Duckie wrote:I can't comment on Glimmerblocker, but under Safari > Preferences > Security do you have the "Block pop-up windows" box checked? I do, and never get pop-up ads except when I've unchecked it occasionally for particular access.
retiredjg wrote:I get the MacKeeper ads every time I look at TV Listings. Very annoying.
grok87 wrote:retiredjg wrote:I get the MacKeeper ads every time I look at TV Listings. Very annoying.
Yep. Very annoying. Apparently MacKeeper is a pretty nasty outfit.
Bogtian wrote:Glimmerblocker is pretty great software -- unobtrusive and solid, and I only notice it when I'm on a computer that doesn't have it. That said...it does great for ad-blocking, but it's less than perfect for pop-up blocking.
I've had no adverse effects since installing it, and it's free...if I were you, I'd give it a try and see if it does what you're looking for.
retiredjg wrote: However, Safari > Preferences > Security > "Block pop-up windows" box checked seems to have worked for me! This is great!
retiredjg wrote:retiredjg wrote: However, Safari > Preferences > Security > "Block pop-up windows" box checked seems to have worked for me! This is great!
I guess I spoke too soon. It only helped for a day....
lazyday wrote:There are of course plusses and minuses to switching browsers, but it's free and somewhat easy to try.
SnapShots wrote:I was a sucker and installed MacKeeper and had a heck of a time getting rid of it. The Mac forum is full of users saying: DON'T install it.
Advertisers have gotten more sophisticated. I've noticed if my mouse merely passes over a word or ad, it will pop open. Have checked all the boxes to stop ads, but to no avail. Will check out glimmer.