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  1. #1
    Safari Malware R

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    Safari Malware R
    Safari 7.0.3 os x10.9.2
    I have a MacBook Pro. When using Safari and type the letter r, Google bar, I get a message from "Bitdefender" that it's a no go site , bring me back to safety.
    Is this a trojan or malware. Any antidote?

    Best regards.
    Ray
    Last edited by raybce; 04-20-2014 at 12:46 PM.

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    Safari Malware R
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    Jan 23, 2008
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    I just tried it and get a bunch of sites that begin with "R". I don't know exactly what it is you're doing but "BitDefender" is an AV application for the Mac. You can learn more about here.

    Just use common sense and stay away from sites that have malware. And you won't need AV software.

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    Safari Malware R
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    Do you have Bitdefender installed?
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    ...Ashwin



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  4. #4
    Safari Malware R

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    Malware r
    Good day

    Yes I have Bitdefender installed.

    If I run a complete scan, it doesn't show that malware nor a correction.

    I use a small r not capital.

    Thanks

    Ray

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    Safari Malware R
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    Jan 19, 2008
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    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    Must be a Bitdefender thing because I just get sites that start with an r starting with red box.

  6. #6
    Safari Malware R
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    Dec 22, 2006
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    Texas, where else?
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    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    Type something more than the letter r before you press enter - it is undoubtedly attempting to go to some site you've previously visited and BitDefender which includes anti-phishing is telling you not to go to whatever site is stored in your history for the letter r.
    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.

  7. #7
    Safari Malware R

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    Hello

    Bitdefender won't allow me to enter anything past r

    I always clear my Safari history after each use.

    Is there a cache somewhere?

    Regards
    Ray

  8. #8
    Safari Malware R
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    Jul 07, 2008
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    2011 MBP, 2008 iMac, iPhone 5S, iPad mini, 13" MBP and MacMini
    Uninstall Bitdefender. You don't need it--just stay away from sites you shouldn't go to anyway.

  9. #9
    Safari Malware R
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    Nov 28, 2007
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    Nambucca Heads Australia
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    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    I'm with MacInWin. Did run it and had all sorts of slow down problems. Check out Activity Monitor for what it is doing.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  10. #10
    Safari Malware R

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    Good day,
    In Safari, preferences, privacy...
    I checked: "Smart search field. Do not reload top hit in the background"

    Then the alert from Bitdefender is no longer showing.

    Ray

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    Safari Malware R
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    2011 MBP, 2008 iMac, iPhone 5S, iPad mini, 13" MBP and MacMini
    Good, but uninstall Bitdefender. As said previously, you do NOT need it and it's just a resource drain.

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