Closed Bug 253831 (pop-up-arms-race) Opened 16 years ago Closed 10 years ago

sites with pop-ups that get past our pop-up/popup blocker

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(Firefox :: General, defect)

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(Reporter: asa, Assigned: asa)

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(Depends on 1 open bug, Blocks 1 open bug)

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This bug is for gathering a list of sites that have pop-ups getting past our
blocker. If you are encountering sites that manage to hit you with unrequested
pop-ups, note the URL here and any information necessary to reproduce the
problem. Be sure to only add sites if you can reproduce the problem with the
latest nightly Firefox branch builds at
<http://ftp34.newaol.com/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-0.9/>
Goto http://www.sitepoint.com/ click any link.  You will be taken to the link,
and a popup will open.

Very annoying :)
Some slashdot trolls have made a method to open unlimited popups from flash. I don't want to give the 
link because it's not a nice site at all, but this is very much something we should lookout for.
I get a pop-up (as well as a javascript error) if I go to this site in a new
window and then close the window:

http://www.bengas.cz/audi-a4--a4-audi-supercharger/
http://www.seeq.com/bookmark.jsp (part of the frameset that veggietales.net
points to) uses setTimeout to open a popup after 20 seconds.

Seperately, bug 240210 is about popups opening from Flash/Shockwave plugins.

Both effective in latest Firefox nightly:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-gb; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040730
Firefox/0.9.1+
Really sorry about this - the blocker works on seeq.com when I disable
Tabbrowser Extensions.
I have experienced the dabs.com pop-up. It doesn't appear on every page load,
and there is no indication of a blocked pop-up when it doesn't appear
Sorry for bugspam - this is the link to the javascript file that bypasses the
popup blocker at dabs.com

http://www.thehighstreetweb.com/script/script317.aspx

Someone clever may be able to extract something from it...
http://www.yzzerdd.com/ spawns popups via the shockwave object. This is the most
simple site I know of that demonstrates the problem. The popups it creates try
to spawn further popups, but these are blocked as per normal. IE6 with WinXP SP2
RC2 correctly blocks all unrequested windows.

Firefox also blocks popups that I do request, when I request them by clicking a
link while the page is still loading. I wouldn't be surprised if the heuristic
used to determine whether a user action triggered the popup was responsible for
both symptoms, so I thought it worth mentioning (why is it letting popups
through when I haven't clicked, and blocking them when I have).

It would also be quite nice if the Information Bar (the yellow jobby with the
context menu) didn't disappear when I switch to a different tab and back again,
because I really love the ability to open a specific blocked popup (such a shame
that WinXP SP2 RC2 removed this feature of RC1). This is an entirely separate
issue though.

I'm using yesterday's aviary branch build on Windows XP, and can provide more
details if required:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040730
Firefox/0.9.1+
Blocks: popups
Depends on: 240210
(In reply to comment #8)
> Firefox also blocks popups that I do request, when I request them by clicking
> a link while the page is still loading.

That's Bug 101190
http://www.thegasface.co.uk/
uses flash to trigger window.open, automatically. I've seen some adbanners doing
this as well

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040730
Firefox/0.9.1+
http://www.newstalk1130.com/streaming.html

This site contains a popup that gets past the popupblocker
Derek, there is no popup for me (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
rv:1.7) Gecko/20040801 Firefox/0.9.1+). I only have the usual icon in the status
bar that says a popup was blocked.
You know this bug serves the same purpose as bug 165523.
PS the popups at www.newstalk1130.com/streaming.html (comment 11) are blocked by
Firefox. If you see popups here it's because your program has been compromised
by extensions you've installed. (Or sometimes other external factors such as
third-party security programs.) 9 out of 10 reports of popups on MozillaZine are
explained the same way.

PPS www.sitepoint.com (comment 1) opens a new window in a click handler on the
main window. The so-called "popup" is opened in response to a legitimate user
action. To disable such windows on your system you must disable the javascript
window.open function. Or add "click" to the list of events for which popups are
disallowed. Firefox will never ship with either of these settings by default.
>>PPS www.sitepoint.com (comment 1) opens a new window in a click handler on the
main window. The so-called "popup" is opened in response to a legitimate user
action. To disable such windows on your system you must disable the javascript
window.open function. Or add "click" to the list of events for which popups are
disallowed. Firefox will never ship with either of these settings by default.<<

If you click the link, not only does it open a popup but it also takes you to a
new page.  You wouldn't need to add click to the list of events for which popups
are disallowed... you could create a rule that says a popup can't open if it
also loads a new page.  I don't think that would break any legitimate sites, but
I'm not sure.
http://www.sitepoint.com

If you click on two links it will pop up (or so that is the general consensus).
You have to do more then load the page for the pop up to occur but it is there.
The members of their forums are still trying to figure out how it is done.
goto http://www.pgatour.com/ and click on a link to view the 'full leaderboard'.
I get a pop-up titled "ADVERTISEMENT", though nothing actually loads in the window.
http://uk.launch.yahoo.com/59/index.html

A large flash banner scrolled into the middle of the screen.
(In reply to comment #19)
> http://www.geocities.com/firedfoxy3/

I should add that it happens only sometimes.  Go to the Mozillazine front page
and scroll to the recent (July 29) news item about 4 sites.  Click on the
"Firedfox" link.

http://www.aol.com allows a "Special Offer" popup to get through.
Report of the following link opening a popup in Firefox

The link is: http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/7545435
The link to the post: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=696872#696872

Note that there is no popup for me under the latest trunk build:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/20040803
Firefox/0.9.1+ (MOOX-TK)

The popups are reported under
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040802
Firefox/0.9.1+ (moox)

and

FF 0.8 (dont know the date as its the original poster in that thread)
Reporting a site which bypasses the popup blocker:

http://www.mudlists.com

When visiting this link, the site loads its initial frontpage and then spawns a
telnet window to cog.wolfpaw.net to have you log into the MUD spondered by this
site.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803
Firefox/0.9.1+
I'm seeing a really obnoxious one with the following link.  Stranger still, the
pop-up appears to have the same URL as the story itself.  weird.
http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/7545435

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040802
Firefox/0.9.1+
I encountered a pop-up when I first visited this page:
<http://www.sitepoint.com/article/php-xml-parsing-rss-1-0>

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040720 Firefox/0.9.1
(In reply to comment #26)
Note that comment #24 and #26 are the same link just so whoever is working on
this doesn't get confused.  I guess you can take it as a verification of the pop-up.
(In reply to comment #27)
> I encountered a pop-up when I first visited this page:
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/article/php-xml-parsing-rss-1-0>
> 
> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040720 Firefox/0.9.1

It gets successfully blocked on my end. (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT
5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040707 Firefox/0.9.2)
(In reply to comment #26)
> I'm seeing a really obnoxious one with the following link.  Stranger still, the
> pop-up appears to have the same URL as the story itself.  weird.
> http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/7545435
> 
> Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040802
> Firefox/0.9.1+
> 

Also got this one with this build: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1;
en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040805 Firefox/0.9.1+ (bangbang023)
Attached image New kind of popup?
Following discussion on IRC, here is a popup generated by JavaScript. Sorry, I
did not find a best place to put it!
A good Popup Test-Site with a lot of different popups, most of them are caught,
just a few do still pass: http://www.popuptest.com/
(In reply to comment #33)
> A good Popup Test-Site with a lot of different popups, most of them are caught,
> just a few do still pass: http://www.popuptest.com/

The drop down is the one it fails all the time and the sticky passes for me on
my pc but not on others.
On popuptest.com, the sticky and drop down both fail for me with the latest nightly.
(In reply to comment #35)
> On popuptest.com, the sticky and drop down both fail for me with the latest
nightly.

That is because they are not real popups, its a positioned html element that
they move.
http://www.dabs.com/uk

The offending line is:

<script type="text/javascript"
src="http://www.thehighstreetweb.com/script/script317.aspx"></script>

at the bottom of the HTML.
ngemu.com (I think randomly)
The thehighstreetweb page manages to launch popups by adding a script element to
the document from the onload method.

See the description and demonstration here -
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=709760
The bug "reporter" should have written that it is only sensible to report popup
sites when not having Tabbrowser Extensions installed.

TBE is a useful extension, but it interferes with (replaces?) the built-in popup
blocker, but is considerably worse. I do not use TBE, and only very few sites
produce a popup for me. The method of spawning poups using a Shockwave object
works, but many others are blocked. 

http://www.raus.de/crashme is a malicous script, and it did work my browser when
I had TBE enabled. Normally, it does not.
Slide-in ads.

http://www.weborama.fr/publicite_slidein.html provides slide-in ads which are
displayed only on pop-up protected browsers as a replacement for pop-ups (that
is what their text says).

Note that when on that website, the URL is blank (Spoofstick displays
weborama.fr) but a favicon is displayed.
> here's a link I cam across:
> http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?p=980310
reported the wrong link. I don't know what was the "right"one.
(In reply to comment #6)
> I have experienced the dabs.com pop-up. It doesn't appear on every page load,
> and there is no indication of a blocked pop-up when it doesn't appear

The dabs one is accompanied by a cookie so you won't see it again straight away.
 Clear cookies and it comes right back.

Just a reminder:

In addition to testing with the latest Firefox nightly, you'll also want to test
either with *no installed extensions* or with *all extensions disabled* (Firefox
Safe Mode, accessible by adding -safe-mode to the end of the command to run
Firefox on your computer or through the Start Menu item on Windows).  I use no
extensions, and half the posted links display no popups for me.

If a popup *only* displays when an extension is installed and enabled (and
sometimes in a particular configuration), it's almost certainly the extension's
fault.  Feel free to try to test and find out exactly which extension is causing
the problem (and with what settings, if applicable).  Then you can report the
problem to the extension creator, who can further diagnose the problem.
my FF 0.9.2 did not block pop-up at http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_www.asp
It doesn't always show a pop-up..
Some people see popups on www.chip.de - on the front page as well as on other pages.

I cannot reproduce it in Firefox's 20040811 Aviary, and others can't reproduce
it on 0.9.3, but here's some screenshots from people who see them:
http://firefox.stw.uni-duisburg.de/forum/viewtopic.php?p=41728#41728
firefox 0.9.3. site is
http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/gamecenter/recap/MLB_20040812_SD@CHC

cbs.sportsline.com in general has a lot of popups that get thru.
(In reply to comment #51)
> firefox 0.9.3. site is
> http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/gamecenter/recap/MLB_20040812_SD@CHC
> 
> cbs.sportsline.com in general has a lot of popups that get thru.

cbs.sportsline.com has been reported several times.  You are supposed to test
and/or confirm it with the latest nightlies and ffx 0.9.3 is not the latest
nightly or anywhere close.
(In reply to comment #32)
> http://www.geocities.com/mfd4life_2000/

Still occurs with recent nightly
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040811 Firefox/0.9.1+

Open http://www.rabobamk.nl/ (Adult site) in a tab (! important)
(I mistyped my bank's name which is http://www.rabobank.nl/ )
close the tab and notice the window popup

Open http://www.rabobamk.nl/ in a new window
Close the window and notice no popup

Somehow popup blocking is not the same in a tab or a window
bah, the pornsite went offline so my last example won't work
Firefox 0.9.2:
http://irobotmovie.com/
I get a pop-up about getting showtimes
Tested all of the cases here today (some more thoroughly than others) with
today's aviary build.

http://www.jrc313.com/popup-test/ can create a pop-up. It uses
document.createElement('script');.

http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/gamecenter/recap/MLB_20040812_SD@CHC also creates
an unwelcome new window, but only if you don't have the cookie already. Attempts
to narrow down what method this page uses all failed. This page may just contain
more Javascript than all of the firefox CVS tree conbined. If someone could
figure out what method this page uses I suspect it would be helpful.

