Sureshot® releases freeware
"Stop-the-Pop-Up"™ for the Windows Operating System.
March 12, 2003:
Sureshot Software today announced the latest release of
"Stop-the-Pop-Up"™, an innovative pop-up blocking software product
dealing with advertisements such as browser pop-up windows, Messenger Service spam,
hostile activeX controls, GAIN adware pop-ups, etc.
"Since the last release of
Stop-the-Pop-Up we have seen a huge increase in spyware and adware installed
on the end-users' computers. These applications
are delivered to users bundled with popular peer-to-peer programs such as Kazaa or
installed by a new tactic called 'drive-by downloads'.
", states Roger Karlsson, project manager at
Sureshot Software. "We developed Stop-the-Pop-Up to put the users in control
of their online experience. Our first step was to deal with ordinary browser pop-up windows
that open when the user surf the web. During the last months we have seen that
this was not enough and we decided to fight the spyware and
adware that run on users' computer. This release
tackles many types of adware and protects the user from installing them
in the first place. No other pop-up killer
software on the market today can offer the stability and range of functionality as
this no-cost solution."
Stop-the-Pop-Up™ works by monitoring all windows
on your PC, tracking every pop-up window. The popup stopper has full
support for both pop-ups and pop-under ads and will kill them even
before they appear on the screen.
An unique feature is that it will kill all pop ups and rotating
banners ads from file sharing programs and the spyware/adware that are bundled
with these peer-to-peer programs. Stop-the-Pop-Up supports Kazaa, Kazaa Lite, Morpheus,
Grokster, iMesh and Direct Connect.
The pop up killer will also stop the
new breed of pop-ups called "Messenger
Service spam". Messenger Service pop ups can spam you even when your
web browser is closed. Stop-the-Pop-Up™ will also recognize and kill hostile activeX
controls from companies known to develop spyware or adware. Gator, GAIN,
C2, Comet Systems, Cydoor, Marketscore, Hotbar etc, are on the black list.
The banner ads in ICQ pro 2003 and
MSN Messenger 4.6-5.0 are also removed.
Pricing and Availability
released as freeware and a download is available at
About Sureshot Software
Sureshot Software develops easy-to-use and
high quality pop-up control software
solutions for both home and enterprise users. Sureshot Software distributes its products via the
Internet to more than 150 countries around the world, with customers including
Shell, L'Oreal, and Siemens.
To learn more, visit Sureshot at