View Poll Results: What do you do with web popup ads?

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  • Swat them like mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus

    36 97.30%
  • Enrich my online experience by following every link

    0 0%
  • What's a popup add?

    1 2.70%
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  1.    #1  
    They drive me mad; I swat them like flies. And if I ever meet the people behind that X-cam, it won't be pretty.
    That IS a Palm III form-factor in my pocket, AND I'm happy to see you.
  2. #2  
    There is a great program called PopUpKiller that automatically closes any pop-up window that is on a "black list." Any new pop-up can easily be added to the list. I especially get a kick out of the explosion sound effect!
  3. #3  
    there are lots of pop-up killing solutions:

    1. AnalogX Pow! (IE only)- http://www.analogx.com

    2. Turning off Javascript

    3. Adsubtract- http://www.adsubtract.com/

    4. MultiZilla (Mozilla Only)- http://multizilla.mozdev.com has an option to kill pop-ups

    5. The Proxomitron- http://spywaresucks.org/prox/
  4. #4  
    Originally posted by slotmachine
    They drive me mad; I swat them like flies. And if I ever meet the people behind that X-cam, it won't be pretty.
    So X-Cam pays for advertising on all these 'respectable' websites and then we're forced to view these stupid popups? I swear I've had those x-cam things pop up when i've been at sites like ESPN and CNN.
    You know it's bad when your Calculus Professor uses the word "Unpossible"

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    I use PopUpKiller too...it works pretty well -- you can download it at shareware.com
  6.    #6  
    I had no idea these apps existed! Its payback time....
    That IS a Palm III form-factor in my pocket, AND I'm happy to see you.
  7. #7  
    I use Net Captor's built-in pop-up killer.
    http://www.netcaptor.com/
    "Life is what you experience between racing games"
    Galley
  8. #8  
    As an alternative to pop-up killer software, if it's mainly x10 ads that you get and/or you don't want to install new software to kill pop-ups, x10 will set a cookie in your browser that will disable their pop-under ads for 30 days. Haven't tried it myself, but I remember reading about it a while back. More info at http://x10.com/x10ads.htm


    Jeff
  9. #9  
    X10 ads...

    I went on a email bliz to those people, and the best they could do was to offer a 365 day opt out (which is better than the 30 day one list above). I does work, because all of the sites that I still visit, but would always be plagued with X10 ads, are now X10-free.

    I'm still not keen on them being allowed to have a cookie on my machine so that I won't be force fed their unwanted ads...

    Here's the 365 day opt out, for those who want it:
    http://www.x10.com/home/optout.cgi?D...om/x10ads1.htm

    "Although the page this takes you to says 30 days (it's a default page), this will stop the advertising for 1 year at a time.

    Regards,

    Michael $%*@
    X10.com"
  10. #10  
    Originally posted by Techie2000
    there are lots of pop-up killing solutions:

    1. AnalogX Pow! (IE only)- http://www.analogx.com

    2. Turning off Javascript

    3. Adsubtract- http://www.adsubtract.com/

    4. MultiZilla (Mozilla Only)- http://multizilla.mozdev.com has an option to kill pop-ups

    5. The Proxomitron- http://spywaresucks.org/prox/
    I use ATGuard, (The product is now owned by Symantec and called Norton Internet Security - and not as feature rich as AtGuard was but still ok http://www.symantec.com/sabu/nis/nis_pe/ )

    It not only blocks 98% of most Ad's (pop up or otherwise) it also gives you a nice firewall too..

    {what's a pop-up ad again..? I forgot, been years since I have seen one}
    Last edited by EricG; 10/21/2001 at 11:36 PM.
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  11. #11  
    Originally posted by ashmed


    So X-Cam pays for advertising on all these 'respectable' websites and then we're forced to view these stupid popups? I swear I've had those x-cam things pop up when i've been at sites like ESPN and CNN.
    Be careful, it will also close any new "legitimate" windows that you are launching!
  12. #12  
    I used x10's unsubscribe button. Now, any suggestion on how to get rid of the american flag popups I keep getting?
    No more rhymes...and this time I mean it!

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