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    pop up ads
    I noticed for the first time today that I got a pop up ad in safari.

    I'm a new mac user and thought that you can't get pop ups or virus?

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    occasionally a pop-up ad will work it's way through the filter. It's pretty rare. However there are no viruses for mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisamel View Post
    I noticed for the first time today that I got a pop up ad in safari.

    I'm a new mac user and thought that you can't get pop ups or virus?
    Pop-ups are placed on websites. Just switching to a different operating system isn't going to get rid of them.
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    *Moved thread to appropriate forum - Question on web browser not OS X Operating System*

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    Go to Safari's menu and select Block Pop-up Windows

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    Some malcious scripts however can run in Firefox, but it doesn't really as said "affect a mac".
    Megatron wants your macintosh.

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    Download NoScript for FireFox - it stops JavaScript (unless you allow it), and makes your browsing much safer.

    I have it on all the time and then decide what I want the web site to access.
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    Try using BootPicker with BootCamp

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