MacKeeper keeps appearing in Safari tabs

Discussion in 'OS X' started by Minxy, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. GGJstudios, Mar 8, 2013
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    macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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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.
     
  3. macrumors 604

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    MacKeeper should be considered Malware due to the continual obnoxious ads for a product that doesn't do much.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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?
     
  5. macrumors 604

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  6. macrumors newbie

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    Disgusting mackeeper popping up as new tab

    How do I stop this really annoying website, mackeeper, from showing up unrequested as a new tab on my macbook air? I'm sure this must be illegal. Is Apple doing anything to prevent this on Safari? Thanks for your assistance.
     
  7. macrumors 604

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    Not illegal. Safari is running as designed - they don't distinguish from the annoying websites compared to legit ones. Not Apple's fault.
     
  8. macrumors P6

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    MacKeeper is using Javascript on web sites to popup that new tab. You can either turn off JS in your browser then manually enable it when a site needs it (a hassle), or you can use a Safari extension like Javascript Blocker to block JS except on sites you have allowed.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Check for:

    /library/internet plugins/conduit -> remove

    /library/launchagents/ -> remove any genieo or vsearch item
    /library/launchdaemons/ -> remove any genieo or vsearch item
    Repeat for ~/library/


    Any safary extension like GoPhoto?

    All this is adware. Installed by webs for "free" watching movies or series
     

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