Pros: These 3rd-party anti-popup products effectively block popup ads. They also prevent/erase spyware and adware without having to install separate anti-spyware software. These software products have no advertising on screen.
Cons: You can get the same functionality from many no-cost popup blockers and anti-spyware (see next pages).
Where to Get These Popup Blockers: Here is a list of the most popular paid popup blockers, current to February, 2005:
$29.95; AdsGone blocks popups, banner ads, flash ads, and spyware. Very popular.
- Popup Blocker 3.0
$9.95; Performs all basic popup blocking; good price.
- Panicware Popup Stopper
$29.95, free edition also available. Very popular
- STOPzilla Popup Eliminator
$29.95; A full-featured anti-popup and anti-spyware product, STOPzilla also erases history and cookie tracks.
- Exit Killer Pro
$49.95; Expensive, but full-featured.
- Popup Cop by Edensoft
$19.99; Excellent price, too.
- Popup Killer
$29.95; Very few false positives, and a popular download make this a good choice for the money.