Irritating pop-up non-ad


#1

Can anything be done to prevent the pop-up pseudo ads that appear on several of the FlightAware pages asking for permission for live.sekind.com to store information on my computer? As best I have been able to find out, it is not actual malware but is a very irritating ad-click generator. It appears as a FlashPlayer request, but doesn’t actually do anything.


#2

May not be Flightaware. I did a google search on the address and found:
malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-sekindo-virus/ there are others as well YMMV


#3

When viewing full site on phone, while looking at FA photos there is something called space.slimspots that keeps popping up directing me to sites telling me my phone has a virus, started briefly about 2-3 weeks ago then quit, now for the last couple days its a been a real booger.


#4

This is very annoying to have to watch video ads, especially on IE. FA doesn’t reload properly when switching between browser tabs.


#5

Which page/ad unit are you seeing this ad on?
What brand/product is the ad for?
Does it automatically play? If it does, does it have audio on?


#6

You can simply disable plug-ins for the webpage or block specifically the ad source page. Any good browser offers such protection. Not sure about IE, I don’t normally use it.