If you’re using Chrome on your Apple Mac or PC and your browser is displaying ads on some of the popular Yahoo stock sites, the problem may be due to a bug in your browser.
“The company has confirmed that this issue affects some of its Chrome apps and has released a fix for the issue.
The company will update Chrome users on April 13.”
That will update users on the day of the April 13 release date to the latest version of Chrome that does not block Yahoo’s ads.
“Chrome will automatically block Yahoo ads if it detects ads on an individual user’s page, or if it has a list of known ads on a user’s site,” said a Google spokeswoman.
The issue with Yahoo ads is a bit of a mystery.
There is no direct explanation for the problem on the company’s website.
The only thing that has been confirmed is that Yahoo has a bug, which causes the ads to appear on a number of Yahoo stock websites.
“We’ve been experiencing ads on the Yahoo stock website and some of our other platforms for several weeks now,” Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wrote in a blog post.
“We’ve received multiple reports of ads appearing on Yahoo sites.
We’re aware of a handful of reports where it’s been difficult to disable or remove ads.”
The company said it will be updating Chrome users later this week, and it said the fixes are “coming soon.”
“We have been working with Yahoo and our partners to address this issue, and we expect that the fix will be available shortly,” Mayer wrote.
Mayer said Yahoo will “continue to provide regular updates to users and we encourage them to update their browsers as soon as possible.”
Mayer also addressed another issue with Chrome on Yahoo, which she said “may have a similar effect” to the one that caused Yahoo ads to pop up on Yahoo stock.
“Yahoo stock sites appear to be displaying ads from our AdSense partners in addition to Yahoo.com, which is a concern,” she wrote.
“To help alleviate this issue for Yahoo users, we are currently providing additional ad blocking functionality on Yahoo.
Yahoo stock domains have been removed, which are the same domains that are currently blocked by Yahoo’s default blocking settings.”
In a separate blog post, Yahoo CEO Mayer said Yahoo has not yet identified a specific source for the ads on its stock sites.
“It is possible that this is a bug on Yahoo,” she said.
“The bug we’re currently seeing is similar to the bug we saw on Yahoo that caused the ads that are appearing on these stock sites to pop-up.”
Yahoo has since released an update to Chrome that blocks Yahoo ads.