wondering if you know a good pop-up killer?
Mozilla Firebird. :-D
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
ZoneAlarm(firewall) + Adaware(spy/adware killer) + Proxomitron(Pop-up killer)
Opera has a good one. It is easy to turn on and off for those rare occasions you need to see the popups
Panicware's Pop-Up Stopper free edition for Windows -
I use Advanced Popup Killer, from http://download.com.com/3000-2366-10177491.html .
I use an earlier free version of popup-stopper as mentioned above. IT was easily the best that I tried about a year ago when I went looking for one, and it's worked great ever since.
Popup Stopper Pro is the best.
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I'll put in a second vote for Mozilla Firebird.
Any current version of Mozilla
Using Microsoft IE? You deserver pop-ups.
Opera. It's a quick preference.
Moz, Firebird or Opera.
MozFirebird. I hated Mozilla, but love Firebird, it's just as light as Safari is on my Mac. I can not believe how I lived with popups for so long.
Proxomitron is one of those little programs that I don't know how I ever lived without. It has truly transformed my web browsing experience (I use IE 5). Strangely, though, the Proxomitron website seems to have been hacked:
I'll toss in my $0.005 for any current version of Mozilla. Popup blocking and tabbed browsing are huge improvements on my browsing experience.
If you want to kill popups plus get the benefits of things like tabbed browsing without giving up compatibility with all of the sites that target IE, there are a billion replacement frames for the IE rendering engine, many freeware. Here are a few free ones that I know of:
Dandeeno, you must be using IE. As far as I can tell, IE is the only browser that can't block unrequested popup windows.
On the Mac, Safari's pop-up blocking is *perfect*. Using IE for Windows, I use an older free version of Pop-Up Stopper, which makes you hold down a key when clicking to allow a popup -- not as transparent as Safari, but still pretty good. Opera is also decent, but (at least in v6) you have to turn blocking on or off manually; there's no key bypass like there is in Pop-Up Stopper, and it does block things you've clicked on.
If you want to stay with IE's compatibility (or lack thereof, depending whom it is you are conversing with) you could try the Avant browser ( www.avantbrowser.com ) which is basically a wrapper around the MSHTML/IE control. It adds a few nifty features liked tabbed browsing, mouse gestures (although there is no actual "gesturing" as such, just combinations of left/right button clicks), and popup killing.
Google Toolbar has one. In fact after using Google toolbar, any browser without it seems like total crap.
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