How We Score A Pop Up Blocker: The popup blocker quality score is calculated based on the type of popups your software allows or disallows. Some popups should be allowed; many popup blockers can be too restrictive and may ruin your internet experience.
Listed below are the tests used to check your pop up blocking software. Each test has a score associated with it and is added to your total points. For a description of each popup test, please refer to the main page for details on each test.
Note: If you run the test without a popup blocker, you would score 35 points. Because we test a blocker’s ability to allow good popups, not having a blocker would allow you to pass the ‘allowing’ tests.
|Popup Test Name||Added points|
|Normal popup blocking||20|
|Full-screen popup blocking||10|
|Channel-opener popup blocking||5|
|Modeless dialog blocking||10|
|Browser window popup blocking||20|
|User-launched HREF-method popup
After the score is calculated, your pop up blocking software is given one of seven possible quality ratings listed below.
|Almost Perfect||More or equal
|Very Good||More or equal
|Above Average||More or equal
|Average||More or equal
|Poor||More or equal
|Bad||More or equal