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Can't block pop ups

by jbug--2008 / October 10, 2009 7:10 AM PDT

I am running OS X 10.5.8 with Safari 4.0.3 on an IMAC. Processor is 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. I use the private browsing mode with pop-up blocking activated and cookies denied. Still I get unsolicited business advertisement windows and phone chat windows every time I click a link on whatever page I'm viewing. I have run DNSChanger remover, MacScan, iAtivirus and ClamXav and found nothing. Appreciate any help you can give me.

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reset Safari
by macnerd10 / October 10, 2009 11:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Can't block pop ups

This is a general suggestion and it helped many people. If nothing works, you can either reinstall Safari or just use another browser like Firefox, Camino, Flock, etc.

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reset Safari
by jbug--2008 / October 12, 2009 12:34 PM PDT
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Resetting Safari had no impact. I switched to Camino and that helped although Camino is a bit slower than Safari. Where do I find all of the relevant files etc. that need to be deleted before reloading Safari. Again, thanks for your help.

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search with spotlight
by macnerd10 / October 12, 2009 3:45 PM PDT
In reply to: reset Safari

Safari has many files around the computer. The easiest way is to make a search. When you open a search window with command-F, you will see the option "kind" on the left. Click on it, in the drop-down menu go to "other", and then in another menu scroll down to "system files". Tick on the box to enable. Then in the main window you will see next to system files another box saying "aren't included". Click on it and choose "are included". Then type Safari in the search box to the top right. Now you can choose what to trash. Don't forget preferences. BTW, I saw complaints before that private browsing in Safari is not 100% private.

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