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Get rid of Survey pop-ups on MAC. Pls help!


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#1 Margot2013

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 12:35 AM

I get windows popping up asking to complete a survey. At the very top of the page it says "Ad brought to you by CouponDropdown".   I am using a Macbook Pro, OS X v.10.7.5.  I have pop-up blocker enabled, and the AdBlocker extension in ON.  
 
Also, on websites, certain words are hyperlinked, but when I scroll over them, an advertisement box pop ups, but disappears when I remove my cursor from the word.  I'm not sure if this is related to the above, but I didn't have this before.
 
 
Please help!


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#2 noknojon

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:14 AM

Hello Margot2013  -
From a Mac forum I found this bit of information for you -

Turns out it was an add-on/extension in the browser causing the problem.
It was called "torrent handler" and was deleted, now the pop-ups are gone!

This Mac Answer may be what you need

 

Good Luck -
 



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:17 AM

Doggy or unwanted extensions/add-ons is a common cause for pop-ups.
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