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How to Block Popup in Apple Safari

Posted on January 02, 2018

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Pop-ups include advertisements, notices, offers or any other alerts that open over or under the user browser window either in another tab or in the same window. Pop – ups are phishing sometimes like warnings or prizes, which trick the user and make him or her believe that it belongs from some trusted company and make him or her share the personal or financial information. There are certain types of pop – ups that even claim to offer free downloads, software updates or plugins to try to trick the user into installing unwanted software.  

Because of the above issues, the Apple users have always been reminded by the Apple technical support to only legitimate the pop – ups that he or she is confident or else avoid interacting with any random pop – ups or webpages. Along with that Apple customer service phone number also provides with some important and helpful tips that would help the users to manage the pop – ups and other unwanted interruptions.

  • Check and update the software

The users are always recommended to make sure to install the latest version of the software or perform software updates for all the Apple products. The reason being that, there are many software that releases includes important security updates and might also include improvements that help control pop-ups. Moreover, the safest place to download apps for the Mac is the Mac App Store.

  • Check Safari settings and security preferences

Safari security settings are needed to be turned on particularly Block Pop-ups and Fraudulent Website Warning. To do so, the user needs to go to Settings, then Safari and turn on Block Pop-ups and Fraudulent Website Warning. On Mac the same can be finds in the Security tab of Safari preferences. The user can also click the Extensions tab in Safari preferences to check if any extensions are installed that is preferred to be turn off .

  • Pop-ups and ads in Safari

If any annoying pop-up in Safari is seen then the user can go to the Search field and enter a new URL or search term to browse to a new site. There are certain popups and ads that have fake buttons that resemble the close button. So the user needs to be caution while trying to close a pop-up or ad. In case, the user is unsure, then it is recommended to avoid interacting with the popup or ad and close the Safari window or tab. 

  • Installed adware or other unwanted software on the Mac

If the user finds any unwanted pop-ups on the Mac that denies to go away then he or she might have inadvertently downloaded and installed adware, an advertising-supported software or other unwanted software unintentionally. In such case, the Apple technical support advice to simply update the system to the latest version.


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