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How to block the automatic opening of the page in the browser? (GOM Player)

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:16 am
by Debugger
How to block the automatic opening of the page in the browser?
http://bodelen.com/afu.php?zoneid=1946228
when I close GOM Player
https://www.gomlab.com/gomplayer-media-player/

I am using the best extension to block ads in my browser: AdGuard

Re: How to block the automatic opening of the page in the browser?

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:57 am
by vanisk
imo Adblocker (of any sort) can't help you with this issue. Extension has no control of sites opened beyond browser. (I guess, it can't identify either you opened a .lnk file yourself or a software did that on behalf of you) (Not sure though)

I'm not suggesting to upgrade your GOM Player, but the developer uses Ad to generate revenue.

GOM Player Plus is ad-free to enhance user experience and faster speed.

I read somewhere that with registry hacks and/or modifying htaccess file will do the trick (but i won't provide any links to those sites). Sorry

Re: How to block the automatic opening of the page in the browser?

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:46 am
by therube
In a Mozilla browser, you can set the variable, StartWithLastProfile to 0, in http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profiles.ini_file.

That will force a prompt (to allow to select a particular Profile) to popup before your browser actually opens, allowing you the option to dismiss the dialog, stopping your browser from opening.


So an external link; from desktop shortcut, external email client, GOM... will prompt for a particular (browser) Profile to open, you dismiss the open at that point. Your browser never completes its open.

Re: How to block the automatic opening of the page in the browser?

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:05 pm
by Debugger
vanisk & therube - GOM Player (Normal Version)

also can be without pop-up ads, you just need to know how to disable POP-UP-ADS in the program settings (Preferences) :D

Re: How to block the automatic opening of the page in the browser?

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:07 pm
by vanisk
Debugger wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:05 pm
you just need to know how to disable POP-UP-ADS in the program settings (Preferences) :D
Care to share the settings? (and version of GOM player)

Re: How to block the automatic opening of the page in the browser?

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:44 pm
by Debugger
Look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeRkXqzXPUA
In newer versions, GOM does not work anymore.
And not I'm going to use a very old version of GOM.
If you find a way to work new version GOM Player, please write.

Re: How to block the automatic opening of the page in the browser?

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:56 pm
by therube
I took a quick look at GOM (does nothing for me).


It appears related to the skin used?
Like Classic does not look to open your browser?
Classic also does not look to have that ad "side-panel" either?


(At one point, when I "closed" the program, I was left with some sort of popup.
So I guess it was not actually "closed".)

(Why would one use such a program, with ads?, in particular when there are other programs out there - without. And in particular in that I see nothing that makes GOM stand out?)

Re: How to block the automatic opening of the page in the browser?

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:36 pm
by Debugger
therube - And why should I use other VLC programs, Media Player and other???., if GOM Player is better?
It includes more functions, includes intuitive buttons control (compared to other players), scrolling and much more. It is stable and plays any popular video format and plays even damaged video files.
There is no better video playback program, even though I used a lot of different players in my life.
And the fact that there is an advertisement does not mean that it is impossible to block. it's possible, you just have to find the perfect way.
Even f***ing pages open pages with ads, so it's not just GOM Player's fault!
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7581

Re: How to block the automatic opening of the page in the browser?

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:38 pm
by therube
Oh, that popup is caused by popup.exe, so I renamed it to popup.exe.X.
Don't know if that will hold, but the program seemed unaffected.

Re: How to block the automatic opening of the page in the browser?

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:45 pm
by therube
(If you want, try MPlayer & MPUI (GUI).

mplayer-for-windows
(Current version does not play av01 [AV1] encoded files.)
MPUI-hcb
(I only use the GUI, 600 KB .exe, from his site rather then the full mplayer/MPUI package.)

Yes, it can be hard switching from something you're comfortable with.)

Re: How to block the automatic opening of the page in the browser?

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:00 pm
by Debugger
therube - Your Players do not support this type of video files.

.ext.crdownlaod
.ext.part

ext (mp4, avi, mkv etc.)

Your Players do not support: "Remember the recently interrupted playback location of all recently opened files"
GOM Palyer support/featured

Your Players do not support: Youtube URLs

and not support other :P

I deleted the file popup.exe in the GOM folder, so far I have not noticed the pop-up pages.

More info:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums ... om-player/

Re: How to block the automatic opening of the page in the browser?

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:10 pm
by therube
.part files are certainly "supported".
I've even added 'part' as part of my Video filter in Everything (;part;srt;) ;-).
(While srt won't be a video file, if I have an associated external .srt file, I want to be aware of that when I list "videos".)

Likewise I've associated .part with MPUI.exe (as in MPUI is the default file opener for .part files).