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on 01-07-2013 09:11 AM
When surfing Ebay I am constantly "under attack" from animated pop up ads, sometimes on one side my screen, other times on both sides of the screen, sometimes they will even block what I am viewing. Only one of them has had a little "x" where I can close out the ad, I cant find how to shut down the others,..the one with the cockroach is especially annoying! :-(
Not only do I find them distracting, but the peripheral activity actually makes me nauseous and I dump out of Ebay in a short hurry, I wonder how many other potential customers are doing the same thing.
Also especially annoying is the deluge of "similar" items that innundate my page, Ebay seems to think they need to constantly shove those in my face, I do think that I have figured out how to hide most of those.
Makes me feel like I am in Walmart with all of those blasted and annoying audio/video adds goin on in every aisle...one more reason I stay out of Walmart as much as possible.
If this is not an Ebay thing, a virus? Always different ads
on 06-13-2013 08:24 PM
NOW, they have "x number of people have viewed this item in the last hour" WOW, Ebay, are you trying to piss people off? We do NOT NEED ANOTHER annoying pop up window! It is right in our face, blocking the view of the item! WTF?! How greedy are you people?! How much more revenue will that annoying pop up get you?! There is a HUGE opportunity for another company to come in and start an auction site that doesn't treat their customers like Bank Of America, Verizon, Time Warner and Best Buy!!
on 02-15-2014 02:35 AM
Hi Ebay If you dont stop these annoying pop up ads on sides of page I will stop using ebay and switch to Amazon
This is really getting beyond a joke
on 09-13-2013 02:25 AM
Just boycott them IM not going to go back on or buy anything till they get rid of all of them the old way was the best way
I am telling all my friends and family
on 05-02-2013 07:01 PM
Ebay now has a new pop-up that opens from the right of the screen and reads "What others also considered based on this item."
This popup is extremely annoying and just started the first of May and is found when using a couple versions of Firefox. You can force it to recede back into the sidebar, but as soon as I look at another product it pops out from the right side of the screen.
Please, please, please - how can I stop this annoying ebay ad?
on 12-06-2013 03:00 PM
It's not ebay. I started getting these annoying ads popping up only recently. If you go into your control panel, programs & features you may find as i did that a recent download had installed an unwanted attachment called browsesmart. I uninstalled this & the ads have stopped. Hope this helps.
on 03-25-2014 02:50 AM
These annoying continuous pop-ups are driving me crazy. Checking with other users locally, they all dislike them. It is putting me off Ebay. Please stop them before you lose credibility.
Mass exodus from Ebay coming if something is not done.
on 01-07-2013 09:37 AM
Have you run a good malware cleaner such as Malwarebytes?
It would be a good idea to do so.
And you might try Firefox with AdBlock. You will get no ads or popups then
on 01-07-2013 09:39 AM
We're talking about advertisements, not pop-ups.
Pop ups are necessary on the eBay site. They can be anything from the Browse pop-up on the listing form to the Enlarge pop-up on an item page.
You have to run with your browser's pop-up feature unchecked for all eBay functions to work properly.
Advertisements are a different story.
The best defense against ads is to run one of the newer high speed web browsers, such as Firefox, which doesn't allow advertisements.
Firefox with the Ad Block Plus add on works perfectly.
And, it never hurts to run a good clean up tool every once in a while, like Malwarebytes.
on 04-11-2014 03:47 PM
I recently had to update my mozilla because hotmail outlook requested it...you think you would be safe NO. The program that is causing all your pop ups is on your Installed program page as MOZILLA MAINTENANCE SERVICE...Control panel... Uninstall a program bang its gone
on 08-16-2013 01:05 AM
NOW, they have "x number of people have viewed this item in the last hour" WOW, Ebay, are you trying to **bleep** people off? We do NOT NEED ANOTHER annoying pop up window! It is right in our face, blocking the view of the item! **bleep**?! How greedy are you people?! How much more revenue will that annoying pop up get you?! There is a HUGE opportunity for another company to come in and start an auction site that doesn't treat their customers like Bank Of America, Verizon, Time Warner and Best Buy!!
on 01-07-2013 09:16 AM
Try setting your browser to block pop ups. If you are using Internet Explorer, try changing to Mozilla Firefox. It is much quicker and I never get popups.
on 01-07-2013 09:40 AM
Seconding the Malwarebytes - it very mush sounds like your computer is inundated with Adware "junk"
on 04-15-2014 10:07 PM
Horrible way to treat their sellers with all of these ads, we are selling, we pay fee's, this is wrong
Thanks everyone for the advice, I will try those suggestions
on 03-11-2014 02:59 PM
It has nothing to do with ebay it is a virus!!! these r the apps that you need to uninstall and or recover cp in order to fix. I fixed ming today! 3/11/14 Everything on the left of chart get rid of it. CONDUIT SEARCH BROWSER is responsable for this virus and VLC player also asks for all the add ons that open you up for more attacks! HOPE THIS HELPS!
