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Old 03-13-2020, 07:14 AM   #21
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I had the same trouble with flash player pop ups on Safari. I tried emptying cache and cookies and history, and running Malwarebytes and anything else I could think of to try. It is still a problem only for this site on Safari. I gave up and moved to reading this site on Chrome browser. That has worked so far to stop the pop ups.
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Since it only happens to some people, not everyone running the same browser and OS, it is almost certainly triggered by an ad that is targeted to only those unfortunates. Since this site has no control over which ads go to which people, and essentially almost no control over ads period, there really isn't much we can do. AFAIK, even running an ad blocker wouldn't keep this from happening. Those bad people are devious in the extreme.
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On a Windows 10 PC I use Opera, Firefox, Chrome and Brave. With ad-blocking and popup-blocking enabled in various ways, I haven't seen any adware/malware problems.
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update on my situation

FWIW...

A few days ago when this started, I followed the earlier advice to clean up. This was difficult since I had trouble even reading posts, the redirects were popping up that fast. I cleaned everything up, including using a commercial product which found a flash player virus and said it was removed.

For the following two days, I would visit once each day to see if it would work, without success. Happened very quickly, could not visit this site. Wasn't seeing this anywhere else, and computer said it was clean.

Today, I visited, no further clean up, and all is well. It would seem to me that an ad was triggering it, and that it's now gone since I haven't changed anything on my computer. Trying another browser sounds like a good idea, but I didn't see that option since I couldn't access the site. I'm also on the road, so don't have access to other computers that I might have tried out.

All is well for the last hour or so, hope it continues!
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FWIW...

A few days ago when this started, I followed the earlier advice to clean up. This was difficult since I had trouble even reading posts, the redirects were popping up that fast. I cleaned everything up, including using a commercial product which found a flash player virus and said it was removed.

For the following two days, I would visit once each day to see if it would work, without success. Happened very quickly, could not visit this site. Wasn't seeing this anywhere else, and computer said it was clean.

Today, I visited, no further clean up, and all is well. It would seem to me that an ad was triggering it, and that it's now gone since I haven't changed anything on my computer. Trying another browser sounds like a good idea, but I didn't see that option since I couldn't access the site. I'm also on the road, so don't have access to other computers that I might have tried out.

All is well for the last hour or so, hope it continues!
Your experience mirrors mine almost exactly. No problems right now.
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