i have anti pop up thingy installed but i still seem to be getting loads of pop up ads etc. is there a real good way to stop them.

for example claria keeps appearing and so too all the casino gambling ones

help please


  • and now ancestry is non stop!
  • I dont have anything that pops up !
  • SezzSezz ✭✭✭
    I don't get any pop ups at all with my pop up blocker. I will try to fathom out what make it is.
  • thanks

    never sure if you are being serious Melds
  • wots a pop up?

    Seriously, though, I run Firefox on both my PC (Win XP) and Mac (OS X). Firefox dramatically reduces the number on the PC, and they almost never occur on the Mac. I would recommend getting Firefox if you've not got it - and virtually anything else if you're still using Internet Explorer!
  • thats the way I like it Woj

    I have no idea what blocks mine either to be honest!

  • MuttleyMuttley ✭✭✭
    Another vote for Firefox here. The net is soooo much faster without pop-ups, pop-unders and all the other detritus.
  • I don't seem to get any pop ups thanks to Norton and a built-in pop up blocker with BTYahoo Broadband and something else but I dunno what it is or which of the three works. The downside is that lots of my uni stuff is online and is opened in a new window but my pop up blockers block it so a good blocker stops other stuff working too.

    I guess it's worth the minor, infrequent irritant of not being able to access something to avoid the pesky pop ups when I'm looking stuff up online.
  • is firefox a freebie? any details?
  • MuttleyMuttley ✭✭✭
    It's a freebie. Details here:

  • 'lots of my uni stuff is online and is opened in a new window but my pop up blockers block it so a good blocker stops other stuff working too.'

    You can fix that in Firefox to allow certain sites only to pop-up.
  • MuttleyMuttley ✭✭✭
    One thing about Firefox, though - not all sites work properly with it. Only a small minority, but a pain when, eg, your credit card website will display only in IE.
  • sorry IE?
  • MuttleyMuttley ✭✭✭
    Internet Explorer.
  • I'd be sooo happy if I couldn't access my bank or credit card sites ;-)
  • Muttley, the fact that some sites don't work propely on Firefox is the fault of the people who design the sites and not the browser. Many designers design only for IE and ignore the other browsers. As a web designer, trust me when I say that IE is the most annoying and non-standards compliant browser out there. Basically as a rule of thumb you design for all other browsers then put in hacks so it works in Internet Explorer as its so bad. Avoid IE like the plague!
  • dan dandan dan ✭✭✭
    *pops up*

  • Stewie - do you rate firefox?
  • Anyone with Firefox - can I use it but keep IE for pesky sites wot only work in IE?
  • MuttleyMuttley ✭✭✭
    I know that, Stewie! But it's annoying nonetheless.

    Scoobs - yes, you can. I do. I have a dual-boot pooter. On one installation I have Firefox only, having stripped out IE. On the other installation I have both Firefox and IE.

    This is on WinMe, mind. Might be different on later OS's.
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