It took me 3 weeks but I have finally gotten rid of pop-up ads while using Apple's Safari browser. The pop-ups were driving me crazzy.
The solution turned out to be a lot easier than I thought - go to Preferences, Security, and check "Block pop-up windows".
Why is are pop-up blocking off by default? Both Internet Explorer and Firefox have this featured turned on by default. In fact, IE and Firefox warn you when a site tries to pop-up a new window. With safari now, pop-up windows are ignored and no apparent feedback is given to the user. Hum...
Isn't it great to be a newbie with a new OS? And to think that I would be running OS X on the 10th anniversary of Windows 95, how very sad.