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  1. #1
    Windows Registry Pop Up on MAC???
    Hi All,
    New MAC User and recent convert here. Can't say enough good things about the MAC. I love it. Wish I would have switched years ago.
    So, I hope someone can help me with a question:
    My fiance was surfing the web today on our MAC mini and she had a pop up window for a Windows Registry Cleaner. The sender was I am assuming this is a generic pop-up and nothing to worry about. I cancelled the two windows that popped up and it was fine.
    Do I need to worry about this?
    Has anyone else come across this?
    Is there any way to block similar issues in the future?

    Thanks for the help in advance.

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    Windows Registry Pop Up on MAC???
    iWhat's Avatar
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    Nov 11, 2004
    Toledo, Ohio
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    If you are using Sarafi, press Apple + K to enable popup blocking. If it is a pop under, then you can't really do anything about it, if you do have popup blocking enabled. I laugh, when I see popups that are windows related.

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    Windows Registry Pop Up on MAC???
    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
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    iMac late 2012 21.5 i5 10:14. iMac 2010 27"QuadI7 OS10.13, MBPLate2011, iPad Pro10.5", iPhone7
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    Like iWhat said you can enable PopUp blocking hitting Apple-K but also if you click the Safari drop down in the toolbar you will see the 4th option down is Block Pop-Up Windows. Make sure that has a check mark next to it.

    There are an increasing number of Pop Unders that pop UNDER the page you are viewing. I find I get way less of them in Safari on the Mac than I do with the latest Firefox on XP. I am sure they are working on blocking them in the future, but if you have pop up blocking checked you should get no pop ups in front of your work anyway.

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    Windows Registry Pop Up on MAC???
    hollerz.mac's Avatar
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    Nov 19, 2004
    Co. Durham, England
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    Yeah, and them pop-ups your talking about are just to kinda worry people who don't know into clicking them! But you've nothing to worry about, and liek the others said, enable pop-up blocking and you shouldn't see them again!

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    Thanks all,

    I didn't think it was anything to worry about, but I welcome the confirmation. I also appreciate the pop-up blocker info about Safari. Hadn't figured that one out yet. I still have a lot to learn. These forums are better than tech support.
    Thanks again.

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