Recommend Pop Up Blocker?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Doug, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Doug

    Doug Guest

    I've been using the popup blocker that's integrated with the Google
    toolbar,but it only works about 25% of the time.
    What's the best alternative to using Google toolbar for blocking popup ads?

    TIA,
    -Doug
     
    Doug, Nov 27, 2004
    #1
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  2. Doug

    Ionizer Guest

    "Doug" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I've been using the popup blocker that's integrated with the Google
    > toolbar,but it only works about 25% of the time.
    > What's the best alternative to using Google toolbar for blocking popup

    ads?
    >


    The built-in popup blocker which comes with the Firefox browser is very
    effective. I can visit this page: http://www.popuptest.com/ and click on
    the first (10 popups) test and not see a single one.

    There is a lot to like about Firefox. Try using it as your secondary
    browser for a while and see how you like it:
    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

    Regards,
    Ian.
     
    Ionizer, Nov 27, 2004
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  3. Doug wrote:
    > I've been using the popup blocker that's integrated with the Google
    > toolbar,but it only works about 25% of the time.
    > What's the best alternative to using Google toolbar for blocking popup ads?


    Firefox
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Nov 27, 2004
    #3
  4. Doug

    Parko Guest

    "Doug" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I've been using the popup blocker that's integrated with the Google
    > toolbar,but it only works about 25% of the time.
    > What's the best alternative to using Google toolbar for blocking popup

    ads?
    >
    > TIA,
    > -Doug
    >
    >

    Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/
    And a decent hosts file: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
    Will kill them all, and almost all of those yucky ads.

    --
    Parko
    Good beer weather today in Oz.
     
    Parko, Nov 27, 2004
    #4
  5. Doug

    Jerry G. Guest

    Some of the popups are getting in through the Windows Messenger. I do not
    mean MSN Messenger. Windows has a built in messenger option. You can turn
    this off, but it may effect your online banking and some automatic update
    features. You will find this in the Administrative Tools, under Services. It
    is simply called Messenger. You can turn this off, and if required again,
    you can simply turn it on again.

    --

    Jerry G.
    ======


    "Doug" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    I've been using the popup blocker that's integrated with the Google
    toolbar,but it only works about 25% of the time.
    What's the best alternative to using Google toolbar for blocking popup ads?

    TIA,
    -Doug
     
    Jerry G., Nov 27, 2004
    #5
  6. Doug

    Dan Glybitz Guest

    "Doug" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I've been using the popup blocker that's integrated with the Google
    > toolbar,but it only works about 25% of the time.
    > What's the best alternative to using Google toolbar for blocking popup

    ads?
    >
    > TIA,
    > -Doug
    >


    I use the Google toolbar popup blocker and find it to be pretty good
    actually. It's not like there's any adjustment on it, it's either on or off,
    but the link that Ionizer supplied http://www.popuptest.com/ I just
    visited and tried all the tests and I'd say it successfully blocked 90-95%
    of the popups. The ones that got through were largely the floating type
    windows/graphics. Anyway, I don't find that the amount of popups that get
    through are enough to be annoying.

    DG.
     
    Dan Glybitz, Nov 27, 2004
    #6
  7. Doug

    Doug Guest

    "Dan Glybitz" <> wrote in message
    news:yG_pd.428$...
    >
    > "Doug" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I've been using the popup blocker that's integrated with the Google
    > > toolbar,but it only works about 25% of the time.
    > > What's the best alternative to using Google toolbar for blocking popup

    > ads?
    > >
    > > TIA,
    > > -Doug
    > >

    >
    > I use the Google toolbar popup blocker and find it to be pretty good
    > actually. It's not like there's any adjustment on it, it's either on or

    off,
    > but the link that Ionizer supplied http://www.popuptest.com/ I just
    > visited and tried all the tests and I'd say it successfully blocked

    90-95%
    > of the popups. The ones that got through were largely the floating type
    > windows/graphics. Anyway, I don't find that the amount of popups that get
    > through are enough to be annoying.
    >
    > DG.


