With all the activity moving to the Internet, ads made their way into this new daily routine as well. Some of them can really get on your nerves, opening individual windows in the background. These can also lead to malicious websites, but you can easily rely on applications like Close IDM W. Box to dispose of them.
One of the application’s main advantages is the lack of a setup process, so you get to benefit from what it has to offer from the moment download is done. This also means that it doesn’t bind itself to registry entries, thus keeping your computer clean. Moreover, you can easily carry it on a thumb drive in case you want to use it on other computers.
The application puts emphasis on functionality rather than looks. As such, you’re greeted by a rather straightforward interface which uses a classic window frame. The only colors you see are to display the operation status, applied on the toggle button. You don’t even have to keep it on the desktop too much, with the possibility to send it to the tray area.
It silently monitors your Internet activity, attempting to detect intrusive pop-up windows and close them on the spot before they have a chance to ruin your day. Sadly, there’s no hotkey command to quickly toggle the operation status, but there’s hardly a reason to hurry and let pop-ups in.
Since there’s only one window to work with, options are all found there. You can choose to make it run with Windows to have it active by the time you reach the desktop.
Taking everything into consideration, we can state that Close IDM W. Box is a reliable little application you can use if you like to live dangerously on the web, but a little safer. There’s no setup required, nor the use of a particular web browser.