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Pop-Up Sentry Anti-Spyware

By PopUpSentry Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Despite the limiting name, Pop-Up Sentry swats away all kinds of annoyances. It handles pop-ups, banners, and Flash and DHTML ads without a hitch and didn't hinder our browsing at all. It lets through pop-ups for entering passwords via secure connections, as well as ones you've approved. Should an unauthorized pop-up slip by, you can report it to the developers with a click.

Though Pop-Up Sentry is not primarily an adware blocker, it does a better job than many specialized utilities. At 16MB, the program does consume a considerable amount of memory when running in the background. However, when supplemented with a free spyware scanner, Pop-Up Sentry provides a formidable line of defense for your PC.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.0.1008

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added July 20, 2006
Version 4.0.1008

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 36,867
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Pop-Up Sentry Anti-Spyware blocks all types of advertising including pop-ups, pop-unders, Flash ads, rich media, fly-in and slide-in ads, spyware ads, and messenger ads. It blocks more than 100,000 major spyware and adware programs, Trojan horses, and home-page hijackers. Automatic updates keep the application current at all times, and the program completely cleans your cache, cookies, and browser history. Pop-Up Sentry also blocks sponsored search ads on Google, MSN, and Yahoo and optionally blocks annoying ad banners. The program is easy to use and contains no spyware, adware, or any other harmful software. Sponsored-ad and banner blocking is now available under the advanced options and is off by default.

Version 4.0.1008 has an updated anti-spyware scanner, supports IE7 and Firefox and introduces a new bandwidth saving mode for ad-blocking.