message appeared on safari from macsecurityalerts.com

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Message states"The last website you visited has infected your Mac with a virus. Press OK to begin the repair porcess." I did not press OK. Now Safari won't work. I force quit Safari, quit it and turned off the computer, but the message is still there. I was able to download Firefox and am writing using that browser. I didn't import my history or bookmarks as I was afraid the problem would then involve Firefox What should I do?
 

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It is only a browser hijacker - there is nothing on your machine to worry about.

Force quit Safari.
Turn off your wifi or disconnect the ethernet cable - whichever you're using.
Start Safari - close the offending tab - then quit Safari normally.
Reconnect wifi - Start Safari.

Don't go to that web site again.
 

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And you change your password - along with every other preference related to the forum - by going to the "UserCP" link (User Control Panel) on the gray bar at the top of every page.
 

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