New letal popups

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by palmharbor, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. palmharbor macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2007
    A new generation of pop ups is here. I have been in a situation where I am applying for a job on line and when you click apply
    a popup comes up now and sends U to a "buy my sh__" site
    for auctions selling iPads for $21.00 or diet meds, or Rx drugs
    or signup for a job search site. It got so bad, I sent the firm a note on their corporate website telling them this is happening.
    I got contacted by email by the S.M saying send me your résumé.
    This is happening on facebook and a whole range of website where you input some text. I have the Firefox 18.02 that is supposed to stop this but it fails badly. We are so commercialized
    by companies demanding we buy their crap that I think the net will be a different place in a year....FM radio was ruined by all the many screaming commercials and this will be too.:(
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    Use an ad blocker or pop-up blocker. I don't see any such ads–on any site.

    As you're using Firefox (I'm typing this from Chrome) try this link from Mozilla to adjust your pop-up blocker settings.

    Also, online job sites seem to be filled with those sorts of redirects–depending on the job you may be much better off applying in person.
  3. palmharbor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2007

    So if the firm is in Ohio and I am in Florida for a job based in Florida, I should just hope on a plane and go to Ohio? Even jobs at Walmart require an on-line application.
    The idea that you don't see them therefore they don't exist
    is a narrow point of view. My Firefox is set to block them but a new kind of Pop up exists that is not stopped by conventional means.

  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    Try to read a little more carefully–I said for some types of jobs, not all.

    Where did I say they don't exist? I use ad blockers specifically because I know they exist and I don't want to see them.

    Take a screenshot of this pop-up–and what site are you going to? I'll open it as a tab and see if the pop-ups affect me.

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