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Stopping More Popups with Firefox
If you've noticed an occasional popup ad showing up when using Firefox 1.0, you've been hit by some of the newer techniques that evade the default popup blocker in Firefox. Fortunately, there's a patch which keeps these new-style popups away from your browser. Check out adot's blog post which talks about the problem and then install the Pop-ups Must Die Firefox .xpi extension. Note that it might break some wanted popup window functionality; the plugin is still being tested and refined, but once it's good, it looks like this will be a standard part of the next Firefox release.

Update: adot did an updated blocker, and he writes about it at http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/archives/007903.html. Get that version instead.