Smart Popup Blocker

Smart Popup Blocker

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 113 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    784,777
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 19, 2004
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,997
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This absolutely standard, yet free pop-up blocker, worked quite well in our tests, but like many of its brethren, it is powerless against floating pop-ups. Smart Popup Blocker indicates its presence with a system-tray icon and will blink or emit a gunshot sound when eliminating a pop-up ad. If you occasionally want pop-ups from certain sites, you can temporarily disable the utility by holding the Ctrl key or by adding the URL to the Allowed list. However, we were somewhat disenchanted to discover Smart Popup Blocker works only with Internet Explorer. However, though the program takes more PC resources than we'd like, it didn't slow down computer use and Web surfing in our tests. The application also has a privacy feature that deletes cookies. If you don't need a full range of features for pop-up protection, this application will certainly do.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 113 votes

    • 5 star 57
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 36
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    3.4

    out of 113 votes

    • 5 star 57
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 36
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1 stars

"STAY AWAY FROM THIS SOFTWARE...BE WARY OF CNET"

October 21, 2014  |  By rigst4

 |  Version: Smart Popup Blocker 1.2

Pros

None at all, virus-like program.

Cons

This is a virus-like program, DO NOT INSTALL, you will never be able to uninstall it. The uninstaller leaves parts that can't be shut down or removed. Very disappointed in CNET as this isn't the first virus-like or trojan-carrier that I got from this site that the editors highly recommended.

Summary

Be wary of cnet as a whole...why would they endorse such a terrible piece of software???

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1 stars

"RUN AWAY RUN AWAY"

April 06, 2013  |  By OldM3

 |  Version: Smart Popup Blocker 1.2

Pros

None, reminds me of my ex-wife.

Cons

MALWARE (Yes I know I'm shouting, I like to shout!)

This thing is absolute crap.

Summary

This popup blocker is bundled Whitesmoke Toolbar. I dont know what it is but it aint friendly. It locked up my computer tighter than Fort Knox. Wouldn't let me set my own home page or search engine. Took two hoursa to get it cleared from my computer. C/Net ought to be ashamed of themselves for allowing access to this. they must be getting paid handsomely. Let's see how long my review lasts before it is deleted!!!

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1 stars

"FireFox not Supported"

December 30, 2011  |  By pcarroyo

 |  Version: Smart Popup Blocker 1.2

Pros

Sounds good enough in theory.

Cons

As the program only supports the Internet Explorer (IE) - and IE is fraught with problems - supporting only IE would seem to be a major limitation on an otherwise good concept.

Summary

For this to be considered, the program needs to support other major browsers, not just the worst of the bunch.

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4 stars

"Blocks Weather Exchange Pop-Ups"

April 17, 2011  |  By tracytomm

 |  Version: Smart Popup Blocker 1.2

Pros

Blocks annoying and intrusive pop-ups and makes a noise to let me know the pop-up was blocked

Cons

Only works with IE

Summary

I use a program called Weather Exchange while I am driving my 18 wheeler. The constant pop-ups from this program are annoying and intrusive and downright dangerous because I need to deal with them while I am driving. This program effectively handles those pop-ups so I can keep my hands on the wheel and my eyes on the road. I have changed the settings to make a gunshot noise when a pop-up is blocked and that never ceases to amuse me (Simple minds, simple pleasures!). But actually the feedback sound is important because there will be times when you don't want a pop-up blocked. When this happens you can easily change the settings from the task bar.

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1 stars

"IE Support ONLY? It is 2011 Now People!"

December 29, 2010  |  By GeaFmaN

 |  Version: Smart Popup Blocker 1.2

Pros

I am so sorry but it would be disingenuous for me to go on about any apparent 'benefits' to be had by using this in Internet Explorer as, the lack of other browser support means that the program fails at the VERY FIRST hurdle.

Cons

No browser support.
I refuse to accept IE as a browser that should be placed as the default in software like this. Granted, IE probably gets more popups thrown at it, as well as other nasty stuff but for this program NOT to support FIREFOX..? Poor!

Summary

The developer needs to get into the times we are in and unfortunately, a free offering is not always a welcome one. Not if it may endanger you.
I repair PCs and the number of times it has been an IE related issue where Firefox would have helped. Programs like this are not helping those older people, mothers, grannies, the folk you love and the folk that, at Xmas especially, want you to fix their PCs until they are running like new again...as they really have no idea how to do very much beyond sending an email and using youtube...so they benefit from using a browser such as Firefox or even Chrome. It really IS more secure! (I always set Firefox up securely with addons too for them).
Please add support for other browsers!

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1 stars

"Beware of this program!!"

November 28, 2010  |  By edcal4121

 |  Version: Smart Popup Blocker 1.2

Pros

Seems to block many pop ups but then trojan dedected by Avira virus scan.

Cons

Has a trojan virus

Summary

Threat level on this virus was low but Avira still removed it by full removal of entire program. However had hard time removing left over parts of this program. Use at your own risk.

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1 stars

"Program contains a Trojan. DO NOT DOWNLOAD."

November 19, 2010  |  By Sdyer05

 |  Version: Smart Popup Blocker 1.2

Pros

Great to download if you'd like a trojan.

Cons

Has a trojan.

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4 stars

"Works well for me"

November 01, 2010  |  By rhjames

 |  Version: Smart Popup Blocker 1.2

Pros

I run WinXP SP3 and IE8. Smart PopUp Blocker V 1.20 installed quickly and easily and it works well. It doesn't seem to slow anything down.

Cons

For me it gets most, but not all popups. I wish it had a Blacklist or other easy way to add the popups it doesn't get.

Summary

It does a good job, for me, better than WinXP's built in free blocker. I wish there were some way to permanently remove an ad that slips through its defenses. Too bad it only works with Internet Explorer.

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3 stars

"Works with IE."

August 14, 2010  |  By pokobabe

 |  Version: Smart Popup Blocker 1.2

Pros

Works with IE.

Cons

Doesn't work with Firefox.

Summary

I use Firefox.

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5 stars

"Excellent product"

July 01, 2010  |  By oregoncountry

 |  Version: Smart Popup Blocker 1.2

Pros

I was plagued with popups even while using my Windows popup blocker and the Mozilla. No more. When I got them they would flash then stay open in tray. Now they don't open period! I highly recommend SPB.

Cons

None I can see so far. Had it about a week now.

Summary

Works for me, exceptionally well!!! Thank you CNET, Denise

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Smartsoft Tech
Publisher web site http://www.smartnetsoft.com
Release Date August 19, 2004
Date Added August 19, 2004
Version 1.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 1.23MB
File Name SmartPopupBlocker120.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 784,777
Downloads Last Week 1,997
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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