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Pop Up Blocker for Windows

By SynergeticSoftTrial versionUser Rating

Key Details of Pop Up Blocker

  • Get rid of pop-up windows and prevent sites from changing your home page.
  • Last updated on 2/21/2016
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Designed to stop irritating Internet ads, Pop Up Blocker performs poorly. The interface is easy enough to comprehend, featuring clearly labeled buttons for enabling blocking, adding sites to an allow list, and dealing with Flash ads.

Unfortunately, in our tests, the application exhibited a rather frustrating performance, as it only stopped a few of the simplest pop-ups we threw its way and left Flash ads intact, even when we used the most stringent blocking scheme. The feature that limits the number of windows your computer can simultaneously open would be a nice touch if it didn't keep you from opening windows yourself.

Since tons of similar programs are on the market, we suggest most folks track down a more effective solution.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
February 22, 2007
Latest update
February 21, 2016
Version
6.0.6a
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 10, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Internet Explorer 5
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
1,166,746
Downloads Last Week
2

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User Reviews

4/5

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Developer's Description

Get rid of pop-up windows and prevent sites from changing your home page.

Pop Up Blocker automatically blocks spyware and adware pop-up ads. It also helps you choose which windows to close with the block list feature. This means the more you use Pop Up Blocker, the fewer pop-up ads you see. Pop Up Blocker blocks advertisement in the forms of inline videos, background sounds, JAVA applets, animated GIF files, Macromedia Flash movies, and video and flashing banner ads (ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger service, MSN Messenger), and all major video formats. Pop Up Blocker protects your home page setting from being forcibly hijacked by malicious Web sites and spyware, which modifies your default start page.

Version 6.0.6a blocks two new forms of spyware/adware pop-up ads.