How do we get rid of these ^%@&ng pop up advertisements?

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  1. Oswald Pascual

    Oswald Pascual Second Unit

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    Does anyone have a clue if we have an option of turning off these pop up windows that come up when we surf the web? I mean if its not some X-10 cametra it's some online casino or some flashy credit card. I spend more time closing these things then surfing sometimes. If someone has a cure please share it with me. Thanks!
     
  2. Steven K

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    Hi Oswald,

    I actually wrote a program to kill popup windows. The only issue is that it kills any new window that comes up. So, if you want to open a new window, you must turn the application off, open the window, then turn it back on.

    Im finishing the touches on it later on today.

    Other than that, you can download several shareware programs that kill popup windows, such as Popup Killer.
     
  3. Scott Littlefield

    Scott Littlefield Stunt Coordinator

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    I've recently started using Proxomitron, available here.
    Works great and is free.
     
  4. ikiru

    ikiru Stunt Coordinator

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    I turn off web scripts on my browser and it seems to work ok.

    -ikiru
     
  5. Jay H

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    Yeah, you can just turn off Javascript. Javascript in my NS is really buggy anyway. And now you can navigate the HTF without by clicking on that 'go' button too..

    Jay
     
  6. Oswald Pascual

    Oswald Pascual Second Unit

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    Hey guys thanks for the response. I see my options now. I want to try turning off web script or java script first before I install a third party software. I am using Explorer 5 and am looking in "TOOLS" then "INTERNET OPTIONS", but I am not sure were I turn of the script.

    Also what else will turning this off cuase?
     
  7. Kevin P

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    In IE5:

    Tools menu -> Internet Options...

    Then click the Security tab.

    Then click the Custom Level check box. You can turn scripting off from here.

    Note that doing it this way turns off scripting for all sites. Instead, you may want to do it for the Restricted Sites zone, and then add sites with popups to that zone.

    KJP
     
  8. Randy Tennison

    Randy Tennison Screenwriter

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    If you go to download.com or shareware.com, there are several programs to stop popups.

    I used Popupkiller, which did a pretty good job. It definatley killed the popups, but also ocassionally killed popups that I wanted (like forms, etc.)

    Try those website.
     
  9. DaveBB

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    I've been using AdSubtract from adsubtract.com. The freeware version that I use has been great and kills most popup ads. (In the last week I've only had two popup ads.) Just make sure to update the ad database from the site every few weeks and you should be okay.
     
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    Marc S Kessler Stunt Coordinator

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    Follow this link for a free download for a pop-up killer www.panicware.com. It works pretty well. Pop-ups won't come up on their own but can still "hitch a ride" with something you click on.
     
  11. Oswald Pascual

    Oswald Pascual Second Unit

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    Thanks Kevin will try it!
     
  12. Eric Kahn

    Eric Kahn Guest

    I also use Pop-up Killer

    if it kills somthing you need, you open it and uncheck the last thing it killed and it will let it open from then on
     
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    I am happy with panicware.
     
  14. Kimmo Jaskari

    Kimmo Jaskari Screenwriter

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    http://www.webwasher.com
    Free, stops popups, most banner ads, can freeze animated gifs and even block cookies if you like.
    Works like a proxy, so if you want to bypass it just turn proxying off in your web browser.
     
  15. Cameron Seaman

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    I used to use WebWasher, but now I can't as it's not currently compatible with XP.

    I just tried AdSubtract, and although it was the trial version, it didn't work too well for me. I still had many pop-up (although it was a fewer number), and I wasn't even giving it the porn test.

    Now, I just tried to download PopUp Killer and got this:
     
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    For some reason, I thought I had tried the Panicware Pop Up Stopper before, so I ignored it.
    When I realized I hadn't, I installed it and it's working great so far. And it's Free! [​IMG]
     
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    I too was getting fed up with the MANY pop-ups that made surfing a pain.
    I tried several programs but they generally had the side-effect of stopping everything from popping-up.
    Recently installed NoAds, a very small program I saw recommended in one of the newsletters I get, and have not had one problem. Free.
    Easy to use even for someone like me.
    You can check it out here:
    http://www.southbaypc.com/NoAds/
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Chu Gai

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    also consider zonealarm 3 which in addition to providing firewall features now does a reasonably effective job of killing the popups.
     
  19. Rob Speicher

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    Disabling javascript completely is probably a bad idea, as many sites still make heavy use of it.

    I've been using Proxomitron. It doesn't just close a pop-up once it's opened, it removes the pop-up javascript (and many other annoyances, such as re-enabling right-clicks) from the page before it even loads. It can do lots of other things too, it's pretty handy.
     
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    Panicware Pop-Up Stopper Pro
     

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