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Safari: how to fix pop-up blockers on MacOS and iOS



Safari: how to fix pop-up blockers on MacOS and iOS


Along with numerous bug fixes and a new one File System, iOS 10.3 fixed an issue related to Safari, appeared on some devices of users who have had the misfortune of visiting websites with ads containing malware from JavaScript. Following the numerous complaints from users themselves, reported by Lookout, Apple confirmed that he has permanently fixed the bug with his new update.

However, the same source reported that the problem would still not be completely eliminated by the new update of MacOS Sierra. In fact, even if previous versions of the El Capitan, Sierra, Yosemite and others are more susceptible to this problem, there are still numerous websites whose access causes the opening of a series of windows of advertisements and spam from which it is difficult to get out.

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How to fix opening fraudulent sites on Safari in iOS

In case you are still using an older version of iOS, as those who have devices incompatible with the latest update of iOS 10here’s how to solve the problem of opening fraudulent sites in Safari:

  1. To open Settings from your iOS device and access the item Safari
  2. Tap on the option Clear history and website data
  3. Confirm.

This method clears the URLs of recently visited websites, including cookies and locally cached data on Safari. However, if you are signed in with the same iCloud account on multiple devices that use sync Safari, this operation will cause the browser history to be deleted even on Mac, iPhone or iPad.

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In order to work around this direct cause, you need to disable synchronization on other devices iOS:

  1. Settings
  2. Account
  3. iCloud
  4. Turn off the switch next to Safari.

Up MacOS instead you will have to access the System Preferences and uncheck the Safari box inside the Setting from iCloud, then restart your computer to apply the changes.

How to fix the opening of fraudulent sites on Safari in MacOS

The simplest and most effective method to remove the opening of fraudulent sites and ads from MacOS is the following.

Force quit Safari: by pressing the key Option, selecting Safari from the Dock and clicking on Forced Exit or by pressing the combination Comand + Option + Esc (ctrl + alt + esc)selecting Safari from applications, then click Forced Exit.

  1. Disconnect your Mac from the Internet, turn off the Wi-Fi adapter if you are using one, or disconnect the Ethernet connection if it is wired. Alternatively, you can proceed with disconnecting the network modem.
  2. Start Safari, the web page cannot be loaded and an error will be displayed.
  3. Open Safari, click on Preferences and delete the URL in the field Home pagethen close the Preferences.
  4. Reconnect to the Internet.