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Pop Up Blocker

By SynergeticSoft Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Designed to stop irritating Internet ads, Pop Up Blocker performs poorly. The interface is easy enough to comprehend, featuring clearly labeled buttons for enabling blocking, adding sites to an allow list, and dealing with Flash ads.

Unfortunately, in our tests, the application exhibited a rather frustrating performance, as it only stopped a few of the simplest pop-ups we threw its way and left Flash ads intact, even when we used the most stringent blocking scheme. The feature that limits the number of windows your computer can simultaneously open would be a nice touch if it didn't keep you from opening windows yourself.

Since tons of similar programs are on the market, we suggest most folks track down a more effective solution.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.0.6a

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added February 22, 2007
Version 6.0.6a

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 1,166,743
Downloads Last Week 10
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Developer's Description

Pop Up Blocker automatically blocks spyware and adware pop-up ads. It also helps you choose which windows to close with the block list feature. This means the more you use Pop Up Blocker, the fewer pop-up ads you see. Pop Up Blocker blocks advertisement in the forms of inline videos, background sounds, JAVA applets, animated GIF files, Macromedia Flash movies, and video and flashing banner ads (ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger service, MSN Messenger), and all major video formats. Pop Up Blocker protects your home page setting from being forcibly hijacked by malicious Web sites and spyware, which modifies your default start page.

Version 6.0.6a blocks two new forms of spyware/adware pop-up ads.