Firefox popups/unders

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jewelzz, May 29, 2005.

  1. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    It seems almost evey site I go to these days that has popup/unders that Firefox is letting through. I haven't changed my settings, what could be causing this and how do I stop them?
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    It's a new kind of popup/popunder that evades the Firefox popup blocker (and other popup blockers). I don't know exactly how they are done, but apparently there's a way. I guess we'll see if it's possible to stop them, if so I'm sure there will be a patch any time now. :)
     
  3. mooo

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    yea its getting annoying. Even when i try and load a page, it loads only the pop. Damn people need to spend their time doing better things than coding pop-ups. I wonder how much that ***hole got paid to figure it out.
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I know what you mean. It's rather frustrating. Haven't heard of a fix so far though. :ermm:
     
  5. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Yes very annoying!
     
  6. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    What site(s)? I can't remember ever seeing a popup/under with firefox.
     
  7. Daeron Tinúviel

    Daeron Tinúviel OSNN Senior Addict

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  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    just a little warning

    this is not a "which browser to use" thread

    there's an issue with firefox, and any mention of another browsers gonna get deleted

    ...if you don't have the issue with a diiferant browser, we don't want to hear it, if you have the same issue with another browser start a new thread
     
  9. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    That's one kind, but I've also seen actual pop-under ads (ones that open up a new window) getting past the popup blocker.
     
  10. apu95

    apu95 Caffeine-->Code Converter

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    i've seen those, but they don't appear that often. zonealarm takes care of most of them and only recently i've seen both of them let some through. i guess we can expect this to be solved with the 1.1 version of FF?
     
  11. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    i used to use www.mail.com (until last week) and they had them. Why i quit using them and switched to gmail finally.
     
  12. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Glad it's not just me. Guess I'll have to stop surfing my porn sites until it's fixed :eek: :p
     
  13. Android412

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    Well now that someone else said it, thats where I remember seeing a couple.

    Heres one
    http://www.tvtome.com/Lost/ (not porn)
     
  14. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Arghhh yeah,that stupid IQ ones everywhere these last few weeks :mad:
     
  15. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    I've stopped most of the popups with Proxomitron... Basically it's a web proxy which one can install on their comp, set the browser to go out the loopback address of 127.0.0.1 on the port it runs on, and it will basically re-code the HTML on the fly to elliminate these popups...

    http://www.geocities.com/srl_list/index.html

    Most things still still seem avoided, however it's no longer being updated... I've looked for something as good as Proxomitron for blocking, but that's still being actively developed (against nasties these advertizers might introduce) but have come up dry.

    In the meantime (and unless someone has found a good and as featured alternative), it might help block some of what people are seeing...
     
  16. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I don't get a popup from that site or even a notice saying a popup was blocked :shrugs:

    EDIT

    That is because I am using adblock, I block fastclick.com
     
  17. Xie

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    Ads that can slip past are nothing new lately. Although still rare they are the next gen of up and coming web annoyance. :(
     
  18. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I hate ads that cover up text on the site.