Invasive, external banner ads that won't budge are harshing my Netflix buzz.
June 29, 2012 7:03 PM Subscribe
How do I get rid of these banner ads in Netflix (below which say "Ads not by this site")?
posted by lovableiago to computers & internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As of late, when I open Netflix I get these crappy banner ads at the top which are clearly are not affiliated with Netflix (and if there was any doubt, it actually says "Ads not by this site" below the ad). These ads shift the viewer down so that not only can I not see the whole screen, but it cuts off subtitles and I can't even access the control buttons. Totally annoying.
I've encountered plenty of malware in my day so my first step towards a solution would be a carefully worded Google search. No luck there--found the same question in a few places but zero answers. I ran a recommended-as-legit ad remover, and now it doesn't actually SHOW the banner ads--it's just blank and still says "Ads not by this site" below. My last resort is Combofix which has worked for everything else before but nope, not with this stubborn little worm. I can usually figure this stuff out but I am completely stumped here. Help! This is kind of ruining my Netflix experience (I can't switch to full screen without the controls and like to watch stuff with captions, which are cut off here). Thought about calling Netflix but I have more faith in my MeFites then I do in what I suspect will be a computer-automated system that would force me to sit on hold for 30+ minutes....