banner problem

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by wolfied, May 16, 2014.

  1. wolfied macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys,

    I'm having a banner problem on my chrome. It's the same type of banner on different sites.

    The screenshot is as follows:
    http://s15.postimg.org/6m8sv9z97/Screen_Shot_2014_05_16_at_23_51_09.png

    I have to click on the top right corner, black area, to close it. Is it some kind of a virus or malware or anything like that ? How can I avoid it ?

    Thanks much.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I have seen the same thing on a couple sites. I don't think you have any malware or anything, but rather it is being served up by the sites you are visiting.

    You can run this adware removal tool if you like just to check if you want.
     
  3. wolfied thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This little software removed the unnecessary files. Thanks a million bro :)

    Edit: I spoke too early :( They still exist.
     
  4. wolfied thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just figured out that, it's the MacKeeper's pop up coming up.

    I didn't download or install mackeeper but its advertisement is poping up.

    How can I eliminate this bloody pop-up or advertisement ? Any idea ?

    Thanks,
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yeah... I see that one once in a while too. It is just a popup ad served by the web site you are visiting. I have popups blocked and run Adblock and they still get through sometimes.
     
  6. wolfied thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    When you mentioned this earlier, what files did it find? Did it find anything from Mackeeper or Zeobit?

    https://getadblock.com

    You could also try installing this adblocker extension for Safari. I use this extension and I don't see the ad.
     
  8. wolfied thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In fact, I'm using Adblock Plus and I get that advertisements not only on Safari but also on Chrome and (Under VMWare --> Explorer), too. What a sticky malware it is! :(
     
  9. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Try using AdBlock instead, as suggested by Weaselboy.

    I use AdBlock and have never seen this add either.
     

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