Ads keep appearing on some pages (annoying)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by CD17, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. CD17 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    Hi I've had a MacBook Pro for almost ten years, but started to slow up once I updated the operating system. So I bought a MacBook Air which is great, last night I tried to install some software using a YouTube video as a guild & I now keep getting loads of stupid ads over some of my pages. I was going to install Vuze software but when I saw all the Mackeeper ads etc I decided not to install, but I've got the stupid ads.

    Does anyone know where these are stored & how to remove them.

  2. Dweez macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
    If you're referring to ads embedded in the html, check into Ad Block Plus - it's nice for managing the clutter/spam/ads on web pages.
  3. CD17 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    Hi thanks for your reply.

    I downloaded Ad-blocker yesterday, but this is what I'm still getting.

    See the way the word Game has altered


    & when you hoover the mouse over it, this appears


    Also when I open a new page, I get this


    I never had any problems before yesterday when I went onto youtube.
  4. JuryDuty macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2014
    That looks like a popup ad specifically put on that website by the owners. Does it happen everywhere?

    EDIT: Well, I just went to that site on a couple browsers and NEITHER has that ad. One of my browsers has AdBlockPro, the other has no ad blocking at all.

    I'm thinking you have a browser extension or something that snuck in there. It looks like malware or something... not sure...

    Attached Files:

  5. CD17, Mar 31, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2015

    CD17 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    Yes that's what I'm thinking, no it doesn't happen everywhere, it happens on here, on the website pictured + a few other sites. I don't get it on Facebook or eBay etc.

    I have tried to find it & have deleted loads of stuff, but I can't get rid of it, so not sure where it is stored :-( It's really hard to work with stuff like this.

    & also it's only on this MacBook Air, if I use my old MacBook Pro (which I don't very often now) it's fine, so it's a problem with this MacBook Air. Actually my iPad, iPhone & my Samgsung Galaxy Note Work phone are all fine.
  6. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005

    Try using AdwareMedic to detect and remove any malware or adware you may have inadvertently installed.
  7. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    You said that you were installing software using a youtube video as a guide, was that software legally obtained? If you were trying to pirate something it wouldn't surprise me if the installation you got was instead one of the malware apps out there for the mac pretending to be something else.
  8. xylitol macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2013
    Vuze and other torrent software are notorious for installing adware, whether or not you uncheck some boxes.
  9. CD17 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010

    This seems to have fixed it, thank you :)

    I'll donate to them, I'm very grateful for people who provide software & then ask for a donation.


    Well it didn't say, but I'm guessing so now. I won't be doing that again & I shall inform on the youtube video of the problems I had.

    Thanks for the help everyone, I hope I'm ad free again now :)
  10. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    This happened to me. I remove them through the ad-block extension.


    AD-BLOCK showed a list of Ads permitted even with ad-block on. I removed all of them and the ads stopped appearing.
  11. Y So Jelly macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2013
    Adware on OSX.. you're doing it wrong OP.

    Just busting balls. The install file probably had one of those miniscule "install this unrelated program as well" checkboxes. Hate when they do that. ********* sellouts.

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