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‘Variety-dot-com! #647452 09/09/18 09:17 PM
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Lately any website I go to with Safari will -after a few seconds- will surprise me with a ‘pop up’ notifying me that I have ‘won’ something, either from Walmart or from Amazon. I’m using the Safari ‘pop up block’ feature, but it still comes up. I also clear any web data. When I checked under ‘Advanced’ I find web data from ‘Variety.com’ . It seems impossible to get rid of this. These annoying pop ups do not occurr when using any other browser , like Chrome, Firefox, or now Edge. Is this a virus?

Re: ‘Variety-dot-com! [Re: Mike] #647453 09/09/18 09:42 PM
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Look in Extensions in Safari Preferences. What is listed there?

Also download and run Malwarebytes.

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It also appeared on Safari on my iPad!

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The only extension listed is from 1Password. And that’s never caused any problems.


Re: ‘Variety-dot-com! [Re: Mike] #647456 09/09/18 11:36 PM
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Re: ‘Variety-dot-com! [Re: Mike] #647457 09/10/18 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: Mike
It also appeared on Safari on my iPad!
I've seen this on my iPhone. The spinning 'Amazon wheel you won' BS. Does it happen with the same frequency on the iPad?

What happens is these poisoned ads get injected into a perfectly legit web site's ad rotation, the web site realizes it, then they get rid of it but it may take a while. For example I use http://wordplays.com for my crossword hints because it is lean and mean. They have few ads but not much. I never use it on the Mac, just my iPhone. A while back sometimes when I'd go there it gave the Amazon BS. It went away a few months ago.

Maybe it's some site you go to on both the iPad and Mac?

Re: ‘Variety-dot-com! [Re: Reboot] #647458 09/10/18 12:38 AM
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“Maybe it's some site you go to on both the iPad and Mac?”—

Hmm......From Huffington Post? Never had problems there before.... crazy

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Re: ‘Variety-dot-com! [Re: Reboot] #647459 09/10/18 01:09 AM
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Since it doesn't 'pop up' in either Chrome and/or Firefox and Edge, perhaps it's a Safari 'vulnerability'? cry

Re: ‘Variety-dot-com! [Re: Mike] #647460 09/10/18 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted By: Mike
Since it doesn't 'pop up' in either Chrome and/or Firefox and Edge, perhaps it's a Safari 'vulnerability'? cry
Amuse me. Install and run Malwarebytes. If that doesn't find anything we'll go from there.

Re: ‘Variety-dot-com! [Re: Reboot] #647461 09/10/18 12:23 PM
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Installed it.....so far, so good!
But, no matter how many times I clear all web data, this stupid ‘variety.com’ web addy cannot be cleared.
It doesn’t seem to contain any data (indicator says zero data),but it’s still there even though I deleted it several times. Everything else ‘clears’ out just fine..... mad

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