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Safari question: why am I getting pop-under ads?

#1 User is offline   weld 

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 06:03 PM

One of the nice features of Safari is that it won't let pop-up ads through, but recently I've started getting pop-unders (?), primarily the ones that advertise screen savers or 300,000 downloadable icons. I don't think I changed any of my settings, and under the Safari menu, "Block Pop-up Windows" is still checked.
Anybody know how they're getting through? Or have pop-unders always been getting through and I've just never noticed it before?
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#2 User is offline   DPG4450Guy 

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 06:25 PM

Yeah, there is a new "hole" that was found.
These aren't pop-UPs, they are pop-UNDERs, so until Mozilla and Apple and OmniGroup et al code for it, they will be a nuisance.
http://macslash.org/...5/02/21/1610229
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#3 User is offline   JohnB79 

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 08:42 PM

Currently I am using PithHelmet and I have seen no pop-unders. I visit sites like macdailynews, etc and never get them and this is the only thing I can think of that may influence the behavior. Good luck
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Posted 02 March 2005 - 08:48 PM

I'll join JohnB in giving credit to PithHelmet. Norm
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Posted 03 March 2005 - 04:19 AM

Would be nice if Apple gets this fixed, it's really annoying.
I'm actually judging the quality of the site by this - if it has pop unders or pop ups it's shady business... I can't imagine how would anyone want to advertise their products/services that way. They must sell something now and then. Just not to me, never. /forums/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif
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Posted 03 March 2005 - 04:57 AM

Yes, I'm another PithHelmet user who hasn't come across any pop-unders yet.
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