Very annoying Voice Ad's

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  1. 420benz macrumors 6502

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    Every time i change from one page to another i get these Voice messages.I finally turned the volume off.
    Is there a way to stop these messages?
     
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  3. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Use an ad blocker.
     
  4. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok I will try one. Thanks Any good blockers out there or are they all the same
     
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    Good luck. :)

    I have tried about every adblocker known to man and have not been able to stop some of those auto play videos.
     
  6. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    They work fine for me. But, I never use Safari. Only Chrome and Firefox.
     
  7. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Try Wipr no voice Ad`s here, equally maybe not browsing the same places, and as you stating every time Malwarebytes might be worth installing as well.

    Q-6
     
  8. jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just curious: What prompted you to post this question on the MacBook Pro forum?
     
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    Is there a particular reason why you wouldn't recommend AdBlock (just wondering because that's what I've always used)?
     
  11. Precursor macrumors 6502

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    Voice Messages? You mean like what page you're on etc?

    System Preferences > Accessibility > VoiceOver -> disable
     
  12. thomasareed macrumors member

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    Can you be more specific about what you're hearing? There are many possible explanations, as you may have discerned from the different possible answers here. If we knew better what's going on, we could answer more accurately.
     
  13. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because all of the geniuses are on this forum.
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    This is what i am hearing. Congratulations you have been selected ___________ Every message is different.
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    Thanks Guys for all of your help.
     
  14. thomasareed macrumors member

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    That definitely sounds like a scam website. Check to make sure you don't have a "pop-under" - a pop-up window that is designed to hide behind your main browser window. If you do, close it.

    If this is happening all the time, even when your web browser isn't open, check your Dashboard for web clip widgets showing content from a website. If you have any, remove them and see if that solves the problem.

    If it's only happening in your web browser, and there are no pop-unders, see if it happens only when you are on a particular site. If so, stop visiting that site.
     
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  16. thomasareed macrumors member

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    Not sure I understand that. How would Little Snitch solve this problem? If you're proposing use of Little Snitch to prevent connections to the site causing the problem, first one would have to know exactly what site(s) that is, which we don't. Secondly, that would only cover up the problem, not solve it.
     
  17. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

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    If little Snitch default is to ask before connecting to every link on a particular prime site, it is easy to find which link causes the problem load, and deny further loading.
     
  18. thomasareed macrumors member

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    Little Snitch can be set to block specific domains, IPs, etc. If you don't know what that is, as is the case here, you can't block it.
     
  19. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

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    Naturally, it needs to identify the culprit first, then subsequent loads can be blocked. The advantage (to me) of LS over Adblock is that a single LS rule can be switched on and off in a moment - for those times when one may want to run blocked material.
     

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