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On some sites, when I click on a button a pop-up appeared, taking me to another website. The original website is still there, just that a new tab with ad site is opened and that interrupted my workflow. I had both enabled Adblock Plus (no whitelists) and disallowed pop-ups and redirects in the website setting (Google Chrome), but the pop-ups are not stopped. How can I prevent them?

System: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Browser: Google Chrome 72.0.3626.119

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    Why do you need those sites surely better to google for the actual publishers sites and download from there
    – mmmmmm
    Sep 17 '19 at 9:56
  • You might also see some of these.. some day my-ipad-has-a-popup-saying-i-have-a-virus
    – anki
    Sep 17 '19 at 10:15
  • The simplest solution is to press Command+W to close the tab and return to previous tab. I use uBlock Origin as ad-blocker for my browser. Other more complex solution is to learn how to use uMatrix for blocking these annoyances.
    – modlin
    Sep 18 '19 at 0:43
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In Safari you would need to start Safari while holding the Shift key, then empty all caches. This may work in chrome also, try it.

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    How would that help for a website designed to show pop ups ?
    – anki
    Sep 17 '19 at 10:56
  • While holding the Shift key at startup: this bypasses all caches of Safari. That's how.
    – LexS
    Sep 17 '19 at 11:13
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    But the website is still the same.. why would a pop-up check whether cache exists or not, before launching?
    – anki
    Sep 17 '19 at 11:15
  • Try it. Stop Safari, then start while holding the shift key.
    – LexS
    Sep 17 '19 at 11:38
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    Can you please provide some documentation, from Apple or any other reputable site, backing this up? I have a hard time understanding how this will work as you've described.
    – fsb
    Sep 17 '19 at 13:40
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The simplest solution is to press Command+W to close the pop-up tab and return to previous tab. I use uBlock Origin as ad-blocker for my browser, I would suggest to you to use it too. Other more complex solution is to learn how to use uMatrix for blocking these annoyances.

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