internet redirecting

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  1. scboxa, Jun 10, 2011
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    scboxa macrumors member

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    sorry for the thread in the other forum it was by accident. my problem is i am redirected to mackeeper popups and website when i visit a site i chose to visit. why is this happening and should i worry.

    also can this program install its self

    and glimmer blocker dosent even work against it.... i get this popup from two sites but one of them more then the other so far, and got it once on youtube..if i disable java script i dont see them.....my main question is should i be worried and how do i prevent this.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Seems like you've been infect by the macdefender malware, install the latest security update and see if that fixes it.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any, since it was released 10 years ago. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install:
    The first section of that link deals specifically with the MacDefender/MacSecurity/MacProtector/MacGuard issue, which is not a virus. I encourage you to read it.

    Read the section "Why am I being redirected to other sites?" in the link above.
     
  4. scboxa thread starter macrumors member

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    I understand I dont have a virus. im just questioning why is this popup comming through my computer when popup blocker is on and glimmer blocker, when you say it may be my router what do u mean by that?. I jsut purchased a dlink 100 dollar router....Is it a java popup?, when i disable java script it dosent appear but then I cant view videos on the site i am on. Do other people get this to and jsut ignore it or what? I researched this topic and people have been telling me to use glimmer but that dosent work. Ive also read that its just a java pop up that the site enforces and that there is nothing u can do about it. Ive never really seen a complete answer. Nothing is on my computer I never installed mackeeper, and I tried the DNS setting and it still dosent work .
     
  5. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Have you installed the latest updates from Apple? Are you running antivirus like ClamXav?
     
  6. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure your DNS settings haven't been changed on your router or on your Mac. Set them to a trusted DNS like OpenDNS or Google Public DNS
     
  7. scboxa thread starter macrumors member

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    even with that av i still get it. having that antivirus dosent make a difference i dont think. i know im not infected. and those dns settings dont make a difference.
     
  8. thom612 macrumors newbie

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    If macs could be infected with malware I'd think that would be it. Since they can't, good luck to you.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Macs can be infected with malware. They are not immune. Read the thread and the link I posted, so you're better informed.
     
  10. munkery macrumors 68020

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    Your router can be compromised if you did not set an admin password for the router. This password is different than your wifi network key.

    Did you set both a password for your network and your router?
     
  11. scboxa thread starter macrumors member

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    yes i did. i dont think i have malware i just reinstalled the osx and went straight to the site that always pops up. this site is a media site with bunch of videos uploaded for watching. the popup shows when i click the video and it switches to a flash player from the site displaying the video. and no its not porn lol. but the popup dosent come up for every video i click on only some. and when it popups the first time it dosent pop up again until i clear safari again. pithhelmet dosent even stop the popup it just stops the java alert box that displays ok and cancel when the pop up comes up. and i do clearly remember putting two diff pwords when setting up my router. a wap2 and another.
     
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  13. scboxa thread starter macrumors member

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    no idea :S lol. the site is worldstarhiphop.com i generally use this site just for the quick links on ufc and boxing events. but the link that gave me it was thishttp://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhWcN46A08m8154217. i dont really use this site alot my freind told me about it recently but thats the video that gives me the popup almost everytime after resetting,
     
  14. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    This is a quite misleading statement. While it is true that there are no viruses (i.e. self-replicating malware) for OS X, and haven't been since first version of OS X was released 10 years ago, there surely have been malware affecting OS X surfacing from time to time (although quite rarely).
    Many (non tech jargon literate) folks use the term virus and malware interchangeably, so when you tell them that "there are no viruses for Mac" they understand it as "your mac cannot be infected with malicious software" which is, of course, not true.
     
  15. scboxa, Jun 12, 2011
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    this seems to be a popunder...do people just live with these?. there has to be a reason why im getting them. im sure i set a admin password. but if i didnt how would it affect it.

    adblock for safari works actually....it dosent show up aymore aslong as with some other java popups that showed up before....but still is there a reaoson why the showed up in the first place or can is there nothing i can do about it....do u guys get these types.

    on my pc when i go to that site it shows a popunder but not a mackeeper one like i get on my mac all the time....the script knows if its a mac user or pc user?
     
