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Prevent new tab loading of inconsistent FQDN

marcello_mat's Avatar


21 Nov, 2015 01:57 PM

Hi friends,
Is there a way to avoid new tab opening of unresolved or resolved sites ?
Some of intrusive or ransom-ware sites are not blocked by AdBlock so, in order to block these web pages from loading, i often put the fqdn of the unwanted sites in my /etc/hosts and point them to (localhost). It works fine but i still have a blank/error opened tab in Safari. I'm looking for a place to create the following rule :
if dns resolution is localhost or, kill the popup new tab instantly.
I know that AdBlock is able to prevent tab for opening, i just need to rule it with the dns case above.
It will be also useful if some of us want to kill popup newtabs of non-classified or simply personal sites list.

Any ideas ?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rhana on 24 Nov, 2015 10:52 PM

    Rhana's Avatar

    Hi Marcello,

    That's an interesting idea. I'll pass it to our developers and see whether they have any suggestions.

    AdBlock Community Manager

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