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how do I get rid of pop up ads when viewing ebay?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-02-2003

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

Other Answers: 45
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-13-2013
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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!! 

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-15-2014
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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

rock_hard_bronco
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-13-2013
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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

Community Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-20-2012
Answered
in reply to northcaver

 

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?

 

thanks

drg

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-06-2013
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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. 

cloth
Community Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-06-2009
Answered
in reply to northcaver

From a purely marketing perspective, WHY would ebay put CLICKABLE ad Links to OFFsite products taking people OFF ebay...Makes NO sense

beanfan
Community Member
Posts: 174
Registered: ‎09-17-2012
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-03-2010
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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.

grandpatexhelp
Community Member
Posts: 8,117
Registered: ‎05-24-2009
Answered
in reply to northcaver

Centerhill,

 

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.

 

http://www.malwarebytes.org/


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silverstrad
Community Member
Posts: 13,417
Registered: ‎03-11-2003
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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

 

 

centerhill73
Community Member
Posts: 22,562
Registered: ‎01-23-2011
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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.

my*quiet*place
Community Member
Posts: 7,709
Registered: ‎06-17-2005
Answered
in reply to northcaver

Seconding the Malwarebytes - it very mush sounds like your computer is inundated with Adware "junk"

Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-16-2013
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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!!

lovejunky2011
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-11-2014
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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

sweet*little*things2000
Community Member
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎10-31-2009
Answered
in reply to northcaver

I have NO CLUE why on Earth there is a "Tell us what you think" link, because I told them several times, and I am sure others have too. THEY DON"T GIVE A RAT's **bleep** WHAT WE THINK!  Why the wasted link???

 

I have been a VERY HEAVY traffic user since 2000, both buying and selling. If they start scaring off people like me, they will be so screwed.  For now, WE are screwed!  I hate this "united states of corporate america" **bleep**!  Several times a day we are slapped with bilking and bullying from powerful business entities with NO COMPETITION!  We need a NEW EBAY for THE PEOPLE.  My last sale, cost 35 in fees for a 208 item!  THEN they "held" the money, EVEN the SHIPPING-making me ship at my own expense until it was released a week AFTER the buyer got and left positive feedback for the doll.  I make dolls.  I don't make ten a month!  My last one went for over 300 and the buyer loved it. How is this not worth more to them than selling ten combs a month? They need to look at positive transactions in terms of closing bid price too, not just oodles of auction items.  Jeez!

 

Always watching for a way out. I sell such niche items though. We need thousands of doll sellers to create the market for our items on a new site.

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-11-2009
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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.

elblasto66
Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-30-2014
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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.

 

ezpilot
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-20-2009
Answered
in reply to northcaver

Screw Ebay...shop Amazon.  Better products and the same prices.

little_chup
Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-27-2014
Answered
in reply to northcaver

This works perfectly for Chrome:

At the top right click the three orange lines (Chrome control panel)

Click on Tools, while clicked on tools the choose extensions.

In the extensions, there will a program you did not install, remove it by clicking on the bin (asks you to remove? =>yes)

Problem solved.:smileylol:

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-25-2007
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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:

 

Blocked element:
<DIV
id="ghn-pop-251309773050"
class="ghn-pop-i" >


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.

22joshua
Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-11-2014
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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!

 

DesktopWeatherAlerts

DMUninstaller

PursuePoint

Search Protect

Secure Download Manager

TidyNetwork

CONDUIT SEARCH BROWSER

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-10-2014
Answered
in reply to northcaver

am sick of these ads  of your site or am closing my account with you thank you

jkne7288
Community Member
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎04-28-2014
Answered
in reply to northcaver

got the fix here- http://right-coupon.com/uninstall.html  good luck

johninverter
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-15-2014
Answered
in reply to northcaver

Hi,

 

I have had the same problem it drove me mad but a friend said try apples safari search engine for windows it works when you open tools window the box is already ticked to stop pop ups.

 

 

 

                             Regards   johninverter

sweet*little*things2000
Community Member
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎10-31-2009
Answered
[ Edited ]
in reply to northcaver

I have NO CLUE why on Earth there is a "Tell us what you think" link, because I told them several times, and I am sure others have too. THEY DON"T GIVE A RAT's **bleep** WHAT WE THINK!  Why the wasted link???

 

I have been a VERY HEAVY traffic user since 2000, both buying and selling. If they start scaring off people like me, they will be so screwed.  For now, WE are screwed!  I hate this "united states of corporate america" **bleep**!  Several times a day we are slapped with bilking and bullying from powerful business entities with NO COMPETITION!  We need a NEW EBAY for THE PEOPLE.  My last sale, cost 35 in fees for a 208 item!  THEN they "held" the money, EVEN the SHIPPING-making me ship at my own expense until it was released a week AFTER the buyer got and left positive feedback for the doll.  I make dolls.  I don't make ten a month!  One two weeks earlier went for over 300 and the buyer loved it. How is this not worth more to them than selling ten combs a month? They need to look at positive transactions in terms of closing bid price too, not just oodles of auction items.  Jeez!

 

Always watching for a way out. I sell such niche items though. We need thousands of doll sellers to create the market for our items on a new site.

 

THE BLUE POP UP that slides in ON TOP OF THE ITEM PIC is Ebay's OWN **bleep**.  I feel like they hate us.


northcaver wrote:

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


 

jkne7288
Community Member
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎04-28-2014
Answered
in reply to northcaver
jkne7288
Community Member
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎04-28-2014
Answered
in reply to northcaver
jkne7288
Community Member
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎04-28-2014
Answered
in reply to northcaver

follow this to remove- http://right-coupon.com/uninstall.html

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-28-2014
Answered
in reply to northcaver

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-of-remove-websteroids-popup-virus/  You can read this article and get more information about your ads.

Community Member
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎02-28-2008
Answered
in reply to northcaver

Ive been getting some of those too...whats even more annoying is that one of them asks you how long you want to suspend the popups...one of them being "forever" yet even after chosing that its still popping up!!