Pop Up Spam Blocker

Pop Up Spam Blocker

A few years ago, browsing the World Wide Web was a nightmare. Whenever you visit a website, you get pop up windows appearing and distracting you from what you do. These pop ups are mostly the advertisements, survey questions, or some other unwanted things. Users used to get annoyed at these pop ups. As a solution for this pop up spam blocker software were invested. The pop up spam blocker identifies the pop ups at the time of triggering and then they do not allow the pop ups to be opened. Although this is the current implementation of pop up spam blocker, this was little different at the beginning. When the pop up spam blocker was first introduced, the pop up windows were not blocked or killed, rather they were displayed out of the screen or back of the opened windows. This solved the problem halfway, but did not solve the issues related security, as popup windows could cause security threats by executing arbitrary code.

At the beginning, the pop up spam blocker software were tiny software that was supposed to be installed in the computer. This approach required the additional installation of software for blocking and the approach was a hassle. But later, the software developers were able to integrate the pop up spam blocker software with the web browser itself. This way, you could switch on / off the pop up spam blocker software as and when needed. This was a great implementation of the pop up spam blocker as this was quite handy and more efficient than separate software. The web browser was able to accurately identify the pop ups and the overall effectiveness was high.

Nowadays, all web browsers are equipped with pop up spam blocker extensions. Some pop up spam blocker extensions are more effective than the others. By now, these pop up spam blocker extensions not only protect you from unwanted pop ups, rather they protect you from online ads as well. The Firefox and Google Chrome extensions such as AdBlock works using the same principles as a pop up spam blocker. The extension identifies the ad spaces in the web page (mostly flash ads) and blocks them from loading. This has many advantages. In case if you are using a low bandwidth connection, you save your bandwidth and it makes your browsing experience faster. In addition, by blocking unwanted ads, you can focus on your core work without getting distracted.

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