    I tested my popup blocker at that site & it passed all but the "Come & Go"
    test.

    BTW,I run the "Shoot the Messenger" program & I have WinMessenger
    disabled,but the popups still get through.

    -Doug
     
    Doug, Nov 27, 2004
    #7
  8. Doug

    Lisa Guest

    If you have a severe pop up problem run Lavasoft Adaware and SpyBot search
    and destroy. Popups are typically the result of software being installed on
    YOUR machine. If neither of those programs get it, you can try Webroot
    SpySweeper (30 day trial).

    http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10319876.html?tag=lst-0-1
    http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10289035.html?tag=lst-0-2

    I offer the 30 day trial of webroot on my site. A lot of people here hate
    the idea of paying for software, but it would really help clean you up and
    keep you protected - minimizing the chance of reinfection.

    http://www.harveyitc.com


    "Doug" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "Dan Glybitz" <> wrote in message
    > news:yG_pd.428$...
    >>
    >> "Doug" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > I've been using the popup blocker that's integrated with the Google
    >> > toolbar,but it only works about 25% of the time.
    >> > What's the best alternative to using Google toolbar for blocking popup

    >> ads?
    >> >
    >> > TIA,
    >> > -Doug
    >> >

    >>
    >> I use the Google toolbar popup blocker and find it to be pretty good
    >> actually. It's not like there's any adjustment on it, it's either on or

    > off,
    >> but the link that Ionizer supplied http://www.popuptest.com/ I just
    >> visited and tried all the tests and I'd say it successfully blocked

    > 90-95%
    >> of the popups. The ones that got through were largely the floating type
    >> windows/graphics. Anyway, I don't find that the amount of popups that get
    >> through are enough to be annoying.
    >>
    >> DG.

    >
    > I tested my popup blocker at that site & it passed all but the "Come & Go"
    > test.
    >
    > BTW,I run the "Shoot the Messenger" program & I have WinMessenger
    > disabled,but the popups still get through.
    >
    > -Doug
    >
    >
     
    Lisa, Nov 27, 2004
    #8
  9. Doug

    gronod Guest

    try filtergate, its free


    "Doug" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I've been using the popup blocker that's integrated with the Google
    > toolbar,but it only works about 25% of the time.
    > What's the best alternative to using Google toolbar for blocking popup

    ads?
    >
    > TIA,
    > -Doug
    >
    >
     
    gronod, Nov 27, 2004
    #9
  10. Doug

    Parko Guest

    "Doug" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I've been using the popup blocker that's integrated with the Google
    > toolbar,but it only works about 25% of the time.
    > What's the best alternative to using Google toolbar for blocking popup
    > ads?
    >
    > TIA,
    > -Doug
    >
    >

    Firefox and a hosts file.
    --
    Parko
     
    Parko, Nov 27, 2004
    #10
  11. Doug

    Capitol Guest

    What is a pop up?!!

    Capitol

    Doug wrote:
    > I've been using the popup blocker that's integrated with the Google
    > toolbar,but it only works about 25% of the time.
    > What's the best alternative to using Google toolbar for blocking popup ads?
    >
    > TIA,
    > -Doug
    >
    >
     
    Capitol, Nov 27, 2004
    #11
  12. Don't you take Viagra? The rest of us do.

    Capitol wrote:
    > What is a pop up?!!
    >
    > Capitol
    >
    > Doug wrote:
    >
    >> I've been using the popup blocker that's integrated with the Google
    >> toolbar,but it only works about 25% of the time.
    >> What's the best alternative to using Google toolbar for blocking popup
    >> ads?
    >>
    >> TIA,
    >> -Doug
    >>
    >>
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Nov 28, 2004
    #12
  13. Doug

    Old Gringo Guest

    Lisa wrote:
    > If you have a severe pop up problem run Lavasoft Adaware and SpyBot search
    > and destroy. Popups are typically the result of software being installed on
    > YOUR machine. If neither of those programs get it, you can try Webroot
    > SpySweeper (30 day trial).
    >
    > http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10319876.html?tag=lst-0-1
    > http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10289035.html?tag=lst-0-2
    >
    > I offer the 30 day trial of webroot on my site. A lot of people here hate
    > the idea of paying for software, but it would really help clean you up and
    > keep you protected - minimizing the chance of reinfection.


