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- Malicious “confirm navigation” dialogs? 4 answers
i'm looking for a conclusive, 100%-effective way to block this latest hideous trend of marketers and scammers alike. you'll be familiar with it yourself - it's a very easy way to tell whether or not to trust a website if it flags up a warning like this when you try and navigate away:
i'm aware some sites use this benevolently - even superuser does it when attempting to close the browser - but i hate it. if i close a tab it's because i want it closed. i do NOT appreciate my browser second-guessing my choices. if there is a way to kill this, i expect it to kill superuser's implementation of it as well.
there are more than a few userscripts that aim to kill this, and i'll post them here. all of them refuse to work with a certain link, which i'll also post, which renders them moot immediately.
here's the site that somehow manages to overcome any protection against it:
(PLEASE NOTE: this is a dangerous site! do NOT visit it if you are not protected with an anti-virus, if you're running an obsolete web browser, if you have java installed, etc., etc. it WILL attempt to mislead you. also, be aware it has a penchant for playing awful music immediately upon loading at full volume so best to put the mute on.)
the above site will either load something about free sex videos or, more often, a video sharing site trying to be youtube. this evades any "block onunload" script i throw at it. you can also try posting a reply to this topic (i tried commenting, but that didn't cause the dialogue, so try answering, which i can't yet) and then closing your browser - superuser do the same thing, for their sins.
thanks for any suggestions. let's kill this user-hostile nonsense for good.