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Offline polonus

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Do this PopupTest!
« on: July 19, 2009, 11:43:39 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

Is your browser secure against pop-ups?
Test here: http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest14.html

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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 12:07:15 AM »
Passed:
1. Google Chrome
2. SRWare Iron
3. Mozilla Firefox 3.51
4. Flock
5. Safari

Failed:
1. Internet Explorer 8  :'(
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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 12:11:34 AM »
Even with NoScript allowed for their site no pop-ups firefox 3.5.1.
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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 10:59:50 AM »
Opera passed.  No surprise. ;D

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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 11:47:57 AM »
Only have 2 browsers on this comp

Firefox 3.5.1  Passed

IE8  Failed

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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 11:57:37 AM »
Likewise, FireFox 3.5.1 Passed with ease!

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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2009, 05:04:48 PM »
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Opera passed.  No surprise. ;D

Yep ... Opera passed the test!


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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2009, 05:17:57 PM »
My 2 Browsers.

Safari - Passed
IE8 with Filter SmartScreen and Google Toolbar (Turned off Filter InPrivate) - Failed

I also find Safari very fast ;D

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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2009, 05:41:18 PM »
Hello

i checked for drop down popup test and firefox 3.5.1 failed :

http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest8.html

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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009, 05:48:38 PM »
My 2 browsers failed at it lol

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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2009, 06:02:09 PM »
i checked for drop down popup test and firefox 3.5.1 failed :

http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest8.html

Then you should get NoScript add-on for firefox as that blocks this pop-up also and only when you allow the site to run scripts do you get a pop-up.
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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2009, 06:04:58 PM »
Hello DavidR,

well, to test, i temporarily allowed the site in noscript...

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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2009, 06:18:59 PM »
Then it is hardly a test, but a submission, but I guess it would be unreasonable to say firefox passed if the only thing stopping them was NoScript. Then again allowing the extra security extensions is one up on those that don't ;D

That is the whole purpose of NoScript on unknown sites where you don't want scripts to run by default, a bonus is the ability to block most pop-ups too.
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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2009, 06:24:45 PM »
Ahem.. accept that its only a submission..

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Re: Do this PopupTest!
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2009, 06:32:13 PM »
Hi DavidR,

Yes the more I use it and the more I am active on their forums the more I have come to value NoScript. This Mr. Giorgio Maone is a Super Coder "with capitals" (raised as a Whitehat hacker), the developer of the extension that really does something towards making the Mozilla browsers like Fx and Flock more secure and making a difference. Why other browsers haven't got it and why it was not brought into the Mozilla browser by default is beyond me, but as we are testing the various Popup Tests we can have a fair bet it has to do with where the money is going. Google would not be overtly enthusiastic as everyone on the planet started to block with a combination of ABP and NoScript. For me the combination of ABP, NS and RP is a golden in-browser trio, so I will experience the Internet in a more secure way and without a lot of personal privacy tracking concerns & ads exposure,

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« Last Edit: July 20, 2009, 06:35:18 PM by polonus »
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