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What can I do about those pop-up advertisements?

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

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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?

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


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):

Surf in Peace by Icon Labs (free):

Pop-Up Stopper by PanicWare (free):

Pow! by Analog (free):

SafeWeb (free; can be set to handle pop-ups too):

Paid software:

Paid and free software:

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

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