internet redirecting

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by scboxa, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. scboxa macrumors member

    May 31, 2011
    this happened only couple times but I was visting a website and it suddenly redirected me to a mackeeper site, or a random mackeeper popup would appear. i have a firewall on, my dns is set to my isp's...should I be worried this happened and how can i prevent this.
  2. scboxa thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2011
    pretty sure I just foreced quit, im sure if I pressed the OK button on the popup an install option would appear, and yes i know not to install it lol
  3. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    You are just seeing compromised sites that are attempting to scare you into installing the MacDefender Scareware (or one of its variants). Ignore and do not click on them.

    Run the Apple Software Update so you can pick up the Apple tool that watches for MacDefender.

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