What can I do about those pop-up advertisements?

Question

When on the internet, windows IE allows new windows with advertising to suddenly appear, or popup. How do I prevent this from happening? Is this a system setting or do I need software to stop this annoying problem?

Answer

This question was answered on December 9, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hello,

Most of us are annoyed by those pop-up advertisements that materialize when surfing the web

The only way not to allow those pop-ups is to install blocking software.

There are free and paid software available on the web to eliminate them

Free to download:

No Ads by South Bay Software (free): http://www.southbaypc.com/NoAds/

Surf in Peace by Icon Labs (free): http://www.iconlabs.net/sip.html

Pop-Up Stopper by PanicWare (free): http://www.panicware.com/product_dpps.html

Pow! by Analog (free): http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/pow.htm

SafeWeb (free; can be set to handle pop-ups too): https://www.safeweb.com/

Paid software:

http://www.hdsoft.com/popnot

http://www.meaya.com

Paid and free software:

http://www.filetransit.com/software/index.php?cat=284

Good luck and let us know how you like it!

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Posted by Phoenixaz of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on December 9, 2001