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Old Apr 10, 2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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Help me get rid of these pop-ups!

Maybe a week ago, I started getting these two pop up banners every time I use safari. It's always the same two, and usually appears a little while after I open Safari, not sure when because they open in the background. I only notice them when I use Exposť. I tried resetting Safari, emptied the cache, and that didn't work. I have Safari set to block pop up windows.
Is there any more steps I could take? Or do I need some sort of virus scan? If so, which is a good free virus scanner, and which files would I need to direct it to. (No need to scan my iTunes library.) Anyways, thanks!
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 05:41 PM   #2
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I use safari adblock

http://safariadblock.sourceforge.net/

It uses the same adblock code that the firefox version uses, and subscribes to the same ad-blocking lists. It should solve your problem.
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 05:54 PM   #3
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Do you have AdBlock installed? This allows you to CTRL+CLICK any banners that sneak through and eliminate them.
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 06:12 PM   #4
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sigh, I don't know 10.4 is so quickly out of luck.....

to OP, if you are using 10.4, there is something called PitchHelmet. I think..

wait wait wait, its pop-ups, lol

do they appear when you visit certain website?

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Old Apr 10, 2008, 06:20 PM   #5
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I installed it...

I installed adblock, so I hope that works. Thanks!
But, I assume that somewhere I downloaded something, and that had a bit of code stuck in there that causes them to show up. Wouldn't I need to track it down somewhere on my hard drive?
BTW, I'm using OS X 10.5.2
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there is something called PitchHelmet. I think..
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 07:19 PM   #7
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I installed adblock, so I hope that works. Thanks!
But, I assume that somewhere I downloaded something, and that had a bit of code stuck in there that causes them to show up. Wouldn't I need to track it down somewhere on my hard drive?
BTW, I'm using OS X 10.5.2
Unlikely. As far as I know there isn't any such adware out for the Mac. Most likely a site you visit is producing these popups using a method Safari's not equipped by default to block.

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