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    Phishing pop up?

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    Phishing pop up?
    The last few days I have been getting a page popping up. It looks like an official Apple site, but I don't think so. It gives me a SYSTEM WARNING, saying that I am infected with 3 viruses (2 malware and 1 phishing). On top of this page, I get a smaller popup window that says IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED trojan virus "e.tre456.worm.osx"

    I just exit out of Safari and restart it and the page goes away. When I run Malwarebytes, it says I am clean.

    Do I need to do anything else?

    Thanks
    Dan

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    Phishing pop up?
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    Depending on what version of OS X/macOS you are running, you will want to look for a content blocker, like uBlock Origin, AdGuard AdBlock, or Ghostery. They have websites and usually have a download that will work with whichever browser you are using.
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    Phishing pop up?

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    Thanks for the reply, ferrarr. I am running OSX 10.13.6 and Safari 13.0. I have been meaning to install Ghostery for awhile, just haven't gotten around to it yet. Probably a good time now.

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    Phishing pop up?
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    If you only use Safari, you can get Gjstery through the Extensions tap in Safari > Preferences more Extensions.
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    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Phishing pop up?

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    Thanks, I will take a look for that.

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    Phishing pop up?
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    Yes, definitely a phishing attempt. You can report it to Apple directly here; reportphishing@apple.com.
    Or have a look at Apple's page on online scams and security here; Avoid phishing emails, fake '''virus''' alerts, phony support calls, and other scams - Apple Support
    I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect.

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    Phishing pop up?
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    Great links Rod.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Phishing pop up?
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    Welcome, I keep them in my pinned bookmarks, not that I get many personally but it's so easy to be lazy and just fix an move on.
    I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect.

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