Asked Questions & Upgrade Instructions
Popup Killer is pretty self-explanatory and very easy to use, but
here are answers to questions you may have:
hope that the Ultimate Popup Killer (UPK) has become your solution
to one of the most annoying nuisances on the web - Runaway, renegade popups.
It's "extra-strength" and stops popups most other "popup
stoppers" let through.
Popup Killer Set My Home Page To http://www.SearchBy.net - Yes,
the free version of the Ultimate Popup Killer sets your homepage to
the "Ultimate" search engine page, as described in the agreement
and "terms of usage" that you agreed to when it was installed.
It loads fast, and gives you more search options than other start pages
- I think you're going to like it.
If you would prefer to have your home page set to something
else and want to continue running the "Ultimate Popup Killer",
you can currently purchase a paid version for just $12 which allows
you to set your own home page by clicking
do I know that UPK is running, and how can I close it for an individual
session? - When you launch Internet Explorer, you should see the
UPK icon in the bottom of your task bar... By right-clicking the bullseye
icon, you'll see a checkmark by "Enable". By left-clicking
"Enable" and removing the checkmark, Ultimate Popup Killer
will be disabled. Don't forget to put the check mark back later to continue
benefitting from Ultimate Popup Killer!
A second way to disable Ultimate Popup killer is to close it for the
current windows session. To close it, right-click the icon and choose
"exit". Don't worry, the program will re-load the next time
you start windows.
I disable UPK just momentarily, if there's a certain link or
popup I want to have pop up that Ultimate Popup Killer is preventing?
Yes! Starting with UPK v7.3, you can momentarily
halt UPK by simply holding down the "CTRL" button on your
keyboard while clicking a popup link or while a page is loading.
do I find out if I have v7.3 with this added feature?
Right-click the bullseye icon and left-click "Settings". At
the top of the settings box, you'll see "Ultimate Popup Killer
7.3". If you have 7.2 or below, you'll just see "Ultimate
Popup Killer" (without the 7.3 notice). If that's the case, you
can download the newest 7.3 version by going to www.UltimatePopupKiller.com,
uninstalling your current version, and reinstalling the new version.
I have a "White List" of domains that I WANT to allow popups
all the time? For instance, I play some lotto sites that need
popups to play the games, and I check mail with hotmail.com, and the
new mail screens pop up.
Yes, in the new version 7.3, Ultimate Popup Killer lets you allow popups
on certain domains that you choose. If you right-click the icon on the
bottom of the screen (the red and white "target" icon in the
task bar), you see an "allow popups" icon. So if, say, you
want all popups on hotmail.com to come up while you're checking your
mail, you can add "hotmail.com" to the "allow popups"
screen, and then all windows will pop up on hotmail.com
do I change sounds or turn off the sound? - With your Internet Explorer
browser open, right-click on the UPK icon at the bottom of your task
bar, and left-click "Play Sound". If a .wav file isn't currently
selected, you can choose any .wav file you have on your computer if
you'd like to hear something to let you know when a popup window is
killed. If you want to turn OFF the sound, then select nothing.
minimum system requirements are needed to run Ultimate Popup Killer?
- You just need Internet Explorer 5.0 or above (sorry Netscape users,
but popup killers don't work consistently with Netscape), and Windows
95, 98, ME, 2000, XP or above.
I give the free version to friends? - Yes, please feel free to let
others know about the Ultimate Popup Killer. The only restriction is
that you can't SELL it, it was meant to be given away free. Just send
your friends to www.UltimatePopupKiller.com
to download the free version, or you can just email them the installation
Popup Killer doesn't seem to be working properly. - For the vast
majority of users, the Ultimate Popup Killer works great. If it's not
blocking popups for you properly, one possibility is that you didn't
close all Internet Explorer windows before installing
the program. You may want to uninstall
the program, then reinstall it.
If you originally downloaded the program before June 4, 2002 and you're
having some type of problem with it, we recommend you download the newest
version of the program by clicking
uninstalled and reinstalled Ultimate Popup Killer and it STILL doesn't
work. What should I do?
There may be a glitch in your version of Internet Explorer that, while
it still allows Explorer to function, caused Ultimate Popup Killer not
to work correctly. If it doesn't work after reinstalling while having
all Internet Explorer windows closed, unfortunately it's just not going
to work for you.
We recommend uninstalling the program and trying a different program.
You can go to www.download.com and search for "popup killer"
or "popup stopper" to see a list of alternate programs you
can try. Experiment and see which works best for you, you'll definitely
find one that'll work for you.
getting error messages on my computer. Is it because of the Ultimate
Popup Killer program?
The only error message you may get when using Ultimate Popup Killer
is a "Couldn't Connect To Internet Explorer" message when
you're turning on windows. If you get that message on a regular basis,
you should uninstall the program, since it appears there's a problem
with Ultimate Popup Killer connecting with Internet Explorer.
Besides that, it's highly unlikely that the Ultimate Popup Killer is
causing other error messages on your computer. If you want to be 100%
sure that Ultimate Popup Killer isn't causing any error messages you
may be getting in Windows, you can uninstall the program and see if
you continue to get the errors.
do I do if I want to uninstall the program? - Click
here for uninstall instructions.
the Ultimate Popup Killer contain "Sypware"?
NO! The only thing the Ultimate Popup Killer does is kill popups. As
explained previously and very clearly in the software installation terms
& conditions, the free version sets your home page to SearchBy.net
(the trade-off to keep the software free.) Or for $12 you can upgrade
to the paid
version that allows you to set your homepage to anything you would
The Ultimate Popup Killer contains no spyware, it does not
track what you do, there is no additional software bundled with
it. It just does what it's supposed to: Stops Popups Dead.
information should answer 99% of the questions you may have. If you have
any other questions or problems that aren't answered here, please:
we'll see what we can do to help. Please be as specific as possible in describing what problem you're having.
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