IE8: How do I stop advertisement tabs from opening?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by jackypaper, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. jackypaper

    jackypaper Guest

    I just went to cnn.com. IE8 automatically opened a new tab to an
    advertisement. My pop-up blocker is on, but apparently this doesn't prevent
    new tabs from opening.

    How do I prevent a tab from opening without my approval?

    Thanks!
    jackypaper, Aug 29, 2009
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  2. jackypaper

    jackypaper Guest

    Re: How do I stop advertisement tabs from opening?

    The ad was for Netflix. I just went to ESPN, and a new tab opened for
    Safecount.net, saying "This window may present you with a survey upon exit of
    the site. The feedback obtained from this survey is used for research
    purposes only. All results are strictly confidential."

    How do I block tabs from opening without permission?
    jackypaper, Aug 29, 2009
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    rob^_^ Guest

    Re: How do I stop advertisement tabs from opening?

    Hijack!

    Switch off any other third-party popup blockers that you may have installed
    with other IE Toolbar Addons. If you have not done so already check with
    your Toolbar vendors for updates (toolbar.google.com) (and switch off their
    popup blockers once you have updated them).

    You can test if a third-party addon is interfering with the built-in IE
    popup blocker by running IE in no-Addons mode with the IE popup blocker
    turned on.

    Tools>Internet Options - Advanced tab, Tab settings button,

    When a popup is encountered: X Let Internet Explorer decide how popups
    should open.

    Regards.





    "jackypaper" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The ad was for Netflix. I just went to ESPN, and a new tab opened for
    > Safecount.net, saying "This window may present you with a survey upon exit
    > of
    > the site. The feedback obtained from this survey is used for research
    > purposes only. All results are strictly confidential."
    >
    > How do I block tabs from opening without permission?
    rob^_^, Aug 29, 2009
    #3
  4. Re: How do I stop advertisement tabs from opening?

    You sure about that? See http://www.safecount.net/ind_overview.php

    rob^_^ wrote:
    > Hijack!
    >
    > Switch off any other third-party popup blockers that you may have
    > installed
    > with other IE Toolbar Addons. If you have not done so already check with
    > your Toolbar vendors for updates (toolbar.google.com) (and switch off
    > their
    > popup blockers once you have updated them).
    >
    > You can test if a third-party addon is interfering with the built-in IE
    > popup blocker by running IE in no-Addons mode with the IE popup blocker
    > turned on.
    >
    > Tools>Internet Options - Advanced tab, Tab settings button,
    >
    > When a popup is encountered: X Let Internet Explorer decide how popups
    > should open.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "jackypaper" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> The ad was for Netflix. I just went to ESPN, and a new tab opened for
    >> Safecount.net, saying "This window may present you with a survey upon
    >> exit
    >> of
    >> the site. The feedback obtained from this survey is used for research
    >> purposes only. All results are strictly confidential."
    >>
    >> How do I block tabs from opening without permission?
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Aug 30, 2009
    #4
  5. jackypaper

    VanguardLH Guest

    jackypaper wrote:

    > I just went to cnn.com. IE8 automatically opened a new tab to an
    > advertisement. My pop-up blocker is on, but apparently this doesn't prevent
    > new tabs from opening.
    >
    > How do I prevent a tab from opening without my approval?


    You sure the pop-up blocker in IE is enabled? When I went to cnn.com,
    yep, a pop-up tried to open but instead got blocked. The result is the
    yellow infobar appeared in IE8 showing a popup got blocked (and giving
    me the option to show it) along with the sound event for the blocked
    popup.

    Or is "my pop-up blocker" some 3rd party popup blocker? If so, you
    either need to properly configure it or get a better popup blocker. The
    one already in IE8 was sufficient (at its medium setting) to eliminate
    the CNN popup.
    VanguardLH, Aug 31, 2009
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