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Pop-up Blocker

CNET Editors' review

This straight-ahead pop-up blocker lacks a few features we like to see, but since it's free and boasts fairly decent performance, we can still recommend it to users with simple needs. Just like its name, Pop-up Blocker has a main window that isn't very inspired, but it is easy to use and places the whitelists and blacklists in easily accessible locations. You also can temporarily allow pop-ups for certain sites via a hot-key combination. Though the application tallies the number of ads it kills, it doesn't keep detailed log files as many of its competitors do. The utility capably quashes most garden-variety pop-ups but can't deal with Flash, banner, or floating ads. It's nice that Pop-up Blocker notifies you with a sound effect, but we would prefer if the system tray icon also flashed when an ad was killed. This program is likely too simple for hard-core Web surfers, but casual and novice users might give it a try.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    1.6 stars

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 6
  • Current version:

    1.6 stars

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 6
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  • 1.0 stars

    "WARNING!!!! DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!!!"

    January 12, 2009  |   By drunken-cobra

    Version: Pop-up Blocker 1

    Pros

    none!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cons

    crashes, chashes and crashes. also scanned it for viruses and found out that norton found a win32/sync-attack worm in it and destroyed my computer. re-booting the full system did it all. NEVER DOWNLOAD THIS!!! EVER!!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "not worthy of this site"

    November 5, 2007  |   By sportsdad416

    Version: Pop-up Blocker 1

    Cons

    In simple terms...It does not work

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  • 1.0 stars

    "RIGHT NOW I AM SCARED!"

    December 31, 2006  |   By ALOEPECIA4407

    Version: Pop-up Blocker 1

    Pros

    DON'T KNOW YET.

    Cons

    I DOWNLOADED THIS PROGRAM ON AN OLDER COMPUTER I HAVE (THANK GOD). IT PROMPTED ME WITH THE "OPEN WITH" FEATURE. WASN'T SURE WHAT TO OPEN IT WITH. THEN I TRIED SEARCHING FOR THE PROGRAM WITH THE "FIND" FEATURE. NOTHING SHOWED UP. I AM AT A LOST. THEN I READ THE REVIEW AND NOW I AM SCARED TO TURN MY COMPUTER OFF AND BACK ON BECAUSE OF THE OTHER REVIEWS ON HERE. I HOPE THEY LET YOU WRITE 2 REVIEWS BECAUSE IF THIS MESSES UP MY COMPUTER I'D LIKE TO LET YOU KNOW AND I AM WONDERING HOW DID THEY GET SUCH A GOOD RATING. I DOWNLOADED THIS BECAUSE OF THE EDITORS REVIEWS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!!!"

    April 19, 2005  |   By cowcrazy34

    Version: Pop-up Blocker 1

    Pros

    NONE!!!!!

    Cons

    I downloaded this program, I restarted my comptuer as they asked, and it came up with error messages and then nothing would come up...I am having to put in a new motherboard put in my computer because this program made my computer crash..I would rather have the pop ups to deal with than not having a computer.. Listen to us DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS PROGRAM!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "AVOID THIS PROGRAM AT ALL COSTS"

    February 14, 2005  |   By crazylady

    Version: Pop-up Blocker 1

    Pros

    None

    Cons

    I downloaded this program and scanned for viruses,etc. However, when I restarted the computer as directed by the program, I received error messages and could not load Windows. My OS had to be re-installed.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Piece of ****"

    February 5, 2005  |   By charlesshai

    Version: Pop-up Blocker 1

    Pros

    None.

    Cons

    I thought it would be great to have this, til i downloaded it. then i installed it, when it asked me to restart my PC, i answered yes, then gave me an error saying windows has to shut down for some reason, and every time i restarted and came up to windows, nothing would come up. this ******* piece of **** pop-up blocker crashed my computer and i had to reload windows. Do not download this damn thing, i beg of you, this is NOT a joke, THIS REALLY DID HAPPEN AND IT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU TOO.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "GOOD THING TO STOP POP-UPS"

    October 16, 2004  |  

    Version: Pop-up Blocker 1

    Summary

    It is a cool thing to stop popups.
    When you double click this icon it
    will show a man with a crazy hair.That means he,s gone crazy.Anyway Check it out.

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