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Post by HillmanHunter » Wed May 06, 2009 1:22 am

Hello..

Love my orca browser, especially now we are getting more and more add-ons and extensions.

The problem I have is with the site IMDb. when I am using their forums, I get a pop-up almost every other click. I use Orca 1.1 build 2 on vista, I have pop up blocker enabled and add block plus and flashblock installed.

Searching around on the net it seems most people using firefox don't have this problem. Is this a known issue for orca users or am I missing something basic?

Thanks for your help

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Re: IMDb

Post by kudos » Thu May 07, 2009 12:58 pm

Can you post some example URL's of the offending pages. I suggest upgrading to Orca 1.1 build 3 - it's been available for a while but the notification server has not been updated yet.
 
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Re: IMDb

Post by HillmanHunter » Thu May 07, 2009 1:27 pm

Thank you Kudos,

I have now upgraded to build 3, same issue with IMDb.

URL as follows:

1 - Forum page example:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800039/boa ... #137367871

2 - When I click on one of the links initially:
wyciwyg://5/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800039/boa ... =1#1372104

3 - Then it changes to:
http://www.sublimemedia.net/sublimemedi ... 0334881250

4 - Finally I get the ad:
http://www.life-cover.net/p1eye8.htm

Hope that makes sense.

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Re: IMDb

Post by kudos » Thu May 07, 2009 6:06 pm

That's very strange - I don't have any problems with that link. Do the pages open in different tabs? Does it happen with any other sites?

Are you sure that you don't have some malware such as a virus/rootkit on your system that is redirecting your browsing? Have you tried with any other browsers?
 
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Re: IMDb

Post by HillmanHunter » Fri May 08, 2009 1:05 am

I don't have any malware according to malwarebytes.

I've just tried the same page in firefox, opening all the threads and no pop-ups.

Its only this site that gives me this problem. I don't get troubled by pop ups anywhere else using orca.

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Re: IMDb

Post by kudos » Fri May 08, 2009 9:38 am

I have managed to replicate this on a clean install. There are indeed ads slipping through on embedded js files. You can use NoScript or Tools >> Disable Scripts to block them. I shall investigate further...
 
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Re: IMDb

Post by HillmanHunter » Fri May 08, 2009 1:00 pm

Thank you

Just tried installing Noscript. Works fine but seriously affects use of other sites (Gmail, Facebook, Newsnow, etc).

Temporarily disabling scripts from the tools menu works fine too and now allows me to get back on the forums at IMDb. Its a site I enjoy but was becoming almost unusable.

Thanks for your help Kudos, if you have any luck with a permanent solution please let me know.

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