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?
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?
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.....
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