Taboola Ads?

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  1. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

    Mr_Brightside_@

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    I'm getting Sponsored Links by Taboola all over io9 and it seems like Adware, but Malwarebytes isn't picking anything up.
    Anyone else seeing this?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Chrome or Safari? If you're using Chrome it's likely a dodgy add-on that's synced with your Google account. You can try check the extensions or unlink your profile/browse incognito to verify if this is the case.

    If it's Safari then beats me if MWB came back clean. Worth installing an adblocker to see if the problem persists.
     
  3. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. SomeSecurityGuy macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm that Taboola is used on io9. It's not you.

    However, Taboola and Outbrain are both despicable. I've added /etc/hosts entries that work very well for me since AdBlockPlus seems to think they are acceptable to display. Here's my /etc/hosts if you want to use it. Granted, it'll only work for your Mac, so if you browse from your phone or tablet, you'll need to find alternatives.

    Code:
    # Block ads
    127.0.0.50   trc.taboola.com
    127.0.0.50   taboola.com
    127.0.0.50   ads.taboola.com
    127.0.0.50   www.taboola.com
    127.0.0.50   pixel.facebook.com
    127.0.0.50   amplifypixel.outbrain.com
    127.0.0.50   images.outbrain.com
    127.0.0.50   outbrain.com
    127.0.0.50   www.outbrain.com
    127.0.0.50   paid.outbrain.com
    127.0.0.50   widgets.outbrain.com
    127.0.0.50   capture.condenastdigital.com
    127.0.0.50   assets.bounceexchange.com
    127.0.0.50   web.adblade.com
    127.0.0.50   adblade.com
    127.0.0.50   ad3media.com
    127.0.0.50   video.monarchads.com
    127.0.0.50   addictinginfo.addictinginfoent.netdna-cdn.com
    
    I use this in conjunction with ABP and it works well for me.
     
  5. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    @SomeSecurityGuy that's fantastic, thanks for posting. My phone is jailbroken so I can add it there too :)
     

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