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Help: Adware on mbpro - 3day noob user!


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Guys I urgently need help.

I just got my mb pro 3days ago switching from windows to mac.

I know abt the general opinion that thr are no viruses for d mac but what abt adware/spywares?

I had 3 ads popping out of no where at a time and this concerns me as my mac is relatively a baby...

Could u guys pls help me resolve this?

Thank you so much

-noob
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In the Safari, firefox (or whichever browser you are using) go to settings and block pop ups.
Meanwhile, here's some good reading that should answer all your questions, and more than likely, put your mind at ease
The Official Mac AntiVirus and Firewall FAQ
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thanx buddy!
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All good, and there are always some pop ups that will get through, or be difficult to close once they have made it through. The best way to close these windows, is to click command + W
This is also a short cut to close windows in general
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This seems to work well and speeds up Safari;
Download Safari AdBlocker for Mac - 64-bit ad-blocker. MacUpdate Mac Software Downloads
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