Ad and PopUp Tools

Ad Muncher

Price: Freemium
Platform: Windows
Last Modified: July 14, 2012

Ad Muncher removes adverts, popups, and general browsing annoyances from all popular browsers and Web-utilizing programs. It also removes banners displaying and popup generating programs like ICQ, Morpheus, Kazaa, Grokster, iMesh, BearShare, LimeWire, etc.

Ad Muncher is also configured by default to remove most popular adverts, meaning all you need to do to start enjoying it is just install it and it will do the rest. For those who like to
tinker there are options to define your own criteria for removing things, so even very uncommon adverts can be dealt with, as well as non-advert material too; basically anything you find
annoying on a web page can be removed. There are also options to deal with general browsing annoyances such as background music, javascript alert boxes, status-bar modifiers and code which interferes with the usage of your mouse.

AdBlock for Opera

Price: Free
License: GPLv3
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Platform: Opera Extension
Last Modified: October 2, 2020

AdBlock for Opera offers users the possibility to enjoy the websites they visit without viewing any
advertisements. This browse extension can enhance the user experience by disabling ads so that users can view
only the content they want.

Block all advertisements on all web pages, including Facebook, Youtube, and Hulu.

It works automatically: just click Add to Opera, then visit your favorite website. All ads will be gone — even those annoying video and popup ads!


Price: Free
Last Modified: December 29, 2012

ClickOff monitors a user-defined list of annoying nag windows and pop-ups—Are you sure you want to quit this application—and automatically handles the dialog box with whatever response you prefer. You can point ClickOff at pop-ups, alert dialogs, nags, and other windows you prefer not to have
to deal with every time they show up. Simply set up the action ClickOff should take when that window appears.

Features include:

  • Automatically clicks button on error messages that come up all the time
  • Fills in text
  • Closes browser popups
  • Minimizes or maximizes windows
  • Delay times can be set to allow user intervention
  • Single entries can be disabled temporarily
  • False clicks are avoided by taking the message text into the proccess of detecting
  • To close windows that contain certain words, wildcards can be used
  • The scanning speed can be set
  • Can be disabled for a short period or permanently without having to be exited
  • Has very low system resource needs, takes about 1 sec. to load and doesn’t slow down the system while running
  • Simple usage through hotkey support
  • Has language file support

Pop-up Tester

Price: Free
Platform: Website
Last Modified: August 21, 2020

Want to get rid those annoying pop-up windows? Have you downloaded or are planning to download a pop-up killer? Do you want to know how well it is working?

This site is a guide helping you choose a pop-up stopper and test that it deals with all types of pop up windows and tricks that advertisers use to get their ads through.

Shoot The Messenger

Price: Free
Last Modified: February 16, 2012

Shoot The Messenger is a very simple tool that helps you get rid of annoying IP based Messenger popup ads (the ones that use the Windows Messenger service).

These popups are unlike regular popups, since they abuse the Messenger Service, which is intended to send text messages
across a network, using the computer`s IP address. They can appear as dialog box on your desktop if you have the Messenger Service enabled and are not using a firewall. Shoot

The Messenger will display the current status of the Messenger Service and allows you to turn it off/on with a simple click, without having to go into the Windows configurations panel. The program does not need to be running after the service has been turned on or off. It can also be
used from the commandline.