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Old Feb 7, 2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Safari not blocking popups?

Safari refuses to block popup windows that open up BEHIND Safari.

How on Earth can I stop those annoying popup windows for good?
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 04:31 PM   #2
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Download Annoyances from adblock

https://www.fanboy.co.nz
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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That website contains all broken links.

Anything else?
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 04:38 PM   #4
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That website contains all broken links.

Anything else?
https://adblockplus.org/en/subscriptions Scroll down to fanboy.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 05:42 PM   #5
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I have already installed Adblockplus, but those popups still open up behind my browser.

Any other suggestions?

And by the way I have no idea how to install Fanboy on Safari? And that new link you gave me still points back to the old webpage with the BROKEN LINKS!
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 05:45 PM   #6
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Just sends you back to the site with the broken links.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 05:48 PM   #7
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For the record, why doesn't addblockplus stop thoose annoying popus from opening up? I see a quick flash and then windows open up behind Safari!

SURELY there is a way to stop that????
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:38 PM   #8
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1. Make sure block pop-ups is checked in security of Safari preferences.
2. Download Adblock from Safari extensions gallery.
3. Go to Adblock options, Filter Lists, then click HERE.
4. Scroll down to Fanboy's Annoyances list and hit Subscribe.
5. Click Homepage on Fanboy's Annoyances list and subscribe Annoyances again.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:40 PM   #9
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This is how my filters look like.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 08:54 PM   #10
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1. Make sure block pop-ups is checked in security of Safari preferences.
2. Download Adblock from Safari extensions gallery.
3. Go to Adblock options, Filter Lists, then click HERE.
4. Scroll down to Fanboy's Annoyances list and hit Subscribe.
5. Click Homepage on Fanboy's Annoyances list and subscribe Annoyances again.
When I follow your steps, I do NOT see Fanboy's Annoyances list anywhere!

The last thing I see on my list is "EasyPrivacy (privacy protection)"

How did you get fanboys to appear?
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 08:59 PM   #11
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Click HERE on the first line.

Don't subscribe to more than you need -- every one slows you down a tiny bit! Credits and more lists can be found here.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:02 PM   #12
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Don't subscribe to more than you need -- every one slows you down a tiny bit! Credits and more lists can be found here.
Ok, but how did you get the fanboys "addon"? I dont see that one anywhere.

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When you click HERE, this page appears.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:12 PM   #15
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On adblock filter lists page did you click this

click HERE.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:01 PM   #16
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Did all as you suggested and popups still popup
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 12:39 AM   #17
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Try changing your DNS settings to Open DNS.
208.67.222.222 for primary.
208.67.220.220 for secondary.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 12:50 AM   #18
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How to do it

Go to System Preferences > Network > Click “Advanced”
Click the “DNS” tab
In the DNS Servers and Search Domains boxes, select each item and remove by pressing the “-” (minus) button
In the DNS Servers, click “+” and then paste or type in 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220, 208.67.222.220 and 208.67.220.222 one at a time.
In the Search Domain box, click the “+” and then paste (or type) guide.opendns.com
Reset safari.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 12:58 AM   #19
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Try changing your DNS settings to Open DNS.
208.67.222.222 for primary.
208.67.220.220 for secondary.
That didn't stop the popups either.

Any other suggestions?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 01:00 AM   #20
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That didn't stop the popups either.

Any other suggestions?
What site are you getting these popups on?
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That didn't stop the popups either.

Any other suggestions?
You bet!

Stop going to that page. The domain owner sells ad space.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 02:48 PM   #22
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What site are you getting these popups on?
A lot of random websites which have videos, many of them do it. When I click on the video to play the video, I see a quick flash and a window opens up in the background. No matter what I have tried to do, they keep opening!

Is there a way to STOP this happening?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 02:51 PM   #23
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Give javascript blocker and ghostery a try. they both are under security in safari extensions gallery. Can't think of anything else.
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Give javascript blocker and ghostery a try. they both are under security in safari extensions gallery. Can't think of anything else.
Installed both javascript blocker and ghostery, but popups still popup

Anyone else have a solution? Or is it impossible to stop 100% of all popus on Safari?

What browser can stop 100% of all popus?
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