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Hover-activated links

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UncleCharlie
 
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Post Posted December 1st, 2015, 7:51 pm

I'm sure there is a technical name for links on webpages that trigger just by passing the mouse pointer over them. I don't know what it is, so I will refer to them as "hover-activated links."

I recently had an experience with a phony "security patch" site that I confirmed was a malicious hover-activated link. See the support forum, weird unprompted download "security patch"???? for particulars.

I was wondering if there might be a way to configure Firefox to disable such links. I can't see any legitimate purpose for them.

Thanks.

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Post Posted December 1st, 2015, 8:11 pm

UncleCharlie wrote:I was wondering if there might be a way to configure Firefox to disable such links. I can't see any legitimate purpose for them.


Then why would you believe there would be a "legitimate" way to disable them? It's not a Firefox feature, it's malware infected advertising as already covered in the thread you obviously didn't bother to read before posting in.
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Post Posted December 2nd, 2015, 8:24 am

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