In Need of a Good Ad/Pop-up Blocker

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by mismis29, Jul 21, 2004.

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  1. mismis29

    mismis29 Registered Member

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    I am trying to find a good ad/pop-up blocker. My trial version of AdsGone has just expired and I'm in need of another good program similar to AdsGone. I really liked AdsGone because it has MANY options (i.e. black/white lists; run/not run on Startup; download updates; always in taskbar; and so much more!).
    I would love to be able to pay for the full version, but that's just not an option right now. :( It would be great if I could find a completely free one, but I won't be too picky at this point.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)

    P.S. I have already tried 'CleanMyPC' and 'PopUpStopper', and I really don't like either.

    Thanx so much for your time and your input :D
     
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  2. dog

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    How about PanicWare's - Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition ... Available Here from Panicware here's DL page for the Free Edition ... or switching your browser to either Firefox or Opera ... which both include popup blockers ... M$ SP2's IE upgrade will also come with a built in popup block ... due in August :)

    dog - *puppy*
     
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  4. rdsu

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    I suggest the "Ad Muncher".

    It's very lite, very good anti-ads-popups, very configurable, and works with every program... ;)
     
  5. Cochise

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    Google for 'POPUPPOPPER'.....it's FREE and it's EASY..... :D

    Cochise, :cool:
     
  6. dangitall

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    For those times when I need IE, I have 12Ghosts Popup-Killer (available here ).
     
  7. RadicalEdward

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    I agree. I use the one in the google toolbar and it works fine for me. That and tightening the settings on your firewall should help.
     
  8. DanThMan

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    Google's toolbar is very useful, in many ways. The popupblocker is definately
    one of them! There's a couple of popuptypes it doesn't kill, but no other freeware does either.
     
  9. mismis29

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    I went to the 12-ghosts homepage to download the program. All I found was something called "SuperGee". Is that, in fact, the 12-ghosts pop-up killer you're talking about?

    Thanx a bunch :-D
     
  10. batagy

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    I use Avant Browser as IE shell, it includes a Pop-up blocker, and I use HOSTS file method for ad-blocking.
     
  11. dangitall

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    Apparently, 12Ghosts has changed things a bit. Downloading SuperGee, though, will get you the popup blocker. I cannot vouch for the efficacy of their other programs, however, as I haven't tried them.
     
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    Ad Muncher. Works with everything (i.e., IE, Firefox, Mozilla, FeedDemon) and any other program that connects with the internet. Light on resources, and you can tweak it to suite your needs.
     
  14. Don Pelotas

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    I have to agree with the other members about AdMuncher, it really is the best.

    Regards
     
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  16. darkmatter

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    Hi,

    Could somebody please confirm that this is the address of ad muncher,

    http://www.admuncher.com/

    With that many rogue programs around would just like to make sure :D

    Also has anybody ever experienced any conflicts of any kind using this program?

    cheers
     
  17. Don Pelotas

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    Yes it's the correct address. I have not had any conflicts so far (one year). :)
     
  18. darkmatter

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    Hi,

    Thanks for confirming the link Don Pelotas, I'm off to download and try :D
     
  19. rrainbow

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    As mismis29 was saying: she/he cannot afford a popup blocker and I checked and AdMuncher is NOT Free! But GoGo AdBuster is right here and it is Free:
    http://gogodata.com/
    Thanks.
     
  20. mismis29

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    Thanx for the suggestion rrainbow! :) I'll give it a try. Would you happen to know if that program is full ads asking you to buy the program? It seems that many of these free programs do that.

    Thanx a million for the suggestions everyone! You're all so helpful :D
     
  21. rrainbow

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    Your Welcome mismis29! By now you've been trying it for awhile. I haven't noticed Any ads asking me to buy it. I wonder how they keep it running if they don't ask for donations even. I guess they make a profit off of selling other programs!
    Yes, I know, more and More programs, when you download them they decieve you into thinking they are free and then when you've downloaded them - you find out they are NOT Free. We know that gets pretty irksome after awhile! THANK, literally GOD, that now I am knowledgeable to know what security programs etc. etc., that I need and I don't have to keep endlessly downloading way too many, just to find out you have to buy them - free trial means Just That - to try it for a certain no. of days!
    I just came across a Free proxy Popup Stopper. The owner asks that you donate. I don't go by looks, but I read it and I haven't downloaded it(I'm still using Gogo Data right now) and it seems pretty good! Heres the link(its not AdMuncher its AdCruncher): :p
    http://www.softdevlabs.com/AdCruncher/ReadMe.html
     
  22. Lionking

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    Windows XP SP 2 has a world class popup blocker. Much better than many of the stuff posted in this thread IMHO.
     
  23. mismis29

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    I have HEARD that Windows XP SP2 is good, but the problem is that I am not able to download SP2! I run windows update, but no updates are found. Why can't I get this update?!?! I have Windows XP Professional.

    Can someone please tell me why I can't get it? Is it not available for XP Professional?

    I am so confused
     
  24. Blackspear

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    Available here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...be-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&DisplayLang=en

    Also coming to Windows Update in the not to distant future...

    Hope this helps...

    Cheers :D
     
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