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is a small, effective, and intelligent anti-popup
software product that can kill annoying popup windows
automatically. The software is completely free, easy to
install and easy to use. Pop This!
was developed by Jim Mathies, an independent Windows
software developer. Some key features of Pop
- It's free
- Easy to use
- Lightweight (a
- Does not include
- Does not create
annoying Windows tray icons or toolbars
- Stops 99% of all
- Support for site
- Works within
Internet Explorer, preventing popups before
they load, and unload
- Prevents browser
window resizing and movement
- Does not
interfere with normal web surfing
- Support for sound
- New in version
3.0 - pop-up protection improvements
in version 4.0 - pop-up protection
I've recently released a shareware
version of PopThis!
Professional through my new
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Pro features the quality pop-up
protection of PopThis!
version 4.0 with a number of additional features,
including a new Internet Explorer toolbar. Hey
and guess what, it's only $12.50!
it out! There's A Free 30-Day Trial!
(The PopThis! Professional Toolbar)
Visit my new shareware site SURFAPPS.COM
Sorry for the Bandwidth
Exceeded errors on my site. Folks seem to like Pop
This! more than I
anticipated. I moved the installer over to a new file
hosting service so hopefully it won't happen again. Note,
hosting this site and the files costs me about 50.00 per
month, so if you like Pop This!
Curoius how well PopThis!
pop-up protection works? Read some user feedback:
man - if you were to sell your PopThis! for $5 a
copy, you could retire a millionaire!
Easily the BEST product of its kind."
wanted to say thank you for Pop This!"
such a great tool!"
appreciate this app. It just plain works!"
believe your just giving Pop This! away!"
I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you what an
excellent program you have created. My wife and I use
Earthlink. I was using the trial of their popup
blocker, which ran out. So, I went searching for an
Boy, I'm glad I did!"
much for the excellent popup--it works great,
especially the latest versions!"
"I have not
had any popups since doing the Messenger procedure in
your FAQ. Thanks so so much. You get
another ringing endorsement from me!"
"popthis - I
"Hi, Jim. I
really like your pop-up stopper. I've tried a few,
and yours is the best I've used."
Thanks for all the
feedback folks, I appreciate it very much.
If you would like to try Pop
This!, you can download the installer here. The installer will copy and
install Pop This! into your
Program Files directory, and will add a Remove Programs
entry in the Windows Add/Removed control panel. If you
have any trouble with Pop This!,
or if you have a comment, feel free to email popthis
Note - Pop
This! does not disable image animations, or
Flash advertising within a web page. I believe content
providers have a right to earn income through
advertising, and to stipulate how their content is
displayed. What they do not have the right to do is cross
over on to your desktop. The content provider's domain is
within the browser window containing their content, it
should not reach beyond it.
I've also put together a FAQ with answers to common questions
and issues related to Pop This!
A new hot-key feature was
added to 2.01. If you happen to run into a link that
Pop This! interferes
with, just hold the shift key down to momentarily disable
Pop This! popup protection.
To configure Pop
This! select the "Pop This!
Options..." menu under Internet Explorer's Tools
Enable Pop This!
Turns Pop This! protection
on or off
Load into Explorer
Pop This! can optionally
work in Windows Explorer views. Explorer views are
commonly used for navigating through your local file
system, but can also accept URLs to web sites. Most users
do not surf the web using these windows, so by default
Pop This! does not load into these windows. If however
you do surf via these file windows, check the Load into
Explorer options to add Pop This! protection.
In some cases on older
Windows 98 systems, all browser views are actually
Explorer views. If you experience trouble preventing
pop-ups with Pop This! on Windows 98, enable this
Prevents sites from
resizing or fullscreening your browser window.
Prevents sites from
repositioning you browser window. Sites will often move
windows off your desktop so you can't see them, and then
use these windows to launch additional advertisements and
Page Load Timer
Displays the amount of
time a page takes to fully load in the status bar text. A
friend of mine, Dru, asked me to add this.
Web Site Filtering
In certain circumstances
you might want to disable Pop This!
for a particular site. The last site you navigated to
will be in the domain text entry. Simply click
"Disable Protection" to disable Pop
This! functionality for the domain.
Example domains: google.com, yahoo.com or be specific:
Turns sound notification
on or off. A beep will sound when a site attempts to
create a pop window.
The Statistics window
entry shows the total number of malicious actions Pop
This! has prevented since you installed the
Q & A
Some answers to common
questions about Pop This! and
this site -
- Who's that little
guy on the top of your site?
A: That's Kokopelli, He's dancing and playing
his flute because he doesn't have to deal
with popups anymore.
- Where did the
name Pop This! come
A: One day I received a popup from Yahoo!
Mail which gave me this idea. I was
thinking.. "yeah, Yahoo!, pop this!"
- How does Pop
A: You work for which advertising company?
- What are
automatic update checks?
A: Every 50th load of the Pop
This! software, the software
will download this file from my web site. It
will compare the versions, and if there is a
new release available, it will prompt you
with a small dialog that looks like this -
Clicking "Web Site" will simply
open a browser window to this web site,
allowing you to download the latest version
of Pop This!.
Clicking "OK" will simply reset the
load counter, and close the dialog. Clicking
"Disable Checks" will disable this
update check functionality forever. Note, I do
not collect any information from Pop
This!. Where you surf, what you
do, who you are, that's your business. My
business is killing popups.
- Wondering who I
A: My name is Jim Mathies, I'm a Windows
software developer. Here's a link to my web site if your
interested in finding out more about who's
you like Pop This!,
please link to my
site and help stop popups!
Happy popup free
- 1.00 : First release,
basic beta functionality
- 1.02 : Some bug fixes
on sites with multiple frames
- 1.03 : Improved User
update checks functionality
- 1.04 : Totally
revamped close window popup detection.
- 1.05 : Added a bug
fix for sub frame onbeforeclose events and
improved the installer a little bit.
- 1.06 : Added Dru's
Load Timer switch to options panel, and removed
some "overkill" configurations. Also
made some improvements to the installer related
to upgrading from older versions. This is
probably the last upgrade for a while. Things
seem pretty solid.
- 2.00 : Ditched the
cheezy beeps and went with a small, quite popup
alert sound. Plugged a little hole in the popup
protection. Fixed the "hotmail bug" in
1.06 involving form posts that generate popups.
Decreased the update check frequency. General
overall improvements after a great deal of
feedback from very helpful users. Thanks!
- 2.01 : Added a nice
feature a user suggested: to momentarily override
PopThis! popup protection, hold the shift key
down while you click on a link. This addresses an
issue with a few web sites which
"normalize" their web links after they
- 2.02 : Minor bug fix.
- 2.1 : Added form
buttons to the "generate popups ok
list". Loosened up the resize and reposition
protection which people felt was too restrictive.
A couple minor tweaks based on user feedback.
- 3.0 : Fixed crash on
close bug some folks experienced. Improved popup
protection, added filter list editor, load into
Explorer option in settings panel. Added
automatic Windows Messenger pop-up disabling.
New, much more reliable Install Shield installer.
- 4.0 : Fixed the Hot
keys bug and added a few more hot keys. Improved
the pop-up protection. Added a better white list
free for personal use. Commercial organizations
interested in selling, re-branding or publically
distributing Pop This! should contact the author.
Internal network distribution is ok. Please see the FAQ
for more information.