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Post Posted July 3rd, 2022, 9:32 am

My standard pop-blockers are working very nicely overall.

However, some savvy programmers have figured out a way to get pop-up ads to make their way
into my screen even when the screen has been maximized!

For years, once I had maximized my screen that meant the death knell for pop-ups.

But the programmers have been hard at work and figured out how to bypass that restriction.

Any ideas how I can block these?

SPAR is the company that is advertising.
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Post Posted July 3rd, 2022, 9:48 am

Would probably be much easier to identify options if we could see what you are speaking about. Any example URLs?

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Post Posted July 3rd, 2022, 11:03 am

I just made a screen shot so you can see, but I don't know how to attach the file?
The pop-up takes up a huge chunk of real estate. Left column and bottom of screen.

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Post Posted July 3rd, 2022, 4:33 pm

DanRaisch wrote:Would probably be much easier to identify options if we could see what you are speaking about. Any example URLs?


I'm not sure how this will help, but here is an example:

https://imgur.com/a/j3jM8lU

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Post Posted July 3rd, 2022, 6:13 pm

The more important part of my question was about which URL (or URLs) you were visiting when the pop-up appears.

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Post Posted July 3rd, 2022, 6:30 pm

DanRaisch wrote:The more important part of my question was about which URL (or URLs) you were visiting when the pop-up appears.


Oh OK, sorry.
I won't be able to get the address until tomorrow.
These are live feeds and there are different addresses.
I have to get the right one. :)

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Post Posted July 5th, 2022, 10:49 am

OK here is the URL:

[url]cdn.livetv555.me/webplayer.php?t=ifr&c=1883468&lang=en&eid=62916563&lid=1883468&ci=3850&si=4[/url]

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Post Posted July 5th, 2022, 1:44 pm

Some of what you may thinik are popups are actually "overlays" and might not be treated the same as popups. Some claim to block popups and overlays -- you will need to determine which works best for your surfing.

https://www.google.com/search?q=firefox ... ker+addons

I've been using this one for some time. It is not automatic -- you must click the toolbar icon when you think the page invoked an overlay -- they are usually sales messages or "Join" etc.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... e_overlay/

This page: https://sparinc.com/ has a slide-in from the right after about 5 seconds. Using the addon "behind the overlay" above it will remove it. To re-demo you may have to clear your cache and re-execute the link.
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Post Posted July 5th, 2022, 5:12 pm

I tested that site and did not see any pop-ups, disables uBO (microBlockOrigin) and saw an ad banner in the upper right corner for crypto betting or something of that nature, re-enabled
uBO and it went away.

So that said maybe your check out uBO, its fairly non-intrusive and seems to do a good job without a lot of tweaking.

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