When closed, http://www.bengas.cz/audi-a4--a4-audi-supercharger/ does pop up a
javscript alert dialog, not an ad window. Actually blocks further Firefox
interaction until the message is acknowledged, which is even more annoying than
a pop-up itself. The calling function is in <body>,
onUnload="sahp('http://www.wwwfinder.net');x('www.bengas.cz/0/tbi.php').
Functions are in: http://www.bengas.cz/js.js . I thought alert() was supposed to
be blocked during onUnload, why this one isn't I can't imagine. Seems
straightforward enough.

The previous comment about irobotmovie.com doesn't open a window until I click,
but then the pop-up doesn't function right, sending me in a loop of pages.
Probably just due to bad plug-in sniffing code. Most major motion picture sites
don't seem to detect linux's flash plugin.
Alias: pop-up-arms-race
*** Bug 255779 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I don't know if this will help, but I found the following code in
http://www.sportsline.com/olympics/summer/medaltracker: 

function openScroll(url,name,width,height) {
    popupWin = window.open(url, name,
'menubar=0,toolbar=0,location=0,directories=0,status=0,scrollbars=1,resizable=0,width='
+width +',height=' +height +',left=50,top=50');
}

function openPopup(url,name,width,height) {
	popupWin = window.open(url, name,
'menubar=0,toolbar=0,location=0,directories=0,status=0,scrollbars=0,resizable=0,width='
+width +',height=' +height +',left=50,top=50');
}

function SW(url, name, type) {//translate legacy popup function to new openPopup
	var swArray = new
Array([],[508,494],[494,331],[550,400],[523,360],[532,412],[610,550],[494,550]);
	for (var i=0; i < swArray.length; i++) {
  		var swWidth = swArray[type][0];
		var swHeight = swArray[type][1];
	}
  openPopup(url,name,swWidth,swHeight);
}





in 
Firefox 0.9.2:
rsjames.com opens a pop-up every time I go there.
http://www2.usenetarchive.org/Dir77/File107.html
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040802
Firefox/0.9.1+
Today's Netscape page http://home.netscape.com/ has a "popdown" window which
goes away by clicking on the "x".
using Firefox.9.3 /  non installer version for Linux
Go to 
www.cbssports.com & 
www.cbssportsline.com 
click on a link and go to a page and you get a popup...
the usual popup is expedia.com  :( ...not happy!
Firefox 0.9.2:
http://www.dumberthandirt.com/
opens a pop-up with nothing in it. it's just a white rectangle..
Confirming the popups from websites in Comment #63 on this branch build:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040820
Firefox/0.9.1+
Firefox 0.9.2:
freemail.hu opend a pop-under the first time I entered.
(In reply to comment #23)
> http://www.aol.com allows a "Special Offer" popup to get through.

This persists on Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2)
Gecko/20040820 Firefox/0.9.1+

Loaded with no referrer, just typed www.aol.com <enter>.

I have Bookmarks Synchronizer and BugMeNot installed.

EDIT: Tried with new profile. Popup not blocked.
Some of the Gamecopyworld mirrors have pop-ups or pop-unders even though the
gamecopyworld.com front page state that they must not and if they do, the user
should report them.

F.x : Try http://www.ad724.com/download.php?doom_3_guide!rar

Click the link to download the file .. it's a guide to Doom 3.
Ad724.com will open a pop-under even with popup blocking enabled.

I was using 0.9.3 (Winxp) when I tried this.
Some time since the branch builds of 12/08 and 19/08 the two popups on
http://www.diamondfreeads.co.uk/ have ceased to be blocked.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040820 Firefox/0.9.1+
Further to my comment http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=253831#c69 I
have tried a clean profile and it worked ok. It only breaks when I copy over the
prefs.js from my old profile to my new one.
Firefox 0.9.3:
http://chatter.flooble.com/ makes pop-ups..! :(
:)
http://www.cooks.com

Had a pop-up as well as multiple javascript errors,
Sorry for the double post.  Bad luck day for me today:
http://digestit.kennethballard.com/
Blocks 2, but allows 4 others.

If it is of any note, 2 of them open in tabs with TBE set to multiple borwser
windows only when I say, the other 2 open in new browser windows.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040823
Firefox/0.9.1+ (exe installer)
http://www.centralsurf.com.br/

pop-up after the flash load.
Firefox 0.9.3:
http://www.twannos-extensions.tk/ opens one pop-up
Firefox 0.9.3:
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/ opens one pop-up
Firefox 0.9.3:
http://www.blogsearchengine.com/ also opens one pop-up

sory for the many posts, but I report a site as soon as I find it..
børge, those last 3 were all blocked correctly for me with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows;
U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040824 Firefox/0.9.1+ (bangbang023).

That said, I dislike the yellow bar at the top, and would prefer the doodad at
the bottom like it used to be.
ok, great! :)

Firefox 0.9.3:
http://www.againsthunger.org/ opend one pop-up and then the same one about one
second later
http://www.airchexx.com/

Using milestone 0.9.3
I ran across this site when I was trying out an adware scanner called Bazooka...
they have a pop-up stopper test web page to put your pop-up stopper through it's
paces. Very interesting... Firefox does a good job but DID fail at least one of
these tests (pop-unders):
http://www.kephyr.com/popupkillertest/index.html
The final test on the previously reported URL is the only one failed by Aviary
(excluding layer "pop-ups"). It is basically an onmouseover calling:

javascript:window.sidebar.addPanel ("A bad pop-up window",
"http://www.kephyr.com/popupkillertest/test/badpopup.html","");

This prompts Aviary to add a bookmark named "A bad pop-up window".
Okay, just over half of the sites listed here consistently produce popup
windows, without plugins loaded.

Can somebody explain the following:
1) What is being done about the bug
2) Why separate bugs shouldn't be raised by people with test-cases
3) Why it isn't embaressing that Firefox's blocker doesn't work as well as IE's

I don't mind: I'm expecting IE to kill the popup market and for everyone to
switch to on-page flash animations. Meanwhile, Fx remains an average browser and
will continue to stumble forward, slightly behind in support for the popular
web, and slightly ahead in support for standards (which nobody but a web
developer should give a monkey's about).
(In reply to comment #79)
> ok, great! :)
> 
> Firefox 0.9.3:
> http://www.againsthunger.org/ opend one pop-up and then the same one about one
> second later

You need to check your settings or try a nightly. This is blocked properly
(again, with that darned yellow bar@!!) in Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT
5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040826 Firefox/0.9.1+ (bangbang023).
(In reply to comment #80)
> http://www.airchexx.com/
> 
> Using milestone 0.9.3

Again, blocked "properly" with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040826 Firefox/0.9.1+ (bangbang023)
WARNING: annoying "humor" link, but it does fit this bug in that it allows popups:

http://website.lineone.net/~mystacy/Jokes/Alert.htm

Depends on: 257039
(In reply to comment #85)
> (In reply to comment #80)
> > http://www.airchexx.com/
> > 
> > Using milestone 0.9.3
> 
> Again, blocked "properly" with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
> rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040826 Firefox/0.9.1+ (bangbang023)

Pop is NOT blocked using
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040827 Firefox/0.9.1+
(In reply to comment #87)
> (In reply to comment #85)
> > (In reply to comment #80)
> > > http://www.airchexx.com/
> > > 
> > > Using milestone 0.9.3
> > 
> > Again, blocked "properly" with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
> > rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040826 Firefox/0.9.1+ (bangbang023)
> 
> Pop is NOT blocked using
> Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040827
Firefox/0.9.1+



Still blocking this one for me with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1;
en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040827 Firefox/0.9.1+ (bangbang023)

Maybe you have this site enabled?
http://www.freearcade.com launches a popup using JavaScript in some fashion. The
popup code is at the bottom of the source page. WinXP Pro SP2, Build 20040827
Sorry, but I don't have access to any system where I can take the chance on
installing nightly builds..

Firefox 0.9.3, Win XP SP1:
http://flickerrecords.com/ one pop-up about e-mail list..

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=chanse one pop-up, but it didn't appear
at http://dictionary.reference.com/

http://www.dummysoftware.com/popupdummy_testpage.html generates pop-ups
re: comment #82.  I tested using the aviary 0829 windows nightly and it also
failed the flash popup test.  Do you perhaps NOT have flash installed?
(In reply to comment #88)
> > > > http://www.airchexx.com/
> > Pop is NOT blocked using
> > Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040827
> > Firefox/0.9.1+
> 
> Still blocking this one for me with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1;
> en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040827 Firefox/0.9.1+ (bangbang023)
> 
> Maybe you have this site enabled?

Nope.
www.drudgereport.com

Univ of PHX getting through
Last 20 comments mention websites that manage to give you a popup even though
you are blocking them. With latest branch build all of those sites block the popups.

Before a website is added here (is that actually the point?) it should be tested
with a nighlty branch build. Otherwise the bug will be flooded with comments
that are no longer valid.
Go here: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/gamecast/ , and launch any of the
gamecasts.  After a while, a popup will occur.
http://www.startrekuk.co.uk/ opens a window
www.ngemu.com
Popups triggered after clicking on a menu element aren't blocked. 
Some weird popuploader (small window rightbottom of screen, almost not possible
to get focus on).
*** Bug 258243 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to comment #99)
> *** Bug 258243 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Basically, as you can read in the initial bug report by Mark, by clicking on a
thread on http://www.experts-exchange.com/CH_1298564.html , a pop-up might
sometimes get through the blocker. Actually, it always does, but the pop-up
isn't triggered with every click.

Try to click on a thread, and if nothing happens, go back and pick another. I
got the pop-up on my second try.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040907
Firefox/1.0 PR (NOT FINAL)


www.diesel.com
www.style.com - critical
Here is one site that popups a window on close.
http://www.wareza.net/
Using: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910
Firefox/0.10
(In reply to comment #101)
> www.style.com - critical

http://www.style.com/
puts a popup in the utterbottomleft corner of the screen
It took me a while to find where it was.

function launchMonitor loaded via http://www.style.com//scripts/exitpop.js
call function launchMonitor from http://www.style.com//scripts/global.js
onunload = launchMonitor;

(nasty popup)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040911 Firefox/0.10
(In reply to comment #103)
> (nasty popup)
> Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040911 Firefox/0.10

Blocked with the same build.

Sorry, I just filed a new bug because I didn't found this bug. My bug is 258962
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=258962
*** Bug 258962 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
http://travelbid.com/main.html

Does a popup when the tab is closed.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910 Firefox/0.10
(In reply to comment #107)
> http://travelbid.com/main.html
> 
> Does a popup when the tab is closed.
> 
> Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910 Firefox/0.10


Verified with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040912
Firefox/0.10 (bangbang023)

I opened the above site in a new tab, and when I closed the tab, it had a popup
behind main screen.
Depends on: 259117
I just installed Firefox 1.0PR (official release) on a computer that did not
have Firefox previously, and the popup window that appears at www.maccentral.com
(not immediately, after you close the window or click a news story link) is
coming up now.

It was blocked in versions before this.
I went to this webpage
http://www.intelinfo.com/newly_researched_free_training/Database.html
when I closed the tab a window popped up with this link:
http://www.intelinfo.com/sign-up/newsletters/ebooks.html

I see inside the source something like this:
var cookie="newly1";
function popup(filename){
if (getcookie(cookie)==""){
window.open(filename,
"","height=520,width=530,top=0,left=0,location=no,menubar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=no,toolbar=no");
setcookie();
}
}
(In reply to comment #111)
> I just installed Firefox 1.0PR (official release) on a computer that did not
> have Firefox previously, and the popup window that appears at www.maccentral.com
> (not immediately, after you close the window or click a news story link) is
> coming up now.
> 
> It was blocked in versions before this.