Secure Download Manager
CONDUIT SEARCH BROWSER
on 04-22-2014 08:51 PM
From a purely marketing perspective, WHY would ebay put CLICKABLE ad Links to OFFsite products taking people OFF ebay...Makes NO sense
on 11-09-2013 12:40 PM
For Google Chrome with AdBlock extension, here is a solution.
My son was able to fix this annoying problem for me by right clicking the little popup and click block this ad, then when the ad blocker slider comes up just slide it 3/4 of the slider to the following blocked element below:
After doing so you will need to make sure to check all the little check marks on the next dialog box and click block it. Continue to do this for every page it appears on such as myebay,messages, sell, dailydeals.....anything where the contents of an entire page changes. Once you manage to block all the elements, the popup will not even come up. Once you have successfully done this for every page then the pop-up will never even show up. This is very annoying and there should be a easier way to turn this feature off.
This method also seems to work for the x people viewing this item.
on 04-30-2014 06:31 AM
I just looked under uninstall programs on my control panel. I hit the top of the column to see what had been installed with the most current date. I found "fuun deals". I deleted it and the ebay ads stopped. I do not know if ebay is doing or if they are under attack. It did solve the problem.
on 04-06-2014 12:03 PM
"Mega Browse" is one of those responsible for some of the pop-ups that slide out from the side and cover up what you're trying to look at. That one somehow got on my computer. It's not ebay. Go into your control panel and see if "Mega Browse" is listed in your start up items. If it is, click it and uninstall it. Worked for me. Good luck! CCC
12-24-2013 12:40 AM - edited 12-24-2013 12:42 AM
You can block "pop up ads" in your Browser settings, and now you can even block all the annoying ads with Ad Blocker.. I use the Firefox browser and I hated the annoying animated banners ads flashing at the head of my auctions, Ad Block stops them cold!
In Firefox you click the Firefox banner in the top left corner, a dropdown menu appears you will see a number of links on the right hand side , scroll on the "Options" and a box opens, scroll across to the "options" link and click it. Go to the "Content" link and click it, then check the box that says" Block pop up windows" click "ok" and you are all set.
In Interbet Explorer, go to the tools link (looks like a Gear), click the "Internet options" tab and then the "Privacy' tab check the tab "Turn on Pop Up Blocker" click Apply and then OK and then exit. That should give you some relief! Then use a search and find the Ad Block.
What ever you do, Never download anything that offers the "Conduit Search " toolbar unless you have the option to not down load it, that toolbar will take over your computer! And it's almost impossible to get rid of it, and it infects your registry! And Registry cleaner programs cant even remove it! (I In fact, I had to reformat my hard drive and reload everything when it happended to me! )
on 02-08-2014 08:33 AM
IT IS A BIG DISTRACTION AND TURN OFF.... ANNOYING **bleep** almost blocking 1/2 of page. I just log out it is driving me NUTS !! I'll go browse somewhere else and come here to compare prices only.
on 04-28-2014 06:54 PM
Sorry to hear that. You should be careful that if the ads are not provided by ebay, you may get infected with adware programs that can display ads to mislead you into buying useless products. Your situation is kind of similar to http://blog.doohelp.com/complete-guide-to-get-rid-
on 01-13-2014 03:16 PM
The pop ups are actually ads on ebay so your normal pop up blocker ie in Firefox in my case has no effect. However! If you look at the add screen, when it next appears, near to the bottom ,there is the settings symbol. Cick on this and a dialogue box comes up with options to turn the add screen off for various periods of time.
It worked for me.
on 02-14-2014 08:11 PM
I downloaded Malwarebytes free software which took care of them. They are not part of eBay but a malware launched by the companies selling goods that have attached to the ebay program. Clicking on their "x" may actually load more malware on your computer.
on 04-24-2014 10:48 AM
It's very easy; don't use ebay. They are sneaky, aren't they? Every time you turn around, there is something new to benefit THEM, not you. Like these unwanted, irritating and interferring popups. Look, they nickel and dime you to death. Listing fee, final value fee, store fees, etc. And guess who owns Pay Pal? There you have to accept credit cards if you are going to take Pay Pal payments. And then you lose more with that fee! There are other auction sites that put ebay to shame. Check them out. Good luck.