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Old 08-06-2003, 07:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pop-up killers-recommendations please!

I am looking for a free pop-up killer that won't add spyware to my computer and is effective and automatic. Thanks!

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Old 08-06-2003, 07:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Proxomitron is one of the best imho, get it here:


Its does everything you could ask........and a lot more, a brilliant piece of software, free and with a large following.

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Old 08-06-2003, 11:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Erm, Norton Personal Firewall 2003.

It has a built in AD blocker and popup blocker, it just doesn't close any new windows being opened it WORKS. I love it, not to mention I haven't seen a ad or pop up in along time.

Works really good

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Old 08-06-2003, 01:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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google search "pop-up stopper" and "spywareblaster 2.6"....im too lazy to look for the links..sorry,..but it should be easy to find.
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Old 08-06-2003, 01:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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try www.panicware.com
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Old 08-06-2003, 04:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No, don't use any of that stuff. The best one by far is Google Toolbar 2.0 Beta! It comes with an excellent pop-up killer!

Just go to http://toolbar.google.com/index-beta.php
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Old 08-06-2003, 04:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah,.thats if youre into beta testing. pop-up stopper is still the best.
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Old 08-06-2003, 04:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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another nice software is ad-aware 6. the ad-watch plug-in is tweakable and you can configure it as to how you want it to handle pop-ups. makes a snap shot of your registry to prevent spyware from installing itself into your system.
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Old 08-06-2003, 10:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Mozilla browser has a build-in pop-up killer. So does Netscape. Duh. lol
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Old 08-06-2003, 11:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default Promoxitron

Really good one, been using it regularly for about 2 yrs - from time to time I disable it to see what I'm missing - omg, pop ups are freakin evil!

btw Promoxitron is comletely free and extremely effective, customizable and has a low resource impact. The ability to block a wide variety and manage outgoing data, identity, redirection, and other _many_ controls are much better than some of the "block pop-ups checkbox" native with some browsers.

I use Proxomitron in combo w/ Ad-aware, and trojanfinder. Google was cool, but then they got bad - as in tracking cookies that last until 2032 that identify the serial number of your hard drive. Ties to the US government and other data tracking and logging of customers have been allegations, which have been gaining in strength. The google toolbar is supposedly even more invasive than other spyware. (Gator Corp should just ... die, imho) Will post more links on the subject when I find 'em here.

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