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,6630,00.asp
http://www.freewareweb.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?ID=684

Both of these let popups open when closing their tabs, in 1.0PR (Mozilla/5.0
(Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10)
 -- wasn't doing it in the nightly from 2004-9-11

1.0PR installed after uninstalling and deleting all old Firefox files (including
profile directory), and not importing anything during install. 
The popup on closing a tab is Bug 259117, which didn't get fixed until after
1.0PR.  Please do not comment on this unless you are using a current branch
build, not 1.0PR
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1646506,00.asp

The pop-up appears when the tab is closed, and the site uses a cookie so it only
pops up once.
http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/os/linux/story/0,10801,95988p4,00.html

opened this popup -
http://amch.questionmarket.com/adscgen/invite.php?survey_num=173181&site=15&code=6503722&pic=gif&creativename=help-400x400-1l-eng-nul&secs_up=36000

Either when I closed page 3 or when the last page (I just opened all the other
pages in tabs) got focus.  Can't repeat the behaviour right now.  Probably
remembers I dismissed the survey

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040911 Firefox/0.10
http://www.the-sopranos.com/cast/annabella.htm

Try to ctrl-click on one of the links. It refuses to open in a new tab and
insists on its own window.

"Official" Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3)
Gecko/20040917 Firefox/0.10
The pop-up blocker doesn´t work at "http://www.sofdownload.org" (This site is in
spanish language). Click any link in the news section (sección noticias), then
it opens a pop-up window 
(The preview post was wrong the adress, sorry)
The pop-up blocker doesn´t work at "http://www.softdownload.org" (This site is in
spanish language). Click any link in the news section (sección noticias), then
it opens a pop-up window.   
http://kalypso.tk/
Opens a popup.
Here is 4 problems about non-popup blocking. I can separate these problems if
you want, but I didn't want to spam.

1st problem: telecharger.com
1. Go to http://telecharger.01net.com/windows/Internet/navigateur/fiches/25711.html
2. Click on "telecharger"
(http://telecharger.01net.com/images/telecharger_ici.gif) button
Actual Results:  
A popup is launched by the click but this popup launches another.

Expected Results:  
The 1st popup should'nt be allowed to launch popups.

Source of the 1st popup:
view-source:http://telecharger.01net.com/windows/Internet/navigateur/fiches/25711.shtml



2nd problem: popuptest.com
1. Go to http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest12.html or
http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest2.html or http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest1.html
2. Close the window/tab

Actual Results:
When closing the webpage, a popup is launched (in fact, a new window). On
http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest2.html, 2 popups are launched.

Expected Results:
No popup



3rd problem: popuptest.com
1. Go To http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest4.html
2. Click on Mouseover PopUp

Actual Results:
The click has opened 2 popups.

Expected Results:
A click on a link can not open more than one popup.



4th problem, probably the worse: popuptest.com
1. Go to http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest3.html
2. Wait a few minutes. Firefox blocks popups.
3. Open Tools > Options... window

Actual Results:
Popup blocking is disabled.

Expected Results:
Popup blocking shouldn't be disabled.

I tested on a new profile and I checked if popup blocking was enabled.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10
(In reply to comment #120)
> http://kalypso.tk/
> Opens a popup.

My Firefox blocks the popup (except if I open the Tools>Options window while
loading).

(In reply to comment #119)
> (The preview post was wrong the adress, sorry)
> The pop-up blocker doesn´t work at "http://www.softdownload.org" (This site is in
> spanish language). Click any link in the news section (sección noticias), then
> it opens a pop-up window.   

Confirming.

(In reply to comment #117)
> http://www.the-sopranos.com/cast/annabella.htm
> 
> Try to ctrl-click on one of the links. It refuses to open in a new tab and
> insists on its own window.

It is "normal": the target's link is annabella.htm, but there is a JavaScript
event who opens a popup. As a consequence, when you click, the main page reloads
(or you open a new tab of the same page if you ctrl+clicked) *and* a popup is
launched. It is not a Firefox problem.
On 20040917 Branch, this site spawns a popup.
http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/06/21/scotus.police.id/index.html

The popup address was:
http://www.cnn.com/cnn_adspaces/adsPopup2.html?0

RW
Some popups (such as on popuptest.com) launched by closing a page shouldn't be
shown with recents nightlies builds.
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=259117
 I would like to add another site which has popups which were getting passed the
current popup blocker.

 http://aaotracker.4players.de/
 
 Various pages on that site (portal.php, usertracker.php, etc) popup a small ad
in the top left corner.

 I have taken 3 screenshots of the ad [1], the popup blocked message [2], and
the details of the popup blocked window next to the actual ad still being
displayed [3] :)

 [1] http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/ardrigh/popup1.jpg
 [2] http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/ardrigh/popup2.jpg
 [3] http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/ardrigh/popup3.jpg

 I hope there is some way to block/disable popups from plugin sources like
Flash/Shockwave etc. I have already seen websites that popup Shockwave/Flash
winodws promoting multimedia ads, telling you to click a link to a streaming
video etc (I forget which site it was, I stopped visiting it).
This Javascript causes the openings.

http://66.230.145.49/xit.js
These popups get through on Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040917 Firefox/0.10

[url=http://popuptest.com/popuptest8.html]Drop down Popup - This one drops into
your face from the top of the page... [/url]
[url=http://popuptest.com/popuptest6.html]Sticky popup - This popup floats in
the upper right corner like a sticky note...[/url]
Keywords: meta
this site: http://cu2.nl/dansstunt-zwolle
gave an ugly popup on closing.
I guess its through this script: http://addict.servers.cu2.nl/js/1/addict.js


Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10
Depends on: 259805
This url: (sorry for length)
http://www.popupad.net/ats/switch.swf?id=3298&refer=http%253A%252F%252Fquiz.ravenblack.net%252Fblood.pl%253Ftarget%253Dextra-commands%2526z%253D1094646462&u_tmzone=-9.5&u_platform=Win32&u_language=&u_browsertype=Netscape&u_browserver=5.0&crc=-771589247&crc=-771589247&mthd=js

Is a flash object embedded in a website. They are big advertisment company
apparently, so I think we can assume that using flash just to open popup becomes
popular.

Sucky.
This page opens a popup on Firefox1.0PR

http://www.2-spyware.com/file-hkcmd-exe.html
(In reply to comment #131)
> This page opens a popup on Firefox1.0PR
> 
> http://www.2-spyware.com/file-hkcmd-exe.html

That is no popup, its a div styled to look like one.
www.tk  sites pop ups aren't blocked!
This is FireFox 1 preview release on Windows XP
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10

First make sure you clear your cookies for *.vmcsatellite.com the pop-up will
only show a set number of times. 

Now open fire fox and open a NEW tab and go to
http://www.vmcsatellite.com/channels/affiliates.cfm now close the tab that
vmcsatellite.com is in and you'll get a popup window. Opening the page in a
window by its self then closing the window won’t reproduce the result.
(In reply to comment #134)

Nevermind this was already submited as Bug 259117 and fixed in a nightly build
http://www.palminfocenter.com

Popup generally on each new instance of FF, when clicking on Discussion
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040921
Firefox/0.10
(In reply to comment #136)
> http://www.palminfocenter.com
> 
> Popup generally on each new instance of FF, when clicking on Discussion
> Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040921
> Firefox/0.10

Using the same version of FF (WinXP Pro SP2), I do not see this behavior.  No
popup, no popup-blocked indication.
*** Bug 262180 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
URL that pops up: http://www.macromedia.com/go/DMJA_ABXE

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3)
Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3)
Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10

All extensions disabled, no other windows or dialog boxes open.

The new IE6 popup blocker successfully blocks this popup. 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to http://www.macromedia.com/go/DMJA_ABXE

2.To log in use: 
username: joebillybob_x99@mailinator.com
pass: pass99

3. Enjoy an annoying popup

I think this is how they do it:

1. http://www.macromedia.com/go/DMJA_ABXE redirects to
http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/ondemand/index.cfm?id=281&type=2&sdid=DMJA_ABXE

2. ...which contains the following javascript: 
<script language="JavaScript">
function openShellWindow() {
var ondemand =
window.open('ondemand.cfm?id=281&type=2&promoid=0&trackingid=0&sdid=DMJA_ABXE','seminarWindow','width=83

2,height=696,screenX=0,screenY=0,left=0,top=0,location=0,menubar=0,scrollbars=0,resizable=0,toolbar=0,st

atus=0');
if (navigator.userAgent.indexOf('Mac') != -1 &&
navigator.appName.indexOf('Microsoft') != -1) {
ondemand.resizeTo(832,696);
}
ondemand.focus();
window.location = "/macromedia/events/online/ondemand/index.html";
}
< /script>


3. ...and also embeds the following swf:
http://www.macromedia.com/swf/ondemand/od_ver_checker.swf

4. Open just the swf in firefox and do a view source, you'll see the following
function: javascript:openShellWindow()

Thanks

http://www.serv-u.com/dn.asp opens a popup when clicking e.g. "HTTP Download
Site #1" under Serv-U Download Locations;

function popup()
{
window.open ('http://rhinosoft.com/prodpromo.asp?noshow=su', 'newwindow',
config='height=475,width=885, toolbar=no, menubar=no, scrollbars=no,
resizable=yes,location=no, directories=no, status=no');
}
Another site for the list http://breitling.com/en/index1024.php It also seems to
be using flash Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041001
Firefox/0.9.1+
Another site for the list, which triggers a popup on the onexit event:

http://www.amiallyourbaseornot.com/?pic=CABG
www.thesaurus.com has a popup that appears unbid.  

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1
Testcase for <body onunload>. Notice how the js function is defined in the
head, and is prepared for use in the body onunload. To test:

Open the attachment in a new tab, then once the page has loaded, close the tab,
and the pop-up will come up.

I found this on http://www.valueweb.com/promos/websitehosting6.htm
Here's the code called from drudgereport.com when you click a link

var date_ob=new Date();
document.cookie='h2=o; path=/;';
if(document.cookie.indexOf('e=llo') <= 0 && document.cookie.indexOf('2=o') > 0){
	var bust=date_ob.getSeconds();
	if(min_hour_frequency+0<12){min_hour_frequency=12};
	date_ob.setTime(date_ob.getTime()+3600*1000);
	document.cookie='he=llo; path=/; expires='+date_ob.toGMTString();
	date_ob.setTime(date_ob.getTime()+min_hour_frequency*3600*1000);
	var cap_ck='he=llo; path=/; expires='+date_ob.toGMTString();
	document.write('<scr'+'ipt language="javascript"
src="http://media.fastclick.net/w/pop.cgi?sid='+fastclick_site_id+'&m=2&tp=2&v=2.0&c='+bust+'"></scr'+'ipt>');
}

And this code is called with:

var min_hour_frequency=12; var fastclick_site_id=8627;
document.write('<scr'+'ipt language="javascript" '+
'src="http://code.fastclick.net/pu.js"></scr'+'ipt>');

Sneaky bastards.
http://www.warezz.com/?f

I found that this site displays a pop-up in FireFox 0.10.1
FireFox blocks the pop-up when you open the site, but when you close it, the
pop-up is displayed.  This apeares to only work if you close the site in a tab.
 If you open it in a new window, no pop-up appears.

Sorry, I've haven't tested this on the latest nightly build.
http://www.24-7media.de/
opens a small popup :)
This site opens a popup when loaded:
http://www.charlottemartin.com/

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041008
Firefox/0.10
www.packetnews.com

If your search query returns results with multiple pages and you click on the
page numbers a popup is opened
(In reply to comment #137, www.palminfocenter.com)

> > Popup generally on each new instance of FF, when clicking on Discussion
> > Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040921
> > Firefox/0.10
> 
> Using the same version of FF (WinXP Pro SP2), I do not see this behavior.  No
> popup, no popup-blocked indication.

