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Does Aurora close ads in new windows automatically?

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Aurora sees a new window pop up which are ads and then they close automatically. Are they really closed? I don't want hidden windows open that I can't close.

Aurora sees a new window pop up which are ads and then they close automatically. Are they really closed? I don't want hidden windows open that I can't close.

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Gingerbread Man 402 solutions 1537 answers

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Firefox doesn't have any sort of built-in ad blocking functionality, whether in the release version or Aurora. The built-in pop-up blocker only prevents certain types of pop-up windows from opening; it doesn't close windows that have opened.

What you describe is probably the pop-up blocking in Adblock Plus. Ad pop-up windows that get by Firefox's built-in pop-up blocker are automatically closed. Supposedly, this happens so quickly that no connection to the ad server is made. And yes, once those windows are closed, they're really closed.

Firefox doesn't have any sort of built-in ad blocking functionality, whether in the release version or Aurora. The built-in pop-up blocker only prevents certain types of pop-up windows from opening; it doesn't close windows that have opened. * [[Pop-up blocker settings, exceptions and troubleshooting]] What you describe is probably the pop-up blocking in Adblock Plus. Ad pop-up windows that get by Firefox's built-in pop-up blocker are automatically closed. Supposedly, this happens so quickly that no connection to the ad server is made. And yes, once those windows are closed, they're really closed. * https://adblockplus.org/blog/on-the-pop-up-blocker-in-adblock-plus