XP Pop-Up Blocker

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Death2PCs, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. Death2PCs macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know of a free/cheap and effective Pop-Up blocker for Win XP Home?

    This is driving me insane. Everytime I use my roommates CPU it makes me so glad I use a Mac. I hate skool for making me need to use a PC. HELP!
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    http://toolbar.google.com - the best solution, direct access to the best search engine on the planet, and built in pop-up blocker!
     
  3. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    And just like that, an Apple oriented site is able to give great advice for a PC user.
     
  4. manitoubalck macrumors 6502a

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    I've turned off all the popups on my machine, all you do is select "Don't display this message in future" when ever a popup comes up, sooner or later they are all gone.

    P.S: II know what you mean, I hate popups
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    Use Mozilla or Netscape instead of IE, that should solve all your pop up problems.

    TEG
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Argh! No, DON'T use Netscape! Maybe Moz if you don't mind it taking a while to load. Best browser for the PC is Firebird (google 4 it).
     
  7. Chealion macrumors regular

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    I'll echo Firebird, Firebird, Firebird! I never use IE on a PC. I use Firebird. Its the best browser IMHO on the PC.
     
  8. TEG macrumors 604

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    Dude, Firebird is Mozilla (V.2.0). All I ment is to goto mozilla and find one you want to use. Also Netscape 7, athough filled with AOL BS, is a very fast browser on XP as well a for Un*x systems running Gnome.

    TEG
     
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I know that, but Mozilla is the name of a browser, Firebird is a nice lightweight, and best implemented version of it.
     
  10. Chealion macrumors regular

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    Firebird is a stand alone browser. (So is Camino, but thats Mac OS X only)
    Thunderbird is a stand alone email client.
    Mozilla is the full meal deal of browser and email together, ala Netscape Communicator.
    Netscape is Mozilla with ads, lots of extra software and AOL branding everywhere.
     

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