Technical Notes

Pop-Up Blocking [with add-on/third party Ad blockers/ Plug-ins / Extensions]

As you know dear readers, While you’ve been browsing for important contents in world wide web suddenly they are in your face. The POP Ups or the pop up windows containing advertisements.

First, This is How to Stop annoying advertisements that intrudes in to your system.

There are plenty of Anti virus Programs available but it’ll cost you an arm and a leg, and also the “browsers default pop up blocking” enabling wont help at all.

This Article, looks at how  to stop pop ups using few browser extension /Add-ons [Plug-ins / Third party Ad blockers ]

In Fact its from Mozila or Under the browser developer approval its safe and recommended.

Other really bizarre thing about these are is it’ll cost you nothing and do the job.

Step 1

1 ) Open Mozila FireFox

      1. Tools
      2. Click Add-ons from the drop down Menu
      3. Then On the left hand side, click on Extensions Section
      4. Afterwards on the top left side corner type the name of the add-on in the provided search section.

These are the Names of the Extensions you need to download

  • Adblock Plus
  • Flashblock
  • NoScript


Step 1

Tools section

 Step 2

selct add_ons

Step 3 [Searching by giving the Extension Name i.e – Flashblock]

searching for extintion

Step 4 [choosing the add on and installing- click the install button in front of the extension name]



Step 5 [While install in progress-few  seconds only]


Step 6 [Restarting the FireFox browser -only for some extensions]


Other useful extensions

  • Image and flash blocker
  • NoScript Lite

From the list of available add-on search list only choose the above appropriate, Then click install some needs browser restarting and others wont. After all these you can browse safely…..

Note:  When Running first time with the extensions The NoScript plug-in will ask permission from the user for every site, for this you have to click allow [i.e- "allow"] for trusted sites like Wikipedia or yahoo, but whenever you have a doubt its wise to choose temperaly allow option. Other way is Add all your trusted sites to the white list of Noscript Extension

Step 7  – I  [Allowing trusted sites to run scripts]


allowing sites

Step 7   II [choosing whether to allow temporally of permanently ]


Whenever you feel safer you can disable the extensions. But you have to be careful, because you again will expose to the unwanted intruding melware. Finally in case of any doubt or you are unhappy with extensions you can permanently remove them with out a harm, from the “extension section” of the browser.

Talking further more …[Describing and my opinion about POP Ups and today’s World Wide Web ]

Pop-up adverting are the roots which comes up and haunting from today’s internet grave yard. Without noticing or in silence they download and execute files, tracking your work and takes passwords and ID numbers, User Names[i.e:- Key- loggers] , takes control of the browsers(browser hijackers), and fake messages of automatic scan and corrupted files.

  • Pop Ups

Online Advertising method use to attract viewer, mostly for products and services such as gambling, online trading or for some unnecessary purposes. The most common and annoying from of pop ups are, advertisements about Phonographic sites. These massive amount of Pop ups commonly call as pornado or porn-storm. These adds forming by java scripts using cross site Scripting XSS and mostly “hover ads” those uses DHTML to come in font of the browser. DHTML is very CPU intensive and can be responsible for freezing the computer. Problem is browser’s Pop up blocker option is not enough to stop them,  So have to use a Third-party software’s such as add-ons or extensions.

Few types of pop Ups

  • Registration Entry pop ups
  • Download Click pop ups
  • Free Demo Exit pop ups
  • Subscription Scroll pop ups

Ongoing Trends

  1. Pop Under  Usually when the user notice a pop up takes place over the reading contents, immediate reaction closing, Pop under advertisements remain silence till user finishes reading and minimizing or closing the main browser window. Reaction from the user is pay more attention to the advertisements. In other way the advertisement rewords for patients by getting more attraction.
  2. Fake close minimize buttons   Habitually we use close and Minimize buttons to get rid of unwanted. But with the use of graphic applications, Pop-up creators can create “windows” or “O/s”  like “close”,  “minimize” buttons. They usually led you to unwanted web or installation file/ exe.
  3. Fake Software / Plug-in  updates  Most common are the Fake “Flash update” or Fake “Java update”. In the end they may take you to install some “down-loader” software or other nuisance than updating flash or Java.

Before End   As many I believe internet being polluted recently, and most of us are looking for Cleaner, Safer and accuracy reliable world wide web.

Thanks for visiting! I hope you learn everything you hoped to (and more!). Come back soon for new content!
And please tell your friends about This Blog!


Software Developers who made these free Extensions/Plugins have dedicated their time and life for making web a safer place.Whenever its possible donate them for their work.


Common visual examples of Pop ups

1) Online Gambling

online gambling online gambling 2 images

2 Fake Software Updates

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3 Fake Warnings and Messages

error52911669-com-pop-up-ads fake Lottery


4  Online Gaming

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5 Online Dating

singles unnamed

5 Unwanted Trading Sites

Unwanted Trading content


Pop-Up Blocking [with add-on/third party Ad blockers/ Plug-ins / Extensions]

Copyright: This Documentation is done by Rivi Jayaweera and content copying and misuse of information,and profit making is prohibited.

I’m giving credits to :

Wikihow and Wikipedia web sites , Mozila FireFox Foundation. as well as the developers who dedicated there life to developing free software extensions for the online community.Please visit their sites and donate for their work when its possible.

© Rivi Jayaweera 2015


Recently I found out my Mozila, IE and all Other Browsers been infected with a browser Hijacker Delta-Homes.


went through many sites those solution gave more pain.

