Anti Ad-Ware and other Page requests from outside mozilla



14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Alexandre Gomes, Unassigned)


Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040420 MultiZilla/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040420 MultiZilla/

There are several programs that when you open it they open some pages. Ad-ware
ones but also that "register now". One example is bit torrent. I think that we
should have a option to block that things from appear.

Also that should be checked in the load of mozilla so we don't need to wait for
mozilla to load for closing it just after.

The proccess should be something like:
1. The program opens the page for the first time and the page shows.
2. We go to popup blocker and say that mozilla shouldn't open that url when
requested from outside mozilla anymore.

Another things to implement should be a checker to see if the request is done 2
times in that minute. Because someday I may really want to register that
program. Then I go to HELP -> Register and it wouldn't open the first time, but
it should open if I go there within the next 60 seconds. 

Also, If possible (but it is difficult) it could block all the requests from a
program. Very nice for ad-ware... If that isn't possible we should be capable of
blobk any url starting with a string (because for different ads the query string
would be diffent).

Thanks for your attention.
I'm not inside the mozilla coding but if anyone starts doing this I can help it
if you give me a hand and orientation.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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