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MACyMouse 04-01-2008 10:13 PM

Windows Popup now on Mac?????
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Ok... first time I've gotten this since I've been on XP... What the??

See the popup window in the center? And see the lower right corner of my desktop?

I maximized that and some auto virus scanner started running. I immediately Quit safari.........

What IS this?? How did this happen?

cradom 04-01-2008 10:51 PM

It's a java or javascript advertisement to try and get you to buy the antivirus app, which runs on windows.
I doubt it's actually doing anything.

MACyMouse 04-01-2008 10:54 PM

My question is how come I got it? It's the first popup I've gotten on my mac WITH popups disabled....

I'm just hoping this isn't going to be some ongoing thing like it did with XP.

MacHeadCase 04-02-2008 06:00 AM

I get the few rogue pop-ups too when Internet browsing with Safari, with pop-up windows disabled. I guess a few programmers have some type of Java script or whatever to circumvent pop-up blockers.

With some Safari add-ons like SafariBlock or the fully licensed Saft, you can add the URL of the offending window (if you can catch it) and add it manually to the blocked material.

bobtomay 04-02-2008 07:01 AM

And I can tell you, don't ever allow that MalwareAlarm onto your computer.

Just had a friends' XP machine in the house that had installed that stupid thing, it's a real pain to get rid of requiring manually editing the registry.

M.PE$IDEN 04-02-2008 11:14 AM

The same happened to me with a few popups however i am sure no harm done!!

D3v1L80Y 04-02-2008 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by MACyMouse (Post 626613)
My question is how come I got it? It's the first popup I've gotten on my mac WITH popups disabled....

No popup blocker/suppressor is 100% effective.
There will always be popups or popunders that get through now and again.
Your OS makes little difference.

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