View Poll Results: Should Palmgear.com get rid of their pop up ads?

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  • Get rid of it!!!

    11 73.33%
  • It stays :-D

    1 6.67%
  • Who cares :-(

    3 20.00%
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  1.    #1  
    Hey,

    Just wanted to rant and rave about a little pop up ad that palmgear pops up when the page is loaded. I am sick of it!!! I can tolerate the ones that freewarepalm.com has because all of their software is free! I know that palmgear sells software and I don't have to be reminded of specials using a pop up ad. The sales banner is good enough for me. I know that others would like it gotten rid of...
    Cheers
  2. #2  
    You know, I've never noticed it. I guess it's cos I have ZoneAlarm Pro (software firewall) running which amoung a zillion other things blocks all ad pop-ups. Very Nice.

    -W
    Will Lau


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  3. #3  
    I'm using Earthlink's Pop-up blocker, so I don't see it. Personally, I find those like freewarepalm.com uses more annoying since they usually cover content.
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  4. #4  
    It's not Palm- or Visor-related, but highest on my list for enraging use of pop-ups/pop-unders is classmates.com. We pay for membership and they have plenty of ads, so why the assault of pop-ups/unders and cookies? Drives me nuts. There was a Casino on Net ad that would expand to cover the area where we access the message boards and class lists, too.

    If I disable Javascript and all the scripting options in my browser, I don't get the pop-ups, but to complain about them, I need Java enabled... figures.
    "Yeah, he can talk. It's gettin' him to shut up that's the trick!"
    -Shrek
  5. #5  
    I use Norton internet security 2003 and it does a wonderful job of filtering all sorts of pop ups, banner ads, and all the rest of that "ilk".. I haven't seen a pop up or banner ad in years.. I can also recommend AdMuncher (not free but good) - http://www.admuncher.com/

    You can also use this nice free bit of software if you don't want to pay for an ad filtering program
    http://www.proxomitron.org/
    or one from here:
    http://www.junkbusters.com/ijb.html

    For Mac folks:
    I'm not a Mac user but I found links to http://www.falken.net/webfree/ .. I have no idea if its any good..

    You can look here for other Mac sources http://www.junkbusters.com/links.html#filtering

    Linux and Other OS folks:
    See http://www.junkbusters.com/ijb.html


    Now you have some choices..
    Last edited by EricG; 12/27/2002 at 02:32 PM.
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  6. #6  
    Try shopping on http://www.PDAGreen.com - no pop ups, spam ect. Our software catalog is smaller if compared to BIG 2 but it is growing fast.
  7. #7  
    There is a cross-platform, universal way to stop all pop-ups/pop-unders, Mozilla.

    I haven't seen a pop-up in a year.
  8. #8  
    Crazy Browser does an excellent job of stopping pop-ups. And it organize the sites that you are visiting into tabs -- very convenient. It even tells you how many popups it has blocked so far (208) for me since like February.
    My life is in my Treo... Where is yours?
  9. #9  
    They're almost the same thing. They allow you to disable popup ads. I didn't know palmgear has popup ads until one day I went there using IE by accident.
  10. #10  
    Originally posted by yardie
    Crazy Browser does an excellent job of stopping pop-ups.
    Where to get it?
  11. #11  
    i recently stopped visiting freewarepalm.com because they've gone to using some kind of pop-up ads that mozilla doesn't seem to block. not to mention that the pop up window immediately enlarges itself to full screen, covering up whatever you might have been working on at the time.

    ugh
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  12. #12  
    Originally posted by imabug
    i recently stopped visiting freewarepalm.com because they've gone to using some kind of pop-up ads that mozilla doesn't seem to block. not to mention that the pop up window immediately enlarges itself to full screen, covering up whatever you might have been working on at the time.

    ugh
    Pretty sneaky. The service they are using is PopUpAds.net.

    They hide a hidden form at the end of the page, it is then submitted using JavaScript 2 seconds after the page is loaded.

    I haven't seen this one yet.
  13. #13  
    http://www.crazybrowser.com where else?

    Originally posted by K. Cannon

    Where to get it?
    My life is in my Treo... Where is yours?
  14. #14  
    Originally posted by yardie
    http://www.crazybrowser.com where else?
    Thanks, yardie. (call me lazy...)

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