According the Wikipedia website, a popup ads is "a form of online advertising intended to increase web traffic or capture email addresses". It usually appears on top of the website you're viewing. Good news: a pop-up blocker or stopper is a tiny program that lets you limit or block most pop-ups. Most of them enable to erase files generated by Web surfing.
#1. Super Ad BlockerEDITOR RATING: good
The program prevents the advertisements from coming up onto the screen. Works fine with I.E. 8
Seems to be abandoned by its developper. Does not work well under the Safari 5 web browser.
The current version adds spyware definitions and notification options. However, no upgraded product for years.
Blocks images and flash ads
Disables script errors
Developped by Nick Skrepetos, this advanced popup blocker allows you to clear your Web-surfing and Windows histories.
- Works just as well for the pro Internet users.
- Effective application to stop advertisements.
- Stops a lot of the newer types of ads.
- Compatible with both Windows Vista as well as Windows 7.
- Free technical support.
- Trial version of the program available.
No matter which advertisements you need blocked, this internet filtering solution does the job. Ability to clear your Web cache, as well as cookies from websites you have visited. It does all the work for you. Well organized on-line documentation. No free version available, yet.
All Windows platform.
The company offers a 30-day 100% money back guarantee.
Popup Blocker Pro
Offers four types of pop-ups blocking. Ability to disable auto suggest.
New toolbar. No Configuration required.
Utility for Internet Explorer and Netscape. A free edition is available.
Allows to tegrate with Internet Explorer automatically. Free update.
#2. Popup Ad SmasherEDITOR RATING: good
Allows to close those annoying pop-up windows. Provides a detailed list that displays the sites that have been blocked.
Enables to remove annoying ads of website without intervention.
Optional offending material filter
Remove Web Bugs
Cookie Manager: the program does it on the fly as you visit each web page and does not use the resources of several programs.
Tips: You can temporarily suspend the utility at any time by holding down the control (CTRL) key and clicking on the link.
As compared to other pop blocker programs, Popup Ad Smasher also protects your homepage from being hijacked.
Internet Explorer 5.0 or newer.
Version AOL: unavailable.
The Popup Blocker Wizard
Stops all the popups from the internet and even AOL.
Plays sound when popup is killed. Can be added to Internet Explorer toolbar
Webroot Pop Up Washer
Shows splash screens at program launch. Runs on Windows starttup.
Runs in the system tray. License: freeware
#3. Popup Stopper WizardEDITOR RATING: good
Works as an add-on of the IE browser.The program does not interfere with your computer.
So-so user interface. No update available.
This product is a little bit outdated. Besides, it appears that the developer is no longer supporting this product.
Auto and manual overrides
Remove online ads
The latest version 3.1 has fixed bug and improved stability. You may select sites from which you would like to allow pop-up Windows.
Almost everyone who browses the Internet is aware of pop-up ads. The program enables you to set the number of open browsers. Best of all, you can disable popup blocker when you want.
This is not the most advanced or customizable program but you can download a free trial to make your own decision.
Works with Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000 and XP.
Ability to load it on Windows startup. Offers privacy protection tools
Shoot The Messenger
You can use it from the command line. File size: 21KB.
Advanced DHTML Popup
Author: Digital Flow Software. Version 2.53.
Caller ID screen pops from MS Outlook contacts. Free trial
Spam email is all that annoying junk that falls into your inbox
Secure USB Device
Introducing the first plug and play secure remote file access