  16. munkery, Jun 12, 2011
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    Pop-unders are harder to prevent than pop-ups.

    I use GlimmerBlocker and Plugin Customs. I did not get any sort of pop-up/under when I watched the video.

    Make sure to turn on all the default filters and update your subscriptions in the GlimmerBlocker preference pane.

    The pop-under is different on your Mac because the webpage is aware that you are using a Mac. This is normal.
     
  17. scboxa thread starter macrumors member

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    so what ur saying is they happen regardless. cuz when people are telling me change ur dns and change that it makes it seem like im not doing something.....lol guess i answer my question the software is there for a reason right....i mean i tired everything everyones beeen telling me but i guess people thought i meant strictly popups.
     
  18. munkery macrumors 68020

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    Pop-unders are normal and sometime unavoidable.

    Internet/browser redirection is due to modified DNS settings.

    Pop-unders are not technically a redirection in the same sense because it occurs in a separate window.

    Previous posts were misguided by not understanding the true nature of the issue.
     
  19. scboxa, Jun 12, 2011
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    i appreciate your help what do u think about adblock?. and btw have u got site when it redirected u to a survery site saying u could win a ipad and such?. the beg. of the url was "video-award" something. when u say modified dns settings what do u mean.

    i googled it and it was videorewardsurvey.com. i cant be sure if it was a typo of the site i was trying to visit....and it sent me there. or it just redirected me there....how do i check my routher settings if they have been modified like u said...i only got a new router...set it up put a password and thats it.
     
  20. munkery macrumors 68020

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    Some malware will change the DNS setting in your computer or router to redirect you to advertising or phishing websites. The redirection will not be related to any specific webpage. Also, this will redirect your main browser window instead of creating a pop-up/under.

    I think I now know what you are talking about. Some webpages force you to do a survey before you can use the webpage. I have not found a way to stop this. I do not use those webpages. Pop-unders for online poker sites are common as well.

    Often those survey webpages are scams to collect personal data about you. Do not do the surveys.
     
  21. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The statement is not misleading at all. It is 100% factual.
    You seem to have conveniently ignored the 2nd sentence in the post you only partially quoted. Go back and read it again, in its entirety.
    Which is why I post the link that includes accurate definitions of the terms, so there is no ambiguity.

    Try reading all of a post before you pick it apart. There is nothing misleading in my post at all; only in your selective parsing of it.
     
  22. scboxa, Jun 13, 2011
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    okay well i went to my router page and i dont know how to tell if my info has been changed other then matching my dns setting in the security settings to the actual router settings. there both the same dns address from my ISP. is that mean im okay?. i only played around with the logfiles which isnt a setting. on my router settings if i click " dont save settings " after changing something it just goes back to default right?
     
  23. munkery macrumors 68020

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    If DNS matches ISP, then you are ok.

    If you didn't save any changes, then no worries.
     
  24. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    I don't want you to take it personally. I think it's cool of you to be helping people and I see that you contribute a lot to these forums.

    Yes, the statement IS 100% factual. However, it is also misleading. When you write stuff like: "you don't have a virus on your Mac" and "there are no viruses for Mac" it'll mislead many people in thinking that Macs cannot be affected by malware at all. Many people won't read the link you provided, they'll jut take your word for it and, consequently, develop an incorrect notion of impenetrable security.

    I, personally, understand the premise of your statement. I just don't think the less technically literate folks would understand it correctly, that's all.
     
  25. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not if they read the full statement, which apparently you didn't:
    That very plainly states that trojans do exist. You can't get much plainer than that. If someone chooses to read one sentence and ignore the rest of the post, that's their problem. It's not misleading to anyone who reads the entire post, even if they don't click on the link.
     

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