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Gain and pop ups
how are they beating the pop up blockers

 2:24 pm on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have noticed that Gain have a way round the pop up blockers that i have on my pc. Does anyone know how this is possible?
do you think this technology will beat the microsoft pop up blocker when it eventualy comes in later this year.



 2:30 pm on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Are you talking about actual popup windows or "internal popups" accomplished using DHTML layers?


 2:35 pm on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

im not sure exactly which they are using.

If I do a search for loans in G I get a page load underneath with results for loans from search scout. but my pop up blocker doesnt block this.


 2:37 pm on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)


Yeah, I hit one of those yesterday on a news site. It got past Proxomitron.


 4:45 pm on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

If you have an instant messenger (IM) program running, some pop-ups will happen since they're using your IM program to get through and not your browser, even though they look like regular browser windows. Therefore, your browser-based pop-up blocker can't stop them. AIM seems to be the worst for this type of pop-up. I'm hoping someday they write a pop-up blocker that also works for IM-based pop-ups too.

Also, don't overlook the more obvious cause - you have some type of "scumware" program installed on your PC.


 5:52 pm on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm using PopThis! and that site hasn't pop anything up ;) in my screen.


 5:56 pm on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

These weren't AIM.

I'm running proximitron and, while not fully armed to the 100% nuke-on-sight mode it's set fairly high. I also have activex off. No spyware, either, I run adaware, hijackthis, and spybot. I suspect some sort of dhtml-ed layer, but didn't bother checking the code that time.

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