You know what happened to me? One day for unknown reason any webpage I visited the "Classmates" window would pop up, and everytime I'd change the page that thing would pop up. Nobody could find the source for that- I guess it was like a virus or something. I had to reformat my computer!!!
++ [ originally posted by Graham ] ++
A firewall has nothing to do with popups, because popups aren't an external connection to ur comp as such, they're just another browser window as far as your system's concerned
Then watch people's frustrations grow to the point where they invent their own tools that block popups, continuously consuming a slice of the cpu time. A self contradictory system, how brilliant. We might as well flush five bucks down the toliet everyday, it doesn't get dumber than that.
And how do you think the popup blockers work? It's gotta be polling. Continuously checking the process list for a match on the window header, I don't see how else they could make it work.
Mozilla to the rescue. gray, what is the mozilla count?