Does anyone use a popup blocker for IE? Any recommendations for a blocker that works well and doesn't have associated adware? I've googled around, but there seems to be no consensus, and there seem to be a lot of people who think that most blockers contain adware. Why doesn't IE offer a blocker option like mozilla?
Yeah, but I read (on another forum) that google toolbar contains adware. Does anyone know if this is true or false?
Heck, you saw it on a website - it must be true!
>> "Heck, you saw it on a website - it must be true!"
I use the Proxomitron. It's old (last version was released about a year ago and there will be no new versions) but it's free and it still works well:
IE will gain a popup blocker in the next XP service pack, but I'd guess that will mean that the advertisers will just find cleverer ways to launch popups.
Yeah, as a Mozilla user (which has had popup blocking for ages), I dread the day when IE gets a popup blocker. That will force advertisers to change their strategies.... which might lead to more ads for me too. :(
The google toolbar doesn't contain any adware. What you've probably heard about is an optional feature that will (anonymously) send the URL you're visiting to Google, and then display the PageRank of the page you're looking at. The installation explains this feature and gives you an opportunity to turn it off. So, the short answer is that the Google toolbar is adware-free, and works great.
I use the Avant browser. It's free. It's based on IE so it's compatible with sites that Mozilla sometimes chokes on.
Just me (Sir to you)
Why stop just at popups? Why not get rid of those ad images...Tracking cookies...Flash animations.....IE BHO's...and other crap too?
I use and have been very happy with this one:
The Google Toolbar - in addition to anonymously sending the page you're on - ALSO upgrades it self without asking you to do it. It's just a little freaky when you wake up the next day and something on your computer is different.
I was talking with a coworker about this too, today even! I'm using Firebird/Mozilla and after a while you just don't know what a good popup blocker is anymore. That is because I never see one anymore.
Do you need IE that much? It's nothing special.
For those who like the occasional flash content in their Moz-based browser, search for a plugin called "click to play". (OK, fine, I'll search.
Advanced Popup Killer from http://www.innovative-sol.com/
I need to download a program but Mozilla's popup blocker will not allow it. How do I disable the blocker for this download.
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