A pop up blocker is a pop up blocker and if it works for you, great. Personally, I don't like the extra "weight" that's added with one more toolbar.
My preference for surfing safely in Internet Explorer,(at least as safe as can be expected in IE) without pop ups, is to "diable" or "Prompt" the internet security settings and to use a HOSTS file.
What is the Hosts file?
And to be even safer while surfing the net, use an alternative browser that isn't vulnerable to the pop ups in the first place. Something like Mozilla, Firefox, etc. make for great internet surfing and don't require any extra toolbars or pop up programs.
Hope this helps.
My computer kept getting pop-ups, the kind of windows that got the guy fired for in that short movie (I think it's called "Farm Sluts"? har har) because he couldn't close them quickly enough. The google couldn't stop them from coming up for some reason. Yahoo kind of worked, but the two ones that really worked were lycos and the new one by viewpoint (http://www.viewpoint.com/pub/toolbar/download.html?id=12). So, that's the success story, i guess. did anyone else have a problem with pop-ups? is it worth it to try and get a toolbar, or am I just better off cleaning the computer? The toolbars at least let me THINK that my computer is clean as a whistle.