5 Ways to Block Pop-Ups.
Advertisers are always looking for any way to draw attention to their products. Although standard ad ads are still widely used, they now seem almost invisible to the average web browser. Pop-ups and other forms of advertising are now being used to put an ad on your face that you have no choice but to accept at least. No matter what type of ad you are, hackers are a problem, and there are now many options available to keep them completely off your computer screen.
- Internet Explorer for Windows XP with Service Pack 2
This release of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP has brought a few important changes to the operating system. Also noteworthy was the addition of a pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer.
A pop-up blocker is integrated into the browser and can be customized by browsing on the “Tools” tab at the top of the program. Like most pop-up blocker applications, personal preferences can be set to allow / disable hackers from certain sites, as well as provide a customizable way for the user to be alerted to the fact that pop-up is blocked.
For those using Windows XP, upgrading to Service Pack 2 is a great idea for the security of your entire system, but especially for the added convenience of an integrated pop-up blocker. For those who have a Microsoft operating system other than XP, sorry, this is not available to you.
- Other Web Browsers
There are other web browser options available, and many have installed a pop-up blocker long before Microsoft decided to install one in Internet Explorer.
The Mozilla Firefox browser version 1.0 was officially released on November 9. This browser has received a lot of praise and has become very popular as an alternative to Internet Explorer.
Firefox is a highly customizable web browsing app that includes an active pop-up blocker, tabbed browsing, and many other features not available in Internet Explorer.
Crazy Browser is another option released in 2002, which is not another browser, as it is the skin of Internet Explorer. For Crazy Browser to work, the system must have Internet Explorer 5 (or higher) installed, and Windows 95 (or higher) installed as the operating system. The Crazy Browser app then takes over the Internet Explorer functionality and adds features such as Firefox, such as a pop-up blocker and tabbed browsing.
- Browser Toolbar
Many of these toolbars offer unique features that are intended to enhance the user’s experience of browsing the web in a variety of ways but often include a pop-up blocker. While there are toolbars available on most websites, Google, MSN, and Yahoo some of the most respected names have one available.
Installation of these toolbars is quick and easy, and the hardest part may be learning to print fine on license terms.
While these toolbars can do an excellent job of blocking pirates, they can also get data from your filtering/search habits. If you feel like the toolbar might be the right solution for you, stick to one from a trusted name, and just make sure you learn the right print.
- Pop Up Blocker Software
Independent pop-up blocking software is available in dozens, if not hundreds, of different sources. With a variety of connections, and prices ranging from free to $ 30 (and above), one choice can be a daunting task. Many of the programs that are not available for free come with a free trial download, so you can at least get a feel for the system before installing it. Some of the options in this category include STOPzilla, Secure IE, Zero Popup, and Pop Swatter, to name a few.
The key to this type of pop-up blocking solution is that you now have another standalone application running on your computer. Although they
often less widely used, why run the program
to do something that can be handled by someone who is already running anyway? Additionally, with the many reliable solutions available to remove criminals for free,
spending money on one is hard to forgive.
Along with a dedicated pop-up blocker, another recommended trick to remove criminals is to remove spyware from your computer system. Some pop-up programs use compatible spyware to target criminals especially you and your web filtering habits. An excellent, free spyware removal program for all types of Spybot Search & Destroy.
- Internet access software from Select ISPs
Some ISPs (Internet Service Providers) now include a pop-up blocker and software they provide subscribers to access the Internet. Earthlink, Optimum Online, and AOL are just a few of the major providers who are adding value to their packages by adding a pop-up blocker. Combining this functionality with the basic ISP software definitely makes things easier for the subscriber, as there may be no need to find it elsewhere.
Generally, these blockers work, but they do not have very rich features and may have limited options for customization by the end-user. Another charge for pop-up blockers provided by the ISP is that some operate only with their service. So, in case you switch to a new provider, you will need to be ready to switch to a new pop-up blocker.
Gangs are a fact of life online, but that doesn’t mean you have to be patient. Among the five common solutions presented above, there are hundreds of options available to remove the clutter of pop-up ads, allowing you to
enjoy only the content you intend to see.