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Posted 15 Nov 2001

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.


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


  • 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)


  • 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


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About the Author

Xiaolin Zhang
Web Developer
China China
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