Pop-Ups.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iWinnipegger, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. iWinnipegger macrumors regular

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    is it normal to get pop-ups on a MacBook, i'm kinda concerened, is it because i'm using LimeWire, i though this stuff didn't happen on Macs...
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    When you're browsing, its normal. Use Firefox - less pop-ups. I highly doubt that you have the first OSX virus, which would be if you get pop-ups without apps open.
     
  3. iWinnipegger thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, yea i noticed they only come up when i'm using safari, so not i shouldn't be worried about using LimeWire
     
  4. Josias macrumors 68000

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    I never got a single popuo in Safari. Just make sure it is set to blocking popups. I don't know anything less than zero.;)

    Just press command+k in Safari, and you'll be fine.
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Safari has a pop-up blocker: check the Safari menu.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    In addition to that, make sure that, if you have Flash installed, you have version 9. Version 9 somewhat reduced Flash's complicity in tricky ways of initiating pop-ups that fool pop-up blockers.
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    Switch from Limewire to acqlite - it accesses the same networks and is much better and more stable.
     

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