(PRWEB) April 23, 2003
Just when it seems the internet providers like EarthLink and AOL are helping to prevent those annoying pop up ads, along comes a new version. It's called IP messaging. It's built-in all Windows 2000, NT and XP operating systems. The intended use is to communicate important messages to multiple users on a network - like in an office setting. However, some clever internet programmers discovered a new use.
IP messaging can now be used as a massive marketing tool on the internet. These messages do not use email addresses or email servers of any kind. They are broadcast directly over the internet protocol (IP). They are sent from the marketers personal computer directly to the "end user's" computer to the tune of up to 100,000 per hour.
These pop ups are worse than the standard pop up ads. The pop up ads we were forced to endure only pop up when visiting a website programmed with the ads. But the new IP pop up ads can be sent anytime you are connected to the internet. And they appear on top of any window you have opened.
Fortunately, another set of creative internet programmers have released IP pop up ad blocker software. It's available to download at SonicPoint.com/ipblock.html. The price is only $8.95.