Adware/Spyware programs for the mac

roraz

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Mar 7, 2005
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can you get adware/spyware scanner and removal programs for the mac, as I belive I have some on my computer?

I seem to have some stuff off a company called midaddle on my powerbook, i get popups and interstitual ads when im browsing certain sites. I searched my hard drive and there are some folders called 'midaddle' on it, which i would like to safely remove

can anybody recommend any decent programs?
 

dotdotdot

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Jan 23, 2005
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A quick google search finds:

midaddle.com

Ads in the Middle...

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it seems like a company like DoubleClick or PayPopup... annoying companies that get money for ads... seems like it would be safe to just delete those folders from your computer...

But it also seems like a Windows-only type thing, guess its not... just delete the folders or remove them from their primary folders and if theres any problems put them back...

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So, this is spyware for the mac... EXCEPT its also not - you agreed to install it with bundled software or something...
 

LeeTom

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May 31, 2004
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roraz:
can you tell us more detail about what "stuff" you have on your hard drive from midaddle? what the filenames are, where they are located, etc?

Thanks.
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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I am curious too.. could be some java crap they dropped on you.. Try emptying out:

~/Library/Caches/Java Applets/
 

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