Test your PopUp killer

Discussion in 'polls' started by crockett, Oct 10, 2003.

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  1. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

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    :) Hi

    Riding on Agnitum forums I came accross this link:

    http://www.kephyr.com/popupkillertest/test/index.html

    It's a Pop Up killer test...

    If you'd like to take it, please activate JavaScripts and go ahead (of course, it's completely harmless).

    How good do you do against it ?

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     

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  2. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    I am currently using Opera 7.21 RC5 build 3216 and passed all tests..... :D

    Regards,
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  3. crockett

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    I'm usually a Opera user, and my specific Pop Up killer is WebWasher.

    When I select the deny all popups option, I pass all nine steps in the test.

    But when I "refuse all popups except the requested ones", I fail number 9 (mouse-over).

    Using Opera 7.21 RC5 alone (F12 "open requested popups only"), I failed steps 3 and 9.

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     

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  4. LowWaterMark

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    I'm afriad I had to lower my security a little to see the pop-ups. (Hmm, maybe that is a good thing.) ;)
     
  5. marti

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    I disabled my pop-up blocker and nothing happened. I did not enable Javascript (I don't do that for sites I've never heard of and know nothing about).
     
  6. cl0ck

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    popup manager blocks all the popups :D
     
  7. crockett

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    Hi Marti ;)

    Your answer makes me wonder... Are there any Active-x or Vbs or other proprietary technologies-based popups ?!

    Might be wrong about it but I thought all popups killers were pointless unless JavaScripts were enabled !?...

    Sorry if I may sound silly on this matter, but having Opera as main browser and Phoenix 0.5 as second, I'm not exposed to VBS and co. as may be IExplorer users...

    Having said that, your security philosophy is a rather good one...

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  8. peakaboo

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    Opera 7.2

    1) first time I tried it I had proxo on so I beat all 9 even with Open requested pop-up windows only selected.

    2) Tried again after viewing Crockett's results on Opera beta to see if this was a flaw in the beta

    result: same as Crockett 3 & 9 dinged me when I used (Open requested pop-up windows only) I think this is a flaw in Opera and should be reported...

    on mouse over popup - should not engage as a requested popup IMO

    Crockett since you found it, I'll let you do the honors on the bug report
    :D

    3) if you refuse all popups then Opera kills all 9 with proxo in bypass

    good find Crockett!!! :cool:
     
  9. crockett

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    Not sure about the flaw in Opera. Already got the same results with 7.20, and furthermore, I don't know how the 3 and 9 steps of the test proceed...

    Gonna wait a while and see how other users are doing...

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  10. DolfTraanberg

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    I use Crazy Browser and passed all 9
    Dolf
     
  11. peakaboo

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    Kent,

    what did you have Opera pop-up set to?

    try it with "Open requested pop-up windows only" and see if you don't get the same result as C & P.

    bypass proxo if u use it.
     
  12. crockett

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    Hi Peakaboo :)

    Followed your advice and just sent a mail to press-support@opera.com to ask them and check it out...

    We'll see what pops ehh..., what comes up !

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     

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  13. hayc59

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    Crockett, reported to Opera Crew
    will see what happen and will let you know... :)
     
  14. puff-m-d

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    I had it set to "Refuse all"... Re-done the test to "Open requested pop-up windows only" and failed on 3 and 9.......

    Regards,
    Kent
     
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    Proxomitron with JD5000's advanced configuration and filter set (modified for my preferences) passed all nine tests. That is, I saw no popups except on #5 when I deliberately allowed them to load (with two mouseclicks).
     
  16. Cochise

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    I now have Panicware Popup Stopper and past all tests......it didn't even let me see the 'Good' Popups??.....is that good or bad?

    Regards, Cochise. :cool:
     
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    Passed all 9 tests using Opera 7.21 Build 3215 using either: (a) Refuse pop-up or (b) Open requested pop-up windows only settings.

    Bdiamond
     
  18. peakaboo

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    Is the Opera team that fast that they already fixed on-mouse over popups #3 & #9 loooooool :)

    Bdiamond are you running any other software like proxo, privoxy, or guidescope?

    Looks like you are running 7.21 RC4 and as you can see below Kent is running 7.21 RC5:


     
  19. crockett

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    Hi :)

    Already got a (kind) answer from the Opera team...

    But mystery unsolved as far as I'm concerned.

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     

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  20. JimIT

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    Google toolbar got 'em all. Proxo got 'em, too.

    :D
     
  21. JayK

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    I don't think onmouse over popups should be blocked. Anything in response to user's action should not be blocked.
     
  22. JayK

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    What's so scary about popups?
     
  23. JayK

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    VB popups are rare, I've never come across one that is "in the wild" to borrow a virus term but here's one

    http://www.tooto.com/dialogtest.htm

    But as you pointed out only IE users need to worry.

    As for activex "popups" I'm sure it's possible, but it seems overkill to use activex just to launch a popup.
    Anyway If someone has tight security on js, i doubt they would leave activex open :)

    CSS popups anyone?
     
  24. JayK

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    Indeed, Opera implements a nice compromise between the 2 different anti popup philisophies. Arguable anything that is a result of DIRECT (onload etc are not direct) user interaction (normally a click but it can be anything)
    should be seen as a sign that you want something to happen, so this is a very good test to see if popups are requested are not

    Still most users don't expect onmouse overs to trigger popups, so some popup blockers block that too.
     
  25. JayK

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    More popup tests if you like this kind of thing


    http://www.popuptest.com/popuphome.html

    http://www.webknacks.com/aptest.htm

    http://www.popup-killer-review.com/index.htm

    http://www.popup-purger.com/test2.html
     
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