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how do I stop the pop up ads?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-12-2014

I don't know waht is going on but I have been get pop up ads all the time. It happens about 3 or 4 time when I am looking at 18 listin a day.


HOW DO I STOP THIS.... or do I stop using EBAY????

Other Answers: 3
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Posts: 294
Registered: ‎02-02-2012
in reply to bilmardeebill

ADBLOCK PLUS!!  Google it.  It's free with Safari, Firefox, SeaMonkey, Chrome, Opera, etc.  It will also block ads on YouTube videos and other websites.  I haven't seen an ad in YEARS!

"In this hour of victory, we taste only defeat. I ask, why?...Think of my acts as you will. But do not doubt the reality: the Reclamation... has already begun. And we are hopeless to stop it."

Didact, Halo 4 ending
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Posts: 12,087
Registered: ‎10-21-2011
in reply to bilmardeebill

I would run your anti-virus/malware scans asap-good luck.

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Posts: 6,802
Registered: ‎12-04-2008
in reply to bilmardeebill

eBay does not serve pop-up ads.  Or maybe they do.  I don't know, I've never seen one, because I keep my computer clean and take preventative measures.


  1. AdBlock Plus
  2. NoScript
  3. and a comprehensive HOSTS file

The first two are addons for the Firefox browser, which must be installed first.  AdBlock Plus does what it's name says, it blocks ads.  NoScript prevents scripts from running on sites you do not approve of, such as the site that may have done a drive-by install of a pop-up program.


The last is nothing but a text file.  When obtained from a source that has frequent updates, the computer is then prevented from ever connecting to most known adware/malware sites, such as those that serve pop-up ads.  I recommend http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm .