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    Apr 13, 2010
    pop ups
    iv probably put this in the wrong place but here goes...

    im sick to death of browsing and clicking on a site only to find that its opened a porn or gambling site in the background!.

    iv got safari`s pop up blocker on but its useless against these type of automatic openings so what can i use`?


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    hughvane's Avatar
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    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    What OS and Safari versions are you using? I have 10.4.11, which doesn't allow ad block with Safari (currently 4.0.5) so in-page ads/banners can't be stopped. In your case though I suspect that somewhere along the line, cookies from those annoying sites have been set.

    Reset Safari, removing all cookies and emptying the cache. Then set Safari Preferences > Security > Accept Cookies at either a) Never (drastic) or b) Only from sites I visit.

    There'll be a few minor hassles thereafter, because some sites will not work if cookies aren't enabled, eg. banking, online stores etc, but then they don't display unwanted ads, popups etc. You'll soon learn which are 'safe' cookies, those which can be accepted/set.

    If Safari still won't block the popups etc, then Firefox is probably your better browser option. It has strong blocking add-ons.
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

    I'm leaving now to go and find myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

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    T_O_P12's Avatar
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    Sep 13, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    27" iMac Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1067 MHz RAM, iPhone 4S
    I know what you mean. I have 10.6.3 and often times pop ups get right by Safari even though it says they should be blocked and ya it does get annoying but don't think there is any way around it.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Apr 13, 2010
    hi.... im using leopard 10.5.6 and safari 4.0.5.

    its those pages that open up behind everything that i want to stop!..

    partypoker and porn stuff that opens up automatically and boy do they annoy me.

    iv done everything with safari as directed and they still pop up all the time.

    is there anything at all that can be done on safari as thats the only browser i can use on here.


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    Collin Bl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2009
    Napier NZ
    27 iMac+Thunderbolt, iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    This stops a lot of the Flash slowdowns with page load, been using it for a wile and like it heaps.
    No sure if it helps with porn pop ups tho

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Apr 13, 2010
    hi.... tried that clicktoflash....wont stop the automatic page openings..

    why cant we just block specific websites??? come on apple???

  7. #7
    There are several adblockers for Safari. If you're using Safari in 64-bit mode, you'll probably want to look at Safari Adblocker. There's also Safari Adblock, Glims and SafariBlock (google em).

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