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List Of Popup Sites

Posted on 2006-06-26
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Hi,

I'm trying to compile a list of popup sites to block.

Is there a site that offers a list popup domains to block?

In the past I've found lists that contain popup sites and other ad sites, however, I'm ONLY looking for popup sites. :)

Thanks!
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Question by:Webby_z
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Hello Webby :-)
I hope this site helps. It is updated monthly.
http://www.top9.com/popups/index.html
David
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This free software adds something like 8000 know ad/malware sites to the restricted zone in Internet Explorer via a registry entry:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/resource.htm

Hope this helps.
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Also it has a new HOSTS file you can use.
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by:Rich Rumble
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Lot's of sites have their own pop up's... and don't use 3rd parties. To me this sounds like an uphill battle, like with Spam. White-list's rather than black-list's work better in this situations. FireFox, Opera and many others have some great tools to help prevent pop-up's as well. M$'s active-X is how most spyware is installed, but javascript remains one of the most popular pop-up creators.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_list
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_list
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop-up

Again, there are lot's of pop-up's that have a legitimate purpose, and aren't always served from the host site, Akamai and other such content providers/cacher's, are a good example.
-rich
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I too would agree that it would be a better solution to use a popup blocker/security/software rather that attempting to stop the popup sites by other means (e.g. manual methods such as Hosts files / adding restricted sites / etc - the list of potential sites which you need to block would be impossible to be complete and to keep updated).

Good luck.
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