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3rd Party Ads on Etsy?

I'm using Google Chrome and when I browse the site there are 3rd party ads showing up at the top, sides and bottom of pages. For example, the ad right above this as I type is for adoption, and the ad below is for the United Way. They are even on my shop page! EW!!

I've cleared my browsing history, cache, cookies etc. So I don't think it's on my end.

Etsy have you sold out?? It looks like Facebook here now *shudder*

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You have adware on your computer. Run a program like Malware & it should take care of it.
Hi Katie,

Have you recently downloaded anything new to your hard drive? Sounds like you have some malware on your computer. You can read more about that here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware.

Etsy has not sold out, we are not running any type of ads on this site other than our own Search Ads placed by members.

Hope this helps!

Found it. It was an extension that installed itself in Chrome.

Thanks!
Glad this worked out.
I have Firefox and I'm getting the same types of ads all over the Etsy pages. How can I get rid of it?
Google your browser and how to turn off "add ons" or "extensions".

If there are no add-ons or extensions enabled that are causing it, you need to run an antivirus/malware scan. If you don't have an antivirus/malware program there are some linked to from here:

Seeing Random Ads on Etsy?
www.gotogreatpanes.com/blog/2012/05/20/random-ads-on-etsy/
Thanks!
You're welcome--I hope you get it cleared up quickly!
Since this has all been worked out, I'm going to wrap this thread up. Thanks for the help, GoTo!

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