With pop-up blockers standard fare in the latest version of nearly all browsers, a program that asks you to pay for that service really needs to shine. StopDragon Pop-Up Blocker works, but it doesn't offer any groundbreaking features that would motivate you to reach for your wallet.
Surprisingly, StopDragon doesn't run automatically. We had to manually open the program to get to the main interface. It has some nice design elements, and a clean layout, but the options are pretty slim for managing pop-ups.
As with most pop-up blockers, you can create an exception list for sites to permit pop-ups from, along with a list of blocked sites. StopDragon's only real shortcut is a hot key to allow the next pop-up to appear. This also can be done from the program's interface or from the menu that integrates with IE. You'll be able to see the number of pop-ups blocked in the status bar of the program's main interface, if you care to see how much work StopDragon is accomplishing.
There's a short five-day trial for the program, but its features and functionality are limited enough that this should be adequate for fully testing it. StopDragon works fine, but most users won't find value in paying for functionality that comes as a freebie in most toolbar add-ons and browser programs.
StopDragon Pop-Up Blocker monitors all open IE windows for pop-ups. Unique "Setup Mode" notifies you whenever a site tries to send a pop-up, and lets you block it or allow it with the click of a button. Once you turn off Setup Mode, only pop-ups from sites you have specifically allowed will be shown.