Popups driving me nuts

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by GodforSaken, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. GodforSaken macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys...

    Can anyone suggest me how i can get rid of the popups I'm getting while surfing with safari, its driving me insane i don't know whats causing this, i already used Cleaner, i don't know what else i can do.

    I just don't know what i did to cause this in the first place, please help me find the origin of these popups i wanna get rid of it asap.

    thanks in advance.

    GodforSaken
     
  2. phrozend macrumors member

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    Hi there. If you could share some details, that would make it alot easier to pin-point the problem. Maybe someone else got a better idea, but the only thing I can recommend is for you at this moment is to go to Preferences -> Security -> turn on "Block pop-up windows". That will globally block any pop-up. Now, that might not be a permanent solution, but it could help.
     
  3. GodforSaken thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    What kind of popups are you getting? A screenshot example would be nice.

    And, are you running adblock?
     
  5. GodforSaken thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just random popups look below snaps:

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    No I'm not running any adblock app.
     
  6. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    I never ever seen any popups on my computers. But I do run adblockplus.

    I'd start by checking what extensions are installed in safari. Maybe one of them is an ad extension or a fishy one that popups like this.

    And btw, when has this started to happen? Perhaps you can track back to something you installed that day.
     
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    It's likely you've got some malware on your Mac.

    Please can you post a screenshot of your Applications and we'll be able to tell you if any are malicious & need removing.
     

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