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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Coorslite, Jan 22, 2002.

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  1. Coorslite

    Coorslite Thread Starter

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    Is there a program that can eliminate pop up advertisements, it's very annoying. Appreciate any help, thanks, Larry:(
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    yes there are programs to stop popups but they interfere with the javascripts & cause navigation problems & stops the links you click from working as well. I do not recommend them.
     
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  4. Gnosisless

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    I like The Proxomitron

    www.proxomitron.org

    It can be completely customized and has more features than most any other popup killer you will find. It functions as a proxy server and does not directly interfere with your browser in any way.

    While it is true that some settings will interfere with Javascripts, this can easily be disabled permanently, bypassed temporarily (two clicks), or a particular website can be added to a list of sites not filtered.

    Although it might take some time to become familiar with the capabilities, the help system is good and there are downloadable config files to address many surfing "problems", including web bugs.

    Best of all, it's free, though you can register it by buying a cd of a Japanese pop band called Shonen Knife. I heartily recommend it.

    From the Proxomitron.org site:

    Enter The Proxomitron, Re-Writing the web Your way...

    Using special HTML filters, the Proxomitron can transform web pages on the fly - changing most anything you wish. Speed your browsing by saying goodbye to slow loading cyber spam and other web-gimmickry. Customize pages to suit your tastes. Take control of your web viewing, and don't be slave to some web-master's whims.

    It works with most any browser (not just the big two) and, for starters, can do the following keen things...

    Stop or limit Pop-up windows
    Control MIDI music and other sounds
    Freeze animated .GIFs - load only the first frame
    Kill most all advertising banners
    Stop Web-Branding and other scripts added by web space providers
    Stop Pop-up alert/confirm boxes
    Remove slow web counters
    Stop web pages and ads from "auto-refreshing"
    Remove Dynamic HTML
    Prevent getting stuck in someone's frames
    Remove frames or tables altogether for that matter
    Kill or change selected Java scripts and applets
    Add your own scripts to pages!
    Remove or replace web page and/or table background images
    Stop Status bar scrollers
    Unhide URLs obscured by status line text
    Convert blinking text to bold
    Remove Layers and Style sheets
    And as they say, much, much more...
     
  5. SavvyLady

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    I would imagine what works for you may not work for me. I can't even use a proxy server provided to me by my cable company . If I have it enabled I can't browse to certain locations on the web. Its not a security or net nanny issue either. Its navigational problems. So hopefully you can find one that gives you no problems.

    Good Luck
     
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