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Editors' Review

This straight-ahead pop-up blocker lacks a few features we like to see, but since it's free and boasts fairly decent performance, we can still recommend it to users with simple needs. Just like its name, Pop-up Blocker has a main window that isn't very inspired, but it is easy to use and places the whitelists and blacklists in easily accessible locations. You also can temporarily allow pop-ups for certain sites via a hot-key combination. Though the application tallies the number of ads it kills, it doesn't keep detailed log files as many of its competitors do. The utility capably quashes most garden-variety pop-ups but can't deal with Flash, banner, or floating ads. It's nice that Pop-up Blocker notifies you with a sound effect, but we would prefer if the system tray icon also flashed when an ad was killed. This program is likely too simple for hard-core Web surfers, but casual and novice users might give it a try.
 
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher ComputerHelp.com
Publisher web site http://www.ComputerHelp.com
Release Date October 14, 2004
Date Added October 14, 2004
Version 1

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 3.x/95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows (all)

Download Information

File Size 2.92MB
File Name popblocker.msi

Popularity

Total Downloads 160,451
Downloads Last Week 131

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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