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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:17 am    Post subject: The BEST Popup Blocker Reply with quote

Well, which one is it? I have both the Google & Yahoo! Toolbars on IE 6 and I still get a few popups. I wonder if the new Google Toolbar will have an improved blocker........
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AD-Shield is the best pop-up blocker if you use Internet Explorer. When I use IE, I get no pop-ups that I don't want, period. You can also import block lists for it and customize it with your own entries. Probably the most powerful content filter avalable for IE. The only bad side is that it isn't fre anymore.

http://www.ad-shield.com/index.html
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
The only bad side is that it isn't fre anymore.


Aye! - - 30 bucks to buy it?? OK, that's not really "exorbitant" but Google + Y! *only* let 3 or 4 through so far. Thanks for the recommendation however - I'll put it on my Wish List.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.endpopups.com/index.html

The best free popupkiller

Never trust a toolbar, there all inherently spyware of some sort

Mmmmmm AD-Shield, I haven't tested this one yet Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Devilin,

Thanks so much for the EndPopups link. I will D/L it today.

Forgive me for going OT, but I wonder if you follow either Formula One (F1), World Rally Championship (WRC) or British Touring Car Championship (BTCC)? You might care to take a look at my post in the Introductions forum.

Pleasure meeting you,

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am using mozilla 1.7b. I do not get popups, have not seen one since I used Mozilla. If choose it can be set to see no advertisements at all. No flash No animated gifs Nada Nothing!Laughing

Mozilla/firefox propably the best popup blocker there is. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use firefox. what are these pop ups and add,s that your all talking about??
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opera here. Select "open requested pop-ups only" eg 'click here to see a larger image' or 'opens in new window'
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:24 pm    Post subject: The Best Pop up Blockers Reply with quote

I use the one Devilin recommends, but it does let one or two get through, something from Monster.com and another from the University of Phoenix. Whenever that happens, it's a sure sign I had neglected to run Ad-aware 6.0. Now if Popup Manager would just let me customize, I could stop those also.
Or maybe reroute them to France?Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was still a free version of adshield available , but it's an earlier version , listed in this old thread at Wilders which also has a lot of good options to try.

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=15399

Most good browsers have pop up blockers though as part of their features and cover a good amount of general popups, I have settled on Crazy Browser , I like its blocklist , so I can add whatever I like to it.

A good firewall with popup blocking always helps and Admuncher/ Proxomitron are very good too.

IEspyads also targets a lot of crap including popups , and is definitely worth using , [as recommended by every sane person in any decent forum Wink ] :
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=3931
https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moore wrote:
There was still a free version of adshield available , but it's an earlier version , listed in this old thread at Wilders which also has a lot of good options to try.

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=15399

Most good browsers have pop up blockers though as part of their features and cover a good amount of general popups, I have settled on Crazy Browser , I like its blocklist , so I can add whatever I like to it.

A good firewall with popup blocking always helps and Admuncher/ Proxomitron are very good too.

IEspyads also targets a lot of crap including popups , and is definitely worth using , [as recommended by every sane person in any decent forum Wink ] :
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=3931
https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm


Its a nice idea, and all that, probably very useful for beginners, my only reservation, would be it smack's of censorship, although in a nice and useful way, kind of reminds me of Aol's Wall Garden approach low
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Devilin wrote:

Its a nice idea, and all that, probably very useful for beginners, my only reservation, would be it smack's of censorship, although in a nice and useful way, kind of reminds me of Aol's Wall Garden approach low


Which "product" are you referring to? IE-SPYAD?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah well , can only try to help .. spyware censorship is ok with most people Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
AD-Shield is the best pop-up blocker if you use Internet Explorer. When I use IE, I get no pop-ups that I don't want, period. You can also import block lists for it and customize it with your own entries. Probably the most powerful content filter avalable for IE. The only bad side is that it isn't fre anymore.

http://www.ad-shield.com/index.html


Nick, please go to rottentomatoes.com with IE and try reading a review there. If the site works okay I'll be interested in knowing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:17 pm    Post subject: Best Popup Blocker Reply with quote

Popup Killer Review

I found this site that test popup killers:

http://www.popup-killer-review.com/index.htm

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Mozilla Firefox 0.92 with the adblock extension takes care of most everything.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rottentomatoes.com is a site with links to movie reviews, I bring it up because the web site operates on pop-up functionality; the reviews that pop-up (when you click on a link) are from other web sites. I won't be interested in a pop killer until I find one that doesn't screw that site up. I tried something from Panicware once that 1) blocked the reviews 2) when I held down the keys to allow the pop up my computer froze up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both IE with Ad Shield and Firefox didn't block the review sites that I clicked on for I, Robot on the rottontomatoes page. Both of them don't block user initiated "pop ups" only those that are scripted or otherwise brought up without the user directly clicking on something.

At the bottom of this page there are several tests that you can use to see how the pop up blocker is doing: http://www.popup-killer-review.com/test.htm#

Firefox and Ad-Shield passed all of them. I didn't do the unfathered one, as you need to download something for that test.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for testing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just noticed that the link I posted was already posted. I've had the test page in my favorites for some time now. Although, they didn't have the google ads last time I went there.

Jason Levine's page for browser tests is about browser security, but there are also som tests for pop ups as well http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/BrowserSecurity/table-of-contents.asp?

