How does one get rid of pop-unders.

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How does one get rid of pop-unders.

Postby dutchman » Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:24 pm




NewsMax is one of my morning misinformation sources. It also delivers four or five darn popunders. It is no real problem, but it is annoying.

I recently started using Mozilla for browser and email. Cured most of my problems with popups and glitzs from Outlook and IE.

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Postby gigag04 » Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:36 pm

Try this maybe:

To block pop-ups from plugins, open your Firefox 1.0 or 1.0.1 browser, type about:config in the address field. Right-click in the resulting config page somewhere and select New -> Interger. Type privacy.popups.disable_from_plugins in the resulting dialog, hit OK, type 2 in the next dialog and you're all set.

This pref can actually take three values:

* 0: open allowed
* 1: the opened windows are treated as popups, but they're allowed to open (we limit the number of these types of popups)
* 2: the window is a popup, block it


Might break some sites you need though. If so, just delete the key you created in about:config.
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Pop-unders

Postby dutchman » Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:04 pm



Pop-ups are no longer a problem. Pop-unders are the problem

I am on a POPline ISP and it is dead slow. Add in the extra with the pop-unders and I can wait forever.

My best bet is probably to not bother with NewsMax.

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Postby Excaliber » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:34 am

gigag04 wrote:Try this maybe:

To block pop-ups from plugins, open your Firefox 1.0 or 1.0.1 browser, type about:config in the address field. Right-click in the resulting config page somewhere and select New -> Interger. Type privacy.popups.disable_from_plugins in the resulting dialog, hit OK, type 2 in the next dialog and you're all set.

This pref can actually take three values:

* 0: open allowed
* 1: the opened windows are treated as popups, but they're allowed to open (we limit the number of these types of popups)
* 2: the window is a popup, block it


Might break some sites you need though. If so, just delete the key you created in about:config.


A 4th value is needed: *4 ask before opening popup

This would make it similar to the best option for running Flash video.
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Re: How does one get rid of pop-unders.

Postby Jim Beaux » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:48 am

dutchman wrote:NewsMax is one of my morning misinformation sources. It also delivers four or five darn popunders. It is no real problem, but it is annoying.

I recently started using Mozilla for browser and email. Cured most of my problems with popups and glitzs from Outlook and IE.

dutchman


I dont have any problems with Newsmax - try this

On tool bar >tools>add-ons>extensions.
Look in upper right hand corner and in the "Search All Add-ons" type in "Noscript 2.6.9.9" & download then install ----then search for "AddBlock Plus 2.6.6" - download then install

There will be a learning curve with Noscript, but it is something all browsers should have for security.

Next
Again go to tool bar >tools>addons>Plug ins - set options for Java & Shockwave Flash to "ask to activate"


Feel free to pm me with questions.
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Re: How does one get rid of pop-unders.

Postby FrogFan » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:53 am

I use the Adblock Plus extension for Chrome and manage to miss most ads and pop ups and pop unders, including those that accompany Newsmax. There is a version for Firefox as well. If you decide to use it, be careful to install the correct extension, as there are imitators with very similar names that either don't work or are really malware in disguise. The real thing comes from [url]adblockplus.org[/url].

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Re: How does one get rid of pop-unders.

Postby Bart » Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:47 pm

I block the offending sites by URL and IP address at the firewall. Problem solved.

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Re: How does one get rid of pop-unders.

Postby Dave2 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:11 am

Try getting your news through RSS. It won't prevent pop-unders when you visit a site, but you'll at least be able to read all the headlines first.
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Re: How does one get rid of pop-unders.

Postby bmwrdr » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:21 pm

Here is a useful link to address the issue in Firefox. Most of those unwanted pop ups/unders are addressed here but the marketing companies and the ISP's are making money with ads and they get better and faster.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/969218

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