a tool for Internet Explorer. As far as I know, it does not support Firefox, though I haven't tried it with Firefox yet. I'm running the free version 3.1.
You can download the latest version (free and paid) from http://www.panicware.com
Doctor Micro, Inc.
Two options to block pop-ups
You have mainly all the answers in this thread already.
My advise is that if you really need to use Microsoft Internet Explorer, install the Google Toolbar, which is free (http://toolbar.google.com) and does an amazing job. It lets you decide to allow pop-ups for a specific web site with a click of a button.
The other alternative, which will keep your computer safer, is to use an alternative browser. Mozilla Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/) is one of them and is growing in popularity. I also like Opera (http://opera.com/download/). Both have built-in pop-up blocker. Opera needs to have it checked in the settings, while Firefox has it checked by default.
Get Stopzilla Ver. 3.1 ($19.95), On Line
I use this and it blocks nearly ALL nuisance pop-ups.
You won't be sorry for $19.95, really. Free continuous program updates, too. I love it.
I also suggest this program it works great! I visit a lot of sites that are loaded with pop-ups and this is the only program that stops at laeast 95% or more of them. You will be satisfied.
Google's search toolbar has popup blocker and used with explorer's (built-in) I rarely see popups.
MOZILLA FIREFOX IS YOUR SOLUTION!!!
I've had same problems with Internet Explorer. No matter what Blocker i used, some got through.
Then i downloaded Mozilla Firefox, and the browser itself blocks pop up adds. Firefox is by far the best browser, with the most features and and the most simple design templates. They even have Ad-Blocker (you have to download this small finleseperately from firefox website), which lets you block advertisements. And by far, Firefox is FASTER that Internet Explorer
Go to www.google.com and search Mozilla Firefox. YOU WONT BE DISSAPOINTED!!!
Hope this helps
Difference of opinion
I have the same OS, amt. of RAM, and firewall as you except I have cable instead of DSL, and AVG 7.0 as my virus blocker(which I am very content with). All are free. The only program I have bought in 6 years for my Dell is Ace Utilites, which picks up any stray problems that might arise in the Registry, junk files, invalid shortcuts, and empty folders.
What I don't understand is why you feel Yahoo's pop-up blocker ...doesn't seem to be too effective...
I find it 100% effective in blocking any and all pop-ups that come along...so much so that I have to go to 'Recently blocked pop-ups' to access a link I need.