How do popup killers work on NT? If you send a WM_CLOSE to the window then dialog boxes appear to close (like those security warnings) but not IE windows. If you send a TerminateProcess call to the windows process then the popup as well as the windows that spawned it close. TerminateThread doesn't seem to have sufficient access rights. So...what works?
Posted on 2002-07-29 04:41:07 by grv575
I remember that I have read from somewhere, that those popup killers work like a proxy. They get all the data before IE get it, so they can filter out all those popup codes. Ofcourse IE has to be configured to use that proxy.

Posted on 2002-07-29 07:42:50 by SamiP
Try sending a different message, like WM_QUIT to the window.
Posted on 2002-07-29 16:48:34 by sluggy
For whatever reason SendMessage WM_CLOSE doesn't work but PostMessage does.
Posted on 2002-07-30 01:01:04 by grv575