Saturday, August 19, 2006

Popups Begone!

It goes without saying that popups are a plight for net users. Usually, they are ads on a website which generate money to support the website. Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox and Opera all offer a popup blocking feature. In the case of IE, you need Windows XP with SP2, which includes the popup blocker. All three web browser have extensions, add-ons and plug-ins to enhance the individual popup blocker. In the case of IE, you can install the Google toolbar or Yahoo! Toolbar. As for Firefox, you can use extensions, such as Adblocker or NoScript. Opera has a great popup blocker and users can select the level of popup blocking.

Well, it is nice to know that there are excellent popup blockers but how do you go about putting them to the test. Well, this is where PopupTest comes in to the picture. The website test popup blockers against commonly used popup techniques. In addition, the website also has a list of free and commercially available popup blockers.

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