    Dear Lisa, I am no computer whiz but I have learned enough here on
    the 24hr help desk to know that you are as full of shit as a
    Christmas Goose.
    --
    Old Gringo George
    Just West Of Nowhere
    Enjoy Life And Live It To Its Fullest
    Freedom For The World <http://www.nuboy-industries.com/>
     
    Old Gringo, Nov 28, 2004
    #13
  14. Doug

    Lisa Guest

    Obviously you're no computer whiz. If you were...you would know I'm right.
    This isn't opinion here...it's fact. You shouldn't get enough legit popups
    in one day to give you reason to install a popup blocker.

    Why do you think it's called ADware? Research it.

    "Old Gringo" <> wrote in message
    news:VQbqd.38452$...
    > Lisa wrote:
    >> If you have a severe pop up problem run Lavasoft Adaware and SpyBot
    >> search and destroy. Popups are typically the result of software being
    >> installed on YOUR machine. If neither of those programs get it, you can
    >> try Webroot SpySweeper (30 day trial).
    >>
    >> http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10319876.html?tag=lst-0-1
    >> http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10289035.html?tag=lst-0-2
    >>
    >> I offer the 30 day trial of webroot on my site. A lot of people here
    >> hate the idea of paying for software, but it would really help clean you
    >> up and keep you protected - minimizing the chance of reinfection.

    >
    > Dear Lisa, I am no computer whiz but I have learned enough here on the
    > 24hr help desk to know that you are as full of shit as a Christmas Goose.
    > --
    > Old Gringo George
    > Just West Of Nowhere
    > Enjoy Life And Live It To Its Fullest
    > Freedom For The World <http://www.nuboy-industries.com/>
     
    Lisa, Nov 28, 2004
    #14
  15. Doug

    Lisa Guest

    FYI - many people have different definitions for adware - thought I'd throw
    that in before someone else does...

    http://www.webroot.com/spywareinformation/


    "Lisa" <> wrote in message
    news:Wncqd.384$...
    > Obviously you're no computer whiz. If you were...you would know I'm
    > right. This isn't opinion here...it's fact. You shouldn't get enough
    > legit popups in one day to give you reason to install a popup blocker.
    >
    > Why do you think it's called ADware? Research it.
    >
    > "Old Gringo" <> wrote in message
    > news:VQbqd.38452$...
    >> Lisa wrote:
    >>> If you have a severe pop up problem run Lavasoft Adaware and SpyBot
    >>> search and destroy. Popups are typically the result of software being
    >>> installed on YOUR machine. If neither of those programs get it, you can
    >>> try Webroot SpySweeper (30 day trial).
    >>>
    >>> http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10319876.html?tag=lst-0-1
    >>> http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10289035.html?tag=lst-0-2
    >>>
    >>> I offer the 30 day trial of webroot on my site. A lot of people here
    >>> hate the idea of paying for software, but it would really help clean you
    >>> up and keep you protected - minimizing the chance of reinfection.

    >>
    >> Dear Lisa, I am no computer whiz but I have learned enough here on the
    >> 24hr help desk to know that you are as full of shit as a Christmas Goose.
    >> --
    >> Old Gringo George
    >> Just West Of Nowhere
    >> Enjoy Life And Live It To Its Fullest
    >> Freedom For The World <http://www.nuboy-industries.com/>

    >
    >
     
    Lisa, Nov 28, 2004
    #15
  16. Doug

    Lisa Guest

    Here is another article to read:

    http://news.com.com/From spam king to spymaster/2100-1032_3-5406348.html?tag=nl

    "Old Gringo" <> wrote in message
    news:VQbqd.38452$...
    > Lisa wrote:
    >> If you have a severe pop up problem run Lavasoft Adaware and SpyBot
    >> search and destroy. Popups are typically the result of software being
    >> installed on YOUR machine. If neither of those programs get it, you can
    >> try Webroot SpySweeper (30 day trial).
    >>
    >> http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10319876.html?tag=lst-0-1
    >> http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10289035.html?tag=lst-0-2
    >>
    >> I offer the 30 day trial of webroot on my site. A lot of people here
    >> hate the idea of paying for software, but it would really help clean you
    >> up and keep you protected - minimizing the chance of reinfection.

