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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by oceangirl10, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. oceangirl10 macrumors member

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    My macbook pro late 2011 sierre os is taken over by ads again. Reading an article, it jumps all over as ads populate. How do you get rid of these?
     
  2. IngerMan macrumors 65816

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    Check your browser settings. I use Safari and I use content blocker extension Ka-block. It stops the ads.
     
  3. sosumi99 macrumors 6502

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  4. SDColorado Contributor

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    The AUP prohibits discussion of blocking ads on this site, but for blocking ads on sites other than this one, I like uBlock Origin. :)
     
  5. oceangirl10 thread starter macrumors member

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    why does it prohibit discussion of ad blocking?
    --- Post Merged, Sep 27, 2018 ---
    I have always used firefox - is there something for that one?
     
  6. SDColorado Contributor

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    Probably because ads help to pay the website bills, keep the light on, buy snacks for sites shop dog or whatever :)
     
  7. Mike Boreham, Sep 28, 2018
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    Mike Boreham macrumors 68000

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    Install free Malwarebytes and do manual scan:

    https://www.malwarebytes.com

    which will find and offer to remove any adware which has got installed.

    Google it to see that it is highly respected in the Mac world, and has twice removed adware from the machines of someone I support.
     
  8. oceangirl10 thread starter macrumors member

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    but this is a computer help forum!
     
  9. SDColorado Contributor

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    Sorry, don't shoot the messenger. It is #12 on the list of do not do's

    But the suggestion I provided of uBlock Origin is a solid choice across all browsers, you know.. for other sites :)
     
  10. 0970373, Sep 28, 2018
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    They can't keep the forum up and running if there's no money to pay for domains, servers, software etc. These things aren't free and just because YOU (or any of us) don't pay to be on the website doesn't mean it doesn't cost something to operate it.
     

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