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  1. No Longer Mod tgpo's Avatar
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    I Can't, I Have Them Blocked
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    Very, very, very rarely. I only allow them on sites that I really value, and even then they're almost never for anything I'm actually interested in. If possible, I'll block the ads and just make a cash contribution to the page. Banner ads are more useful, since they're many times more likely to be something related to the site that I'm visiting, but even then I only click them maybe once in 100 views.
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    Blocked.
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    I have the overwhelming majority of popups and banner ads blocked.
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  5. I use Mozilla --> all pop-ups are blocked.

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  6. If only I could find out who dreamt up popups...

    http://people.cornell.edu/pages/slp29/internetsim.html

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    Most of the time blocking is on but on rare occasions I open up and just (alt F4) them just to see what's up on a site.

    I don't mind banner and imbedded ads.

    Worst thing is the multiple popups which only defeat the purpose. Why would advertisers pay any site for artificially inflating their counts when no one could possibly read 20+ popups stepping all over each other within a few seconds.
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  8. I never see any since I have adsubtract installed plus I have most sites blocked for cookies, refers, animations, ads and any java scripts. www.adsubtract.com
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    I block them with PopNot. Got tired of my browser getting inundated with crap I didn't want to see. Now, if only blocking spam was as easy......
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  10. Originally Posted by redwudz
    I block them with PopNot. Got tired of my browser getting inundated with crap I didn't want to see. Now, if only blocking spam was as easy......
    It is http://www.spampal.org/
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    I simply close them out. If I blocked them, they would soon realize they are wasting money and resources on me and stop. I do not want that, I want them to lose money big time for their audacity.
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  12. http://www.webattack.com/php/download.php?id=106235

    thisi s my pop up killer (freeware) works really well!
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  13. Originally Posted by tgpo
    Do You Click Popup Ads?
    Yes, Everytime I See Them !!!

    Because this is the only one that gets through...

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  14. Blocked. I sit behind a stack of firewalls 'cause when I cruise
    for free tgpPORN I want to keep one step ahead of the FBI.
    Seeing Big Bird naked is a federal crime.. but oh what fun!
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  15. Using Opera never see them. Go Opera!

    http://www.opera.com/
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    Isn't Ad-aware supposed to get rid of pop-ups also?
    I get one pop-up almost every time I open or close Internet Explorer....I have a clean version of Ad-aware....ran it....but the pop-up is still there.
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  17. Originally Posted by hech54
    Isn't Ad-aware supposed to get rid of pop-ups also?
    I get one pop-up almost every time I open or close Internet Explorer....I have a clean version of Ad-aware....ran it....but the pop-up is still there.
    Oh I had the same issue on my computer. Its easy to fix. This is how I did it. Go to www.opera.com and download a copy. Then install and when it asks to be your default browser say yes. Some people would say the best way is to go to http://www.mozilla.org/ and download mozilla. Either solution will work. I just like the first one more. I hope this helps.
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  18. Isn't Ad-aware supposed to get rid of pop-ups also?
    Do you have the free version? If so you need to pay for the
    registered version.

    Using Opera never see them. Go Opera!
    I have not tried Opera for ages. Are there still some display/link
    issues with some sites that use frontpage/back office extensions?
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  19. Yes but only because such pages often dont follow standards. I hate microsoft sometimes. Frontpage is evil. But its alot less common. I have had little or no issues with the 7+ version. Hmm this is all out of order but I think you can figure out what im saying. Also some of the issues I have might be because I use the none Java version because I dont like java and don feel its worth the extra 10MB of download. Java gives a bad name to coffee.
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    Alas I have several sites I go to that have to use popups (work related). So I turn the popup blocker on and off.

    I make it a point to Never Ever Ever Patronize sites that use popups. This makes life difficult at times, but lets face facts: Popup ads don't work anymore.
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    I click "X" to close.
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  22. Blocked using PopThis!

    Much better than the other pop up killing programs that I have used because it is so small (only one DLL file) and intergrates in with Internet Explorer under the Tools menu
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  23. Originally Posted by Bob W
    Originally Posted by redwudz
    I block them with PopNot. Got tired of my browser getting inundated with crap I didn't want to see. Now, if only blocking spam was as easy......
    It is http://www.spampal.org/
    Thanks Bob W. I have been looking for something like that.
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  24. Google Tool Bar works great and has a search window too.
    http://toolbar.google.com/
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    Originally Posted by MOVIEGEEK
    Google Tool Bar works great and has a search window too.
    http://toolbar.google.com/
    ditto. I use the google toolbar as a blocker also.

    Popus are work of the devil!
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    All popups are blocked by "what is the best in my opinion"...

    The Proxomitron


    And it's free
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  27. I use Mozilla --> all pop-ups are blocked.

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    So do I, havent' seen a pop-up in ages... I love Mozilla!


    By the way, am I just an idiot, or is there a trick to quoting?
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    Originally Posted by Treebeard
    Originally Posted by MOVIEGEEK
    Google Tool Bar works great and has a search window too.
    http://toolbar.google.com/
    ditto. I use the google toolbar as a blocker also.

    Popus are work of the devil!
    ditto...and it is also FREE.
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    I have them blocked!!!!!

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    blocked by Mozilla Firebird, which isn't as bloated with the mail, irc, etc. and it has a cool google search box in the corner .
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