PopupDummy

PopupDummy


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

Version:
3.293
File Size:
927.38KB
Date Added:
May 03, 2012
Price:
Free to try (10-day trial); $29.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
34,468
Downloads Last Week:
4
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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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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