Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite

Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 35 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.56
  • Total Downloads:
    154,858
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 28, 2003
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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This program blocks annoying pop-up windows with a splash. Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite installs so quickly that you won't even notice it happening. Once you launch the freeware, you face a tiny number of choices. All you can do is disable the freeware, set it to launch automatically at Windows start-up, and enable the aggressive mode. The button marked Advanced Settings leads only to a nag screen that says that those features do not exist in the Lite version. In general, though, the program works well. When a pop-up emerges, the program immediately destroys it. The program excels even at counteracting file-sharing networks such as Kazaa and Morpheus. Home users could do much worse than the serviceable Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite.
 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Did not stop pop-ups."

June 04, 2013  |  By nevadaoutlaw

 |  Version: Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite 2.56

Pros

Easy to install.

Cons

Did not work. I still had the same pop-ups as before I installed it.

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3 stars

"Excellent blocker"

March 04, 2011  |  By alandee4

 |  Version: Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite 2.56

Pros

Blocks nearly everything

Cons

It may be the first program that is too good. It has been blocking, even my internet desktop shortcuts without having to use it's bypass button. Takes a while to get used to.

Summary

When all else fails this will work.

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3 stars

"Works with IE."

August 14, 2010  |  By pokobabe

 |  Version: Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite 2.56

Pros

Works with IE.

Cons

Doesn't work with Firefox.

Summary

I use Firefox.

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4 stars

"Works perfect"

February 27, 2010  |  By don.pittman

 |  Version: Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite 2.56

Pros

Simple to install, but read the publisher's instructions. Follow them. A caveman can do it.

Cons

Can't find one so far.Maybe one but I can't find it.

Summary

Free, works, free, works, free works.

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5 stars

"Eliminates most pop-ups"

December 12, 2009  |  By krleese

 |  Version: Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite 2.56

Pros

Very easy to install, works as advertised on most pop-ups, and requires no afterthought -- definitely a fire-and-forget type of program.

Cons

It doesn't get all pop-ups.

Summary

This website http://www.kephyr.com/popupkillertest/index.html?source=stpltest tests the functionality of pop-up killers, and Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite 2.56 kills 80%-90% of the various pop-up types. But it appears there is no pop-up killer that gets 100% of them, so I am happy with this program that gets most of them easily for free.

A couple of notes regarding previous comments. First, the instructions are petty straightforward. The first time it killed a window I was trying to open, I looked through the manual, read again how to bypass the program with ctl+shift, and never had a problem again. Second, I don't think it installs any spyware or adware. Just because ad-aware identifies something as adware does not necessarily mean it is adware -- it means the program shares some of the same characteristics as adware, characteristics the ad-aware program is looking for. That's why adware and spyware programs usually have a disclaimer telling you to be sure you don't need something before deleting it after you run a search. I don't know with certainty there is no adware, but until I see definitive proof that Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite 2.56 actually installs adware, I'm not going to worry about it.

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2 stars

"err......is crap a better word for this?"

January 12, 2009  |  By drunken-cobra

 |  Version: Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite 2.56

Pros

no toolbars and no stupid popup alerts about updates

Cons

no popups were blocked

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5 stars

"Works Perfectly, No Toolbar, No Bugs."

March 07, 2007  |  By lyssa~.

 |  Version: Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite 2.56

Pros

I've heard the adware accusations and I have to say, I cleaned my system thoroughly before installing. After installing, there was nothing.

This program is fantastic. It's no frills, no search bar, no toolbar clogging up IE... Just a nice little unassuming icon in your taskbar. It does exactly what it says.

Cons

...I forget (a lot...) to hold the shift key to open pages. And that the Control key allows for java-pop up's...

But that's me being stupid, not the program.

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1 stars

"Very poor"

September 23, 2005  |  By Bormann

 |  Version: Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite 2.56

Pros

None

Cons

This, isn't an intelligent pop-up killer, it's just a "shoot anything on sight" type of program (I'm just wondering how the commercial version would behave in

"Aggressive" mode). Pressing the Ctrl key to allow a page to open from a link, as suggested by the publisher, caused a myriad of hard-to-get-rid-of advertisements to clutter the screen.

Conclusion: This is another good example of "worthlessware"

available on the Internet. There are lots of free pop-up stoppers that will do a far better job, such as Smart Popup Blocker.

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2 stars

"Nice and easy does it!"

June 09, 2005  |  By glynn007

 |  Version: Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite 2.56

Pros

Simple & Effective (unless you're trying to be too bleedin' clever)

Cons

Some people are too clever to appreciate it!

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1 stars

"No thank you!!"

February 02, 2005  |  By dosman

 |  Version: Stop-the-Pop-Up Lite 2.56

Cons

The first, it brings adwares.

The second, it sucks and downs very frequently.

The third, it cannot distinguish the pop-ups caused by click and the automatic ones.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Sureshot
Publisher web site http://www.bysoft.se/sureshot/
Release Date October 28, 2003
Date Added October 28, 2003
Version 2.56
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.11MB
File Name stopthepoplitesetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 154,858
Downloads Last Week 70
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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