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Lately I have been getting a lot of Phishing emails so I am suspicious of a Pop Up I just got telling me I can upgrade to Maverick for Free. I had two choices " more details" and "not now" . I took "not now" I had no way to close the page with out clicking on one of the buttons. Is there any truth to this offer?
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Mavericks is free.
Where did the emails come from (sender)?
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Yes, Mavericks is a free upgrade available in the Mac App store.

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It was not an email offer. I was reading a newsletter I subscribe to and it came as a Pop up. It had the logo for Apps I think and said I could upgrade for free.

Considering all the Phishing I am getting lately I am very cautious.

I even got a Phishing email from "Apple" telling me some one bought the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in the itunes store and used my account. I knew it had to be Phishing because my old CC on file was cancelled ( due to identity theft) I got a new CC since I last used the Apple store for anything . I forwarded the Phishing email to Apple . When I looked for the address to report it I read several others have gotten the same email
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What browser to you use? Those pop-ups can probably be blocked.
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Not only should you block pop-ups, one should never click on one without knowing and trusting the source.
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I normally use Safari, and I have Pop-Ups blocked, but every so often one sneaks in . I also have Firefox on my computer. Some sites don't get along well with Safari

. There was no close button at the top left on the Pop-Up offering the free Mavericks so I had to chose one of the buttons to get out of there . I chose "Not Now .

I also set Adobe Flash player to notify me before anyone sets information on my computer
I have my Cookies in Safari set to block all third parties and advertisers , but that doesn't prevent a lot of them. A lot of cookies were set before I changed Adobe Flash player to notify me and they have renewing cookies for dates as far out as 50 years . As fast as I delete them they are back !

I have considered having Firefox as my primary browser, but I am not sure all of my bookmarks would transfer as I have them set up . I have them all organized into folders

I may upgrade to Mavericks when I have time to deal with it
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Both Firefox and Chrome will import your Safari bookmarks and maintain the same folder hierarchy. I've done it several times and the transition works well. Except I don't like Firefox.
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Both Firefox and Chrome will import your Safari bookmarks and maintain the same folder hierarchy. I've done it several times and the transition works well. Except I don't like Firefox.
What don't you like about Firefox?
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What don't you like about Firefox?
Several things: It's slower than Chrome or Safari and there are some web pages that I use that do not render as well as with the other two browsers. I also used Opera for awhile and totally gave up on it - horribly slow and clumsy.
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And if you still have problems try Adblock for Safari:-

https://getadblock.com

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+1 for Adblock for Safari. It works very well.

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