Finally I found out this handy piece of Mel ware removing software and It gave me the relief.

The best  is as all the good things this software is free.

you can download it from the link below

click only the Icon shown below in the given site to Download ComboFix.exe

download icon

You may see the following Screens Don’t worry these wont give any harm

to get the recovery console installation Screen installation scree2 scaning scrn log report screen


After the Scanning and removing unwanted files you have to do few things to get rid of completely

1) Right click on your browser shortcut Icon –> Properties ==> ShortCut[tab] .  Remove all the text after browser name.exe.

2)After Deleting the text click—-> apply—-> OK

In Firefox



In Internet Explorer




Also Remember to do the same to task bar icons and the Start menu browser icons



**Now Reset fire fox do the following

Open Firefox Menu by clicking  top right icon.—>click the help icon at the bottom—>Click Restart with ad dons disabled —> in the dialog box click reset


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After these steps you will be back with the default browser and your favorite search engine (Google) page and keep browsing

Good Luck !!!








Technical Note : PROLINK H5004NK Router Configuration for SLT connection

*** Please read the relevant Important Notice at the bottom of this document as a “Note” before you start or do any modification to your equipment /software.

  • Strongly advising you to take necessary Assistance by Calling SLT hotlines 1212 before you start going further.
  • I may not responsible for any damage or harm in any way, because I put this article online only as a reading material and for people genuinely need help on this topic.  

Technical Note : PROLINK H5004NK Router Configuration for SLT connection

Router Product : PROLINK H5004 NK


Here includes the steps for configuring the PROLINK H5004 NK Router / Modem for the SLT Telecommunication line.

We should concern that for this Router/modem and the service provider SLT have their own standards for the network ports.

Back panel of the router is shown as below

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As mentioned in the picture SLT have reserved the LAN4 port for the SLT Peo TV connection. To connect the network cable for Internet we have the LAN1, LAN2, and LAN3 available. [For Me it’s always easy to use the LAN2 and LAN3 instead of confusing the LAN1 port with LAN4 because the port arrangement is bit tricky. Specially when you work while get assistance over the phone].

Connect the RJ45 Network cable’s one end as shown to the router and the other end to computers Network port.

poweradptrConnect the Power Adapter to the Power in and plug it in.

It takes few seconds to start up the router, You may see the indicators are blinking for PWR(Power), INT(Internet),ADSL, LAN1,…., WLAN ADSL.

PWR(Power) Indicator light changes it’s color from red to green for its normal status,

While INT(Internet) Indicator Light Still stays Red because haven’t configure the rougher software yet.

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Router Starting  ….                                   Then the Indicator Lights blinks till start up


…… Still the INT(Internet) Indicator Light Red

Because Haven’t configure the settings yet

For the first time.

Hope the router has connected accurately according to the diagram given

by SLT(Its printed on the bottom side of the box ).

Connection DiagramNow have to configure the router setting from the router page.For this we should open up the available web browser you got and type in the default IP address for the router in the address bar.

acessing router ip

login page

Give the User name as “admin”

and the Password as “password” for the log in.

Then we are moving to the Quick setup page and this is the important and starting part of the Configuration.

Quick Setup Section


  • For the Field “User name” you have to give  the user name provided by SLT for you

Ex:  aaabcde@sltbb

  • Then for the Password the Password provide

Ex: thisismypassword

quick setup page a

After filling the use name and password in the quick setup

  • Give a preferred name for your Net work ex : My Network
  • Channel Number should be Auto
  • Encryption should be WPA2 (AES)
  • WPA Authentication Personal(Pre-Shared Key)  should be ticked in
  • Pre-Shared Key Format should be Passphrase
  • Pre-Shared Key: give alphanumeric more than eight character password  for the protection of your wireless network.
  • Keep the other values as default and  Remember to Press the save setting button appeared in the left side then press SUBMIT button

Changes may save and this may take some time and you may see a progress bar at the bottom.

The Next Changes Should Apply as below for SETUP page WAN configuration Section accordingly


Theses Values Should be as below :

  • Default Route Selection Should be Auto
  • VPI should be 8
  • VCI should be 36
  • Encapsulation  LLC should ticked
  • Channel Mode 1483 Bridged should be selected
  • Other fields keep them as default.

You have to apply the changes and this may takes bit of a time to activate this might be 10 seconds. After router being Set the INT(Internet Indicator bulb) will flash in Green.


Now you just have done the hard part and you may able to browse internet  : )


After that You can easily set up your wireless Network .

***  NOTE : I Created this article for the benefit of internet users and to all of you because lack of finding help documentation relevant to “PROLINK H5004NK router configuration for SLT Connection”  online.

** Even the content accurate I may not taking any responsibility. Its up to you  to follow these steps or seek for Specialist assistance . This may provided as  HELP to people who struggle and  I strongly advice you all to Contact 1212 the SLT help line get relevant guidance.

* This put on to web for free and don’t take any commercial benefit out of this article because I am the creator of this documentation and any modification of misuse should be prohibited.

  • I have referred the articles and software listed below and I’m thanking the owners of these products and services[Sri Lanka telecom, Prolink]. please  consider I’m not gaining anything/profit from this I have  done the documentation purely for the User benefit of these equipment , The technology, and the Internet.

Reference :  SLT Prolink technical note on the product box.

The Default Router interface pages as the image references.

Google product search

©  Rivi Jayaweera

All Rights Reserved 2014

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