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SurfHelper: A popup window killer and history cleaner

, 15 Nov 2001
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A free tool to remove popup windows, clear history, control window properties of IE, and more.

Introduction

This free tool was written to make surfing more comfortable and efficient.

Features

  • Remove popup windows by URL, title or window size.
  • Clear internet URL history, typed URL, temporary internet files, internet cookies, autocomplete forms history, autocomplete passwords history, Internet Explorer favorites, temp files, run history, document history, last logon user, find files history, find computer history, network connection history and telnet history.
  • Let IE window always show tool bar, menu bar, address bar, status bar and always resizable.
  • Hide IE windows by hotkey.
  • Remove status bar modifiers, context menu disablers, "onunload" command, Flash, and timer. (not 100% worked)

Requirements

  • The main program uses WTL 3.1. It was compiled and tested using Visual Studio 6.0, on Windows 2000.

Thanks to:

  • Peter Sun - Delete Temporary Internet Files
  • Ralph Walden - Case-Insensitive String Search
  • Magnus Egelberg - Dlg item resizer

License

This article has no explicit license attached to it but may contain usage terms in the article text or the download files themselves. If in doubt please contact the author via the discussion board below.

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About the Author

Xiaolin Zhang
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China China
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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralUnable to download the file Pin
Anonymous at 4-May-05 7:23
sussAnonymous4-May-05 7:23 
GeneralProblems Pin
Gianfranco Savino at 31-Aug-04 13:35
memberGianfranco Savino31-Aug-04 13:35 
QuestionHow to query a specific url from IE History? Pin
musicway at 1-Mar-04 20:36
membermusicway1-Mar-04 20:36 
GeneralRun history problems in XP... Pin
marcosvelasco at 14-Oct-03 7:32
membermarcosvelasco14-Oct-03 7:32 
GeneralRe: Run history problems in XP... Pin
Archit9373284448 at 4-Jan-09 4:15
memberArchit93732844484-Jan-09 4:15 
GeneralRun history problems in XP... Pin
marcosvelasco at 14-Oct-03 7:32
membermarcosvelasco14-Oct-03 7:32 
GeneralRe: Run history problems in XP... Pin
Anonymous at 2-Apr-04 4:41
sussAnonymous2-Apr-04 4:41 
QuestionHow to find specific file in Temporary Internet Files? Pin
Stuard at 20-Sep-02 8:52
memberStuard20-Sep-02 8:52 
AnswerRe: How to find specific file in Temporary Internet Files? Pin
hir at 11-Mar-03 22:33
memberhir11-Mar-03 22:33 
GeneralForms Autocomplete Pin
wey97 at 23-May-02 3:27
memberwey9723-May-02 3:27 
GeneralRe: Forms Autocomplete Pin
Snake at 26-May-02 0:43
memberSnake26-May-02 0:43 
GeneralRe: Forms Autocomplete Pin
wey97 at 26-May-02 6:13
memberwey9726-May-02 6:13 
GeneralPossibly better way to kill popup windows Pin
Chris301168 at 3-Mar-02 12:10
memberChris3011683-Mar-02 12:10 
GeneralRe: Possibly better way to kill popup windows Pin
Martijn at 11-Feb-03 0:06
memberMartijn11-Feb-03 0:06 
GeneralSame to me I want to write Popup add killer Like "Popup Ad filter" which auto kill popads but none of usefull links Pin
Ibrar Ahmad at 11-Jan-02 7:10
memberIbrar Ahmad11-Jan-02 7:10 
GeneralPopup window Pin
Z.M Chen at 16-Dec-01 23:14
memberZ.M Chen16-Dec-01 23:14 
GeneralRe: Popup window Pin
Ibrar Ahmad at 11-Jan-02 7:09
memberIbrar Ahmad11-Jan-02 7:09 
GeneralRe: Popup window Pin
Z.M Chen at 9-Feb-03 3:49
memberZ.M Chen9-Feb-03 3:49 
GeneralSerious Design & Coding Problems Pin
Bill SerGio at 24-Nov-01 1:36
memberBill SerGio24-Nov-01 1:36 
GeneralRe: Serious Design & Coding Problems Pin
Xiaolin Zhang at 24-Nov-01 5:27
memberXiaolin Zhang24-Nov-01 5:27 
GeneralRe: Serious Design & Coding Problems Pin
Bill SerGio at 24-Nov-01 7:17
memberBill SerGio24-Nov-01 7:17 
GeneralRe: Serious Design & Coding Problems Pin
Xiaolin Zhang at 24-Nov-01 16:59
memberXiaolin Zhang24-Nov-01 16:59 
GeneralTo Zhang Pin
ashisht at 6-Jan-05 0:44
memberashisht6-Jan-05 0:44 
GeneralRe: Serious Design & Coding Problems Pin
Aqiruse at 4-Jun-02 6:05
memberAqiruse4-Jun-02 6:05 
GeneralRe: Serious Design & Coding Problems Pin
Dirk Clemens at 16-Jan-02 5:50
memberDirk Clemens16-Jan-02 5:50 
GeneralRe: Serious Design & Coding Problems Pin
Michael P Butler at 16-Jan-02 6:11
memberMichael P Butler16-Jan-02 6:11 
GeneralRe: Serious Design & Coding Problems Pin
Dana Holt at 23-May-02 8:12
memberDana Holt23-May-02 8:12 
GeneralRe: Serious Design & Coding Problems Pin
Anonymous at 11-Oct-02 17:48
sussAnonymous11-Oct-02 17:48 
QuestionHow about a flt file Pin
Darren Schroeder at 17-Nov-01 8:16
memberDarren Schroeder17-Nov-01 8:16 
AnswerRe: How about a flt file Pin
Xiaolin Zhang at 19-Nov-01 3:04
memberXiaolin Zhang19-Nov-01 3:04 
Generalerror C2668: 'InlineIsEqualGUID' : Pin
Darren Schroeder at 17-Nov-01 7:34
memberDarren Schroeder17-Nov-01 7:34 
GeneralRe: error C2668: 'InlineIsEqualGUID' : Pin
Jonathan Gilligan at 18-Nov-01 8:43
memberJonathan Gilligan18-Nov-01 8:43 

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