| 5:23 pm on Jul 9, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Try Spybot Search and Destroy [download.com.com] which is better than adaware for catching spyware.
For an effective popup-stopper, try this [mozilla.org]. ;)
| 5:25 pm on Jul 9, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Ehm... simply stop visiting that company's site? :-)
| 5:33 pm on Jul 9, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I will give those a try.
I am not visiting the site. Apparently they are a marketing company that has an aggressive pop up campaign. Its about 10 different sites and sometimes sites I have never had a problem with.
Right now as I type I am on the phone looking to straighten this thing out.
| 5:46 pm on Jul 9, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I've been using Firebird for a while now, and I can't remember the last time I saw a pop up thanks to this delightful browser. :)
| 6:13 pm on Jul 9, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Netscape has a pop-up blocker.
When I use IE6, I run a program called Stealth Ray that stuffs all the pop-ups. It was offered when I reserved a domain on GoDaddy. It was so cheap I bought without checking it out. I've been using it for a couple of months. It is effective and hasn't had any adverse effects on my computer so far.
| 6:22 pm on Jul 9, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I have been tooling around with the new G toolbar and pop up blocker and have found it to be very effective.
I am moving to pop unders on my sites as these don't appear to get blocked.
Yes, I realize the hypocrasy of running pop-ups and unders on my sites while blocking them myself, however, while they continue to generate significant revenue I will continue to tun with them.
| 6:31 pm on Jul 9, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I'm not sure how pop ups are generated compared to pop unders, but I can only imagine their days are numbered as well. I haven't seen on of them in ages either. I just assumed thier implimentation was very similar code wise.
| 6:37 pm on Jul 9, 2003 (gmt 0)|
what's a pop-under?
| 6:41 pm on Jul 9, 2003 (gmt 0)|
pop-unders are basically pop-ups but they don't execute on top of your active window, they open "underneath" it, so that you don't see the ad untill you close your active window.
| 6:46 pm on Jul 9, 2003 (gmt 0)|
And how is that accomplished, I guess not via window.open();?
| 2:24 am on Jul 10, 2003 (gmt 0)|
>>Ehm... simply stop visiting that company's site? :-)
Ahhh, there lies the rub.........
Take note, budding web designers!
| 1:30 pm on Jul 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I have tried several good popup/under suppression programs and the best I have found is Pop-Up Stopper Companion. It is free. Just press the Ctrl key to allow popups, then release to return to suppressing them.
The best banner ad suppression program I have found is AdsOff. It is also free.
I run both at once, and it really increases my browsing enjoyment.
| 2:06 pm on Jul 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Do popup blockers block all popup windows or will ones triggered by the onclick action be disabled as well - I have popups for an online gallery that only popup when 'called' so I'd be very disappointed if they did not function.
| 2:15 pm on Jul 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The new Alexa 7 has a pop up blocker installed as well although am not overly sure how well it works as when I find sites that do have pop ups etc I tend not to return. Annoying thing about Alexa 7 is that is sometimes thinks that a link that opens a new page is a pop up such as when you click a small image to get the larger.
| 4:26 pm on Jul 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I use the new google toolbar. I downloaded it this week and I haven't seen a popup since.