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01-16-2003, 10:22 AM
Does anyone have any experience and or opinions with freeware pop-up ad blockers. "WEB Attack" list some: EMS free surfer; Killad; NoAds; MagicKillah to name a few. I'm always hesitant to install freeware for fear that it will bog down or crash my system (Wn98, 733 Mhz PIII). I do run "Zone Alarm" and "Ad Aware". Anyway, I would be interested in hearing from anyone about what's good or bad. Thanks.
01-16-2003, 11:13 AM
PopUp Killer is pretty good as far as they get most take to much control.
as far as ADAware it's no longer functionable until they finish with the new one another words no more updates. Try spy-bot instead
01-16-2003, 11:15 AM
I have been using the Opera browser lately which is fast and blocks popups quite well.
01-26-2003, 03:41 AM
i use free surfer. It is a really good pop up blocker compared to the other ones that work with internet explorer. Yeah it will log down you system a little bit though
01-26-2003, 02:09 PM
SteveP I to am hesitant about freeware but for a differant reason. I would think that freeware would be more likely to contain trojans and backdoors So I try to be certain of the places that offer freeware. Also the ability to maintain and upgrade the software is usually limited. I curently do not have trojan hunter because my evaluation time has expired and I do not by anything over the internet via credit card or check. Period. If I can't send payment by mail (money order) then I find something else. Possibly at a store.?
I have used No-ads for quite a while, and had no problems with it. It does require building your own database in order to be most effective.
01-26-2003, 03:04 PM
I use "Pop Up Stopper" (free version) Very effective. I have use it for a few months now without probs. If you wan to allow a popo to open up you just hold down the control key. You can download from the following.
The free version isa about halfway down the page.
Works with ALL versions of windows. And I think Mac's version as well
01-26-2003, 03:16 PM
I tend to be very careful about security too, but there are a number of freeware programs I have found to be very helpful and have had no problems with trojans or other infection. I also use a credit card often and without difficulty. However, I use these precautions:
1. I download from known safe sites.
2. I download known safe programs.
3. I run antivirus and firewall all the time.
4. I run Spybot after installing anything I am not sure about or when my system starts acting wonky.
5. I use a service with my credit card that generates a unique number for a limited amount of money when I do online purchases.
6. I am very careful about where I leave any personal info.
Deciding level of security is a very individual thing I know, I am willing to take minimal risk to make my life a little simpler, but I will only do so with a lot of protections in place.
I haven't used any popupblockers in almost a year...that is how long it has been since I have been running Mozilla instead of IE. It has very effective popup controls built into the browser.
01-26-2003, 08:48 PM
1. I download from known safe sites.(I do as much research sa I can before downloading anything)
2. I download known safe programs.(See Above)
3. I run antivirus and firewall all the time.(I run system suite antivirus and firewall all the time and save all downloads to file and run antivirus check before installing them.)
4. I run Spybot after installing anything I am not sure about or when my system starts acting wonky.(Ditto)
5. I use a service with my credit card that generates a unique number for a limited amount of money when I do online purchases.(Well to totaly honest I no longer use a credit card anywhere.)
6. I am very careful about where I leave any personal info.The only personal info on my computer is my name, address & Possibly my phonenumber if some one hacks into my system that is all they will get, and that is readily available from any phonebook program.)
I take security pretty serious, to the extent of my (limited) knowledge.
I have just installed and configured 'cookiewall' so far it loks pretty good but the jury is still out.
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