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  1. Dwntwn50

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    Within the last few weeks when I open Safari and start browsing the web there is a large pop up on the bottom of the screen that comes up and ask if I want to look at another site, or would you like to try this site, etc, etc, I have Safari set for private browsing, the pop up blocker is on. I didn't have this problem before and haven't added anything . It' very annoying.

    Could this be coming from Google? Yahoo? I
    If I open one of my saved sites withing a few seconds this big pop up starts to show it's ugly self from the bottom of the web site, it's driving me crazy.
    Has anyone experienced this?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. reticentAJ

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    First, run this utility so we know the specs of your computer, and then paste the results here. (It would be even better to edit your profile, all the way at the bottom is a text box to enter this information, and then an icon always appears next to your name providing this information.)

    http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

    Second, could you attach some screen shots of this pop up or pop ups so we can see exactly what it is.

    Third, I would run a virus scan. Could be a virus. Not sure tho.
     
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    Thanks, I'll try and get a photo. I guess I have to ask, how to do you run a virus scan on an Apple?
     
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    Oh you have a Mac. Macs typically are considered less likely to get a virus only because windows is a much bigger market. So hackers tend to target windows computer more than macs. I am very unfamiliar with Macs. With a google search, it seems that Macs do not come preinstalled with a virus scanner. I would post the pictures first, and then we can go from there. Here's an article for taking screenshots on Macs.

    http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/screencapturemac/ht/macscreenshot.htm
     
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    /Users/mab8104/Desktop/Screen Shot 2013-02-15 at 6.16.32 PM.png
     
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    In order to properly attach an image so I am able to view it, when replying, below the text box in which you type in, select the "go advanced" tab. Then, at the top of this new text box, you will see like a paperclip icon. If you hold your mouse over it, it will say attachments. Click on it and "upload a file from your computer."
     
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    At the bottom you will see a white tab, this is what keeps popping up when I go into any web site. It was doing it while I was on this site.
     
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    You said you had the pop-up blocker on, make sure there are no exceptions in the pop-up blocker. If there is and it is this pop-up, it essentially bypasses the pop-up blocker.
     
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    Does this only occur on specific web sites?

    That looks more like a HTML coded popup than a "real" popup window.
     
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    It happens on any web site. As I was typing a response the same type of pop up came up on this web site.
     
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    What version of OS X are you using?
    We are going to need to check your hosts file.

    Are you using any Safari extensions also?
     
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    I'm using OS X 10.8.2
     
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    Don't forget to respond to the last question as well.
     
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