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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?
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
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The same happened to me with a few popups however i am sure no harm done!!

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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.
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