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Pop-unders in safari?


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Lately I have been having a problem with numerous pop-unders when using safari. Most are from vonage and netflix. Driving me crazy. Does anyone know a way to block pop-unders in safari? The pop-up blocker is up and running, and I know its blocking pop-ups, but i am still recievig pop-unders. I thought safari blocked all pop-up and unders.
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This isn't for Safari, but Firefox will let you disable at least some pop unders. Many pop unders are a form of pop ups from Java, Flash or other plugins.

To defeat them:

1. Type about:config into the Firefox location bar.
2. Right-click on the page and select New and then Integer.
3. Name it privacy.popups.disable_from_plugins
4. Set the value to 2.

BTW, the possible values are:

* 0: Allow all popups from plugins.
* 1: Allow popups, but limit them to dom.popup_maximum.
* 2: Block popups from plugins.
* 3: Block popups from plugins, even on whitelisted sites.

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Hi jaster!

For Safari, if you are looking for a ready-made solution, look up PithHelmet. I've been told this Safari add-on blocks everything.
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