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Stopping Pop up Ads

lloydy 16 18 Wales
26 Nov 2004 8:36AM
I'm sure this must have been covered before but can anyone PLEASE recommend any programs/downloads to stop the increasing numbers of pop up ads when online
soupee 16 49
26 Nov 2004 8:38AM
You could try using Firefox as your internet browser. It has pop up blocker and an ad blocking facility (so you can block all ads that originate from certain websites from appearing).

edit : Link here
Plus it's free!
digicammad 17 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2004 8:43AM
If you don't want to use Firefox you could install the Google toolbar, that also has popup blocking.

mark a. 16 920 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2004 9:11AM
I never use IE without the Google toolbar - both for the pop-up blocking and for the search engine itself. Highly recommended.

But then I rarely use Internet Explorer - Firefox is so much better. So if you're so inclined, give it a go - it's definitely worth a try.
digicammad 17 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2004 9:14AM
I'm with you Mark but unfortunately I haven't succeeded in convincing them at work yet. :0(
mark a. 16 920 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2004 9:22AM
I know what you mean, Ian.

Fortunately I'm friendly with the IT chaps at work, so they don't mind me having Firefox on my work PC. I know I'm lucky in that respect.

My dad felt a little guilty for installing it on his work laptop, until he found out that his company is actively considering switching entirely to Firefox!
digicammad 17 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2004 9:28AM
Fortunately I'm friendly with the IT chaps at work

I am an IT guy at work, but we have strict policies in place and all the other staff would start screaming if they even got a sniff of me using something they couldn't. :0)

guidoa 19 1.4k United Kingdom
26 Nov 2004 9:29AM
I agree about Firefox, but for some reason it doesnt work with certain sites, eg EPZ's shop will not display products, also my credit card company MINT requires pop-ups and if u block them you can not access the account. That's my experience anyway
agoreira 17 6.0k Wales
26 Nov 2004 9:37AM
eg EPZ's shop will not display products,

Not sure what you are doing, but it works fine with Firefox for me. If you download the extesion ieview, if a page doesn't like Firefox, just right click,view this page in ie, and it'll take you there.

vfr400 19 886
26 Nov 2004 2:16PM
Sorry I'm not being to bright here i have downloaded the ver 1.0 of firefox where do you get the extensions from?

Boyd 17 11.2k 11 Wales
26 Nov 2004 2:34PM
Either look in your bookmarks or go to tools>extensions>get more extensions.
adrian_m 16 93
27 Nov 2004 8:48PM
If you are staying with IE, i highly recomment Popup Cop (www.popupcop.com), i've been using it for years now and its probably the best pop up stopper i've found. It also blocks loads of other annoying things like automatic window resizing, etc.
Fujiconvert 16 1.3k England
28 Nov 2004 2:50AM
try popup stopper.com
Tom_Charles 16 279
28 Nov 2004 8:49AM
If you are using Windows XP, try downloading service pack 2.

This gives you greater improved security features as well as the option to allow/block pop-ups when you visit sites that use them.

I find this SP2 release very beneficial.

patters 16 1.8k 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2004 8:53AM
ask shane, he's just bought one and loves it. Falco's right too, if your xp, its the way to go.

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