PopUpOFF - Popup and overlay blocker

PopUpOFF - Popup and overlay blocker

Removes and prevents popups, overlays and cookie notifications, other tools do not. Enjoy the original look of the internet.

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What is PopUpOFF - Popup and overlay blocker?

PopUpOFF - Popup and overlay blocker, is a revolutionary Chrome Extension that puts you in control of your browsing experience. It tirelessly works to detect and eliminate intrusive pop-ups, overlays, and cookie notifications. Unique for being an open-source, non-commercial project, it is 100 times smaller than most such extensions with a goal to restore the original look of the internet. It has the potential to unlock and read paid content on some websites for free. Warning: it can be highly addictive!

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Stats
Rating: 4.77 (112)
Version: 2.1.3 (Last updated: 2023-08-10)
Creation date: 2020-06-29
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
Host permissions:
  • http://*/
  • https://*/
Size: 59.79K
Email: Click to see
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PopUpOFF
PopUpOFF (v2.1.3)
4.42 (60) 19,076
Not available on Edge
Merlin
Summary

Hey! Have you seen the terrific rating above? You must be wondering: “Is it finally a good popup blocker? Should I try it?” Do read the text below to find out if that's something you'd like to give a try.

So, answering your questions: “No and Yes” - it isn’t some “good” popup blocker. PopUpOFF is brilliant: https://github.com/RomanistHere/PopUpOFF/issues/16 - and you should definitely try it if you are as annoyed with popups, cookie notifications, overlays and other sticky things that overlay content as I do.

Why?

  • PopUpOFF doesn’t just block some popups that other developers paid for, but YOU are in control of it. You decide not to have any single overlay on the screen or casually remove only the most annoying things (hi cookie notifications and subscription popups).
  • You can unlock and read PAID content FOR FREE on some websites (see the video above).
  • Size of this extension is 100 times less than any other average popup blocker in the store. Size doesn’t matter? Well… I wouldn't be so sure about that.
  • PopUpOFF is a non-commercial and open-source project. It means no ads, no tracking, everything it has is available for you for free and forever. I am RomanistHere and I’m giving you this piece of better web.

Drawbacks?

  • It still is in development, so there could be bugs or imperfect solutions, I’m working on it solo and there are other things in the world to do. So be gentle, I created it for myself back then, but now I’m doing it for you.
  • PopUpOFF is as addictive as it gets. After you start using it, there would be no way back. You were warned :)
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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Effective at blocking pop-ups and overlays
  • Different levels of blocking
  • Improved web browsing experience
  • Ease of use
  • Doesn't impede on user's privacy
Cons
  • Some users have reported issues with the extension breaking when Chrome updates
  • Cannot upload files to websites by dragging and dropping
  • Requires manual disabling on certain websites
  • Outdated interface
  • Issues with certain websites
Most mentioned
  • Blocks pop-ups and overlays effectively
  • Easy to setup and use
  • Improved web browsing experience
  • Different levels of blocking
  • Issues with Chrome updates
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Safety
Risk impact

PopUpOFF - Popup and overlay blocker is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install PopUpOFF - Popup and overlay blocker if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

PopUpOFF - Popup and overlay blocker has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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