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PopUpBuster

By ECOM Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This freeware executable effectively blocks Internet Explorer pop-ups, at the cost of some conveniences. PopUpBuster's dated interface still reflects 2002, the year it was introduced. This standalone executable is easily enabled and disabled, but during testing it failed if we switched back and forth too quickly.

In addition to blocking normal pop-ups, this utility stopped some useful menus and content. You can't train or set PopUpBuster to allow certain pop-ups. It's all or nothing, making it less useful than Internet Explorer's built-in function.

The program doesn't work for Firefox or any other alternate browser. The extra function to set system time isn't worth the trouble, and the fast Web search function simply didn't work on our test systems. This pop-up blocker is effective, but its lack of flexibility is a bust. You'll do better enabling Internet Explorer's built-in pop-up blocker.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.2.0.2

may contain unspecified updates

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added September 12, 2002
Version 3.2.0.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 283,836
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

PopUpBuster is a small non-invasive pop-up killer program. Two built-in Artifical Intelligence engines kill all annoying popup windows without user intervention. Minimal CPU, Memory and Resource usage. 'No installation' feature prevents any system corruption (download & run). Can run off the Internet. Cooperative, never interferes with Internet setup. Resides on system tray when minimized.