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pop-up blocker

by spy HH / December 31, 2004 10:37 PM PST

what's a pop-up blocker?

Simple question.:)


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by Coryphaeus / December 31, 2004 10:45 PM PST
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Have you ever visited a site and all of a sudden another window pops up? Advertising? That's a popup. A Pop-up blocker will block these pop-ups and pop-unders (the ones you can see only after you close your browser window).

There are two remedies. Use a browser with a built in blocker like Mozilla/Firefox, or download a blocker. I use the Google tool bar.


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by Dick Humfrey / December 31, 2004 11:18 PM PST
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