Recently similar items boxes started appearing on websites. Often, like in the example below, there is no item to purchase and the ‘similar’ items are unrelated and annoying. Firstly noted on my home Mac, I was more worried when the boxes also started appearing on my work laptop….
Affecting Chrome only and on two separate machines meant it had to be an update to an existing extension, or I’d foolishly added a new extension! A quick check of extensions ‘Settings >> Extensions’ revealed no nasty surprises and only 3 enabled extensions.
Systematically going through each I found a curious option under the Defer Extension for Instapaper (formerly Instrachrome)…
Ads, with a tick box to disable. Ticking the box on both machines seems to have worked nicely. No more similar items boxes so far!