Blocking "Tech Support" Scam Pop-Ups

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mcaswell, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. mcaswell macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2013
    I'm getting really frustrated with these stupid pop-ups that warn you that your computer has a virus or some other ailment that can only be fixed by calling them. I know the procedure for clearing it once it occurs, but that involves losing any other Safari tabs/windows that were open at that time. I've noticed that Safari will display a checkbox that says "don't show any more alerts for this page" or something like that, but apparently the scammers have found a way around that, as yesterday I got caught in the same kind of endless pop-up loop even after checking that checkbox.

    Is there a plugin that will stop these alert boxes from appearing in the first place?
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2005
    1) Safari Prefs - Security - Block pop-up windows
    2) Extensions - Adblock
    3) Extensions - ClickToFlash
  3. mcaswell thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2013
    Thanks... I'll check out those extensions. But is blocking a pop-up window the same thing as an alert box?

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