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cannot block netflix popups

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Micheal LeVine Calculating status...
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Jul 16, 2008 10:52 AM
Using Safari 3.1.2 I have checked "Block Pop-up windows" but Netflix popups continue to appear.

How can I get rid of them?
iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Safari 3.1.2
  • Mulder Level 6 Level 6 (8,980 points)
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    Jul 16, 2008 11:07 AM (in response to Micheal LeVine)
    You can't block all popups unless you deactivate various abilities of Safari. Most popups are triggered with JavaScript, so if you deactivate that, not only will you not get those popups, you also won't be able to use any web site that requires JavaScript.

    Other popups are triggered with Flash, so to avoid those, you'd have to get rid of your Flash plugin, which would then disable any content in sites that use Flash.

    You can't always get what you want.

    Mulder
    iMac G4 1.35 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • James Bertino Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2008 5:03 PM (in response to Micheal LeVine)
    This seems to be a Java applet which is kept in your history file.... Java apparently calls up the page from your web history file.
    I deleted all of the 4000 plus history records from the following location and it seems to have cleared up the popup issue... So If you navigate to the following location.....
    "Macintosh HD>UserHome>Library>Caches>Metadata>Safari>History"
    and empty the contents of that file. that is a start... Email me as I will be on the hunt to eridicate this evil popup if it re-apprares on m machine. Seems to be placed there from the netflix site directly...
    Dual 2 gig, G5, MacBook Pro 2.33 Intel, Mac Plus, SE30, 2 iMacs,, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • James Bertino Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Sep 24, 2008 5:06 PM (in response to Mulder)
    You are correct, but, if one can locate any of the locally installed files referenced for use by these apps, one can defeat the popup at least until they re-visit the affecting website. Then just automate the deletion of the file... WALA..
    Dual 2 gig, G5, MacBook Pro 2.33 Intel, Mac Plus, SE30, 2 iMacs,, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Mark Styles Level 3 Level 3 (640 points)
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    Nov 17, 2008 1:46 PM (in response to James Bertino)
    I deleted all history in Safari..I will keep you informed.. Netflix just popped up the other day.. I went to a "MySpace theme generator" site. That's when I first noticed that various windows popping up. Three days later, I turned on Safari. and Netflix popped up.. I hadn't been there..

    I think it's really aggravating.. I make it a point to NEVER buy a product that has such aggressive advertising.
    g5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Ben Holt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 13, 2008 9:40 AM (in response to Mark Styles)
    This isn't coming from Netflix - I am not trying to sell anyone on Netflix, but I am pretty certain they don't do pop-ups and they request that people getting "Netflix" pop-ups let them know.
    MacBook and Desktop Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • MacinMich Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2009 4:08 AM (in response to James Bertino)
    Hi, I hope you don't mind if I chime in.

    Those Netflix (and AmEx) popups are annoying me too. It happens every day when I go to the Detroit Free Press or the Detroit News sites. freep.com detnews.com

    There is no history in my Metadata>Safari file. There is only a Bookmarks file.

    Any more suggestions? Thanks!
    iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • iGary Calculating status...
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    Feb 10, 2009 2:43 PM (in response to Micheal LeVine)
    What's annoying about this is that the pop-up blockers in Firefox, Camino, Sea Monkey, Omniweb, and Opera and iCab do stop these pop-ups.
    Mac Pro X 3, Mac Mini X 2, MacBook Pro 17" X1, OS X Server 10.5.x, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • jenlampton Calculating status...
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    Feb 11, 2009 4:59 PM (in response to iGary)
    Actually, Firefox can't stop it either. I still get the NetFlix pop-up (and I agree - I will never use NetFlix - and only because of this ad) inspite of my Firefox pop-up blocker being enabled.

    Jen
    MacBokPro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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