unwanted pop ups and pages load without my order

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
12 years ago
11 years ago

People

(Reporter: muniba, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.5.0.x Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
---

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: CLOSEME - 06/19, URL)

Attachments

(1 attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

Whenever I open mozilla or IE, pages start to load showing their advertisments. They are very agressiveand anoying.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.I have Spy Catcher
2.I have PcBugDoctor
3.I have Pop-Up stopper
4. I have antivirus program Avast4 and active firewall
Actual Results:  
No impruvement, windows with advertisments szill open and annoy me very much

Expected Results:  
I wish they stopped opening without an end, they make me nervous!!

It should stop the windows from opening if I didn't choose to open them.

Comment 1

12 years ago
Filed against wrong product.
Component: General → General
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Firefox
Summary: unwanted pages load without my order → unwanted pop ups and pages load without my order

Comment 2

12 years ago
Created attachment 205108 [details]
popup blocking options screen shot

(In reply to comment #0)
> User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8)
> Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
> Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8)
> Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
> 
> Whenever I open mozilla or IE, pages start to load showing their advertisments.
> They are very agressiveand anoying.
> 
> Reproducible: Always
> 
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1.I have Spy Catcher
> 2.I have PcBugDoctor
> 3.I have Pop-Up stopper
> 4. I have antivirus program Avast4 and active firewall
> Actual Results:  
> No impruvement, windows with advertisments szill open and annoy me very much

I don't use them but I would think 1, 2 and 4 don't stop pop ups.  If 3 does and it's not working then you need to consult the documentation.

As for firefox, select appropriate settings (tools > options > content) and you will block most if not most of these annoying windows.  See screen shot in attachment

Leaving to firefoxers to close the bug.
If you see a lot of popups (seeing advertisements on pages is normal, you can block them with Adblock Plus: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=266291 ) you have possibly adware on your system. 
Direct yourself to the forums of http://spywareinfo.com/ for further advice. 

Updated

12 years ago
Assignee: general → nobody
QA Contact: general → general
Version: unspecified → 1.5 Branch
Reporter, do you still see this problem with Firefox 2.0? If not, can you please close this bug as WORKSFORME. Thanks!
Whiteboard: CLOSEME
Whiteboard: CLOSEME → CLOSEME - 06/19

Comment 5

11 years ago
No response from reporter -> INCOMPLETE
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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