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March 09, 2013

Globe’s iToolbar mysteriously reappears

We’ve been getting reports from users in the past several days about the Globe iToolbar popping up again on their mobile phones and tablets. Even our old story from back in May 2012 has been revived with user feedback about it.

We have not encountered the toolbar ourselves until tonight when it mysteriously appeared on our laptop browser. Here’s a screenshot of the Globe iToolbar showing up on the Netvibes page (we’re tethered to a Globe iPhone 5).

It’s not showing on other pages except the Netvibes page. It eventually disappeared after a couple of page refresh. In any case, it now confirms the re-appearance of the widget that was previously scrapped by Globe.

Anybody else seeing the iToolbar lately?

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18 Responses to “Globe’s iToolbar mysteriously reappears”

  1. Angelica says:

    So annoying, I’ve been experiencing that lately

  2. Gina says:

    Annoying toolbar. There’s a disable button, but it doesnt work. It comes back after browsing a few pages -_-. What’s more annoying is that everytime i start my browser, the toolbar’s welcome pop-up sign covers the entire page.

  3. jade says:

    also encountered that last time…

  4. Raymond
    Twitter: da1santiago
    says:

    sir yuga is it possible na ma-charge ka ng globe postpaid ng additional if ginamit mo as personal hotspot ng iphone 5 LTE mo? for example connecting your laptop to your iphone 5. thank you!

  5. Karl says:

    It mostly appears in web pages that are not HTTPS.

  6. Faust
    Twitter: cool_iceman9
    says:

    I’m also experiencing the same, when I had my Globe Tattoo Postpaid internet sim replaced and made a post about it here:http://geekyfaust.info/news/annoying-globe-toolbar-part-2/

  7. torrentftw says:

    hahahahh utorrent baby

  8. jo says:

    Utorrent. Hah! What a necessity nowadays. Haha.

  9. Bryan says:

    alternatively, you can use adblock extension/plugins depending on your browser. sure way to kill it without relying on the disable option of that annoying toolbar

  10. Iyan Sommerset
    Twitter: iyansommerset
    says:

    Is it possible to manually block it via Flashblock, Adblock or hosts file (Windows) shenanigans?

  11. meme says:

    It shows when go to google, yugatech, cnet, and engadget… using mozilla and chrome..

    when I used IE10 it didn’t pop out. it’s annoying.

  12. anOnymous says:

    gLobe is ready to rule the world .. haha

  13. Renard says:

    nilagay ko sya sa URL block list ko. nag stopped yun for several months tapos bumalik ulit 2 weeks ago. baka bago na naman yung cookie URL.

  14. […] There are discussions both on social media and forum regarding Globe Telecom’s  auto-installed  spying toolbar on public websites. […]

  15. Guus says:

    I saw the code on Tattoo home testing websites. Apparently the code can ruin websites showing up properly. A very bad thing to do, messing with web pages by adding or changing stuff.

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