Cox Tells Pop-Ups to ‘CheckIt’

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Cox Communications Inc.’s Cox High Speed Internet subscribers can now block pop-up ads following the MSO’s deal with Smith Micro Software Inc., announced Thursday.

The multiyear agreement gives Cox’s data customers access to Smith’s "CheckIt 86" pop-up ad-blocker utility free-of-charge.

Smith’s utility was created as a plug-in for Microsoft Corp.’s "Internet Explorer" Web browser, and starting Thursday, it can be downloaded from Cox’s support Web site (