Weird popups

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thekb, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. thekb macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if this is a Mac-specific problem or not.

    I've noticed in Chrome (and I *think* Safari, but not positive) some odd popups, like context specific popups with text in them. They come at unexpected times when I pause at various points in the page. I don't think that the text that comes up is relevant to the problem, but if it helps diagnose the problem, the text is names of several stocks that I had been researching over the past few weeks. So I will pause moving the mouse and a box with "Andina Acquisition Corporation" or "Power shares QQQ' will popup (hypothetical stocks, but you get the point). There is no other browser window open at the time and I have restarted my computer several times since I researched those stocks. What is going on? Why is the browser remembering these stocks and popping them up at random times? They will reappear when I move to that part of the page again, then disappear on the next screen. Very odd!
     
  2. thekb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Followup ... Did it in iTunes this morning too, so it is not just limited to my browsers. Next time it happens, i will try to get a screen capture.
     

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