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Using multiple pop up blockers

Can using muliple pop up blockers work better or worse. Im using the blockers supplied with the new internet explorer sp2, google toolbar, ad-watch. And of course I still get some popups. Just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on the subject. Thanks.

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I have no blockers installed but allow no SPYWARE and use Firefox or Mozilla most of the time.

If you allow SPYWARE on your machine, then no blocker known will stop such popups. The safe and free SPYWARE killers are at http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

In closing, if you use IE, then you will continue to leave the door open to common SPYWARE. It is that simple today.

Bob

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Sounds like a lot of trouble to go through keep them out. Unless you must use IE, you might consider another browser such as Firefox. I haven't seen a popup in ages.

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Thanks for the suggestions, I've heard of firefox, must give it a try. I was really questioning if multiple pop up blockers cancel each other out, or if they can work together, ie more is better.? And which one is the primary blocker if multiple blockers are installed. ?? thanks..

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Some of the new popups are created with Flash. Regular popup blockers won't stop them. I use Spyware Blaster which has a Flash blocker. It works. But it will also stop Flash programs that you may want to watch.

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Hi,

About using multiple popup blockers, I don't really recommend that the SP2 blocker is enough although it doesn't block every popup. No popup blocker can.
So i recommend that you stick to the one that came with SP2

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steve,

If you want the best solution I would dump that Internet Exploiter 6 and switch to Mozilla Firefox

http://www.mozilla.com

It comes with a built-in pop-up blocker and provides a sleu of other browsing tools that IE just does not. You can browse using a tabbed interface, a built in Google web search, a quick "Page Search" (allows you to search for a certain word in the current page. Very Helpful!)

The best part is, I believe, that Mozilla is the OpenSource program that all the major browsers are based upon, so all plug-ins and extensions you use with IE should work in Firefox.

I will tell you this, I have been using Mozilla Firefox since the beginning of this year and i will never go back to any of the others. Plus I have not had one pop-up since I started using it. I even tested it on the worst pop-up sights too.

Happy Browsing


Agent J

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