Keep getting 'aliexpress' pop up!

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  1. Big Stevie macrumors 6502a

    Big Stevie

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    Over recent weeks I keep getting the same website pop up when I use Safari.

    Is there anyway I can find out why, and how to prevent it please.

    Heres a screenshot of the pop up...

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  2. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    I would suggest downloading and using:

    1. AdwareMedic (http://www.adwaremedic.com/index.php).
    2. AdBlock (https://getadblock.com).

    Good luck!

    P.S.: you may try also to clean cache and Remove All Website Data in Preferences/Privacy.
     
  3. Big Stevie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I alread have adwaremedic (which successfully eliminated the Geneio adware that I was suffering from) but it hasn't found any new bugs on my macbook.

    I also already have AdBlock installed. Maybe next time I see the pop up I should adjust the AdBlock settings?

    And I have already removed all website data, to no joy. Is cleaning cache something separate?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Also remove any unknown extensions in Safari/Chrome/Firefox and reset their homepages.
     
  5. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Stevie, if you ran AdwareMedic already and have AdBlock installed, I would recommend what I have written in P.S.
     
  6. Big Stevie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys.

    Found the culprit under cookies...

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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  8. Big Stevie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Your right, its still popping up!!:mad:

    Ive removed all website data and cleared cookies. Anything else I should be doing please?
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    Remove unknown extensions in Safari and then restart your machine.
     
  10. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    I have much better luck using Adguard, if or when that ad pops up Adguard will let you select it and add it to the filter, and poof!, you'll not see it again.
     
  11. janjeewa macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I had the same problem. And found a simple solution. Hope this could be generalised to your issue too.
    Go to the application folder and locate a folder called 'Hotpoppy' or 'Hotsoppy' ( now i can't remember it exactly the way it was!)
    Move it to trash and clear the trash. If the trash won't clear, locate the EXEC file in the bin within the folder and delete it permanently. It has worked well so far for me..
    Good luck
    --- Post Merged, Jul 27, 2016 ---
    Hi,
    I had the same problem. And found a simple solution. Hope this could be generalised to your issue too.
    Go to the application folder and locate a folder called 'Hotpoppy' or 'Hotsoppy' ( now i can't remember it exactly the way it was!)
    Move it to trash and clear the trash. If the trash won't clear, locate the EXEC file in the bin within the folder and delete it permanently. It has worked well so far for me..
    Good luck
     

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