MacKeeper Pop-up when watching Pornography

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by greyfly, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. greyfly macrumors newbie

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    So, whenever I watch porn I use Google Chrome. Whenever I click on a video, a MacKeeper pop-up comes up. Is there anyway to stop this? I use safe sites like porn hub. I use ublock as my pop-up blocker and no pop-ups come up outside of watching porn.
     
  2. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    any good site recommendations?
    whats popping up, isn't that the point to watch such things...
     
  3. LucasG macrumors regular

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    Get an anti-malware app and run it to see what you get. I have had a co-worker successfully remove pop-ups she was randomly having appear when using Safari with this.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Ehh - Isn't "safe sites like porn hub" an oxymoron?
    You would also want to follow the general steps to remove MacKeeper (just in case you have previously installed MK, and you forgot to mention that)
    http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-mackeeper-popup-ads/

    good tip: Adware Medic is now called Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and is a good one to run on your Mac. Get it here: https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/mac/
     
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    You don't have malware. Many adult sites trigger "pop-unders" on just about every link you click. It's in their site code, and pop-up blockers don't work. You can disable javascript, but usually that will make the site you want to use stop working too. MacKeeper seems popular, just don't click any links or install anything. Glimmer blocker will block the site, but it doesn't stop an empty window from opening.

    There's not much you can do about it besides closing a window now and then. There's a price you pay for free porn.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Sites like that are using Javascript to bypass your adblocker. You can either temporarily disable JS on that site in Chrome, or use one of the available extensions to block JS specifically on that site.
     
  7. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I tell my contractor employees to use Guest mode when they're at one of my field office locations and they do what they have to do. So, use a Guest user account, and put a sock or a rag over the web cam lens so we don't have to look at your junk when they hijack your webcam... ;)
     

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