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tsam19 01-16-2011 10:22 AM

Pop Up Blocker For Firefox - Does one exist?
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I've been looking for a pop up blocker for the MAC, there doesn't seem to be much software out there for this issue.

I am using Mac Osx 10.6.6 with Firefox web browser mainly.

I have the 'Block Pop Up Window Checked' in preferences>privacy

I have seen these sites:

Pop-Up Zapper, a Mac popup blocker by Ricardo Batista

Popup killer for Mac os - The pop-up blocker and ad stopper for Macintosh

Download Pop-Up Zapper for Mac - Block pop-up ads and images in web browsers.

But keep getting an error window when trying to run ( see pic)

However if anyone can let me know of any software that will stop these pop ups.


cwa107 01-16-2011 10:45 AM

Since all major browsers have built-in pop-up blockers (Firefox included), stand-alone pop-up blocker applications kinda died off the earlier part of the last decade. The programs you're looking at are likely quite old and haven't been updated to run on newer versions of OS X.

Unfortunately, a lot of the craftier marketing companies are finding new and more elusive ways of creating pop-ups, and they tend to thwart the pop-up blockers. If you're running into them regularly, might I suggest Ad Block Plus for Firefox? Not only will it quell pop-ups, but just about any advertising.

cwa107 01-16-2011 10:48 AM

Another thing to look at - documentation for the Firefox pop-up blocker:

Pop-up blocker | How to | Firefox Support

Sawday 01-16-2011 11:01 AM

Have to agree with above. If you have Firefox you don't need a separate pop-up blocker. BTW its mac not MAC.

bobtomay 01-16-2011 11:34 AM

Edited title since you're asking specifically about Firefox. Any ad blocking would be specific to the browser being used.

tsam19 01-16-2011 01:45 PM

Re: cwa107

Thanks for the reply mate.;)

Re: Sawday

Thanks for the reply.However If I choose to spell MAC this way, don't get upset about it.

Re: bobtomay

Thanks for re-editing my 'title'!!

The original title fitted the original opening question - Are there any pop up blockers for a mac?

I stated I used Firefox, as guaranteed someone would have asked 'what browser' software are you using?

It seems pretty obvious now that all or any other answers are going to be relating to firefox, when someone else may have info about an actual pop up ad software package.

I'd prefer if this post was DELETED, I will seek the answer another time or at the Apple store.


CrimsonRequiem 01-16-2011 02:56 PM

Check out the addons. Called YesPop Up. Ever since I have been using it, I've never had a pop up or a "back" pop up.

tsam19 01-20-2011 11:02 AM

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Re: CrimsonRequiem

Tried looking for 'Yespop up' as you suggested.

Yes I browsed all add ons.

If you have a link for it let me know.

No such ADD ON.

CrimsonRequiem 01-20-2011 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by tsam19 (Post 1172747)
Re: CrimsonRequiem

Tried looking for 'Yespop up' as you suggested.

Yes I browsed all add ons.

If you have a link for it let me know.

No such ADD ON.

Here you go. Linky

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