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Windows 7: IE8 doesn't stop all popups --help please

24 Mar 2009   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
IE8 doesn't stop all popups --help please

Hi guys

These type of advertisments I find really irritating in the extreme - posted another "general" comment in another topic

However how do I STOP these -- the popup blocker does a passable job but these little boxes that popup randomly just over the bit you are reading ARE REALLY IRRITATING.

The people who write this type of code must really have bird size brains if they think ANY PRODUCT will be sold via this type of commercial - in fact it would PUT ME OFF BUYING that product for all time.

A lot more sites are beginning to use this insidious method of advertising as a way to get round traditional "pop-up" blockers.


Cheers
jimbo




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24 Mar 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You could try IE7Pro - The Ultimate Add-On for Internet Explorer It works with IE8 as well. It includes an AdBlock like feature.
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24 Mar 2009   #3
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Just went to that page and I don't get any popups using Firefox, I hate popups and this is the reason I use Firefox and it's also a reason I would not use Chrome.
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24 Mar 2009   #4
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi guys

These type of advertisments I find really irritating in the extreme - posted another "general" comment in another topic

However how do I STOP these -- the popup blocker does a passable job but these little boxes that popup randomly just over the bit you are reading ARE REALLY IRRITATING.

The people who write this type of code must really have bird size brains if they think ANY PRODUCT will be sold via this type of commercial - in fact it would PUT ME OFF BUYING that product for all time.

A lot more sites are beginning to use this insidious method of advertising as a way to get round traditional "pop-up" blockers.


Cheers
jimbo
you have just discovered Vibrant InText Advertising bla bla bla

not a popup I think but placed by cookies and it's embedded in the website but not dowloaded to the pc

I hate Em too

I found some methods to block in different browsers on good ole Neowin

aha discovered you can actually turn them off follow these instructions
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24 Mar 2009   #5
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hi ickymay,

Unfortunately, in order to turn them off, you have to allow the rats to put a cookie in your comp. Not to fond of that either.

Gary
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24 Mar 2009   #6
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

These are dymanic "<div>" which are called through javascript and are not considered browser popups.

The html code in tha page has them visible on-load and hidden on-demand.

They are not new browser windows, it's just some code executed within the page, something like this forum does when you click to enlarge an image.

The only way to disable it is to disable javascript I guess , but many sites use javascript to execute usefull functions and I don't think it would be a good idea. You can disable it though, if you're browsing these sites extensively, and re-enable it when you close them.

Cheers
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24 Mar 2009   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Hi ickymay,

Unfortunately, in order to turn them off, you have to allow the rats to put a cookie in your comp. Not to fond of that either.

Gary
Surprisingly "CookieWall" works with Win7 ... I've used it sin Win 98
AnalogX CookieWall Freeware download and review - a firewall for cookies from SnapFiles
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24 Mar 2009   #8
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hi Jacee,

This is to prevent cookies. I've done that in the browser options and then allow what I need for things like logging in here automatically. The problem is you have to allow the cookie in order to stop the pop-ups from Vibrant.

Gary
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24 Mar 2009   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I can't even get the page to load ... "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"

It must be my Hosts file is blocking it
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24 Mar 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well theres two options

1) use the program I mentioned earlier (easy option)
2) harder option is to set up an add blocking proxy.
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