Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 2:24 PM (in response to John Galt)
Hi John, Thanks for your reply and I'm sorry in advance if I'm a bit waffly!
This is one of many...
I don't know if you will see the same as me, but It's got an advert along the bottom and every time I hover over one of the blue underlined words which look like hyperlinks I get the little window. Sometimes when I get that little window I am hovering over an actual link but sometimes they are obviously just made to look like hyperlinks where you might expect a hyperlink to be. They are almost always taking me to sites which get you to fill in online surveys to get "rewards"
The adverts seem to be related to things I've looked at previously (like the advert I can see now is about golf holidays and my BF was searcing for those the other day), so that's what makes me think it must be cookie related but I closed safari down a few minutes ago and there was another window open which was very inappropriate indeed and I can't have my son seeing stuff like that.
I don't know what I clicked on to make that window appear, though. I don't look at stuff like that so I don't know where it's coming from and am very concerned that things like that can just appear from nowhere even though the pop up blocker is turned on.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 2:30 PM (in response to TheAmazingLoaf)
Thanks. I am not getting anything unexpected on that website, nothing at all. It looks like this:
Can you tell me what Safari extensions you have installed? Go to Safari menu > Preferences > Extensions. What, if anything, appears there?MacBooks iMacs iPads AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 28 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 3:00 PM (in response to TheAmazingLoaf)
Yontoo is adware, which would drive anyone up a wall. Uninstall it with the "uninstall" button in Safari Preferences > Extensions.
How you installed it is a mystery, but downloading torrents is a good way to cause all sorts of interesting things to happen. Just a hint
"horizontally crosses the internet"... what a load of çråp.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 2:58 PM (in response to John Galt)
OK thanks, I uninstalled that and it got rid of the ads, but I still get the little pop up windows when I hover over the "fake" hyperlinks.
If I uninstall Torrenthandler as well does that mean I won't be able to download torrents at all?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 3:10 PM (in response to TheAmazingLoaf)
... If I uninstall Torrenthandler as well does that mean I won't be able to download torrents at all?
Not necessarily; there are torrent clients that do not use Safari, but I don't download torrents so I am not best qualified to answer.
Can you provide another URL of a site with such "fake" hyperlinks? I can find none on the one you posted.