I was wondering if there is any way to prevent Internet Explorer from opening a “pop-up” browser window automaticaly. A lot more web pages seem to be doing this now, and I think it’s annoying. Some of them are offensive to my girlfriend, who is an ex-gambling addict. Having ads for online casinos pop up in front of her bothers her a bit. Is there any way to diable this so-called “feature”? Microsoft, unfortunately, has been less than forthcoming with an answer to my e-mail. Any Tech-endowed people out there know the answer?
I use KillAd. It does exactly what you describe. Available for download at:
(Like five million popups will hit you when you first load the site, which I guess is the site owner’s idea of making a point…just ignore it, the program is actually really worthwhile.)
porn sites are the worst for pop ups. real bugger when your gf catches you…
catmandu42 - this has been discussed a few times in the General Questions forum, and I believe in here too. You might try searching for threads for other recommendations.
I like Pop-up stopper from http://www.panicware.com - minimalist and to the point. I’ve also used Naviscope (www.naviscope.com) which along with eliminating pop-ups, has a number of other “smart surfing” features.
Anyone know why Microsoft and Netscape don’t include a “no pop-ups” feature in their browsers? Does the porn industry have such a large lobby?
I use the Proximatron.