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Isn't it time Firefox blocked Pop Unders as they hi-jack the actual browser

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Pop Unders, NOT Pop Ups, hi-jack the Firefox browser when they load up. When I close the window with the pop Under, the whole Firefox browser closes. I would have thought that Firefox would be annoyed at this as the Pop Under advert has taken over control of the browser.

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Firefox applies the same rule to pop-ups and pop-ups that hide behind other windows (pop-unders). If there was a user-initiated action such as a click then the site is allowed to open a window.

Is the problem with the pop-under that it is the last window, so closing it closes Firefox, or that the page in the window is somehow able to close ALL your open Firefox windows?

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Hi, the Pop-Under can close the whole browser. That's what I mean when I say, the Pop-Under is not like an ordinary Pop-Up; it seems to hi-jack the whole browser and become the main window.

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What is the web address? What is on the pop?

It could be the work of one of your add-ons, or even add / mal-ware. Look thru your add-ons list and make sure you know what each one is and what it does. Also, check the programs that are on your computer

Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the "Applications" folder Linux:

  • Ubuntu Unity {web link}
  • Xfce: Applications Menu category sections
  • options depends on the package manager and the desktop environment

Go thru the list. If you find something that you don't know what it is, use a web search.

Troubleshoot Firefox Issues Caused By Malware {web link}