In spite of a few pluses, this pop-up blocker performs poorly. To NoAds's credit, it does support quite a few browsers beyond Internet Explorer, including Firefox, AOL, and Netscape. It comes loaded with a list of common pop-up ads to target, such as those that come from Angelfire home pages. Still, it lets through most pop-ups you might encounter in an average surfing session. Although NoAds lets you add new targets to its databases, most users will abandon this complicated and inconvenient process before completion. The app offers no white list or options for allowing pop-ups, and it's utterly powerless against banner and Flash ads. Besides its support for multiple browsers, the best news about this application is its freeware price. Because of that, we can cautiously recommend NoAds to very occasional Web surfers, but everyone else will find it an unacceptable solution.
What's new in version 2006.07.28
ReleaseDecember 5, 2008
Date AddedAugust 15, 2006
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
NoAds stops Internet popup ads from getting in the way of your web surfing. NoAds is fully configurable, allowing you to specify which ads you want to be destroyed automatically. It supports most popular Web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, and America Online. The program is very easy to use, and stays running in the system tray for quick access.
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