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  1. Slyhunter
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    Does anyone browse the internet without a popup blocker? If everyone uses them that makes them obsolete don't it?
     
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    Most people don't use them, the typical computer user knows how to turn the computer on, play solitaire, surf the internet, check email and break their "cup holder"..........
     
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    I have had to turn the popup blocker off before to access a site, then forgot to turn it back on....but was soon enough reminded with a blitzkrieg of popups, pop unders, and all that rot. Now when a site demands I turn off the blocker it's URL goes to my blacklist (actually block list of the Hosts File).
     
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    For me, I haven't found a better combination that AdBlockPlus and NoScript! working in tandem.
    For instance this website, without them it is slow to load because all of the ads loading, you get annoying pop-ups and flashing/moving ads.
    With ABP and NS - this site is almost instantaneous and zero ads.
     
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    I don't and have no issues with pop ups at all.

    I don't really frequent sites that require them anymore though as well. Basic virus protection is all I have ever really needed.
     
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    Don't use one. Actually just ignore the ads and don't really notice them.

    Much like I do with the many insane threads and topics I simply skim over and ignore.
     

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