    >
    > Dear Lisa, I am no computer whiz but I have learned enough here on the
    > 24hr help desk to know that you are as full of shit as a Christmas Goose.
    > --
    > Old Gringo George
    > Just West Of Nowhere
    > Enjoy Life And Live It To Its Fullest
    > Freedom For The World <http://www.nuboy-industries.com/>
     
    Lisa, Nov 28, 2004
    #16
  17. Doug

    Old Gringo Guest

    Lisa wrote:
    > Obviously you're no computer whiz. If you were...you would know I'm right.
    > This isn't opinion here...it's fact. You shouldn't get enough legit popups
    > in one day to give you reason to install a popup blocker.
    >
    > Why do you think it's called ADware? Research it.
    >

    LMAO Please stop insulting your intelligence in front of the world.
    --
    Old Gringo George
    Just West Of Nowhere
    Enjoy Life And Live It To Its Fullest
    Freedom For The World <http://www.nuboy-industries.com/>
     
    Old Gringo, Nov 28, 2004
    #17
  18. Doug

    Old Gringo Guest

    Lisa wrote:
    > FYI - many people have different definitions for adware - thought I'd throw
    > that in before someone else does...
    >

    I am still laughing... :)
    --
    Old Gringo George
    Just West Of Nowhere
    Enjoy Life And Live It To Its Fullest
    Freedom For The World <http://www.nuboy-industries.com/>
     
    Old Gringo, Nov 28, 2004
    #18
  19. Doug

    Old Gringo Guest

    Lisa wrote:
    > Here is another article to read:


    Here is another one for you to read
    http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
    --
    Old Gringo George
    Just West Of Nowhere
    Enjoy Life And Live It To Its Fullest
    Freedom For The World <http://www.nuboy-industries.com/>
     
    Old Gringo, Nov 28, 2004
    #19
  20. How about go to Control Panel, click on add/remove programs. See if there
    are programs there you know nothing about. Also YAHOO has a new TOOLBAR
    with what is called anti/spy, it works. No insults are required Lisa
    "Lisa" <> wrote in message
    news:Wncqd.384$...
    > Obviously you're no computer whiz. If you were...you would know I'm
    > right. This isn't opinion here...it's fact. You shouldn't get enough
    > legit popups in one day to give you reason to install a popup blocker.
    >
    > Why do you think it's called ADware? Research it.
    >
    > "Old Gringo" <> wrote in message
    > news:VQbqd.38452$...
    >> Lisa wrote:
    >>> If you have a severe pop up problem run Lavasoft Adaware and SpyBot
    >>> search and destroy. Popups are typically the result of software being
    >>> installed on YOUR machine. If neither of those programs get it, you can
    >>> try Webroot SpySweeper (30 day trial).
    >>>
    >>> http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10319876.html?tag=lst-0-1
    >>> http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10289035.html?tag=lst-0-2
    >>>
    >>> I offer the 30 day trial of webroot on my site. A lot of people here
    >>> hate the idea of paying for software, but it would really help clean you
    >>> up and keep you protected - minimizing the chance of reinfection.

    >>
    >> Dear Lisa, I am no computer whiz but I have learned enough here on the
    >> 24hr help desk to know that you are as full of shit as a Christmas Goose.
    >> --
    >> Old Gringo George
    >> Just West Of Nowhere
    >> Enjoy Life And Live It To Its Fullest
    >> Freedom For The World <http://www.nuboy-industries.com/>

    >
    >
     
    Shirley Ann Tatum, Nov 28, 2004
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