FF 0.10.1, MacOSX (20040913), I see them occasionally at PalmInfoCenter.com. 
Got one today with no content, and have had pop-unders (the typical "you may be
infected with spyware" box) in the past, but wasn't positive if it was from this
site (I was hitting a lot of sites at those times).  I did have a couple of
cookies for palminfocenter.pricegrabber.com, but removing those didn't allow me
to re-create the popup.

The page also contains some document.write()ing that pulls a javascript from
tribalfusion.com, all under a "NoAd" heading, probably some kind of workaround.
   It's possible that link (which seems to be randomly fetched) may at times
include the offending popup code.
Pop-up when closing the website:

http://www.windowsxpatoz.com/cgi-bin/miscellaneous/index.cgi
I'm running into some adult sites with popups that appear when I close the tab
the  site was loaded in.  Is there some preferred way for me to report these
sites to someone for further investigation?

Thanks...
This site will open a new window when closing the tab, however if it's the only
site in a window and closing that window it will not trigger the popup. 
http://www.filesoup.com/forum/index.php
anything that is served from the tripod server and is a free member.

e.g. my website: http://twentyfifteen.tripod.com

As an FYI, tripod has been known for their spectacular programming techniques to
force browsers to open new windows.  Once, I wrote a javascript in all of my
pages  that would prevent tripod advertisement windows from popping up.

But now, it seems that they are doing something different.
The testcase is a duplicate of bug 209134.
(In reply to comment #154)
> This site will open a new window when closing the tab, however if it's the only
> site in a window and closing that window it will not trigger the popup. 
> http://www.filesoup.com/forum/index.php
> 

This one was blocked in 10/18 nightly build.
Good overview titled "Revenge of the pop-ups",
including techniques used, in 
http://news.com.com/Revenge+of+the+pop-ups/2100-1024_3-5408453.html?tag=st.pop
http://cybernanny.com/ produces a pop-up when you leave the site.
I followed this link and got a pop up (into a new tab).  At the time I clicked
it, I had a login cookie, and my settings are to open links that would open a
new window in a new tab in the most recent window.  Subsequent returns to the
page did not produce a pop-up ad though (I think it's either random or a
one-time only thing).

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/17/magazine/17EATING.html
I searched for "vfapi" on google, and clicked on the first link:

http://www.divx-digest.com/software/vfapi.html

I somehow got a dialog with no status bar and no location bar. I thought this
was stopped in the latest nightlys.
(In reply to comment #162)
> I somehow got a dialog with no status bar and no location bar. I thought this
> was stopped in the latest nightlys.

The status bar is supposed to be present, but windows below a certain height (on
Windows XP at least) will clip it, just as it's clipped when you resize a normal
window below a certain height. As an anti-spoofing measure, it's useless, since
the spoofable height is exactly that of a log-in prompt. Go figure.
http://www.business2.com/b2/web/articles/0,17863,714129,00.html
(With adblock enabled I did not get the pup-op)
www.sfgate.com creates a pop-under window with all JScript disabled in preferences.
Depends on: 265942
www.eselfilme.com
http://www.globalsecurity.org creates a pop-under window with all JScript
disabled in preferences
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=206591

pop up as soon as you on the page.


Asside: Is it just me or are there more and more pop ups coming up?

What happened to the good old days of text-based internet.
http://www.drudgereport.com/

Home page is using document.write to include a script file, that also uses
document.write to include a second script file.  This second script file is
using SetTimeout to call a function that opens the popup.

This popup opens on me, however the popup test case in <a
href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=219064">Bug 219064</a>
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=155655&action=view) does not
open in my browser.  Using Firefox 1.0PR, WinXP.
(In reply to comment #168)
> http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=206591
> 
> pop up as soon as you on the page.
> 
> 
> Asside: Is it just me or are there more and more pop ups coming up?
> 
> What happened to the good old days of text-based internet.


Popup blocked with this morning's nightly build.
I find that very frequently when I go to the Onion (www.theonion.com), after I
go through the splash page and get to the real home page
(http://www.theonion.com/index.php?pre=1), an ad pops up.  The ads that seem to
get through seem to come from trafficcmp.com, but I'm guessing it's the Onion's
code which gets past Firefox's blocking.

I briefly looked through the generated code for that home page, which pops up
the ad, and found some relevant JavaScript code.  I was going to paste it in
here, but it was a bit too long.  To see it, go to the index.php link above,
view source, and search for trafficmp.  Briefly, the Javascript seems to use
document.writeln to write a script tag whose src is
http://ad.trafficmp.com/tmpad/banner/itrack.asp which I'm *guessing* is what
causes the pop-up.

Anyway, this happens pretty consistently when I visit the Onion, so I think it's
very reproducible.  I'm using the 1.0 preview release, or Mozilla/5.0 (Windows;
U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1).
I disabled all extensions and no longer got the trafficcmp pop-up from the Onion
home page.  So it must have been the fault of the Tabbrowser Extensions.  Sorry
for the erroneous posting.  This page is so long that I missed the bit about
-safe-mode the first run through.  Can someone modify the main description for
this bug (at the top) to have that info?
www.packetnews.com consistantly gets popups when doing searches and jumping from
one page to another.
Whiteboard: Test ONLY with the latest branch nightly (not 1.0PR or 1.0RC1)
http://www.brighthand.com/ppc/index.php
has a popup that isn't blocked.
Or possibly it's http://www.brighthand.com/article/Dell_Axim_X30_Review that has
a page-leaving popup.  
One of the above evaded my Firefox popup blocker.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1
build.
(In reply to comment #174)
> http://www.brighthand.com/ppc/index.php
> has a popup that isn't blocked.
> Or possibly it's http://www.brighthand.com/article/Dell_Axim_X30_Review that has
> a page-leaving popup.  
> One of the above evaded my Firefox popup blocker.
> 
> Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1
> build.

No popups on either of those two or the Onion page here.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041031
Firefox/1.0RC2 (bangbang023)
the site www.e-rotica.nu manages to create a popup on unload of the site.
firefox should have stopped it, as a onunload popup is not user initiated.
another site is The Gadgeteer, http://www.the-gadgeteer.com/ --the unblockable
popups appear after you click one of the review links (each review link is in
bold black text, with a a date in red next to it).
http://www.shareprovider.com/edonkey-cat-2.html opens a popup when clicking on a
link (like the Fun link). This seems to be where it adds the event handler,
commenting this out -> no popups:

dl = document.links;
for (i=0; i< dl.length; i++) {
 if (dl[i].onclick==null && dl[i].target==""){ dl[i].onclick = gopaypopup; }
}

This is with FF RC2 /linux. Make sure all the page loads before clicking links.
Target milestone 1.1?
http://www.strategypage.com/

This is new for them.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
(In reply to comment #180)
> http://www.strategypage.com/

That is no popup, its a styled div
This site http://www.wetter.de (it's german) opens an eBay PopUp.
http://www.bratzpack.com/index2.asp opens a second tab
(In reply to comment #183)
> http://www.bratzpack.com/index2.asp opens a second tab

Confirming, popup is not blocked..

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041110 Firefox/1.0
http://www.bratzpack.com/index2.asp

Opens a new windows with an ad for a video
I get pop-ups from http://www.intercasino.com/ everytime I go to
http://www.gamespy.com/?fromint=1
the following website has a pop up and it stays on top of the web page. if you
click on it, it opens an ad site in a new window.

http://www.indianexpress.com/
Yes... it's a pron link... but Firefox 1.0 does fail to block the pop-up it
produces after first surfing to the page. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT
5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

<A
HREF="http://www.christineyoung.com/php/home.php">http://www.christineyoung.com/php/home.php<A>
I know this was posted a few months ago but it still is occuring.
I did the popuptest on Firefox.
http://www.popuptest.com/
It passed almost all of them but 2.
The two it allowed through was the
[url=http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest8.html]Drop Down Popup[/url] and the
[url=http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest6.html]Sticky Popup[/url].
Is anybody else seeing this?
(In reply to comment #189)
> I know this was posted a few months ago but it still is occuring.
> I did the popuptest on Firefox.
> http://www.popuptest.com/
> It passed almost all of them but 2.
> The two it allowed through was the
> [url=http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest8.html]Drop Down Popup[/url] and the
> [url=http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest6.html]Sticky Popup[/url].
> Is anybody else seeing this?

I see these, but they aren't popup windows.
(In reply to comment #191)
> http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20041127-9999-1c27fun.html

Blocked, thogh the block icon appears and then disappears.
Whenever I visit www.nextwish.org I get a pop-up from something called Perfetto
Media.  Although I can block certain images/frames from the popup using AdBlock,
the popup continues to come up.

> http://www.nextwish.org
The normal popup is blocked. The Perfetto Media box isn't a popup, but an HTML
element on the page in the original window.
Not sure if this is technically a "popup", but the "about..." box/menu thing
here is really annoying, and follows when you scroll.
http://hunting.about.com/od/guns/l/aapreshot2003a.htm

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041108
Firefox/1.0 (MOOX M3)
Comment 195: not a popup, just JavaScript moving around a div. 
On popuptest.com,

using the latest nightly build (12/12) test 8 is not passed.

On http://www.kephyr.com/popupkillertest/test/
tests 12 and 13 fail, 21 fails (it blocks a popup, but the add bookmark dialog
comes up), 22 fails (it pops up a box saying Opening test22.smi), and 25 opens a
new window and a popup initially, and when you close the pop-up, it gives you a
new window.
http://s.clkoptimizer.com gives me popups constantly. It's almost as bad as IE was.
www.packetnews.com opens a popup when loading the page
www.packetnews.com popups are blocked with FF 1.0 on Windows.
The following url from hindustantimes somehow opens a pop up. 
I have not installed flash so for me it just shows a "get plug in graphic".

Looks like it is opening the popup using javascript, not java applet.
Dont know/cant guess how the pop-up blocker is defeated by these jerks.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1182114,001100020005.htm?headline=Most~women~describe~themselves~as~sexy!

Since this is a news paper site this url might expire.
But in the last few weeks, I have reliably reproduced this pop up by
first going to http://www.samachar.com that lists urls from many
Indian newspapers. Click on any of the links to Hindustan Times
and the first click produces the pop up. 

I have not tested it against the nightly build. I am afraid it might not be
a stable build. Is it a reasonable expectation for the mofo to expect ordinary
users to install nightly builds before submitting a bug? Anyway since I am not
starting a new bug... 
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18524812.900
opens up a popup both on onload and on onunload.
The onload and onunload calls http://www.newscientist.com/popups/subs_popup.jsp
which has an image with an onClick which calls window.open. I don't really
understand how it is called since I don't have to click it to get the popup but
there it is.
Found a new and annoying pop-up today.

I isolated the source code from the page and was able to get it working on a
minimal test link:

http://samson.alsherok.net/adtest.html

When one of these comes up it will look strange. The close button on it works
but obviously it would be best if this didn't show up at all.
http://www.jerryspringertheopera.com/jerry_opera.html

do nothing, let the flash play and you'll gett a pop up after the intro finishes
(or just click skip to get the pop up)

btw: i think those plugin based popups will get quite popular, because the
current pop Up blockers wont catch them.
http://www.packetnews.com : do a search, and 90% of the time you will get a popup

i have FF 1.0 (adblock and tweak network extentions) (winxp)
(In reply to comment #207)
> http://www.packetnews.com : do a search, and 90% of the time you will get a popup
> 
> i have FF 1.0 (adblock and tweak network extentions) (winxp)

Got popups, but they were blocked in 1/11/2005 nightly.
http://www.ngemu.com/n64/

This page spawns some windows in the right side of the lowest bottom of the
desktop, it's very annoying to kill them.

