Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 3:56 PM (in response to jakemullin)
CAN I OPT OUT OF INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING?
Yes. The AdChoices program is all about giving you information and control so that you can make informed choices about the interest-based advertising you receive online. The AdChoices Icon—whether in an advertisement or on Web pages—gives you access to consumer choice mechanisms where you may, at any time, opt out of the interest-based advertising that you receive from participating companies.
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Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 9:23 PM (in response to jakemullin)
I have this problem too on my MacBook. I have FF23, Flash Player 11.8, Safari 6.0.5. The problem occurs BOTH in Firefox AND Safari. These appear as double-underlined green text. Putting the cursor over the text sometimes produces a pop-up for NAV-LINKS (the link for endlessmatches.com goes to NAV-LINKS). Other times it produces a pop-up for ADCHOICES (see gray text in upper left corner of screen shot). Clicking on the opt-out button at NAV-LINKS is useless. The hassle of opting out at ADCHOICES is mind-boggling.
In Firefox I have tried setting AdBlockPlus to reject all ads, even non-intrusive ones. This has had no effect. In Firefox I have also disabled all extensions. This has had no effect either.
I have tried all the advice I can find online so far (use AdBlockPlus, disable extensions, etc.). Nothing's working. AND this exists cross-browser, in FF and Safari. So it must exist somewhere else. Any ideas or information appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to John.A)
- I first selected with the mouse the double-underlined green text.
- Right-click of the mouse and selected Inspect Element. This gave me a clue of what is the address I want to get rid of. For instance for AdChoices link I found a reference to http://images.intellitxt.com/...
- On a Terminal I ran
sudo vi /etc/hosts
to edit the file hosts as root user.
At the end of the file I added
Saved the file and quit. That's it. Just refresh your web page and the links should be gone.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2014 8:55 AM (in response to jakemullin)
I'm having the same problem and I don't know how to fix it. I've seen practically all of the responses that have worked for other people, but they don't seem to work for me. I tried looking at the extensions tab (where some people said intext-nav or some other extension was that shouldn't be there) but I have nothing in my extensions tab. Can somebody please help me?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2014 12:52 PM (in response to bhrangerfan0809)
What "opt out" option did you click on?
Note that you may have adware or some other problem, and that this may not have done anything to fix that. See my Adware Removal Guide.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2014 12:52 PM (in response to mjdoran10)
I called Apple support and they told me it was a virus and I had to wipe my whole computer and reinstall the operating system. It fixed the problem for me
That would fix the problem, but this isn't actually a virus, and that solution would have been overkill.
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