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browser questions

On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Jerry Feldman wrote:

> I primarily use Firefox, but my question might be a bit generic.
> I have popups blocked, but in some cases some new windows are created,
> primarily from some of the legitimate advertising sites, such as
>,, and a few others. Is there a hack either in
> the prefs.js file (or about:config) where I can block these sites. They
> are not dangerous, just a pain. I certainly could block these in the
> firewall on Linux, but I'd rather not block them at that level.

Hi Jerry:

Not exactly a direct answer to the question, but (Microsoft MVPs) 
maintains a hosts file that gets updated regularly, pointing to such web 
sites and sets them to localhost.

You may want to check it out.   I use it on most machines I touch and it 
really works well.   It also helps various websites load faster because 
the sites no longer reach out to many ad sites for additional info.


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