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 Post subject: I hate pop-under ads
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:25 am 
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I'm looking for something -- preferably free -- that will kill pop-under ads. (The dreaded UndertoneNetworks.com, for one.) I've got the Google Toolbar, which is pretty good for pop-ups, but it doesn't do much for pop-unders.

I'm mainly concerned with my office computer, which runs Win NT4, with IE6.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

-- Attila


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:41 am 
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have you ever tried Popup Stopper (POW) from analogx.com?

It's small and free. It doesn't have any intelligence though. What you do with it is every time you get a popup you open the program and add it to its list of windows to close. Actually it doesn't block the popup per se, it just closes them as soon as they open. It works ok though, and it's no more a pain to train than a rules-based firewall or cookie blocker

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:33 pm 
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<<have you ever tried Popup Stopper (POW) from analogx.com? >>

Actually, I tried that a couple of years ago, and I found it kind of annoying and not as good as the google toolbar. I don't remember whether it worked for pop-unders.

I've tried RtvReco, which I use to close ActiveX messages (my office security prevents ActiveX and I constantly get messages informing me that my security settings don't allow it). Unfortunately, I haven't been able to configure RtvReco to stop the pop-under windows.

-- Attila


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 Post subject: Re: I hate pop-under ads
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:41 pm 
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Attila wrote:
I'm looking for something -- preferably free -- that will kill pop-under ads. (The dreaded UndertoneNetworks.com, for one.) I've got the Google Toolbar, which is pretty good for pop-ups, but it doesn't do much for pop-unders.

I'm mainly concerned with my office computer, which runs Win NT4, with IE6.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

-- Attila


using Firefox an option for you?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:42 pm 
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yeah, try firefox. the integrated pop-up killer from firefox works great. im using mozilla firefox now instead of IE, mozilla is way better than IE. use mozilla and see if you will like it.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:45 pm 
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I'm pretty sure I'm not allowed to use other browsers at my office. Netscape is allowed, but I haven't liked that for a long time.

But thanks for the suggestion.

-- Attila


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:12 pm 
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Attila wrote:
I'm pretty sure I'm not allowed to use other browsers at my office. Netscape is allowed, but I haven't liked that for a long time.

But thanks for the suggestion.

-- Attila


you might try contacting your network administrators about Firefox. it's more secure than IE. also, since you're on NT4 instead of Windows XP, you cannot get SP2, which adds a lot of security features and advertisement blockers to IE.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:27 pm 
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I like EMS Freesurfer MKII available at http://www.emsproject.com. Its free and has some nice features. There is also a spyware blocking tool that closes some of the active x exploits that pop ups and unders use available at http://www.spywareguide.com/blockfile.php


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:30 pm 
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Thanks, Sidzilla. I'm going to try the EMS program when I go to work tomorrow.

-- Attila


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