View Full Version : What Do You Use For Blocking Pop-ups?

03-26-2004, 04:00 AM
I personally use the Google toolbar to block the pop ups. It's so convenient to use and there's no extra programs that need to be open.
It's done wonders for me.
*looks at the 38909 it blocked*

03-26-2004, 08:40 AM
I started using ZoneAlarm Pro with Web Filtering version 4.5.538.000 a few months ago, and configured it to block pop-ups. I've only seen one pop-up since.

The "free" versions of ZoneAlarm don't have this feature.

03-26-2004, 03:43 PM
I use Mozilla Firefox and the intergrated pop-up blocker included. I have never seen an unwanted pop-up with it, so I guess it gets the job done.

03-26-2004, 04:01 PM
I also use Mozilla FireFox to block pop-ups but If I have to use IE, i use PanicWare's Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition.

03-26-2004, 05:16 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I also use ZoneAlarm Pro version 4.123 or something.

03-26-2004, 07:15 PM
I've used many applications, from Webwasher, to SlimBrowser; with its integrated pop-up stopped, Host blocking files, Squid & Dans guardian, but I found the most effective way is to just disable javascripting.

Also, side note, an interesting article about ZoneAlarm
Subject Zone Alarm TROJAN disguised as FIREWALL (http://www.itsolvers4u.com/security/Firewalls/ZoneAlarmSpyWare.htm)

The Dude
03-31-2004, 08:51 PM
Something very interesting i found out about POP UPS in IE the other day is worth sharing:

I use MyIE2,so i dont (luckily) have to worry about popups,but i recently opened my intergrated IE6 and went HERE (http://www.adsgone.com/test.asp) and ran the popup test,AND I HAD ZERO POPUPS!!

I was using IE6!!! Which has no popup blocking !! So i remembered what i did:

4) GOTO SYSTEM TOOLS (click on system tools)
5) SCROLL DOWN TO 'WINPOPUP' AND UNINSTALL IT!!!! (UNCHECK IT,THEN CLICK APPLY) This program controls popups over a network,when its gone,your popups are cut in half!!! (or none)

Just thought i would share this,lets hear others results,this is awesome!!! (I dont use IE normally, but find this very interesting 2 say the least!!)Anyone else having this luck when uninstalling this file??

The Dude :)

04-01-2004, 07:29 AM
WINPOPUP is a messaging system, included in Windows. There is an exploit that can used to make it appear as ad pop-ups but it should have no impact on the website pop-ups you experience for normal ads.
It wont hurt to remove it. But I dont see any decrease in the number of webpage generated ad pop-ups just by doing this. As most webpage generated pop-ups are javascripting.
Winpopup uses ports 137, 138 and 139 so you can easily block that sort of spam by your firewall.
If you do plan to remove the file, you should not just delete it, rename the file from Winpopup.exe to Winpopup.old.

I have used winpopup on many networked systems. I find it useful if many people are on the lan, you can send a single message to everyone. This makes it convenient if people do not use ICQ or AOL, or you are somewhere on someone else's LAN, such as an Internet Cafe, Library, and just want to chat with your friends on who are also on the network.

04-01-2004, 09:11 AM
I use this little stopper and even though it's small and free, only a very few get in. I something is blocked that you want to see just look down at the little widget and you just click to get it. You can also set it to allow popups from sites you want. If you change your mind, you can take them off the allow list.

Go Here (http://www.endpopups.com)

The Dude
04-05-2004, 08:50 AM
MyIE2 (http://www.myie2.com) has the BEST popup stopper anywhere mates!!!

The Dude :)

04-05-2004, 10:52 PM
Well.. For me, it's the Google ToolBar. It's not in the way and does it's job quite well. I also like that you control what sites allow pop-ups. This is good so I can listen to on-line radio stations. Some times when it tries to initiate a pop-up, and the toolbar blocks it, I can click the button to allow pop-ups on this site.


04-06-2004, 07:01 PM
i use yahoo pop up blocker...its works fine

04-10-2004, 06:58 AM
I use the Opera 7.23 browser... what is a pop-up? :D

04-11-2004, 10:53 AM
I use Slimbrowser, from www.flashpeak.com.

Its based on IE, but I never get popups with it. It also blocks adverts within webpages, and Javascript, Flash animations and ActiveX controls.

Its free.

04-12-2004, 03:39 PM
XP SP_2 has a great popup blocker on it at least the beta does. It should be out soon...but..

04-18-2004, 01:39 AM
I use bayden pop up blocker it stops them all and you can make a list of wanted and un wanted sites that use pop up. bayden (http://www.bayden.com)

04-18-2004, 02:48 PM
The best pop-up-stopper is the STOPzilla FULLSTOP!! no pop up has ever come up on my screen ever ;)

:P :D :P

04-20-2004, 06:00 PM
I use NoPops! Works really good..no pop ups at all! :)

04-26-2004, 09:34 PM

I don't remember the last time I saw a pop-up ;)

The Dude
04-28-2004, 10:37 AM
MY IE2 (http://www.myie2.com) is your friend!!!!!!!!!

The Dude :)

04-28-2004, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by The Dude@Apr 28 2004, 09:37 AM
MY IE2 (http://www.myie2.com) is your friend!!!!!!!!!

The Dude :)
MyIE2 (http://www.myie2.com/images_screens/full.gif), looks exactly like SlimBrowser (http://www.myie2.com/images_screens/full.gif). Who are the developers of the code that most likely has found its way into MyIE2. As the Developers once sold a SDK a while back which landed in many browsers.
I use Slimbrowser when using MS Windows, although I block pop-ups by disabling javascripting, which works extremely well, and is free to do and uses no extra resources doing so.

05-03-2004, 12:57 AM
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