I'm on Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050113
Firefox/1.0+
(In reply to comment #209)
> http://www.ngemu.com/n64/
> 
> This page spawns some windows in the right side of the lowest bottom of the
> desktop, it's very annoying to kill them.
> 
> I'm on Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050113
> Firefox/1.0+

Nope, popups blocked. WFM. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050118 Firefox/1.0+ (MOOX M3)
I've read all Comments and didn't find this one:

at cdfreaks.com, when you click on a news, VERY RARELLY a PopUP bypasses FF,

today, I've managed to get one of the bypassing addresses:
http://a.tribalfusion.com/p.media/JLDRJMNHCIRDTJUSHPIRIKYVMKPWUEFINKMYVNPQIKOHIONMHHDLJEYQXGRKSLLQPCGQGFJFEN/212766/pop.html

Cheers:)
Connecting to

http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=916175

I see a "DHTML" commercial, that appears like a pop-up (il covers the page you
wanna see) but it's not a standard "javascript:window.open()" stuff.

I don't know if it's still a "popup" in strict terms, but wanted to let you know.

I'm using FF 1.0 final on WIN32 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0).

Thanks,
(In reply to comment #213)
> http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=916175
> I don't know if it's still a "popup" in strict terms, but wanted to let you know.
> 

Not a popup, a div being moved by JavaScript
Multiple pop-ups upon leaving:
http://www.nosleep.com
(In reply to comment #215)
> Multiple pop-ups upon leaving:
> http://www.nosleep.com

Not popping up here. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b)
Gecko/20050127 Firefox/1.0+ (bangbang023)
www.masalatalk.com/masalaboard has a pop-up sometimes when I click on a specific
link to go to next page. It goes to next page as well as display a pop-up add
Whiteboard: Test ONLY with the latest branch nightly (not 1.0PR or 1.0RC1) → Test ONLY with the latest trunk nightly (not 1.0)
http://www.torrenttop100.com/in.php?id=0

this is one of those annoying pop-unders it fills the whole screen behind the
window. 

the site itself is a referrer site, so i changed the referrer id to zero so this
wouldn't count for anyone's clicks. 

thanks for everything, you guys are the best.
(In reply to comment #220)
> http://www.howstuffworks.com

Blocked with trunk build 20050214, Win XP
i got one while surfing http://www.appleinsider.com/ and an other one while
closing the tab of http://www.appleinsider.com/backpage/ (but i couldnt
reproduce it). using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b)
Gecko/20050126 Firefox/1.0+
http://www.bartleby.com/61/18/B0271800.html

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=1240477

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050209 Firefox/1.0+
Exerpting from Macfixit.com for the Mac-challenged.  Camino is affected because
of building from the Mozilla trunk.  Full linkage here (may require subscription
after a couple days):  

http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20050218022511830

>>Some ad companies are even bragging about their ability to subvert pop-up
>>blockers. For example, popuptraffic.com features the following blurb on their
>>home page:

>>"Due to the proliferation of Popupblockers we have altered our popup code so
>>that if a blocker is detected a layer ad will be delivered. This will increase
>>your overall daily impressions and revenues."

>>Users report seeing these pop-under ads on many different sites, but in reader
>>email to MacFixIt, the most frequently mentioned sites have been
>>macosrumors.com, macdailynews.com, howstuffworks.com, and drudgereport.com.
>>(We don't mean to imply that these sites are any worse than other sites;
>>rather, the advertisers of these sites appear to be using these new,
>>pop-up-blocker-subverting tricks. Many other sites were also reported, but for
>>whatever reason more MacFixIt readers visit these particular sites and are
>>thus reporting them.)

i got one there: http://sg1archive.com/s9.shtml

(but it wasnt able to reproduce it)
Here's some code that's beating firefox:
<script language="javascript"><!--                                 
var dc=document; var date_ob=new Date();
dc.cookie='h2=o; path=/;';var bust=date_ob.getSeconds();
if(dc.cookie.indexOf('e=llo') <= 0 && dc.cookie.indexOf('2=o') > 0){
dc.write('<scr'+'ipt language="javascript" src="http://media.fastclick.net');
dc.write('/w/pop.cgi?sid=18095&m=2&tp=2&v=1.8&c='+bust+'"></scr'+'ipt>');
date_ob.setTime(date_ob.getTime()+43200000);
dc.cookie='he=llo; path=/; expires='+ date_ob.toGMTString();} // -->
</script>        

It's all over the net, being promoted by "fastclick.com"
This is being sold as a "Pop-up blocker blocker"

http://www.das-netzwerk.com/_web/netzwerk.php?c=4&k=8&i=1
This one pops a window too:

http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/index.php 

In my system it is reproducible 100 % of the time, but I have to delete all
cookies by domains 'fastclick.com' and 'www.scienceblog.com'
Depends on: 270867
(In reply to comment #146)
>
src="http://media.fastclick.net/w/pop.cgi?sid='+fastclick_site_id+'&m=2&tp=2&v=2.0&c='+bust+'"></scr'+'ipt>');
> }
> 
> And this code is called with:
> 
> var min_hour_frequency=12; var fastclick_site_id=8627;
> document.write('<scr'+'ipt language="javascript" '+
> 'src="http://code.fastclick.net/pu.js"></scr'+'ipt>');

As you can see at the end for Firefox (ffp = FireFox Popup) they use a Flash
file to open the popup:

In
http://media.fastclick.net/w/pop.cgi?sid='+fastclick_site_id+'&m=2&tp=2&v=2.0&c='+bust
they have the function ffPop() which uses 

document.write('<embed src=http://cdn.fastclick.net/fastclick.net/ffp.swf?url='+...

to show the popup. Flash popups are Bug 176079. Workarounds see there and here:
http://www.mail-archive.com/mozilla-security@mozilla.org/msg02383.html.



defeats popup blocker on the 20050221 build
http://www.zophar.net/ click any link on the page
http://www.saddoboxing.com/news/news-Search-Kirk+Johnson+boxing.htm

Gives a pop-up once. I've reproduced the effect by closing the whole machine and
trying again. Damned.

http://b3.boards2go.com/boards/board.cgi?user=intel0202

That's another one. Double damned.
http://facts.330.ca/

Click on any of the Navigation links; Animals, Human Body, General ...
Then click in the body of the page.

Pop-unders ensue.
(In reply to comment #235)
> and this one...
> 
>
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=226820&sid=0a3e65c909ceb947d32bca8e68cfd77b
> 
> any public comments on this?

BTW this is a MOZILLA 1.7.5 submission, Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US;
rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041217.
http://www.tvtome.com spawns a popunder when you click on one of the shows.
Doesn't happen every time, but often enough. Here's the code; notice how they
split up the word "script" in the dc.write statement:

<!-- FASTCLICK.COM POP-UNDER CODE v1.8 for tvtome.com (24 hour) -->
<script language="javascript"><!--                                 
var dc=document; var date_ob=new Date();
dc.cookie='h2=o; path=/;';var bust=date_ob.getSeconds();
if(dc.cookie.indexOf('e=llo') <= 0 && dc.cookie.indexOf('2=o') > 0){
dc.write('<scr'+'ipt language="javascript" src="http://media.fastclick.net');
dc.write('/w/pop.cgi?sid=878&m=2&tp=2&v=1.8&c='+bust+'"></scr'+'ipt>');
date_ob.setTime(date_ob.getTime()+86400000);
dc.cookie='he=llo; path=/; expires='+ date_ob.toGMTString();} // -->
</script>                                                          
<!-- FASTCLICK.COM POP-UNDER CODE v1.8 for tvtome.com -->
(In reply to comment #237)
> http://www.tvtome.com spawns a popunder when you click on one of the shows.

That is bug 282931
Should bug 195030 be added? It's a bug with something else but it inadvertently
causes popups.
http://www.packetnews.com

seem to get through everytime!
Just to add mail2world.com (presumably all domains 'mail2*' - see their '2000
Domains' explanation on the front page).  I don't have any 'allowed sites' on
the list, yet I get these pop-ups every time I load the page.  On the latest
pop-up, the title bar displays http://205.180.85.40 (and the little thing looks
like a dialog box asking me 'Do you want to block Junk Mails?' - it alomst
fooled me!).

I noticed that it only happen the first time you load the page, be it in a fresh
tab, new window etc. - as long as you haven't closed all instances of Firefox
after closing the pop-up, it will not re-appear.  It will do it again when you
re-launch Firefox and mail2worl.com

I just upgraded today to v1.01 ('Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US;
rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1'), I run it on W2K with the latest
pathches (corporate network, they keep us up-to-date...).

Thanks for a great product, otherwise excellent.
WWW.MESS.BE

sometimes fails!
1.0+ Win32
Misc. threads at www.sitepoint.com.

Main site doesn't seem to open popups, but it happened a couple of times here:
http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219050

Hm.
http://www.retrocrush.com/

Always works, but once it writes the cookie you won't get the popup anymore.
Delete your cookies and go back to the site, and you'll get another popup. 
http://home.howstuffworks.com/question35.htm

Another cookie-check popup. Delete the cookies to get the popup again. 
Page Info from an Undertone Network pop-under (got past Firefox 1.0):

UndertoneNetworks.com:
URL:
http://c1.zedo.com/jsc/c1/ff2.html?n=162;c=253/1;s=216;d=16;w=720;h=300;t=UndertoneNetworks.com
Type: text/html
Render Mode: Quirks Mode
Source: Disk Cache
Encoding: ISO-8859-1
Size: 0.9 KB (918 bytes)
Referring URL: http://simg.zedo.com/undertone/tag/int168.html
Modified: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 11:39:00 PM
Expires: Sunday, March 20, 2005 9:06:36 PM
http://www.wordreference.com/

opens a pop-up while loading presentation page, but not every time. cookie-check
pop-up?
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=531632&page=1

This exact type of popup is becoming disturbingly common. 
(In reply to comment #249)
> http://www.dietfacts.com/html/items/10129.htm

(In reply to comment #250)
> http://www.snopes.com/business/money/cocaine.asp

(In reply to comment #251)
> http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=531632&page=1
> 
> This exact type of popup is becoming disturbingly common. 


All of these were blocked in Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050325 Firefox/1.0+ (MOOX M3)
http://www.zophar.net/windos.phtml

Because of this line, the first time you click any point in the main browser
area (not only on hyperlinks) spawns an ad popup at the bottom right of the screen.

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1"
SRC="http://www.PayPopup.com/popup.php?id=ztnet&pop=enter&t=10&subid=8150">
</SCRIPT>
http://www.torrentspy.com/search.asp?mode=torrentdetails&id=185746

Click on the Download link.  Opens pop-under with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U;
Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050330 Firefox/1.0+
The following site gave me a popup the very first time I opened it, but won't
any subsequent times.  NOTE: The title of the page is 'Strip Britney Spears
Naked!' (it's a joke page), so perhaps don't click if you're at work, etc.  :-)

http://www.extremefunnypictures.com/funnypic602.htm
http://www.tvinfo.de/ also allows popups
(In reply to comment #255)
> The following site gave me a popup the very first time I opened it, but won't
> any subsequent times.  NOTE: The title of the page is 'Strip Britney Spears
> Naked!' (it's a joke page), so perhaps don't click if you're at work, etc.  :-)
> 
> http://www.extremefunnypictures.com/funnypic602.htm

(In reply to comment #256)
> http://www.tvinfo.de/ also allows popups


No popups with either of these on latest nightly.
(In reply to comment #257)

> (In reply to comment #256)
> > http://www.tvinfo.de/ also allows popups
> 
> 
> No popups with either of these on latest nightly.
> 

i got a po-under with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2)
Gecko/20050405 Firefox/1.0+

just click on a link there to get a pop-under
Depends on: 288691
This site popped a pop-up at me: http://www.empiremovies.com/movies/2003/hero.shtml

Closing pop-up also spawned another window and crashed the browser.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414
Firefox/1.0.3

An annoying pop-up comes up everytime I open: 

http://www.123greetings.com

Firefox alerts that the site is trying to open a pop-up, but whatever the choice
is for the user, the pop-up comes always up.
Nick
I just loaded up http://www.bored.com/ and got a pop-up from doing so.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050425
Firefox/1.0+

I'm not able to reproduce every time because usually Firefox does block these
ads. But at www.drudgereport.com, every now and then an ad sneaks through.