Fred Langa has a great page to test all aspects of a browser http://www.browsertune.com/bt2kfast/
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
AD-Shield is the best pop-up blocker if you use Internet Explorer. When I use IE, I get no pop-ups that I don't want, period. You can also import block lists for it and customize it with your own entries. Probably the most powerful content filter avalable for IE. The only bad side is that it isn't fre anymore.

http://www.ad-shield.com/index.html


I just received my first SpywareInfo Newsletter and they enthusiastically recommended SuperAdBlocker - http://www.superadblocker.com/ - as "flat out the best ad blocking software I have ever seen." This is the text from their recommendation:

"I know, I know. I've said repeatedly that I don't agree with blocking ads (pop-ups and sliders excepted). I usually do not promote ad blockers except for pop-up blockers. This one time I will make an exception. This program includes the best pop-up blocker in existence.

SuperAdBlocker is flat out the best ad blocking software I have ever seen. SuperAdBlocker blocks every known method of generating a pop-up ad, something I've never seen in a blocker program before now. It passed every single pop-up test I threw at it, including a few nasty ones included in 1st Page HTML editor (the so-called six buttons virus). Not even my beloved FireFox is that good.

Something else I've never seen is the fact that it also blocks DHTML slider ads. You've probably seen these a few times. When a slider loads, it either slides in from the side or the top and looks like a new window and stays there until you dismiss it. It is part of the page, not a new window, so most pop-up blockers miss them. With the rise in pop-up blocker programs, many sites have started using these. Personally, I find those to be many times more annoying than a pop-up.

SuperAdBlocker uses heuristics as well as a rules database to determine what is an ad. It is very accurate and it is very careful not to block things that are not ads. The database is updated constantly and the company always is looking for ads that slip past the program. It can be set to update itself from the company servers automatically so that new rules can be integrated almost as soon as they are created.

SuperAdBlocker also blocks pop-ups generated by most adware programs. I've seen that in only one other program. It also scans the hard drive to look for installed spyware and will warn you if it finds any. It won't remove the spyware itself, but it will warn you that it is there. It even disables Windows Messenger spam.

SuperAdBlocker also deletes the URL History from the Internet Explorer address bar, visited page history, cookies and temporary internet files.

If you are looking for an ad blocking program, this is the one to buy. Simply put, this is the best ad blocker I have seen ... ever."

Enter SPYWAREINFO as the coupon code to get 20% off of the $29.99 price.

I am not endorsing SuperAdBlocker in any way - actually, I am happy with the *free* EndPopups (see above post by Devilin for link) blocker but I just wanted to share this information.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, looks interesting. I'll try it out and see how it goes. It may take awhile before I report what I find, as I'm super busy this week.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
AD-Shield is the best pop-up blocker if you use Internet Explorer. When I use IE, I get no pop-ups that I don't want, period. You can also import block lists for it and customize it with your own entries. Probably the most powerful content filter avalable for IE. The only bad side is that it isn't fre anymore.

http://www.ad-shield.com/index.html


Hey Nick,
Shouldn't that read 'the most powerfull smart popup control' since the most powerfull content filter is Proxomitron?...where when used together they create the most powerfull content filtering SYS on the planet?

Sorry, I just felt like playing with the semantics. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Both IE with Ad Shield and Firefox didn't block the review sites that I clicked on for I, Robot on the rottontomatoes page. Both of them don't block user initiated "pop ups" only those that are scripted or otherwise brought up without the user directly clicking on something.

At the bottom of this page there are several tests that you can use to see how the pop up blocker is doing: http://www.popup-killer-review.com/test.htm#

Firefox and Ad-Shield passed all of them. I didn't do the unfathered one, as you need to download something for that test.


mine stop this test cold!!!
firefox with addblock and zap with popup blocker on high.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey Nick,
Shouldn't that read 'the most powerfull smart popup control' since the most powerfull content filter is Proxomitron?...where when used together they create the most powerfull content filtering SYS on the planet?

Sorry, I just felt like playing with the semantics. Smile


I had a feeling you'd bring up the Prox. That's why I said probably Wink I guess I figured out where I got the phrase "content filter" from.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dnewhous wrote:
rottentomatoes.com is a site with links to movie reviews, I bring it up because the web site operates on pop-up functionality; the reviews that pop-up (when you click on a link) are from other web sites.


I was just wondering if this is really considered 'pop-up'? I go there often and I've never had a problem. I thought that 'opening in a new window' was different from 'pop-up'. Dunno
Isn't clicking on a link there the same as clicking on one of the links you guys have posted in this thread? Not trying to be rude or anything, just want to make sure I have the terminology right for future ref. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I had a feeling you'd bring up the Prox."

sing it loud...sing it proud! Smile

"content filter"
Just going a little OT here;

Actually, when you think about it, all the tools we use to proactively defend our sys are 'content filters'. Resident AVs, FWs, sandboxes, proxies, blockers X, y, & z...they all filter content. Even the peripheral tools like IDS tools are just to prepare new filters. Smile

Personally, I prefer proaction over reaction. Does anyone really believe it's good for the sys to have malware killers ripping the guts out periodically? Judging from what I see every day, it sure would seem so.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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dnewhous wrote:
rottentomatoes.com is a site with links to movie reviews, I bring it up because the web site operates on pop-up functionality; the reviews that pop-up (when you click on a link) are from other web sites.


I was just wondering if this is really considered 'pop-up'? I go there often and I've never had a problem. I thought that 'opening in a new window' was different from 'pop-up'. Dunno
Isn't clicking on a link there the same as clicking on one of the links you guys have posted in this thread? Not trying to be rude or anything, just want to make sure I have the terminology right for future ref. Wink


From what I have been able to tell, new-window type of ads are distinctly different than pop-up or pop-under ads. What are the differences? I honestly do not know. I DO know that the safest way to close a new-window ad is by Ctrl+W. Do not click on anything in the new window itself as it may contain nasty executables.

Maybe this topic (new-window vs. pop-up) is better suited to a new topic altogether (hint Cool ).
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

about a week ago i switched to firfox browser from IE and i havnt had a pop-up since
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