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Editors' Review

by   / February 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.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.2.0.2

may contain unspecified updates

General

Publisher ECOM Software
Publisher web site http://www.popupbuster.com/
Release Date September 12, 2002
Date Added September 12, 2002
Version 3.2.0.2

Category

Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins

Operating Systems

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

Download Information

File Size 356.01KB
File Name PopUpBuster.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 283,792
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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