URL of advertisement: http://205.180.85.40/w/pc.cgi?mid=55500&sid=8627
(In reply to comment #262)
> I just loaded up http://www.bored.com/ and got a pop-up from doing so.

same here....http://isg05.casalemedia.com/V2/43288/48551/index.html?www.bored.com/
(In reply to comment #261)
> Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414
> Firefox/1.0.3
> 
> An annoying pop-up comes up everytime I open: 
> 
> http://www.123greetings.com
> 
> Firefox alerts that the site is trying to open a pop-up, but whatever the choice
> is for the user, the pop-up comes always up.
> Nick

(In reply to comment #262)
> I just loaded up http://www.bored.com/ and got a pop-up from doing so.

Neither popped up, but I got the yellow bar asking me to install a plugin.
(In reply to comment #265)

> Neither popped up, but I got the yellow bar asking me to install a plugin.

Both the sites have a pop-up:
http://www.bored.com/
http://www.123greetings.com/

Have you tried starting from a clean profile? I see them reliably everytime I
try to access the site with my WinXP machine (FF 1.0.3). No problem instead
using FF 1.0.3 on Linux.
The site mentioned here http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=263138
looks like a popup, but it might just be a part of the main page. Not sure how
this one gets treated.
http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/5771/

Popup opens on Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2)
Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0+ (If you don't get it then reload it until you get
the ad, though it shows up only at the first time you load the page)
http://www.explore-places.com/china/C/Changshu.html
creates a popup (which then turns into a popunder) every time even though FF
says it prevented a popup.

BTW, one gets this popup every time only if one removes the cookies (5 x
casalamedia) created by the original site, *which have a different name than
that of the original site*. I'm wondering how many of the other posters with the
comment "only the first time" tried this out.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511
Firefox/1.0.4
*** Bug 293647 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This site:
http://antipopup.unitedvirtualities.com/
claims:
"You call our SCRIPT just once and you can then open as many windows as you want."

Works in Firefox 1.0.4 (and IE 6.0 SP2) and seems to be different from the
fastclick script.
The Script is:
http://antipopup.unitedvirtualities.com/plantilla/sp21.js

var uvBridge=true;
var tungsRamPack=false;
sp="#:!# K!4 * 2 _!5 * Z#1$/.[#9(t%($c $ ! D#3/:'#)Y ! : # 2!Y [
m%k!P%q+.!P0U*n1]$q*+ N%1%Q2D#K(D!Y(2!* /!' '!H'-'z ~%D!! G!M!f/$1f#N 1222- %
14+ P40 J$X'm!$+A1{ D0,3O(W!88( B y$S8; 8 7 =+l,R'B ' x*4 X9 !+'; J";
oldWO=window.open;
window.open=oldWO;
Whiteboard: Test ONLY with the latest trunk nightly (not 1.0) → Test ONLY with the latest trunk nightly (not 1.0.X)
http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?forumid=156
opens a pop-up at the first time you load the page on 
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050524
Firefox/1.0+
*** Bug 282909 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to comment #273)
> *** Bug 282909 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

(original report)
> User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
> Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
> 
> When openning an e-mail at hotmail a pop-up called "FREE* Baby Phat Pink
> Phone!!" appears. It says in the bottom its made by "copyright 2004
> InternetOpinionGroup.com". It doesn't happen with any certain emails it just
> happens without warning while openning e-mails.
> 
> Reproducible: Sometimes
> 
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1.open hotmail.com e-mail account
> 2.Try openning an e-mail
> 3.
> 
> Actual Results:  
> the pop-up appeared
> 
> Expected Results:  
> prevented the add from appearing

The pop ups before and after log in are blocked by firefox. However, when in the
webmail system, pop ups are not blocked, esecially on linux:

http://mail.lycos.com

the hyperlink: 
http://mymail01.mail.lycos.com/scripts/mail/mailbox.mail?folder=INBOX

causes the following pop up:

http://www.casino.co.uk/defaultotb.asp

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-GB; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050322 Firefox/1.0.2
removing 265942 and adding 197919 to dependency list.  the former was duped on
the latter.
Depends on: 197919
No longer depends on: 265942
http://www.subtitles.ro/fr_search.php

Browsing to the page, a new window opens and tries to load advnt05.com. The page
it loads has a call to close the window so the popup is never up for long. When
I open the popup target (http://advnt05.com/popsend.asp?id=31033) in my browser,
I get a note that a popup was blocked.

Tested with Firefox 1.0.4 and Deer Park Alpha 1.

This looks like the relevant section of the page source: 

<script language="JavaScript">
<!--
function MM_openBrWindow(theURL,winName,features) { //v2.0
  window.open(theURL,winName,features);
}
//-->
</script>
<script>win=window.open("http://advnt05.com/popsend.asp?id=31033",'PoP',',left=5000,top=0,width=590,height=380,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,menubar=0');

window.focus(); 
</script>
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511
Firefox/1.0.4

Just loaded the following URL and got not one but *two* automatic popups as a
result of doing so.

http://www.planetvids.com/html/Howard-Stern-Prank-to-CNN-Part-One.html
This site didn't used to bypass the pop-up blocker, but now it does:
http://quotes.freerealtime.com/dl/frt/S

The windows that are getting past are from this domain:
a.tribalfusion.com
http://www.spacedaily.com/

Spawns a pop-under, but does not repeat this behavior upon reload.
http://www.eduscho.at/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/at/-/EUR/TdAtBrowseCatalog-Start?CategoryName=phase_1&Entry=gewinnpopup

with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050616
Firefox/1.0+
Here is another site link that generated a (one) popup:

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Democratic_letter_Rove_must_explain_role_in_CIA_outing_0705.html
PopUnders sneak through:

http://www.guitartablaturearchive.net

Reproducable:
Every few clicks and another pops under.

Using Firefox 1.0.5 (d/l and installed 7/13/05) on WinXP-sp1 with Adblock v.5d2
nightly 39 installed

The javascript in the header:
----------------------------------------------------------------------
<Head>
<!-- PayPopup.com Popup Blocker Detector Begin -->
<script>
var PB = false;
function failed() {PB=true;}

var firstPop =
window.open("about:blank","paypopuptest","width=1,height=1,left=5000,top=5000",true);
window.onerror=failed
var secondPop = window.open("about:blank","paypopuptest","width=1,height=1");
if(firstPop == secondPop) PB=false;
else PB=true;
firstPop.blur(); 
firstPop.close(); 
window.onerror=null;
</script>
<!-- PayPopup.com Popup Blocker Detector End -->
</Head>
----------------------------------------------------------------------

The following is inline:

----------------------------------------------------------------------
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1">
var paypopup_clicked = false;
function gopaypopup(){
	if(paypopup_clicked==false){
		paypopup_clicked=true;
		paypopup();
	}
}
if (PB) {
	//Pop-Under Code Here
	document.write('<SCRI'+'PT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1" '); 
	document.write('
SRC="http://www.PayPopup.com/popup.php?id=sl5412&pop=exit&t=3&subid=10261">'); 
	document.write('</SCR'+'IPT>'); 
	//Pop-Under Code End
	dl = document.links;
	for (i=0; i< dl.length; i++) {
		if (dl[i].onclick==null && dl[i].target==""){ dl[i].onclick = gopaypopup; }
	}
}else{
	//Pop-Under Code Here
		document.write('<SCRI'+'PT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1" '); 
		document.write('
SRC="http://www.PayPopup.com/popup.php?id=sl5412&pop=exit&t=3&subid=10261">'); 
		document.write('</SCR'+'IPT>'); 
		//Pop-Under Code End
}
</SCRIPT>
<!-- PayPopup.com Advertising Code End --></BODY>
Another site with popups that are displayed: http://www.younghistorians.com/forum/
http://www.ngemu.com <-- click on any link and see a popup.  IE with high filter
settings successfully blocks these popups.  Firefox of any build does not.
This site 
http://www.ngemu.com/
was reported as having subverted the popupblocker. 
Worksforme, I had a popup blocked ribbon at the top of firefox. 
I am running adblock, adblock shows
http://www.paypopup.com/popup.php?id=Bobbi&pop=enter&t=5&subid=7130

This might be the one that is successfully getting past the firefox popup
blocker, but it worksforme. Admittedly it could be adblock. 

Further testing: 
I just disabled Adblock. 
It still worksforme.  Popup from this particular site was blocked. I have no
explanation. 

Another site with particularly nasty popups/popunders is:

http://www.railpictures.net/   .

What's irritating about this one is this.  Engage tabbed browsing.  Site
initially tends to load without popup/popunder, *unless* you open a new tab and
load from another site.  

After one gets the site loaded, click on thumbnail pix to open new tab. 
Popup/popunder appears on top.

Most recently tested with Camino 0.9a2, nightly version 2005072008 under Mac OS
10.3.9.
Another site with particularly nasty popups/popunders is:

http://www.railpictures.net/   .

What's irritating about this one is this.  Engage tabbed browsing.  Site
initially tends to load without popup/popunder, *unless* you open a new tab and
load from another site.  

After one gets the site loaded, click on thumbnail pix to open new tab. 
Popup/popunder appears on top.

Most recently tested with Camino 0.9a2, nightly version 2005072008 under Mac OS
10.3.9.
DRUDGEREPORT is still managing to provide pop-ups even in 1.0.6

Going to the site, I still get the line above the page saying that Firefox
blocked pop-ups from sites, but it is only stopping 2 of the 4 that are being
generated. The ones that commonly get through are being delivered from
z1.adserver.com, and casalmedia.com when you open the www.drudgereport.com site.
I JUST installed 1.0.6 and immediately tried it, and the pop-ups still occur.
Here is some of the code from view source:

<!   S M A L L   A D>

<!-- Drudge Report 180x150 rectangle NEW, 180x150 rectangle () -->
<script language="javascript"
src="http://z1.adserver.com/w/cp.x;rid=32;tid=8;ev=1;dt=1;ac=26;c=552;"></script><noscript><a
href="http://z1.adserver.com/w/cp.x;rid=32;tid=8;ev=2;dt=3;ac=26;c=552;"
target="_blank"><img width="180"
height="150"
src="http://z1.adserver.com/w/cp.x;rid=32;tid=8;ev=1;dt=3;ac=26;c=552;"
border=0></a></noscript>
<hr>


<!    L I N K S    F I R S T    C O L U M N>

The ads from this site get through constantly. I am running Windows 2000
Professional with all patches and service packs.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716
Firefox/1.0.6 (ax)

Visiting this site:
http://www.aaabuttons.com/

I got this commercial pop-up:
http://isg27.casalemedia.com/V2/46192/54790/index.html?www.aaabuttons.com/landing.php
Just found a particularly nasty pop-up at "www.lyrics007.com" (to be exact,
"http://www.lyrics007.com/Kenny%20Loggins%20Lyrics/Danger%20Zone%20Lyrics.html").

I'm using Deer Park Alpha 2 on Windows XP.

