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    Extra Windows (IE 5.5)

    Is there any way to keep IE from allowing extra windows to open in addition to the one you're viewing, such as all the annoying ads that now seem to pop up so often. (Is anybody really all that interested in miniature video cameras, anyway? There must be 100 or more sites peddling those.)

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    Re: Extra Windows (IE 5.5)

    As far as I know, there is no option in IE to prevent that. However, there are some programs around that will do it. You might search the web for one that I think is named AdSubtract. I haven't been there recently, but I seem to remember seeing several on <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.twocows.com/>TwoCows</A>
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    Re: Extra Windows (IE 5.5)

    I received a Lockergnome article that addressed the X10 nuisance... According to HoleCity, those ads popped up some 28 million times in May, making it the 5th most "visited" site. To counter this and other popup ads, the Lockergnome article suggested AnalogX POW!

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/pow.htm>http://www.analogx.com/contents/down...etwork/pow.htm</A>

    This program claims to be effective against Geocities and Tripod popups as well, plus others by adding offending sites to a list. I'm going to give it an initial try this weekend at home, so for now I can't give you any performance evaluation yet. If it's worth it, I'll follow this up on Software Finds.

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    Re: Extra Windows (IE 5.5)

    TwoCows or <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tucows.com>TUCOWS</A>?

    TUCOWS = The Ultimate Collection Of Winsock Software ~~ but not just tcom software.

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    Re: Extra Windows (IE 5.5)

    I would recommend POW, the only downside is that you have to specify the windows you want killed.

    POW reads the page header, (displayed at the top of your browser window) and compares it to a list. If it finds a match, *le pouf* no more window.

    Once you get a good base of popup windows, it works VERY well.
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    Re: Extra Windows (IE 5.5)

    Thanks, I'll look for it.
    Meanwhile, I also found "WebWasher". Know anything about that one? Seems well done.

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