Is there freeware available to stop pop up windows!!

Brian Price

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I hate surfing for dvd's when those darn pop up windows appear. Is there a good freeware solution to this that won't mess my system up? I've seen pop up windows for that stupid "spy camera" about a million times!! Thanks.
 

brentl

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I'd probably use this, actually I'd love to use it but Net Zero wouldn't work without popup adds..
Would it??
Brent L
 

Kimmo Jaskari

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Let me second the vote for Webwasher. Very good program and free.
Brent, with Webwasher you can make exclusions for sites that require popups to work.
Webwasher will also remove banner ads and block some javascripts (or all javascripts, but being able to choose just a few really annoying types is good).
For instance, if you happen to wander to such parts of the net where you wind up looking at porn ads - by mistake or on purpose - you will probably come up against sites that run a javascript when you close them to open up MORE windows. Webwasher can block that sort of behaviour, for instance.
It works like a proxy, so basically to get it to do its thing you have to set your web browser up to use it. It has no effect on any programs that bypass it and go directly to the Net.
You can even run it on one computer and access it from another... I used it that way as a cheapo proxy solution when I needed access to the web from a computer that wasn't really supposed to be used that way...

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/Kimmo
[Edited last by Kimmo Jaskari on August 24, 2001 at 04:11 PM]
 

Camp

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I used to use POW from Analog X. It was awkward to configure and never worked reliably. I just downloaded Webwasher and am already impressed. This looks like the answer.
 

Vlad D

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I need a good pop-up blocker. I can't seem to find Pop-up Killer. Does anyone know if Webwasher works with XP Pro? Also, is it free of spyware?
 

Brian Ruth

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I like Pop-up Stopper. It's worked quite well since I bought it, though the free version doesn't defend against the in-window pop-over ads that are starting to appear more and more on C|Net/IGN. I'm sure all the other recommendations work great, so try them and see which one you like the most.
 

NickSo

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I use popup stopper religiously, and i think its the BEST popup stopper...
Some other ones ive used has to get a collction of data of windows you want or dont want popping up, but popup stopper kills ANY popup. To open a popup you want, you just hold shift or ctrl to temporarily disable it.
Works great, i think you can get it at http://www.panicware.com
 

LewB

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I'm using Netscape 7.1. It has the popup killer built in. Seems to be doing a fine job so far
 

Max Leung

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I just tried WebWasher. Keeps on crashing on me. I'm using Windows XP. Guess I'll go back to Panicware's Pop-Up Stopper...
 

Kimmo Jaskari

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For serious HTML filtering there is always Proxomitron. I've switched to that from Webwasher because it can do more.
http://www.proxomitron.org
It looks hideous, especially when first started up; a riot of colors makes it look (IMHO) very unprofessional. Fortunately you can disable the bitmap backgrounds and the program certainly works well.
 

Ted Lee

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another vote for popup stopper. it works so well for me i haven't even bothered researching other apps.
 

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