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Georgie Boy (Lediablevert)
le Vicomte
Username: Lediablevert

Post Number: 75
Registered: 6-2003

Posted on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 4:02 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'm on a mac, on mozilla most of the time.
Mozilla has a nice "no popus" function which you can
enable in prefs.
But, I mean, these commercials are just frightening.
Most of them aren't popups, most of them
are embedded into the webpages themselves...
Karl (Raschied)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Raschied

Post Number: 335
Registered: 3-2002

Posted on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 1:11 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

There is also a trick I seem to remember that renders most pop-up servers ineffective. It involved hard-coding the IP for certain servers (80% of all pop-up ads are from a handful of sites like doubleclick) to a dead address, like a number. That way, when a site requests a pop-up ad, your browser cannot find the server.

There are instructions somewhere online on how to do it. It takes a few minutes, and it's free, and it doesn't add any additional software to your system. Beware of free pop-up blockers, as they usually add spyware to your system, and suddenly you get spam from hell. It happened to me.

I also like Panicware. Works - no spyware, and the free version is a full pay version with a timeout.
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Turd Ferguson (Turdferguson)
le Vicomte
Username: Turdferguson

Post Number: 52
Registered: 1-2003

Posted on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 12:52 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I use AdSubtract and it works very well, but if I want to view any type of javascript pop-up, I have to disable it and restart my browser. It's worth it though.

One thing it won't get rid of are those animated flash pop-ups, like the one for the AMEX blue.
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Barsnake (Barsnake)
le Duc
Username: Barsnake

Post Number: 197
Registered: 4-2002

Posted on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 11:23 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I use pop-up stopper from - it's free and works well - you do have to remember to hold down the ctl key when you want a popup...
And sometimes it hangs your browser on an adclick type page...
but I like it.
and the beat goes on...
Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Thegreenimp

Post Number: 347
Registered: 7-2001

Posted on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 10:27 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Try Adsubtract, it's pretty effective, from my experience.
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Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 622
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 10:23 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

What do all you folks use for a Pop-Up killer? I need one bad. I never had any Pop-Ups until I got DSL. I've tried a couple killers, but they didn't work.
Cunning Stunt (Celticgent)
le Vicomte
Username: Celticgent

Post Number: 93
Registered: 10-2002

Posted on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 10:19 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

oh, i dunno, i kinda miss all those informative X10 camera popups........
(they look at you very oddly when you ask for the children's section in Victoria's Secret)
Mrs. Head (Admin)
Madame Guillotine
Username: Admin

Post Number: 1185
Registered: 1-1998

Posted on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 10:07 am:   Edit PostPrint Post


But maybe I'm just tweaking out a little bit too much
here and need to invest in one of those text only

or an ad buster. my computer came with a good one. except until I pay for it it pops up at least two popups every time I boot up. doh!

but I get ZERO ads and popups. And it doesn't just randomly block ALL popups, including legit ones like the the ones I employ on this site.

I hate those. Like spam blocking ALL email from hotmail. It's just dumb.

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Mssr. Kallisti (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 3668
Registered: 1-2001

Posted on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 8:06 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I don't watch much tv. When I do,
it's wrestling.

When the internet stops
providing me with free porn
and a place to expand my ego
and squirt my balloon juice...

I'm outta here.

Mighty Fine Young Man (Lediablevert)
le Vicomte
Username: Lediablevert

Post Number: 73
Registered: 6-2003

Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 9:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Has anyone here noticed them?
Quite horrifying, they are indeed. I recently
was forced to watch a Nexium commercial
over at Weather.Com. I was checking up on
some local storm warnings in the area when,
wahlah, I start hearing that classic, so very annoying
catch like "have you heard of the new purple pill?".
At first, I thought that either my ears were
deceiving me, or maybe I was hearing a nearby
television, and then no! I saw the tv commercial
being played right before my eyes, on the
computer screen! Oh, great merciful God,
why now? I mean, come on people! I adored
the internet from day one because it was so
non-tv like, it was like a book, except a gigantic one,
with such fantastic pictures! Oh, and unlike
the TV, or even a book, two way communication!
It was like living in a dream, and it was as big
as the world! But now, I feel almost as though
that whole internet dream world that I had
first loved back in 1994 is slowly crumbling around me,
surrounding me with Nexium commercials!
Is this the end? Is this the cyberspace apocolypse,
when the tv finally wins the war, and takes
over the computer screen? God, I hope not.
But maybe I'm just tweaking out a little bit too much
here and need to invest in one of those text only
browsers, but we shall see, we shall see.

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