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Old 09-22-2002, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default pop up blocker?


Anyone know of a good shareware pop-up blocker? I am goin nuts. Danke


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Old 09-22-2002, 04:15 PM   #2
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i use NoAds
www.southbaypc.com/free_utilities.asp
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Old 09-22-2002, 05:24 PM   #3
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www.mozilla.org

Download and install it. After install finishes, follow these steps to disable popups:

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Edit...
Preferences...
Advanced...
Scripts and plugins...
Uncheck "Open unrequested windows"
Ok
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Then, get really smart and further protect yourself, follow these steps to keep spam companies from dropping cookies on you...

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Edit...
Preferences...
Privacy & Security...
Cookies...
Check "Ask me before storing a cookie"
Ok
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When you see ezboard prompting for saving a cookie, accept that one (put a check in the box so it will always remember for additional cookies). When you see something that isn't EZ Board asking to set a cookie, don't allow it. If the box is checked you won't see any annoying cookies on your hard drive any longer.

Using mozilla is the single best way to kill popups without using an extra application to kill popups. the only other was I know of that is as surefire is to blackhole the pop up ad companies via a hosts file. I can post more about that one if folks are interested. I personally use both Mozilla and blackhole ad companies with a hosts file and never get popup ads.




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Old 09-22-2002, 06:18 PM   #4
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My firewall blocks popup ads
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Old 09-22-2002, 10:31 PM   #5
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Default POPUPCOP.COM is what I use


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Old 09-23-2002, 03:01 AM   #6
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Default Re: POPUPCOP.COM is what I use


Use www.panicware.com Pop-up Stopper. It's worked very well on this site.
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Old 09-23-2002, 03:14 AM   #7
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pop-up stopper pro has worked well for me for a long time now
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Old 09-23-2002, 07:19 AM   #8
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danke
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Old 09-23-2002, 11:23 AM   #9
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Why is Fest talking about cookies??? Mani find me on aim or yahoo and I'll link you the site I used you newb!

/hugs

Cattiebri
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Old 09-23-2002, 11:40 AM   #10
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Popup Ad Filter

I don't know if you're limited when you're just using the shareware version, of course I cracked it within a minute of installing it. It's probably not limited, dunno for sure though, didn't bother to read the readme's

Though it's probably worth the money if you got plenty of it.

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Old 09-23-2002, 12:38 PM   #11
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Default Proxomitron


The Proxomitron not only stops pop-ups, but also strips banner ads, tower ads, etc. etc. Easy to configure, lightweight, and very very nice.

I'd give you a link but I'm lazy, just google for proxomitron.


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Old 09-24-2002, 02:05 PM   #12
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Default Re: Proxomitron


Why am I talking about cookies (or really, worrying about with regard to pop-up ads) ? Do a little reading at:

www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/i-034.shtml

Specifically here:

Cookies and Buying Habits
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One of the less admirable uses of cookies, and the one that is causing all the
controversy, is its use as a device for tracking the browsing and buying
habits of individual web users. On a single web site or a group of web sites
within a single subdomain, cookies can be used to see what web pages you visit
and how often you visit them. This information is also in the server's log
files and so the use of a cookie here does not increase a server's ability to
track you, it just makes it easier.

On multiple client sites being serviced by a single marketing site, cookies
can be used to track your browsing habits on all the client sites. The way
this works is a marketing firm contracts with multiple client sites to display
its advertising. The client sites simply put an <IMG> tag on their web pages
to display the image containing the marketing firm's advertisement. The tag
does not point to an image file on the client's machine but contains the URL
of the marketing firm's advertisement server and includes the URL of the
client's page. Thus when you open a page on the client's site the
advertisement you see was actually obtained from the advertising firm's site.

The advertising firm sends a cookie along with the advertisement, and that
cookie is sent back to the advertising firm the next time you view any page
containing one if its advertisements. If many web sites support the same
advertising firm, that firm will be able to track your browsing habits from
page to page within all the client sites. They will not be able to see what
you do with the pages you view; they will only know which pages you are
viewing, how often you view them, and the IP address of your computer. This
information can be used to infer the things you are interested in and to
target advertising to you based on those inferences.

NOTE: A URL is a Uniform Resource Locator, which is a string containing the
type of resource, IP address of the server machine containing the resource,
and the path to the resource on the server. When you access a web page, the
URL is what you type in the address field of the web browser. For example:
ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHome.html is a URL for the CIACHome.html
document, which is an httpdocument, on the ciac.llnl.gov server in the /ciac
directory.
I don't need anyone trying to figure out my web surfing habits... nor should you. I hate spammers. I hate internet advertisers who don't get it. The internet is not the same as television, yet advertisers and companies who hire these nitwits continue to try to transform it into such.

Sorry, I will stop now before I get this port scooted into R&F land. It's just frustrating when I get into work and have 50 new email messages, 45 of which are spam (and thats not even an email account I give out!).
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Old 09-25-2002, 09:58 PM   #13
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Default Re: Proxomitron


www.bayden.com/popper/

Get this one, it KICKS ass. It will automatically block all popups from any site, or allow any you want, no long blacklists to mess with. MUCH better than the PopUpKiller I used to use.

Now, for cookies and spyware etc..., get this:

www.techtv.com/screensave...19,00.html

It's better than AdAware.
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