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Pop Ups

A friend of mine with XP Home and using M$IE is getting Pop Ups more and more frequently than she used to.

It seems the majority occur when she is at the web site

I seem to recall that there is a setting with M$IE to block pop ups, but not really sure about that. Is this in fact true, and if so where it it configured.

Is there a 3rd party pop up blocker that is a better utility than the rest? Would she be wise to install such a blocker?



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Win XP SP-2 has a popup blocker and it works! Best one I know of.


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Download the Google Tool bar. I use it and it is excellent! Also Spyware Blaster (free)has a Flash Blocker. More and more popups are using Flash. Enabling the blocker stops these. Since I have been using both I have zero popups.

But some sites such as banks and other sites require a popup for information. Google is trainable to allow wanted popups as well as some neat tools.

Good luck,

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Same here..
Have Google Toolbar, and Spyware Blaster, and haven't seen an unrequested pop up in ages.
Haven't been to a porn site in years, so can't say if it really works on the tough ones. And they are tough, as I remember. Unrelenting pop ups and redirects.
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