Pop-It Dead

By Metcasoft Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Don't bother with this dead on arrival pop-up blocker. Pop-It Dead's interface is certainly simple with four option check boxes and dual list tabs. Don't look for a Help file, you won't need it. It's also doubtful you'll keep this freeware installed. We couldn't get it to block pop-ups during our tests.

With current browsers, blocking pop-ups is a built-in function, which makes this freeware largely redundant from the get-go. This app does offer the ability to allow pop-ups by holding the Control key as you click a link. It also includes an easy method to allow select pop-ups. Detail lovers might like the display of all pop-ups blocked, or at least they would if the program actually worked. During our tests the list stayed empty as Pop-It Dead didn't block any pop-ups from loading.

Despite its ease of use, simplicity isn't important when the program simply doesn't work. Keep your browser's pop-up blocker enabled, and don't bother with this app.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added April 10, 2006
Version 2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, Visual Basic Runtimes


Total Downloads 18,174
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Developer's Description

Pop-It Dead is a free pop-up blocker. Not only is it free but it may be one of the best third party blockers on the net. It uses a special event tracking method for IE to make sure it blasts about 99.5 percent of all pop-ups. It was created to remain simple yet block pop-ups powerfully. It even blocks spyware and messenger service pop-ups. You can choose if you want it to run in your start up and be notified when a pop-up is blocked. If you want to allow a pop-up you can hold CTRL or add a URL to the allow list. If you think you have had an important pop up blocked you can find out past blocked window information. Version 2.0 may include ability to allow windows from trusted Web sites. Ability to check windows that have been blocked in the past. Improved the detection of possible pop ups and general blocking has also been improved.
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