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"Editors Choice" popup on ASC

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Loren Ryter Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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Oct 22, 2013 3:42 PM

Is anyone else seeing a popup on the upper right corner of every page on these ASC forums that says:

 

"Editors Choice: Trouble with Apple-Mac Computers?" and then a link to www.techhelpapps.com and a toll free #?

 

I can't believe apple would allow anything like that.  What could be going on?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), iPhone 5
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,425 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 4:15 PM (in response to Loren Ryter)

    Nope, never seen that, but I have notified the Hosts of your post.

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 7:00 PM (in response to Loren Ryter)

    I'm getting it now that I'm running Mavericks.

     

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  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,975 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 8:20 AM (in response to Loren Ryter)

    There shouldn't be anything like that coming from ASC itself so I'd expect a third party browser extention serving you ads. Glims looks a likely suspect...

     

    tt2

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to Loren Ryter)

    I didn't realize there was a new preference & I have now turned it off. But that doesn't explain why the ad disappeared last evening & then was back this morning. And it's only this one ad on ASC, none on any other site.

     

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  • alburnham Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 1:59 PM (in response to Loren Ryter)

    There is a post mentioning to turn off the "ads/shopping" preference in Safari > Glims. It worked for me and I put it back to check. The default is set to on. I just upgraded to Mavericks.

  • esfrank Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 9:19 PM (in response to Loren Ryter)

    Yes, the suggestion

    alburnham wrote:

     

    turn off the "ads/shopping" preference in Safari > Glims

    is what worked. The "ads/shopping" preference, when enabled, seems to have also resulted in adding a (much more annoying) semitransparent iframe from "offers2U", which is also gone. I just upgraded to Mavericks, and spent three hours trying to find the source of the popups/iframe.

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