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Roshigoth
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Scripted alerts?

Ever wander into those pages that will hit you with endless alert windows? The sort that locks up the browser window?

All that I've found that can be done is just end task on Firefox. Unfortunately, that closes ALL of my firefox windows, not just the one that's a problem. Not a big issue, but annoying.

Is there any way to prevent web pages from calling them? It's not like I've ever seen a situation where an alert box called from a web page was necessary or beneficial. I've tried disabling javascript, no luck there...

Ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Norton firewall stops it, I think. My college gives it away for free.

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My own firewall stops the Windows messager alerts. (Though I also just disabled the service, which works equally well on that regard.)

In this case, it's the web page doing it. Like the Javascript alert windows, but it still appears to work even when I disable javascript.

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Yeah, I know what you mean. The machine I'm running Norton on just doesn't seem to have pop-ups at all. Either that or I'm not visiting the sorts of sites that you are.

Of course, Norton means that viewing macker's links used to treat me to grannygrot (something to do with the referrer line being scrubbed, triggering his anti-leecher protocol) and some other sites don't work properly.

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Oh, 99% of the time I have no popups either. This is one of those rare sites that people create as an annoyance trap. I probably won't see another for quite some time, but I'd rather not have to kill the browser if there's a way to block it.

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Try to avoid visiting dodgy porn/warez sites.

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The simplest way to block it is the use the javascript extension for whitelisting sites. All sites are blocked from using javascript until you whitelist them. It's mildly annoying initially as you run through adding all your various regular haunts but after that it's just an extra click and refresh for new sites.

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https://addons.mozilla.org/extensio...ication=firefox - that's the extension.

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Thank you, macker. Here's hoping it works.

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