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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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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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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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