Add blocking app

edesignuk

Moderator emeritus
Original poster
Mar 25, 2002
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London, England
Does anyone know of a good app to stop popup adds when surfing the web (for OS X) ?
Does it exist? I use AdsGone on my PC and it's great, it stops them all :D.
 

resm

macrumors 6502
Feb 1, 2002
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Singapore
Add blocking

block's even Tread's !

I use Norton Internet Security (Privacy Control) on OS X

But when I activate it something funny is happening.
I can still logg in to Macrumors but the Tread's mysteriously disappear.

So its limited useful
 

mac15

macrumors 68040
Dec 29, 2001
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use chimera as your browser you can set it so it blocks it for you. Which is kinda nice
 

alex_ant

macrumors 68020
Feb 5, 2002
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All up in your bidness
If you use OmniWeb, iCab, Mozilla, or Netscape 6.2 (I think), there should be an option in the preferences to disable popup windows. For other browsers you can turn off JavaScript (although this of course has many undesirable side effects). For an app to block popups, look on VersionTracker.

On a related note, if you're somewhat comfortable with the command line, try junkbuster to block ad images. Junkbuster acts as a proxy that screens out images from sites that you specify, so that your one junkbuster blockfile works with all web browsers that support proxies (in case you use a browser that can't block certain images, or in case you ever switch web browsers).

Alex
 

stromie952

macrumors regular
Apr 22, 2002
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Rochester, NY
How would I go about setting up Chimera to block pop up ads. I have looked around, but I can't find a setting to change.

Thanx for any help
 

Choppaface

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Jan 22, 2002
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SFBA
netbarrier will let you block ad images too by adding crap onto the request URL....pretty effective, but doesnt stop popups

I used panicware on my PC, but I really find myself comming across a lot of legit popups so its not that effective...at least not for me
 
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