Prevents intempestive opening of popups from website links and scripts.

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What is PopupFilter?

PopupFilter is a simple and lightweight Firefox add-on that blocks intempestive popups from website links and scripts. It works without black/white lists and does not retrieve browser history or personal data, ensuring your privacy is safe.

Stats date:
Users: 65
Rating: 3.75 (8)
Version: 4.0 (Last updated: 2018-06-09)
Creation date: 2017-08-31
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • storage
  • tabs
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 255.23K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Prevents intempestive opening of popups from website links and scripts.

PopupFilter is a simple and lightweight add-on designed with WebExtensions API and compatible with Firefox, Chrome and Opera. The role of this add-on is to block/filter every tabs opened by web scrips or links (which can be hidden in front of page sometimes), even with context menu "Open in...". However, you can still open links in new tab normally by drag & drop links on nav bar or by switching temporarily to Normal Mode.

It's easy to switch between 3 different available modes :

  • Normal Mode : Allow the opening of new tabs and new windows. (normal behaviour)
  • Confirm Mode : Ask before opening and displaying content of new tabs/windows.
  • Blocking Mode : Block all new tabs/windows opened by links or scripts.

PopupFilter contains also a settings webpage which enumerates open/confirm/blocked tabs and permits to do quick actions such as : close tab, display blocked content of tab, restore blocked tab, go to tab (double click). The main advantage and difference of PopupFilter is that it works without any black/white list and it does not retrieve your browser history or personal data unlike other classical popup blockers. Keep your privacy safe !

Language support : English, French, Italian, Spanish. Browser support : Firefox 54+, Firefox Android 57+, Chrome 42+, Opera 33+.

User reviews
ENFIN !! Après en avoir essayé plrs celui ci fonctionne mieux que tous les autres même les plus populaire. Merci !
by Franceska, 2022-11-25
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Risk impact

PopupFilter is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install PopupFilter if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

PopupFilter has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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