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When I'm reading through the soompi forum, the annoying ad below from Holliday Inn Express appears and keeps on playing over and over again.  I never had this problem on Soompi before.  Is there anyway to stop this on a Mac?  I find it annoying and distracting when I'm trying to read.


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You can try AdBlockPlus for mac. It works a treat and is easy to install. Here's some info on it:

Blocks all annoying ads online: also YouTube ads, pop-ups, banners, Facebook ad

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You should check if it is adware or malware.

There are many malware tools available in the market, and most of them can be used to deal with malware. However, not every tool can detect and remove all types of malware threats. Hence, sometimes you need to install different tools on your PC. Below I will list several tools that I find useful in dealing with malware.

- CCleaner - CCleaner 5.21.5700 - Useful tool for cleaning out all the crap that has built up on your computer from general use. This helps to decrease the amount of files that are scanned and can greatly speed up scanning.

- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - http://www.malwaretips.org/malwarebytes.php - One of the best removal tools out there right now.

- SuperAntiSpyware - SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1224 - Another great removal tool

- SuperAntiSpyware Portable Scanner! - SUPERAntiSpyware - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner - This is the same SAS scanner and removal engine in a portable formfactor that does not require installation on the infected system. Haven't had a chance to use this in the wild yet but looks promising.

- Spybot Search & Destroy - http://www.filehippo.com/download_sp...earch_destroy/ - Yet another good removal tool. Also useful for "inoculating" your web browsers against future attacks. New version seems to be able to clean temp files that CCleaner sometimes misses and some malware that Malwarebytes missed the last time I used it.

- ComboFix - ComboFix | freeware - This is a great tool for cleaning up a system that is messed up to the point you can't run MBAM or anything else. After running this you should still run the other tools to clean up the left-overs.

- RootRepeal - rootrepeal - Rootkit removal tool. Run this when you can't get any other tool to run or install.

- TDSSKiller - http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363 - Rootkit removal tool from Kaspersky. Pretty snazzy if you ask me.

- Avira AntiVir Personal - Avira Free Antivirus - Really good free anti-virus application. Has somewhat annoying ad that pops up reminding you of all the fantastic other stuff you get it you would just buy it already. I've found this confuses and scares less savvy users that think it may be one of those fake-AV trojans.

- SpyHunter - http://guides.uufix.com/Spyhunter_Download.php - A powerful anti-malware program that can deal with different types of malware including Trojans, worms, viruses, browser hijackers, adware and PUPs.

- Microsoft Security Essentials - Windows | Official Site For Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Laptops, PCs, Tablets & More - Microsoft's free Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware program. Has gotten great reviews and I've been using it on systems instead of Avira. Doesn't catch everything but neither does Symantec, McAfee, Sophos, ESET, Avira, Avast, Panda, Trend, etc . . .

- Avira AntiVir System Rescure CD - Free Downloads of Avira Antivirus Software & Utilities - Linux Boot CD that has Avira AntiVir anti-virus/anti-malware software with latest definitions preloaded. Download and burn to a CD and boot your computer from it to do some scanning and removing action.


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Thanks, @arona

@CamelKnight  I now keep getting this annoying thing whenever I'm in the soompi forums.  It takes me from the soompi forums to the page below (the softtic.com) and the only way to get out of it is to close out of the window altogether.  Does this mean this is not a soompi problem but a problem particular to me and my computer?  Why do I only have these problems on the soompi site?  I've been on several websites lately but have not encountered these problems on any other sites.  Help?????


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@AuroraSky I've had similar problems with Soompi. I'm using Chrome myself (desktop computer) and once in a while, only on Soompi, I was redirected to an outside website. It had reloaded the page 10 times so I had to dig in my history to go back to the Soompi page I was visiting.

In the end, I merely reset my Chrome to solve the problem. I've since not had any problem with Soompi.

Considering I've not heard other reports from users about this, I would suspect the problem to be in your computer just like it was with me. I'm not really into the whole Mac thing, but perhaps you can solve it too by resetting your browser or changing to a different browser.

Let me know if I can be of any further assistance though! :) 

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Though I admit that pop up ads are even more annoying than kids whining for icecream in a crowded supermarket, I would like to remind you guys that Soompi needs those ads to cover expenses for the forum and other neat stuff we provide.

So please, if you find an ad to be annoying, let us know. We'll take a look at the ad and either have it altered or removed. Thanks in advance :) 

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