It managed to create a window that looked just like a native Windows dialog; I'm
guessing with javascript, but it had my fooled until I read it.  :?
(In reply to comment #290)
> Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716
> Firefox/1.0.6 (ax)
> I got this commercial pop-up:
http://isg27.casalemedia.com/V2/46192/54790/index.html?www.aaabuttons.com/landing.php

casalemedia does it again:

Visiting the site:
www.50meg.com

Produced a commercial pop-up:
http://isg30.casalemedia.com/V2/47074/55864/index.html?www.50meg.com/landing.php
http://yankeemagazine.com/

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050810
Firefox/1.0+
http://www.drudgereport.com/ This is the site that has the most pops of any site
i have been to and it does it with every page.
Just to add one more site to the list, www.dilbert.com also opens a pop-up
window from a.tribalfusion.com. I have pop-up blocking enabled, and I also
disabled JavaScript's ability to move, resize, raise or lower windows. Still,
these pop-ups keep coming in...
I think some of these sites which the blocker is not blocking has 2 or more
pop-ups at the same time, thus the blocker might not be able to see the 2nd, 3rd
and so on. Just my thought
-GGR
http://www.allcomedyradio.com/

Oddly enough, I'm running GhostSurf (an anti-spyware redirector/proxy that is
_also_ supposed to block popup windows), and the popup gets through anyway.
A popup comes up at www.creators.com. It's one of the javascript document.write
thingies put out by tribalfusion.com. Their popups are the only ones I ever get,
on both my laptop and desktop, Mac OS 10.3.3 and 10.3.9, respectively. Firefox
1.0.5 and 1.0.6.

*** Bug 307978 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 308474 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Once in a while, www.hp.com will have a "survey" or something similar pop up, to
which one has to click "close".
That's made by an iframe or div, but not new window, so it's hard to define it
as popup.
I would like to add the New Haven Register website (http://www.nhregister.com)
as another site that manages to get popup ads from a.tribalfusion.com past the
ad blocker.
(In reply to comment #296)
> Just to add one more site to the list, www.dilbert.com also opens a pop-up
> window from a.tribalfusion.com. I have pop-up blocking enabled, and I also
> disabled JavaScript's ability to move, resize, raise or lower windows. Still,
> these pop-ups keep coming in...

this seems to be fixed in release 1.6a1 (Deer Park Alpha 2)
As of 26th Sept 05 it seems the popups @ www.dilbert.com are getting through again.

Click on "Read past strips" then navigate around the calendar of old strips.
When I visited this site:

http://www.mysoftware.cjb.net/

I was greeted with this popup:

http://ads1.revenue.net/l?site_id=11580&pplacement_id=1

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915
Firefox/1.0.7 (ax)
(In reply to comment #306)
> As of 26th Sept 05 it seems the popups @ www.dilbert.com are getting through
again.
> 
> Click on "Read past strips" then navigate around the calendar of old strips.

I should have been specific: this was with Firefox 1.5 beta 1, so whatever we
did to block the popups they've gotten around it already.
http://wwwa.accuweather.com/forecast.asp?zipcode=86403&amp;partner=6011

Page that opened: 
Firefox popup blocker reported it blocked two popups, however one tried to
appear. It did load up blank, possibly due to the adblock plugin. 

The popup blocker offers to allow this popup: 
http://c1.zedo.com/jsc/c1/ff2.html?n=162;c=907/42/1;s=40;d=9;w=300;h=250
This is the only popup that it attempted to block, but it reported two. 

Other possibly related elements on the page are 
http://simg.zedo.com/intercept/tag/int03.html
http://antipopup.unitedvirtualities.com/mmf/versiontest.swf
http://view.atdmt.com/MON/iview/ccwtmmec0110000004mon/direct/01&657976779?click=http://oas-central.realmedia.com/RealMedia/ads/click_lx.ads/accuweather.com/home/forecast/forecast.asp/657976779/x40/AccuWeather/monster_oct05_ecom_728/monster_ecom_728.htm/33666336383133363433303738323030?

I assume one of these is the other blocked popup. 
*** Bug 315936 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Coming from bug 315936:
http://www.pinksheets.com/
which loads up to 10 iframes containing scripts from a.tribalfusion.com driven with document.write() calls.
See Bug 317090

Pop ups on http://goldesel.to/

Can anyone on the latest trunk confirm the bug?
http://www.humorhost.com/front_page/big_02.html

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051120 Firefox/1.5 ID:2005112003
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

casalemedia.com is still not blocked by RC3.

Go to www.unitedemailsystems.com and click on the Sign Up link.  A pop-up from http://isg23.casalemedia.com will appear.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

Using FF 1.5 with XP Professional.

Go to http://www.torrentportal.com/torrents-details.php?id=155901 and click on "Download Torrent".  A maximized "pop under" will appear.
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20051010 Firefox/1.0.7
(Ubuntu package 1.0.7)

Sites which use webstats4u free counters (see www.webstats4u.com) may show popups, not in all visits. You can test it deleting webstats4u cookies and reloading a page which uses that counters.

Sample page with this problem: http://www.urjc.es/z_files/ac_biblio/nuevaweb/index.htm
*** Bug 324619 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Some trunkie could check out http://d.turboupload.com/d/463262/Bloodhound_Gang_-_Fire_Water_Burn.mp3.html

Gives a popup on my Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060124 Firefox/1.5.0.1
With Firefox 1.5.0.2 / Linux i386, I get sporadic popups from Aftonbladet.se.
This is one of the two major yellow papers of Sweden, so a fairly high-profile site.

I'm not a regular user, but I understand they generally manage to get through every once in a while.
I can only report on a page I just landed on.
<http://aftonbladet.se/vss/resor/story/0,2789,680425,00.html> and the related other pages in the series (the links under the heading "fler roliga skyltar") *sometimes* give me a "Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up" and *sometimes* in those cases I get a pop-up nevertheless (or, in addition?)

The actual pop-up ends up being served from http://bannerfarm.ace.advertising.com, no doubt via a bunch of redirectors.

Saving the HTML source on my own server and visiting that does not result in a pop-up, so there may be more things going on than what's just on that page.

Reloading or shift-reloading a page does not seem to give me a pop-up, it's only when I actually click on a link in "fler roliga skyltar" (based on my imperfect testing).

This is feature material, so it's likely to stay up for a while. Just in case somebody wants to see the source after it's gone (keeping in mind that I was not able to repro just by copying that), I'll upload that here as well.

I customarily denie cookies from basically everywhere, apparently that might play some role here as well.
I started to get experience this same problem just after the most resent auto-update of Mozilla. My OS is Windows XP Pro. This occurs after logging into mail.lycos.com and clicking on mail item to open it, clicking to move to the next or previous email, and clicking on the report spam button. Again, this was not occuring before the most recent release that auto-updated my Mozilla browser.

There are a variety of flash pop-ups occuring, the most common ones seem to be coming from this:

http://geo.precisionclick.com/ad/
A.K.A.: http://serveby.precisionclick.com


(In reply to comment #275)
> The pop ups before and after log in are blocked by firefox. However, when in
> the
> webmail system, pop ups are not blocked, esecially on linux:
> 
> http://mail.lycos.com
> 
> the hyperlink: 
> http://mymail01.mail.lycos.com/scripts/mail/mailbox.mail?folder=INBOX
> 
> causes the following pop up:
> 
> http://www.casino.co.uk/defaultotb.asp
> 
> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-GB; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050322 Firefox/1.0.2
> 
site...mail.lycos.com sign in, read mail, sign out,,,generates popups

popups generated by geo.precisionclick.com are getting past popup blocker
with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1b1) Gecko/20060710 Firefox/2.0b1

http://www.weatherundergound.com/index.asp
(In reply to comment #322)
> with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1b1) Gecko/20060710
> Firefox/2.0b1
> 
> http://www.weatherundergound.com/index.asp
> 

You have to click into the Location-bar to get the popup!

no site should be allowed to catch a click into the location bar!
imageshack.us

Open the viewing page for an image hosted at this site in its own window. Close the window. A popup should be triggered.

The popup is also triggered by an onClick anywhere on the page or via Flash. (I have Flashblock installed to avoid this.)

This site sets several cookies, so you should only see the popup every once in a while. If you open the page in a new tab of an existing window, no popup is generated, but the cookie is still set, stopping further popups from that address.
www.tek-tips.com's popup still appears every time page is loaded.
(In reply to comment #325)
> www.tek-tips.com's popup still appears every time page is loaded.
> 

This is not a popup as such, it's not a new window.
another site with a pop-up that gets by the blocker:
http://www.forbes.com/business/feeds/ap/2006/11/24/ap3202446.html
(In reply to comment #329)
> http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/future-weapons/weapons/weapon-zone.html

Tested with Firefox 2.0.0.1, the popup is effectively blocked.
Attached file Unrequested Pop-up
http://www.hendersonvillenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage

Click any link, and a pop-up will appear.  This only occurs on the first click of the day.  Subsequent clicks are ignored.

Reproduceable.
Here's another:

http://www.911tabs.com/tabs/m/mann_aimee/

Got to it from Google..
http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/rare-throat-cancer-linked-to-oral-sex/2007/05/10/1178390469740.html

kicks out a popup with a clean profile. It appears to set a cookie that prevents the popup on subsequent visits.
Duplicate of this bug: 384254
From bug 384254:  http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/  

Start clicking on some of the forum links.  Some of them result in a pop-up, some don't.  The pop-up is from zedo.com (see comment #246 and comment #309).  The only additional information I have is that there's a link to:

http://simg.zedo.com/intercept/tag/z.swf?url=http://c1.zedo.com/jsc/c1/ff2.html?n=162;c=2269;s=683;d=16;w=720;h=300;t=iVillage

on the gardenweb.com forums page above.  Going directly to that swf results in a blank page with a pop-up blocker notification, though.  That blocked pop-up tries to display:

http://c1.zedo.com/jsc/c1/ff2.html?n=162;c=2269;s=683;d=16;w=720;h=300;t=iVillage

which is the page that is displayed in the pop-up after clicking on one of the offending forum links from the gardenweb.com URL above.
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/sections/news/local/

You block the original pop up but if you click on any link on the page, a secondary pop up gets past you to load.  Every time. 

David
Depends on: 389151
Depends on: 389672
www.rediff.com

75% of the time, a popup escapes the PopupBlocker. 

Six
http://www.military.com/forums/0,15240,146717,00.html?wh=wh gets past Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.7pre) Gecko/20070828 BonEcho/2.0.0.7pre ID:2007082804

I'm not sure if this is a trunk only build or not at this point, as version is "unspecified".
A popup from the same site mentioned in Comment 340, got through SeaMonkey 1.1.4 (Linux) while viewing the New York Post web site (www.nypost.com).
(In reply to comment #339)
> www.rediff.com
> 
> 75% of the time, a popup escapes the PopupBlocker. 
> 
> Six
> 

One way to simulate this is to create an email ID, and log into their mailbox via the portal (www.rediff.com). The popup usually escapes Firefox's popup blocker.
http://girlfriend-bbs.comworldmaps.cn/girlfriend-pic.html

Leads to a cloaked 404 error:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<html><head>
</head><body>
 <script src="/popup_ban.js" language="javascript" type="text/javascript"></script>
 <h1>Not Found</h1>
 <p>The requested URL / was not found on this server.</p>
 <p>Additionally, a 404 Not Found
 error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.</p>
 <hr>

 <address>Apache/2.2.4 (FreeBSD) Server at localhost Port 80</address>

popup_ban.js then throws popups with malicious intent to install spyware programs.
Depends on: 402751
Visiting here almost always causes a pop under.  I'm using Firefox 2.009 on XP.

http://www.snopes.com


<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
var casaleD=new Date();var casaleR=(casaleD.getTime()%8673806982)+Math.random();
var casaleU=escape(window.location.href);
var casaleHost=' type="text/javascript" src="http://as.casalemedia.com/s?s=';
document.write('<scr'+'ipt'+casaleHost+'81847&amp;u=');
document.write(casaleU+'&amp;f=1&amp;id='+casaleR+'"><\/scr'+'ipt>');
//-->
</script> 
Causes an apparently-infinite cascade of pop-ups (tens at least), some of which try to launch an IRC program, load miscellaneous plug-ins, etc.

Very, very, very NSFW: http://tinyurl.com/29jyj7

If you do intend to follow that link, it's advisable to turn images off. (Very off, if possible.)

Found using the Linux trunk nightly from 2007-11-28: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b2pre) Gecko/2007112804 Minefield/3.0b2pre

I made no attempt to reproduce this.
http://www.teleauskunft.de/
http://www.gmx.net/de/
show 'regular' pop-ups, 
http://www.onlinetvrecorder.com
annoys with layer-ads. Anything that can prevent layer-ads?

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv:1.8.1.11) Gecko/20071128 SUSE/2.0.0.11-1.2 Firefox/2.0.0.11
Tweaking summary; it's awfully hard to find this when it doesn't have "popup" anywhere in the summary :-p
Summary: sites with pop-ups that get past our pop-up blocker → sites with pop-ups that get past our pop-up/popup blocker
One thing I have noticed about this, is when some of these popups/pop-ups appear, it can occur when simply clicking -anywhere- on the page, even if in a blank area or text.

This leads me to wonder whether it has to do with the way the web page is written, possibly Javascript - where if anything on the page is clicked, the popup loads in?




http://www.nme.com/photos/1/324/0/led-zeppelin-reunite

sfw

This page minimized the main window and opened a popup in the bottom right telling me to scan for spyware. Upon closing the popup, it brought up another page telling me which software I have installed that could be potentially vulnerable to attack.
I'm using Windows XP + FireFox 2.0.0.11

Just open this URL http://softarchive.net and wait for loading page or click "read more..." link.
Yellow popup blocker bar apairs on screen; but new instance of browser is opened.
XP & Firefox 2.0.0.11

www.friendsreunited.co.uk

Any click in the window is being caught and leading to a popup regardless of blocking being set to on.
XP & Firefox 2.0.0.11 (but also happens with latest Minefield build)

www.friendsreunited.co.uk

Any click in the window is being caught and leading to a popup regardless of blocking being set to on.
(In reply to comment #353)
> XP & Firefox 2.0.0.11 (but also happens with latest Minefield build)
> 
> www.friendsreunited.co.uk
> 
> Any click in the window is being caught

See bug 212163; user interaction with windows is specifically excluded from the popup blocking.
Clicking any white space anywhere on the Fox News home page http://www.foxnews.com/ will display a pop-up from c1.zedo.com
Please read comment 354 and bug 212163; clicking the mouse within a window cannot be blocked because it would break any number of perfectly legitimate uses of the onclick handler.

Your best bet for problems like this is usually to block scripts from the site (where practical) using the permissions system.
When looking at http://www.chicagotribune.com or http://www.suntimes.com and you click on one of the stories, there is a pop-up from http://c1.zedo.com and it is labeled UndertoneNetworks.com  - for every story you look at, there is a pop-up.  NOTE: Looking at Tribune without logging in (registration is free) - not sure if registered users do or do not get pop-ups.  Sun Times does not require registration.
This site: www.orlandosentinel.com occasionally has one pop up window that is not blocked by Foxfire 3.0b4 (Other pop-ups on this site are blocked).  The pop-up occurs when clicking on an article link, but only when enabled by this site, in other words, when the advertiser is paying for the pop-up which seems to be mostly during morning and early afternoon hours.  They do not pop-up every day, again probably only when an advertiser is paying a premium.  At first I thought this was a bug due to this beta, but it seems this site has figured a way to get around previous Firefox versions as well.  I know this makes it hard to fix, since they are not always using this particular pop-up method.  By the way, the Orlando Sentinel is owned by the Tribune Company, so is probably using the same pop-up method reported for the Chicago Tribune Company.
http://www.backcountryoutlet.com/outlet/BAG0086/Big-Agnes-Muddy-Slide-2-Tent-w-Footprint-and-Gear-Loft.html?CMP_ID=ODAT_HPFP2001&mv_pc=R223&CMP=BAC-SACHPReson&ATT=BAG0086

Let the browser sit there open for a while, and there will be a popup asking if you want to chat.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008031905 Minefield/3.0b5pre ID:2008031905
Hover over the word in green: protection

http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=59836&provider=top
http://www.bt-chat.com/

Pop-under appears upon clicking anything on the page.
Have gotten an occasional pop-under from adserving.cpxinteractive.com

Any holy ****, bt-chat.com (mentioned above) has super aggressive pop-unders.
I was working from the bottom of this report, going upwards and checking some of these popup-related sites, just to see how 3.0b5 stands up.  Most of them were blocked as I would hope, except for two.  One of those was fairly innocent as popups go, but the other I found is a BIG problem. AdBlock is installed and up to date (and enabled, of course), which probably accounts for most of the blocking effect.  Firefox's regular popup blocking is turned on of course, and has no exceptions set.  Javascript is set not to allow resizing, moving, or raising windows.  NoScript was not installed when I tried this (it is now though).

WARNING WARNING WARNING

That URL in Comment #345 is most definitely still valid with FF 3.0 beta 5 in KDE-3.5.9 under Linux (compiled from a Gentoo portage package, full-source version).  In my case, the popups start before the computer can even finish rendering the new tab, and was able to open in excess of 100 medium-sized popups before I killed it.  They were composed mostly of standard Firefox download dialogs prompting to save an WMV file, and actual web page popups containing very NSFW text.  As a result, it's more of a denial of service attack than a simple popup issue.

I can't stress this enough:  DO NOT OPEN the URL mentioned therein if you have any other tabs open on Firefox, as allowing FF to restore your session will trigger this exploit before you even get a chance to close the offending tab.  New windows appear to take on the size the main window had, unless the download dialog appears, then they all seemed to switch to opening at the same size as the dialog.

Firefox's focus/raise/switch-desktop bug prevented me from being able to merely switch to another desktop screen and start a shell, as it kept grabbing focus and dragging me back.

Since the popups will probably take over your desktop, you'll need to switch to a virtual text console and separately kill both the main Firefox process and the xulrunner program to close everything out.

I was able to reproduce this two times before I installed NoScript and opted not to tempt fate.

Suggest raising severity to critical.
http://www.masslive.com/
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008050606 Minefield/3.0pre ID:2008050606
(In reply to comment #189)
> I know this was posted a few months ago but it still is occuring.
> I did the popuptest on Firefox.
> http://www.popuptest.com/
> It passed almost all of them but 2.
> The two it allowed through was the
> [url=http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest8.html]Drop Down Popup[/url] and the
> [url=http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest6.html]Sticky Popup[/url].
> Is anybody else seeing this?

In reply to #189: latest release
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070206 Firefox/3.0.1
Popup blocker still fails the drop down and sticky tests
With this one, the video keeps coming in on top of the photos. Click the photo on top right to "enlarge" and the video goes on top of it and there is no way to get rid of it. It works fine in IE7.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/jul/18/district-begins-licensing-pistols/
http://www.addfreestats.com

Click log-in.  Doesn't always fire the pop-up so may take several attempts.  Sometimes blocked and blocked message appears, sometimes blocked message appears but not blocked, sometimes just appears.  Only pops-up with java enabled.

P
I admit I have seen few popups that get past Firefox, expecially with adblock plus. 

I am still on 2.0.0.16, BTW. 

This site
http://eltrequirements.homestead.com/
Gave me commercial popups every time I reloaded. It was pretty extreme.  
The blocked popup bar appeared but the popup loaded in the background each time.
I see pop ups for the site www.greatandhra.com
http://www.slate.com/id/2185143/

I get one or two blank popups onload (though occasionally zero). I think they're coming from flash (I use flashblock but that doesn't prevent flash from running, only from being visible). They're not focusable. I think they're being popped up by window.open in http://www.slate.com/js/slate_js_main_2008.js but I don't know why they're immune to the blocker.
www.mlb.com

I get a popup at mlb.com, but it is difficult to reproduce it seems to only attempt to load a popup occasionally. I am using a 3.5 branch nightly. The popup is blocked properly in firefox 3.0.10.
Here is some additional information about the popup at mlb.mlb.com. The popup, when it shows up, is initially blocked, but if you click on a link (such as a game summary) the popup will open, but will stay underneath the main window. It's usually a netflix advertisement.
(In reply to comment #373)
> Here is some additional information about the popup at mlb.mlb.com. The popup,
> when it shows up, is initially blocked, but if you click on a link (such as a
> game summary) the popup will open, but will stay underneath the main window.

Popups triggered by user interaction with the page are generally not blockable, since doing so would severely break legitimate uses of Javascript. (How do you differentiate, for instance, between an "open a larger version of this photo in its own window" link and a link that happens to throw a Netflix advertisement?)

cl
(In reply to comment #374)
> Popups triggered by user interaction with the page are generally not blockable,
> since doing so would severely break legitimate uses of Javascript. (How do you
> differentiate, for instance, between an "open a larger version of this photo in
> its own window" link and a link that happens to throw a Netflix advertisement?)

I see what you mean. So is the issue a website bug? I reacted to this because the popup is initially blocked but shows up anyway after interacting with the web page, and obviously this is not right.
Well, *a* popup is initially blocked. It's not really the same one, since the two popups are triggered by totally different mechanisms.

The way to block the page-interaction popups is to prevent JS from ever spawning a new window, then whitelisting sites that you specifically want to allow to do that, but that's well outside the scope of this bug.

cl
The mlb.com popup is blocked and does not open in IE or Chrome under the same scenario that I described above. Also, this pop up test page : http://www.popupcheck.com/freescan/popup/popup_test_standard.asp has four tests (5-9)that require interaction with the page. So aren't there some types of popups that should be blocked even with page interaction? I suspect that this is one of them.
Whiteboard: Test ONLY with the latest trunk nightly (not 1.0.X)
If you go to http://www.theithacajournal.com/ initially a popup is blocked.

But as soon as you click on another link, say obituaries, a small popup, usually from netflix, will make it past the pop-up blocker.

Thanks!
smartertravel.com has a popunder that gets past the popup blocker. 

Link in email:
http://rd.smartertravel.com/?r=i4793204p2310174n4805521&u=F4361EEF01
ultimately opens:
http://www.smartertravel.com/travel-advice/the-10-worst-travel-rip-offs.html?id=4793204&source=dealalert&value=2010-05-01+00%3A00%3A00&u=F999999901
popunder is: 
http://www.smartertravel.com/popunder/deals_popunder.php

I don't understand the technique they are using. It's tricky. Most are so obvious. I am running adblock plus, this even gets past that. A number of items on the page are blocked by adblock plus. But the popunder got by.
I have found that sites usually telegraph a secondary pop-up by placing an icon next to the loading progress box at the bottom of the screen.  If I see that icon I merely reload the page and it goes away since they usually are only a one shot attempt.
Ahh, I see from reading this post that it's apparently rocket science to stop sites from making popup windows... I always just assumed there was some political reason why certain popup methods aren't ever blocked by Firefox.

mediafire has a popup that bypasses Firefox's blocker, if it doesn't come right away try pressing download. for examples see:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=site%3Amediafire.com+.zip
Another one:
https://sslunblock.com/
This bug is no longer useful to me or to anyone working on our pop-up blocker (that I know of). If you find pop-ups that get past our blocker and can reduce a testcase, please file new bugs for each specific cause.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Flags: needinfo?(lsr90009)

ya i am also having the same problem pop are not blocked from all site

eg. https://www1.1fardadl.com/%d8%af%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%84%d9%88%d8%af-%d8%b3%d8%b1%db%8c%d8%a7%d9%84-gotham-2014/

this problem is not noticed on Chrome and i am using mozilla firefox nighly 67

Here is some additional information on the popup at https://ext.to. The popup, when displayed, is initially blocked, but if you click on a link (for example a game summary) the popup will open, but it will remain under the main window. It's usually a netflix advertisement.

On this website https://casinority.com/ pop-under appears after clicking anything on the web page.

Readers, please note (above):

… If you find pop-ups that get past our blocker and can reduce a testcase, please file new bugs for each specific cause.

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