Though not the most straightforward utility, Pop This efficiently dispatches the most common pop-up windows. After installation, the program is so unobtrusive that it's hard to know whether it's working or not. The absence of a manual only makes things more perplexing, but eventually we found the program's controls hiding within Internet Explorer's Tools menu. Pop This only copes with the most frequently encountered pop-up windows, but it does the job thoroughly and without slowing down your PC. The interface leaves much to be desired--for instance, we couldn't immediately determine how to temporarily disable the utility for sites from which we wanted pop-up windows. A workaround is to add those sites to a whitelist. We'd recommend Pop This for those battling garden-variety pop-ups.
What's new in version 4.0
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedDecember 11, 2003
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Internet Explorer 5.01
Pop This is a small, simple, no-nonsense, pop-up-advertisement disabler for Internet Explorer. The software is free, easy to install, and easy to use. It stops 99 percent of all pop-ups, prevents browser-window resizing and movement, doesn't interfere with normal Web surfing, and features optional sound notifications and support for site exclusions.