when ad popup appears, let me add its domain to denied hosts list

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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SeaMonkey
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
15 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Jon Williams, Assigned: asa)

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x86
Windows 2000

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Description

15 years ago
when ad popup appears, let me add its domain to denied hosts list

it would be nice if i could right click on the menu bar of an ad (some ads dont 
have menu bars) and it would show me a menu item that says "add this sites 
domain to my denied hosts list"

all it needs to do is backup and edit the system32/drivers/etc/hosts file and 
add an entry that does a local loopback
system32/drivers/etc/hosts is writable by non-administrator users?
no, a user can't write to this file. (if installed on NTFS)

-> wontfix

Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 3

15 years ago
Since it is a very rare case that someone actually sits at a machine with very 
limited file access to browse the web, you could silently disable the feature 
in those cases.  Editing the hosts file will not be a problem 99% of the 
remaining Mozilla users.  If this is not acceptable, then there are other ways 
to accomplish this security feature.

There could be a security zone which denies all access to a site. You really 
have to wonder at the lack of such a feature in IE.  A feature that IE lacks is 
a feature that Mozilla might want to have.

I really wish there was some way to add a `blocked' security zone to my browser 
so that sites in the blocked zone would not be opened at all.  IE Content 
advisor won't do the job (I've tried - even going to the effort of writing my 
own PICS files) as it only  blocks entire web pages and cannot be used to block 
individual page elements.

Perhaps Mozilla could keep its own blocked domain (site) list in a separate 
file?
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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