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macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 27, 2011
I got this pop up/re-direct. I am assuming this is completely bogus and closed it down immediately thinking I would never get something like this from apple!
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macrumors 6502a
Mar 6, 2009
What Intell said. If you want to err on the side of caution you can run a scan through MWB for Mac and remove anything it finds. Should only take a couple of minutes:

Today I got a different one, google search for facebook, clicked the top result and instead of going to, redirected to a page with this:

Microsoft Detected Security Error Due to Suspicious Activity From Your IP Address

Similar to what is discussed about here:

I did not download or install any programs before this happened, I closed the tab and deleted the cookie labeled I did not fill out the full address of the cookie because I don't want anyone to mistakenly visit it.

In my experience over the years this is a rare event on my Mac, using safari and every time it never returned, I assume there is nothing to worry about but how does this thing pop up to begin with? I might have visited a sketchy site over the last couple of days because I think I misspelled a web address the other day and it took me to an alternate site, is that how it happens, through a cookie?


On that thread the answer seems to be it is a fake javascript alert.
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