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Popup Preventer

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This bare-bones pop-up blocker omits even the simplest features, therefore failing to trump its stiff competition. Popup Preventer sits in the system tray and is accessible via an icon that looks peculiarly similar to the Confederate flag. You can choose to have the program start up with Internet Explorer or play a beeping sound when it stops an ad, and we appreciated the inclusion of a log. However, you won't get even the most basic features, such as the ability to allow pop-ups from certain sites or a sensitivity-control setting. In our tests, Popup Preventer blocked most garden-variety ads we threw at it but was powerless against Flash or banner ads. The fact that this program won't cost you a dime is probably its biggest saving grace. All in all, the utility will probably suit only those who surf the Web infrequently.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This bare-bones pop-up blocker omits even the simplest features, therefore failing to trump its stiff competition. Popup Preventer sits in the system tray and is accessible via an icon that looks peculiarly similar to the Confederate flag. You can choose to have the program start up with Internet Explorer or play a beeping sound when it stops an ad, and we appreciated the inclusion of a log. However, you won't get even the most basic features, such as the ability to allow pop-ups from certain sites or a sensitivity-control setting. In our tests, Popup Preventer blocked most garden-variety ads we threw at it but was powerless against Flash or banner ads. The fact that this program won't cost you a dime is probably its biggest saving grace. All in all, the utility will probably suit only those who surf the Web infrequently.
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher chenziyi
Publisher web site http://www.myminer.com
Release Date July 21, 2002
Date Added July 21, 2002
Version 1

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, Internet Explorer 5.0

Download Information

File Size 556.85KB
File Name popup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 22,361
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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