I was about to purchase a pop up blocker because of the many, many annoying pop ups I get.
I found this site that offers a FREE version. It's not shareware and their is no trial period. It is absolutely free.
I was very skeptical that this would work, but I tried it anyway. I am pleasantly surprised!!!!!
Went to a few boards that are NOTORIOUS for pop ups and I didn't get a single one.
Anyone interested? Heres the link: free pop-up blocker
When the first pop-up is blocked a dialogue screen will come up that notifies you that a pop-up is trying to come through. When that screen comes up you can click the "Don't notify me of this anymore" button and it goes away. After that you will see your cursor turn into a red circle with a line through it for a split second when pop-ups try to get in. Download it and then go to one of the sites that give out a barrage of pop-ups. You will be pleased.