RE: not really OT: eweek article 'Popup Ads Bad for Business'

Subject: RE: not really OT: eweek article 'Popup Ads Bad for Business'
From: "Goldstein, Dan" <DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 10:23:35 -0500


Popup Manager (http://www.endpopups.com) is also very good at blocking them.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Jones
> Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 10:14 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: not really OT: eweek article 'Popup Ads Bad for Business'
>
> Jim Rapoza wrote a good eweek article. Pop-up ads, especially the kind
> you cannot immediately close down, are extremely annoying. I installed
> Ad-aware and Spybot (recommended by someone at Earthlink) on
> my machine
> and the problem has nearly gone away for me, but I know it's still out
> there.
>
> How in the world people could come up with such a way to
> annoy others is
> beyond me. I would tend to doubt that companies ever got back their
> investments in this technology. And I believe they must have laid out
> some pretty good bucks, judging from the relative
> sophistication of the
> technology.

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