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Old Mar 8, 2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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MacKeeper keeps appearing in Safari tabs

Hi.

I'm using Safari with Mountain Lion. I normally have multiple tabs open. I've noticed over the past couple of weeks that when I flick through my tabs I come to a tab with MacKeeper information page open although I never clicked on anything to open it. I suspect this is a very clever hijack done so its not noticed - but i've noticed. Anyone know how to stop this?
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Old Mar 8, 2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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Hi.

I'm using Safari with Mountain Lion. I normally have multiple tabs open. I've noticed over the past couple of weeks that when I flick through my tabs I come to a tab with MacKeeper information page open although I never clicked on anything to open it. I suspect this is a very clever hijack done so its not noticed - but i've noticed. Anyone know how to stop this?
It's a pop-up advertisement. That developer is notorious for such obnoxious ads. Make sure you have "Block Pop-Up Windows" checked in Safari.

Last edited by dejo; Mar 8, 2013 at 07:14 PM. Reason: Don't discuss blocking ads.
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Old Mar 8, 2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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MacKeeper should be considered Malware due to the continual obnoxious ads for a product that doesn't do much.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 05:26 AM   #4
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It's a pop-up advertisement. That developer is notorious for such obnoxious ads. Make sure you have "Block Pop-Up Windows" checked in Safari.

Thanks for replying. I already have "Block Pop-Up Windows" checked. But what is happening is that MacKeeper is not appearing in a new Window but in a new tab. That might seem inoffensive but that means in some way MacKeeper has hijacked Safari and I don't want to see the ********** MacKeeper spamware webpage 30 times a day. This MacKeeper company spam should be made illegal.

Any ideas?
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 08:38 AM   #5
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I did a google search on website blocker for safari and came up with

http://www.pimpmysafari.com/items/Wa...ste-your-time/

no idea if this is useful or not. I'd wonder what sites you visit that you keep getting mackeeper ads? I never see them.
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