PopupDummy

PopupDummy

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.293
  • Total Downloads:
    34,505
  • Date Added:
    May 03, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-day trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    927.38KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This pop-up blocker boasts all necessary features and demonstrates pleasing performance. Similar to most good programs of its kind, this one has both a black list for banning all ads from specific sites and a white list for doing the opposite. You also can permit pop-ups on the fly with the simple press of a hot key. PopupDummy sits in your system tray and emits a sound, blinks, and logs a URL whenever it beats down an ad. The variety of sounds in particular is rather impressive, ranging from the crack of a bullwhip to the slamming of a jail door. In our tests the program did a fine job of blocking most pop-ups and Flash ads, though it can't deal with banners. The cookie manager is a nice plus, but the 10-day trial is bit too chintzy in our book. Still, this utility is a better solution than many of the mediocre pop-up blockers flooding the market.
 
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5 stars

"Effective, reliable"

July 08, 2012  |  By mott

 |  Version: PopupDummy 3.293

Pros

Takes care of most pop ups automatically.

Cons

Some pop-ups (10-20%) identify only as "Mozilla Firefox", so when you add them to black list, Pop Up Dummy blocks the ad, but you must go back and remove the entry, later, to use Firefox. I wish it identified all Pop ups properly.

Summary

I am very pleased with Pop Up Dummy. Lifetime subscription is $29.95. The only problem I have with it is minor: I tried to rename (in the subject line) a reply to an e-mail message in Outlook Express. When I hit "send", Pop Up Dummy tried to block it repeatedly. Now, when I send an e-mail, I must disable Pop Up Dummy till I have sent the e-mail. I'm sure this is just a Windows or registry issue, so I would definitely recommend Pop Up Dummy to anyone without a pop up blocker. If a pop up does get through, just highlight it's page info and send it to your black list. Bang. Instant justice.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Ksoft
Publisher web site http://www.DummySoftware.com/
Release Date May 03, 2012
Date Added May 03, 2012
Version 3.293
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 927.38KB
File Name PopupSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 34,505
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial
Price $29.95

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