[rfe] ability to block dialog box popup windows

VERIFIED INVALID

Status

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enhancement
VERIFIED INVALID
16 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: jtilak1, Assigned: asa)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021126
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021126

there is a kind of javascript popup that mozilla doesnt block. the modal dialog
box (stealing focus and requiring user to click "ok") this has legitimate uses
but it seems advertisers are using this feature instead of banners now. see the
screenshot.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
(Reporter)

Comment 1

16 years ago
Created attachment 107705 [details]
screenshot of popup

Comment 2

16 years ago
That's not a JavaScript popup, it's an alert-message from Windows, which is
misused by some spammers. It's not created by Mozilla. You can see thses popups
when you're connecting to the Internet, but there doesn't have to be *any*
application running. 
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 3

16 years ago
more info (how to block them) :
http://mynetwatchman.com/kb/security/articles/popupspam/
v 

windows messanger SPAM ( I blocked my port via firewall)
you can also disable the windows messenger service
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
(Reporter)

Comment 5

16 years ago
wow i feel like a dumbass. i should have checked this myself before filing a bug.

thanks
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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