"Draw a heart with Snapshot on Valentine's Day" spam advertisement
ncdave4life last edited by leocg
I just had a spam advertisement pop-up in Opera Version:73.0.3856.344 (Update stream: Stable, System: Windows 10 64-bit (WoW64)). It is extremely obnoxious, covering up a 352x292 pixel block in every tab. Here's a screenshot:
I have few extensions in Opera, but just yesterday I'd installed the Redirect Bypasser v.2.1.3 extension by Moises Lima, so I initially suspected it as the culprit. But I disabled it, and the pop-up spam ad is still there, even in a new tab. So I don't think it is to blame.
Here's a screenshot showing the spam advertisement covering part of the "Extensions" page:
Today is Valentine's day, 2021. It apparently happened to some people last year on Valentine's Day, too. There's a discussion here:
That discussion includes a screenshot of the same ad, but in Norwegian, rather than English:
It was never resolved in that discussion who/what is to blame, but the majority opinion was that it's the Opera developers, themselves, who created this spam ad, to advertise Opera's snapshot feature.
Say it ain't so, Opera! Surely the browser with the built-in ad blocker would not insert a spam ad on top of every web page!?!??
A Former User last edited by
I would rather Opera leave us to browse by ourselves - I, like many other people, don't like pop ups!