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Pop Up Blocker Pro Rich Media Ads Edition

By SynergeticSoft Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Though it's a bust as a pop-up squasher, this Internet Explorer-only ad blocker is decent at foiling Flash. In our tests, Pop Up Blocker Pro Rich Media Ads Edition let most pop-ups through. In the Stop 100% mode, it blocked all new Internet Explorer windows, even ones we opened ourselves. However, it did a fine job squashing Flash ads and banners. An ugly floating toolbar and a system-tray icon provide access to program settings and additional privacy features. The latter can not only delete your browser cache, history, and cookies, but it also can erase index.dat files with your personal information (usually impossible without restarting the system). They also can clean out Windows Recent files, temporary folders, and RealPlayer's recent files. However, we were puzzled at having to close all browser windows to execute these features. Given its mixed ad-blocking abilities, we'd use this program alongside more effective anti-pop-up software.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0.1

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added January 22, 2007
Version 5.0.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Internet Explorer 5

Popularity

Total Downloads 666,938
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Developer's Description

Pop Up Blocker Pro (Rich-Media Ads Edition) automatically blocks all forms of spyware and adware pop-up ads. The program blocks advertisement in the forms of: Inline videos, Background sounds, JAVA Applets, Animated gif files, Macromedia Flash movies. The pop-up blocker has 4 types of pop-ups blocking: 100% pop-ups blocking, Pop-ups Block list, Pop-ups Block list with keywords, Limit windows opened. This is one program packed with advanced Privacy Protection Technologies. Prevent your home page from being reset, Go to URL, Proxy settings, Sound effect on close pop-ups, Disable auto suggest, Block messenger spam pop-up ads.

Version 5.0.1 automatically blocks three new forms of spyware pop-up ads.