How does Snopes get past my pop-up blocker?

Scott February 27, 2010
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I use Firefox 3.5.8 and I never see pop-up ads – with the exception of whenever I visit snopes.com. As soon as I put my cursor in their search box, 2 pop-up ads appear.
How do they do that, and more importantly, how do I squash them before they pop up?

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  1. Consaka
    August 30, 2011 at 5:47 am

    I have popups blocked in Chrome and I still get popups. they seem timed. I dont notice anything that I do that would trigger them.

    • Tina
      August 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      Consaka,

      the question you replied to is rather old. Unfortunately, I don't know the answer and I'm afraid not many other people will see your question. To receive fresh answers, I suggest that you ask a new question.

  2. Kimberley B
    April 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    How do we block them in Chrome, Saikat?

  3. Saikat Basu
    February 27, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    It's done using Javascript. When you place a cursor in the search box, the search box gets the focus and that triggers the Javascript to launch the two windows as pop-ups. There are various Firefox extensions that go by the name of ad-blockers or pop-up ad blockers. They do the job.