I found a good popup ad killer for IE.

Kevin Coleman

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I even put it through the porn site super test. No popup ads with this software. It is 24.95 for a full license but it will stop 50 popups at a time without registering it. Then all you have to do is manually go in and clear out the history. It doesn't say it is for IE6 but I am running it fine with IE6 and XP PRO. Unfortunately at this time they don't have anything for any other browsers than IE.
http://www.meaya.com/
 

Dominik Droscher

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Another nice software which does this (and it is free for non-commercial use without any limitations) is Webwasher. It also is able to remove ad banners and has a lot of other features.
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Richard_T

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What about sites that open up as pop ups like game sites (eg.Uproar, excite games etc.) Will this software stop those from working too??
Some other software I've used have stopped those too which also can be annoying.
 

Adam Lenhardt

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Hmmm... ad industry drops out, so more (popup) ads are needed... People get annoyed with popups and use programs to block them... ad industry drops out, so more (popup) ads are needed...
See the way these things go?
Personally, I'm always going to let the popups popup. Sure, they're annoying, but I'm a webmaster so I understand the enormous cost of maintaining a site (and the amount of financial burden that popups can alleviate) Currently, I'm breaking even with various pages either having one engrained ad and one popup or two popups.
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Kevin Coleman

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Richard,
The software I linked to there are two ways I think to let the popups you like to come on.
1. There is a list of every place you go that tries to do popups. You can then pick from that list what sites you don't mind popups coming from.
2. There is some hot key on your keyboard that you can let popups load one at a time. I think it is control something I am not sure. I honestly haven't played with it too much yet.
Kevin C.
 

Jon_B

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Thanks for the info. I've been trying analogX. It works okay, some ads try to popup a couple times before it closes it.
Jon
 

JohnWalk

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I agree that turning off JavaScript is the best way to go. I did this several months ago and I don't regret it a bit.
Occasionally, I'll encounter a site that I want to vist that relies on JavaScript. In such a case, I just designate it as a "trusted site," refresh, and I'm in business. With IE6, just use Tools * Add to Trusted Sites.
 

John Besse

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All you sick disgusting perverts. I have never looked at porn once in my life
I just don't understand why they say the internet is a pipeline to porn. What happened to morals?
You know what I really hate, is when your at a porn site and it automatically changes your home page. Good Windows XP Pro w/ IE 6 asks first if you want to change your home page.
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Martin Fontaine

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I think any version of Windows will ask you first.
But what annoys me is when the thing loops endlessly until you choose Yes.
 

Rob Speicher

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I use "POW!" from AnalogX and it does the trick. It's based on what the title of the popup is, though, so it may take you a while to accumulate a big list of ones to be killed.
But once they're on there, it's really handy.
 

Kimmo Jaskari

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The new Opera 6.0 actually has a setting to disallow popups. You can also specify that popups should load in the background and not bother you right away.
Granted, I still use Webwasher to block them so that particular setting has little use for me, but it's still nice to have a built-in popup block if the normal banner ads don't bother you.
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Dominik Droscher

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Kimmo, this is why I love Mozilla.
It simply blocks opening of popups when you load or close a page but if a site relies on it (e.g. open a new window for an image) it still works. BTW Opera6 looks good, but I don't think it will get me off Mozilla, it's too much fun.

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Kimmo Jaskari

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Yeah, I use Webwasher the same way, ie I exempt some sites and let them popup (and in some cases show ads).
Mozilla is a good browser allright. I just really like the way Opera keeps the windows internal if you specify you want them that way, 6.0 does allow you to set it to open separate windows too.
Tabbed windows in Mozilla is still very much an afterthought, but I'd love to see someone put together a browser with the Mozilla rendering engine and otherwise functionality like Operas.
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Chris Bardon

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I've been using a program called AdSubtract for a while now-how does it compare to these other apps? In addition to blocking banners, popups, sounds, and other ads, each of these settings are customizable by domain. Also, it works as a cookie manager, allowing you to periodically delete unwanted cookies (while saving the onees that you want to keep). It's unbelievable how many of them end up on your HD from ad profilers...
 

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