Popup Stopper Basic
Type of Program: Internet Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/2000/ME
Company Name: Panicware
Price: $19.95 (Online)
Installed Size: 800KB
How many times have you felt like really smashing your monitor
after you've stopped yelling at screaming about all those crazy, annoying pop-up
ads that splatter all over your screen while surfing the Internet? After a very
short time you really get sick of them don't you? I know I do! I get so tired of
closing those annoying ads that sometimes I want to scream. I remember I once
surfed over to some site (I don't remember where for sure) but I must have had
to close a minimum of twenty ads! But that was long before I found Popup Stopper
Basic. That's when I went on the search for the perfect ad blocker. I tried
several until I found Popup Stopper Basic. Its name really does say it all.
Popup Stopper Basic is your perfect companion when doing any amount of Internet
surfing. It does what it says, and says what it does!
Popup Stopper Basic does come in many flavors and I do recommend purchasing
either the Pro version or the Companion version. Although they do have a
download for a free version (which handles the ads very well), but your purchase
gives you a much better product as far as features, which I review here in the
Popup Stopper Basic Pro is easy to install, does a tremendous job in stopping
those annoying ads and resides very neatly on your browser as a small toolbar.
With this toolbar comes the functionality of setting many of its options and
Popup Stopper Basic is the only product to provide native support for AOL, MSN,
Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera, Yahoo SBC, CompuServe, WMConnect, Juno,
NetZero and Mozilla all in one software package! It is also I believe the only
one of its type that is sold in retail stores (Companion Version).
What I liked about Popup Stopper Basic was the fact that it will close those
annoying script errors many other ad stoppers don't. Sometimes when an ad pops
up you may see an error dialog box telling you about some scripting errors
(because the ad was not allowed to pop up). Popup Stopper Basic will
automatically close those errors so you can continue on with your business. If
you wish, you can allow any URL not to be blocked, which can also be changed
anytime later. If you want any pop up to appear you can set a hot key that
allows them when invoked.
Bottom line: When you get sick enough of those aggravating pop ups you'll soon
see the many benefits of having Popup Stopper Basic! Don't be fooled by the
others that promise this and that. Many of those others either don't do all they
say they will do, don't block all the ads all the time, or are only useful for a
limited amount of time! So until those annoying pop up ads are outlawed, Popup
Stopper Basic is your best choice!
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Robert Hall
Purchases can be made online
from their Web site.