Help me get rid of these pop-ups!

Discussion in 'OS X' started by Blueharry, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2007
    Miami Beach
    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 Exposé. 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!
  2. macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2008
    Montreal Canada
    I use safari adblock

    It uses the same adblock code that the firefox version uses, and subscribes to the same ad-blocking lists. It should solve your problem.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Do you have AdBlock installed? This allows you to CTRL+CLICK any banners that sneak through and eliminate them.
  4. macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    sigh, I don't know 10.4 is so quickly out of luck.....:eek:

    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?
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2007
    Miami Beach
    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
  6. macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
  7. Mal
    macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    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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