I use PopUpPopper to control the pop-ups and it does a very good job of stopping what I do not want. However, I have not been able to block one particular pop-up ww.smashits.com (yes, there are only two w's). I have put it in the Block popup column, as well as in the internet explorer/tools/privacy/sites, "always block", but that has not helped. Grateful for any help. This is annoying, since it sometimes (though not always) changes my cursor to green. Many thanks. Adaware and Spybot S&D reports are clean, as well as the computer as checked by AVG.